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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Robotics and Automation - Featured Story

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

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® Performance™ for Electric Mobility

Indiegogo - Minnesota's World Fair Will Feature Innovation

From 3D printing and Xbox to robotics and digital currency, Minnesota's plans to host Expo 2023 puts our innovative culture center stage. Wendy Meadley, communications lead for Expo 2023: The Minnesota World's Fair, invites Minnesota state fair attendees to stop by the booth and experience 3D printing, and Bitcoin's digital currency first hand.

Special News Report for The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

Robotmaster V5

Robotmaster V5

Robotmaster Version 5 provides innovative new tools to effortlessly program and optimize robot tasks producing error-free robot paths. Expanding on powerful optimizing tools Robotmaster Version 5 has set a new standard for programming robots with the same ease and functionality as CNC machines.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

Universal Robots USA

Universal Robots USA

Universal Robots is an innovative and globally successful Danish manufacturer of industrial robots. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth and is now in global distribution through more than 100 partners spanning over 40 countries.