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Robot Sews First Complete Garment

From Sewbo:  Sewbo Inc. on Thursday announced that it has achieved the long-sought goal of automated sewing, by using an industrial robot to sew together a T-shirt. This milestone represents the first time that a robot has been used to sew an entire article of clothing.

Robodex Ghost Robotics™ Launches Ghost Minitaur™ Direct-Drive Legged Robot Platform

Ghost Minitaur™ is a patent-pending medium-sized legged robot highly adept at perceiving tactile sensations. Its high torque motors, motor controllers, and specialized leg design allow this machine to run and jump over difficult terrain while actively balancing, climb

Crowdfunding Projects For October

The Hobby Hand, Hobby Hand and two other wacky crowdfunding projects. Sit back and watch the videos.

Ford, U-M Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Research with Ford Researchers In-House at New Robotics Lab on U-M Campus

Ford and the University of Michigan today announce they are teaming up to accelerate autonomous vehicle research and development with a first-ever arrangement that embeds Ford researchers and engineers into a new state-of-the-art robotics laboratory on U-M's Ann Arbor ca

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Special Tradeshow Coverage for The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2016)

IMTS 2016 will be held from September 12th - 17th in Chicago, Illinois. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Autonomous mobile robots can accomplish a variety of tasks.

Bob Violino for ZDNet:  Autonomous robots can perform actions or complete tasks with a high degree of autonomy, which makes them ideal for applications such as space exploration or cleaning your living room carpet. Mobile robots are capable of moving from place to place.

Put these capabilities together and you got a powerful machine that can handle lots of tasks in industrial environments such as factories, as well as in hospitals, hotels, and other areas. And, in fact, one of the more prominent trends in robotics today is the growing popularity of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), with new vendors jumping into the market and sales on the rise.

AMRs are modular, self-driving mobile robots that can be used for a variety of business applications, such as locomotion, mapping, navigation, and inspection.  Cont'd...

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The millions of supplier-certified 3D CAD models available on TraceParts platform now shared with the DesignCockhi community

DesignCokhi, an online portal that provides specific support to mechanical design engineers, has now joined the TraceParts Publishing Network so as to seamlessly integrate TraceParts' entire CAD content on its website, thereby making millions of supplier-certified 3D CAD models available to its 20,000 members.

microdrones™ Releases Video Showing Drone-Assisted Water Rescue

In the video, a specially trained lifeguard spots a drowning swimmer and immediately deploys a microdrones unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, or drone) as another lifeguard rushes through the water to the victim's aid.

CANVAS Technology to Provide Autonomous Driving Indoors

The company says that while autonomous cars and trucks receive a lot of attention, the complexities of driving at speed outdoors means that commercial viability is still a distant future.

Piab's Kenos Range of Suction Pad Grippers are Perfect for Packaging and Palletizing

Available with either check valve or flow resistance technology, and configured to use either integrated vacuum generation or an external vacuum generator (pump/blower), the grippers are able to satisfy the needs of various industrial segments and practical applications.

ABB introduces the IRB 1200 Foundry Plus 2, the smallest foundry robot in its class

The new robot can withstand harsh environments and meets the requirements of protection ratings IP66/67; ideal for foundry material handling and machine tending

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