Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Integrated Ultra-compact Barcode Imagers Enable Automated Laboratory Diagnostics

The EUROPattern Microscope is a high-performance automation solution designed for the evaluation of immunofluorescence slides in autoimmune diagnostics.

The Impact of 3-D printing on Supply Chains

Presently, 3-D printing is having a small effect on distribution, but in the future it could put a serious dent in the supply chain.

JIBO

From JIBO's Indiegogo campaign: Friendly, helpful and intelligent. From social robotics pioneer Dr. Cynthia Breazeal.

The First 5 Material Liquid Cooled 3D Printer

The most unique feature is the ability to print in 5 different colors or materials in a single print, without doing any manual color swapping.

OpenFPV

From Tilman Griesel's posts on DIY Drones: Open source project to make FPV(first person view) with the raspberry pi easy to use for every one. OpenFPV is a project that us

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Robot With Broken Leg Learns To Walk Again In 2 Minutes

From Medium:

Today, Antoine Cully at the Sorbonne University in Paris and a couple of pals say they’ve developed a technique that allows a damaged robot to learn how to walk again in just a few seconds. They say their work has important consequences for the reliability and robustness of future robots and may also provide some insight into the way that animals adapt to injury as well... (cont'd)

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Wayne Trail Becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator

"We are delighted to welcome Wayne Trail as our 20th Certified Robot Integrator"

Hummingbird Wings More Efficient Than Micro-Helicopter Blades

A quantitative analysis of hummingbird wings shows that they generate lift more efficiently than the best micro-helicopter blades. The findings could lead to more powerful, bird-inspired robotic vehicles.

Open Source iPipet System Created as an Alternative to Costly Liquid-Handling Robots

A team of Whitehead Institute researchers is bringing new levels of efficiency and accuracy to one of the most essential albeit tedious tasks of bench science: pipetting. And, in an effort to aid the scientific community at large, the group has established an open source system that enables anyone to benefit from this development free of charge.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

Schunk - Powerball Lightweight Arm Lwa 4.6

Schunk - Powerball Lightweight Arm Lwa 4.6

Powerball Lightweight Arm LWA 4.6, 6-Axes-Lightweight Roboter for mobile Handling. Maneuverable, powerful and high-precision The Powerball concept from SCHUNK, the competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems, takes another step forward: With the Powerball-Lightweightarm LWA 4.6, the pioneer of modular robotics presents an especially compact and flexible aid for stationary and mobile applications in service robotics and industrial handling. The powerful lightweight module from the innovative family-owned company features a weight/payload ratio of 2:1 and is one of the most high-power lightweight arms in the world. At a dead weight of 12 kg, it can dynamically handle loads of up to 6 kg, and has a gripping radius of more than 700 mm.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

c-Link Systems, Inc.

c-Link Systems, Inc.

c-Link Systems, Inc., established in 1997, has an extensive background in the industrial fiber optic communications, industrial controls, guidance systems and robotics. The company has continued to expand into the autonomous vehicle arena by leveraging all in-house backgrounds to develop systems for search and rescue. Along with commercial/industrial products, c-Link Systems has moved some of its product into the educational realm along with specific educational product development.