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New Robotics Lab Allows Anyone to Control the Machines

Jason Maderer for Georgia Tech: Researchers can write their own computer programs, upload them, then get the results as the Georgia Tech machines carry out the commands. They also receive video evidence and data of the experiment.

Robotic Hospitals

Healthcare providers say that the robots can help reduce costs, make operations more efficient and serve as a marketing tool to position hospitals as early adapters of futuristic technology.

Education in Robotic Surgery

The Florida Hospital Nicholson Center and Adventist University of Health Sciences are partnering with the STAN Institute in Nancy, France to launch the Basic Robotic Surgical Course. The multi-disciplinary, five-day course was designed to incorporate the safe acquisition of

Interview with Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Team Eauligo

For the competition we will launch a horde of miniature robotic submarines called Marine Bees. They take their design from real bees, not just for the way they look, but also because they mimic the behavior of real bees and the operation of a hive to explore and image the oc

Interview with Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Team ARGGONAUTS

We are building two types of animals: one animal which runs at the water surface (the “water strider”) and one which goes down (the “great diver”). These pairs are the basic units of our system.

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A robotic technology stack aimed at developers on a budget

Greg Nichols for ZDNet: Vincross, a Beijing-based robotics company, today announced a small programmable robot called HEXA. The new bot runs on MIND, an operating system built on the Linux kernel and optimized for robotics.

ROBO, The First Robotics & Automation ETF, Hits $1 Billion in Assets Under Management

Index provider ROBO Global thanks investors for embracing firm’s dedicated focus on robotics, automation and artificial Intelligence

How Robots Using Amazon Alexa Could Help Injured People Be More Mobile at Home

Barb Darrow for Fortune: A Canadian-American robotics company is turning to the popular Amazon Alexa-Echo combo to help people with spinal or lower-body injuries be more mobile and autonomous in their homes.

Why Co-Parenting With Telepresence Robots Could Be a Fantastic Idea

Heather Knight for IEESpectrum: The Beam remote presence system, from Suitable Technologies, allows you to "beam in" and visit family members from anywhere. Social roboticist Heather Knight argues that such technology could become a valuable co-parenting tool.

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Doug Sandy Re-Joins PICMG as Chief Technology Officer

PICMG, a not-for-profit 501(c) consortium of companies and organizations that collaboratively develop open specifications, has announced that Doug Sandy has been re-elected the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of PICMG. Mr. Sandy has held the position since 2009 and he has recently retired from his CTO role at Artesyn Embedded Technologies.

Integro Technologies Announces Partnership with Coherix Inc.

Integro partners with manufacturer of 3D, high-speed, high definition, machine vision products

Marble Partners with DoorDash to Bring Robot-Delivered Goods to Your Doorstep

Companies launching pilot program to test new ways of improving urban delivery

Commercial Drones Market Expected to Reach $3,551 Million, Globally, by 2024

Commercial drone market was valued at $1.0 billion in 2016, and is projected to reach $3.6 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 17.5% from 2017 to 2024. In 2016, the government segment generated the highest revenue in the global commercial drone market.

Spindle Manufacturer Precision Drive Systems Launches New Website

Precisions Drive Systems (PDS), a global provider of high-speed precision spindle motors, support and repair based in Bessemer City, NC, has announced that it recently launched a newly redesigned website located at pdsspindles.com.

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Robotic Tool Changers Increase Productivity and Reduce Cost

Robotic Tool Changers Increase Productivity and Reduce Cost

The ATI Robotic Tool Changer provides the flexibility to automatically change end-effectors or other peripheral tooling. These tool changers are designed to function reliably for millions of cycles at rated load while maintaining extremely high repeatability. For this reason, the ATI Tool Changer has become the number-one tool changer of choice around the world. ATI Tool Changer models cover a wide range of applications, from very small payloads to heavy payload applications requiring significantly large moment capacity.

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ATI Industrial Automation

ATI Industrial Automation

ATI Industrial Automation is a world-leading developer of robotic accessories and robot arm tooling, including Automatic Tool Changers, Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensing Systems, Utility Couplers, Robotic Deburring Tools, Robotic Collision Sensors, Manual Tool Changers, and Compliance Devices.