Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Service Robots Use Flat Motors

Service robots being designed for the disabled must be reliable, safe, and easy to use. Having the right motion system components is essential for these highly specific applications.

Festo BionicANTs and eMotionButterflies

From Festo Bionic: With the bionic butterflies, for the first

Frankenimage

From David Stolarsky: The goal of Frankenimage is to reconstruct input (target) images with pieces of images from a large image database (the database images).

February Was Another Good Month For Robotic Investments

February was another big month for investments in robotic startup companies. 3D Robotics, Flyability, Fetch Robotics, EHang and many others.

RoboticsTomorrow.com - Automate 2015 Tradeshow Report

Here you will find a summary of some of the great new products and innovations from Automate 2015:

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Robotics and Automation - Featured Story

Lumipen 2: Robust Tracking for Dynamic Projection Mapping

From University of Tokyo:

In our laboratory, the Lumipen system has been proposed to solve the time-geometric inconsistency caused by the delay when using dynamic objects. It consists of a projector and a high-speed optical axis controller with high-speed vision and mirrors, called Saccade Mirror (1ms Auto Pan-Tilt technology). Lumipen can provide projected images that are fixed on dynamic objects such as bouncing balls. However, the robustness of the tracking is sensitive to the simultaneous projection on the object, as well as the environmental lighting... (full article)

 

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Harmonic Drive LLC Launches New Gearhead Website

New website features Product Selector Tool

Servo2Go - New 24V Integrated Electric Actuators are rated to 500N max. thrust

Servo2Go.com has just added remarkable new additions to its broad range of cost-effective 24V electric linear actuators from Dyadic Systems.

Party with Robots that Can Perform Surgery, Protect Warriors in Combat

Celebrate National Robotics Week April 8 at the Silicon Valley Robot Block Party

Drone Maker 3D Robotics Debuts Open Source Development Platform To Advance Public App Innovation

3DR's DroneKit Development Platform Makes It Easy for Entrepreneurs and Enthusiasts to Add Custom Features or Create Entirely New Drone Apps

SIMM, South China's largest machinery trade show, opens today

More than 1,100 international and local exhibitors to showcase intelligent manufacturing technologies that are set to transform the industry

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

St Robotics - R12 Robot Arm

St Robotics - R12 Robot Arm

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US Digital

US Digital

US Digital has served the motion control marketplace for over 30 years with incremental and absolute optical encoders and inclinometers used for position feedback. Applications range from motor solutions and industrial automation to robotics, medical, solar and renewable energy. US Digital also specializes in custom solutions; with vertically integrated design and manufacturing capabilities, custom and standard products are delivered with best in industry lead times.