Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Robotic Biopsy System Drives the Point Home

Compact, high-torque motors precisely control biopsy needle to improve speed, efficiency, and radiation exposure.

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary - September, October, November

Back to school and back to work with the tradeshow schedule for the Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing industry heating up. This year RoboticsTomorrow has setup a special newspage devoted to news and announcements from International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS

A Restaurant In China Where All The Food Is Prepared And Served By Robots

Vacuum-based Bag Handling

Traditionally, vacuum-based bag handling systems have been marred by problems to the extent that it has been almost impossible to use them.

Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge 2014

Introduction: This challenge evaluates algorithms for object detection and image classification at large scale. This year there will be two competitions: A 

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Unbounded Robotics to Shut Down Due to Issues With Willow Garage Spin-Off Agreement

From Evan Ackerman at IEEE Spectrum:

IEEE Spectrum has learned that Unbounded Robotics, a spin-off of Willow Garage that developed the UBR-1 mobile manipulator, is currently "in the process of shutting down." The UBR-1 is no longer for sale.

Recently, a source (who asked not to be named) forwarded us an email from Unbounded Robotics CEO Melonee Wise. Our source received the message after requesting a quote for a UBR-1 robot:

"Unfortunately Unbounded Robotics is in the process of shutting down due to issues with our Willow Garage spin off agreement that prevents us from raising series A investment. Unbounded Robotics is no longer selling the UBR-1.... (cont'd)

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

AMC Release 14 New 60A and 100A DigiFlex Performance Servo Drives

Advanced Motion Controls announces the release of 14 new 60Amp and 100Amp servo drives to the DigiFlex Performance family.

ReWalk Robotics updates IPO terms

ReWalk Robotics plans on selling 3.35 million of its shares in an IPO that will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "RWLK." The pricing terms were not disclosed. Barclays Capital and Jefferies will serve as underwriters. Based in the U.S., Israel and Germany, ReWalk is a maker of wearable robotic exoskeletons for individuals with spinal cord injury. Its backers include SCP Vitalife Partners. Yaskawa Electric Corp. Israel Healthcare Ventures, Pontifax and Previz Ventures.

ADVANCED Motion Controls News and Announcements

DVC Series - DigFlex® Performanceâ„¢ for Electric Mobility

Special News Report for The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

Ecybermission

Ecybermission

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DE-STA-CO

DE-STA-CO

DE-STA-CO is now the worldwide leader in the innovation, design, manufacture and support of clamping, gripping, transferring, indexing and robotic tooling solutions for workplace and automation needs.