Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Starting a Robotics Company? Sell a Service, Not a Robot

Tekla S. Perry for IEEE Spectrum: “I’m a big fan of going out and doing a service with a robot, competing with other businesses that provide that service, rather than trying to sell a $100,000 robot,”

Acting Like a Muscle, Nano-Sized Device Lifts 165 Times its Own Weight

Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have discovered a simple, economical way to make a nano-sized device that can match the friendly neighborhood Avenger, on a much smaller scale. Their creation weighs 1.6 milligrams (about as much as five poppy seeds) and can lift 26

Disruptive Changes from Robotics Driving the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Cobots and mobile robots are both new technologies that are still being developed and industry is just now learning how to implement them. Further, these examples represent new applications that use robotics in applications where they have never been used before.

Japan Bebot, the World's Most Advanced AI Concierge

Multilingual correspondence through smartphones can be realized in real time at any time, 365 days, for foreigners' inquiries and requests to visit Japan. The service is in full use offering accommodation facilities like Holiday Inn and Grand Bell Hotel and car rental servic

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Self-folding electronics could enable advanced robotics

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: The development, reported in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, could lead to new ways for people to interact with machines and even create self-folding robots.

Germany's Siemens to Set up Robotics Research Center in China

Reuters: The Siemens research center at Beijing's Tsinghua University would focus on combined mechanics and electronics, human-robot collaboration and the application of artificial intelligence in robotic controllers, the German firm said.

What Can 80 Engineers Do with 40 Robots in 24 Hours?

Ian Wright for Engineering.com: The inaugural Robotiq User Conference (RUC) will demonstrate what 80 engineers can do with 40 robots in 24 hours.

Sony backs Acutronic Robotics' hardware robot operating system

Darrell Etherington for TechCrunch: Acutronic was set up in 2016, and offers a way to allow components combine in new robotics systems easily with ready-made compliance with industry and commercial standards for easy deployment.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Workhorse Group Inc. Presents New Low Floor Delivery Platform Chassis at Post-Expo 2017

HorseFly™ Drone Delivery System is a finalist for Startup Innovation Award

Transphorm Partner Yaskawa Electric's New Servo Motor is First to Use Gallium Nitride

Mechatronics Leader Uses High Q+R GaN FETs to Reimagine Servo Motors by Redesigning their Power Electronics Systems

Mobilicom Integrates SkyHopper Drone Data Link Across UAV Systems of Aero Sentinel, Catering to First Responder & Disaster Relief Operations

Mobilicom integrated SkyHopper PRO across all UAV platforms of international drone manufacturer, Aero Sentinel, offering capabilities and support that enable the execution of first-responder, search and rescue, and reconnaissance mission drone operations

AutonomouStuff Announces Added Resources to Support Global Expansion

AutonomouStuff, the world's leader in providing components, engineering services, software and platforms to enable the future of mobility has expanded their reach globally to better serve customers worldwide. The company's expansion efforts include added team members, a GmbH located in Germany and offices in Silicon Valley and Beijing.

Senior Management Expects Humans and Robots to be Comfortable Coworkers by 2020, But Skills and Culture Gaps Pose Hurdles

New Genpact study reveals large disparities - in business performance and attitude - between artificial intelligence leaders and laggards; opportunities exist for companies that overcome internal barriers

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Midwest Motion Products Inc., based in Howard Lake, Minnesota, is pleased to announce the release of the new "GRA52" Right Angled Gearmotor System. This new 1:1 Right Angled Gearbox allows for significantly increased versatility, and design whose geometry allows for the unit to be mounted in tight spaces. We employ our Standard Brushed or Brushless DC Motors and Planetary Gearheads to complete the new R/A Design. Features/Benefits: Cost effective design - as low as $250*, Very Versatile - Output Ratios ranging from 3.7:1 to 2076:1, Fully Reversible Design, Readily available - Samples can be built from Stock Material, High Volume capacity.

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