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Gemini-Scout Mine Rescue Robot

Reliability, ability to travel across varied terrains, and accurate operation are essential elements for the drive system and camera controls on mining rescue robots.

Precision Drones for Structural Inspection

PRENAV’s drones take photographs from precise locations in close proximity to structures, and those photos are then used to build an accurate 3D reconstruction of the asset.

Intel camera gives robots 3D vision

Bot-maker Savioke announces an open-source wrapper for Intel's RealSense Camera, adding another low-cost 3D sensing solution to the roboticist's toolkit. The wrapper will allow developers to make use of the RealSense Camera, which enables robots to sense rich thre

Robot That Copies Artist's Exact Strokes To Replicate A Painting In 3D

From the Instapainting Blog: Over the past three weeks I’ve been working on a robotic painter to research the area of mechanical artwork reproduction and automated picture to painting creation for Instapainting.com and the print store e-commerce platform&n

Developing Bio-Mechanical Hands

A small California company uses their expertise and the latest in reliable technology to design, prototype, and produce multifunctional bio-mechanical gloves aimed at providing users with a more normal life experience.

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Robotics Enter Hybrid Instruction

By Dian Schaffhauser for Campus Technology:  A doctoral program at Michigan State University has begun experimenting with the use of robots to pull on-campus and off-campus students closer together in class. The Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) doctoral program focuses on the study of human learning and development and diverse technologies supporting learning and teaching. During a spring course in 2015 all but one student participated by being present in the form of an Apple iPad affixed to a swivel robot that was stationary; one student was on a robot that could move around the classroom.

As Christine Greenhow, the faculty member who led the seminar course, explained, the experiment was intended to expand beyond traditional Web presence of online students. "When you are using videoconferencing, it's very common to see all these different faces on the screen if you're here in the classroom and not really know where to look. It creates this distance between the speaker who's online and the speakers in the class," she said in a video about the project. "What if we could put online students in the classroom in a robot? How would their presence change?"  Cont'd...

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Pack Expo - ABB YuMi Collaborative Robot to Make First Public North American Appearance at Pack Expo 2015 in Las Vegas

Additional demos feature high speed picking and palletizing systems, and products from other ABB business units designed to maximize packaging line efficiency and safety.

3DR LAUNCHES "3DU", AN ACADEMIC SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM TO PROMOTE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE EDUCATION

New programs offered to schools ranging from K-12 to postgraduate levels are aimed to educate and empower students to develop applications for drone technology

UK-Singapore Collaboration Prepares for Record 300km Hydrogen Fuel Cell UAV Flight

Set to take off within days, this historic flight is the result of a joint effort between UAV fuel cell power systems supplier Horizon Energy Systems (HES) of Singapore, and Scottish UAV developer RaptorUAS.

TM Robotics Hires Industry Veteran Doug Dalgliesh to Lead U.S. Sales Team

Former Yamaha Robotics exec brings more than thirty-five years of U.S. market experience

IEEE Approves Development of Standard to Address Requirements Related to Emerging Consumer 3D Printing Ecosystem

IEEE P3030 intended as the first draft standard to define an architectural framework for consumer 3D printing based upon interoperability and portability of 3D printing solutions

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New High-Speed Packaging Robot from Adept Technology

New High-Speed Packaging Robot from Adept Technology

The Hornet 565 parallel robot features a controller-less architecture with Adept's powerful controls fully embedded into the base of the robot, saving valuable floor space and reducing installation costs and complexity. Adept offers a complete robotic packaging solution that includes powerful robots, vision guidance, high-speed conveyor tracking, and easy-to-use configuration software. Watch our 2 minute introduction video today.

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IPR Robotics

IPR Robotics

IPR develops and manufactures top quality EOAT and robot accessories. We deliver the Hands and Feet of Robots! Our product range includes grippers, tool changers, load limiters and force, torque sensors, compliance wrists, alignment devices, custom EOAT and robot 7th axis. These products are integrated into many successful EOAT applications around the world. We are considered the leaders in the area of complex EOAT for assembly and insertion tasks.