Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

My 2015 Predictions: Big Deployments, Big Ideas and Big Problems Solved

I see three exciting and significant trends taking place right now that I think will begin to gain some very real traction in 2015.

3-D Human Tissue Printing

The bioprinting revolution could eventually begin to deliver "tissue on demand." This might not be the cure-all; but for many patients, it might prove to be life-changing.

DARPA Reveals Upgrades To Its Atlas Robot

From DARPA: The teams using the DARPA-developed Atlas robot got their first look at the newly upgraded system during a technical shakeout the week of January 12th in Waltham, Mass. The upgraded Atlas is 75 percent new&mda

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary
March, April & May 2015

Automate 2015 gets going in March and the once every 2 year Tradeshow is perhaps the biggest and most important Manufacturing show in North America.

Novice Art Blogger

From Novice Art Blogger: I'm experiencing Art for the first time, here are my responses. I try my best to decode abstract art using state-of-the-art deep learning algorithm

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Robotics and Automation - Featured Story

Anibit Online Graphical Programmer for the Pololu 3pi Robot

From Anibit:

We have adapted a graphical programming environment for the Arduino known as "Blocklyduino" to be tailored to Pololu's 3Pi Robot Platform. Blocklyduino is itself an adaptation of Blockly, a software package for developers to create graphical programming environments.

All of this is heavily inspired by Scratch and the MIT App inventor. If you are not familiar with those tools and watch to teach kids about programming, you really should check the out.

Graphical Programming is a great introduction to programming for kids. and the Pololu 3Pi is a low cost, ready-made robot that kids love. As part part of our mission at Anibit to inspire and educate about robotics, we felt the need to bring the two together... (Anibit link)

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

NEW QC-160 ROBOTIC TOOL CHANGER PROVIDES FLEXIBILITY, EXCEEDS 200 kg ROBOT LOAD SPECIFICATION

The new QC-160 Robotic Tool Changer, recently developed by ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, NC, has a high moment capacity in a lightweight and compact design and utilizes the same proven Locking Mechanism as ATI's QC-200 Series.

Establishing the CODE for Unmanned Aircraft to Fly as Collaborative Teams

CODE program is offering the opportunity to participate in discussions to help develop groundbreaking software enabling unmanned aircraft to work together with minimal supervision

Motion for many: Instantly control three-phase motors for $25 with TI's C2000 Piccolo F2806x InstaSPIN-MOTION LaunchPad

Leverage InstaSPIN-MOTION technology for torque, velocity or servo position control systems with sensorless or sensored feedback

Güdel Introduces New Green Tire Trays

Fast, efficient handling of sticky, green tires.

ROBOTS EXPLORE DANGEROUS MINES WITH NOVEL SENSOR FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Research team uses Husky UGV to run autonomous sensor data in Chile's mines; goal to remove humans from dangerous environments.

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Servo2go - Nema Stepper Gearmotors Shipped In <1 Week

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