Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Robotic Hospitals

Healthcare providers say that the robots can help reduce costs, make operations more efficient and serve as a marketing tool to position hospitals as early adapters of futuristic technology.

Education in Robotic Surgery

The Florida Hospital Nicholson Center and Adventist University of Health Sciences are partnering with the STAN Institute in Nancy, France to launch the Basic Robotic Surgical Course. The multi-disciplinary, five-day course was designed to incorporate the safe acquisition of

A robotic technology stack aimed at developers on a budget

Greg Nichols for ZDNet: Vincross, a Beijing-based robotics company, today announced a small programmable robot called HEXA. The new bot runs on MIND, an operating system built on the Linux kernel and optimized for robotics.

Interview with Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Team Eauligo

For the competition we will launch a horde of miniature robotic submarines called Marine Bees. They take their design from real bees, not just for the way they look, but also because they mimic the behavior of real bees and the operation of a hive to explore and image the oc

Interview with Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Team ARGGONAUTS

We are building two types of animals: one animal which runs at the water surface (the “water strider”) and one which goes down (the “great diver”). These pairs are the basic units of our system.

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ROBO, The First Robotics & Automation ETF, Hits $1 Billion in Assets Under Management

Index provider ROBO Global thanks investors for embracing firm’s dedicated focus on robotics, automation and artificial Intelligence

How Robots Using Amazon Alexa Could Help Injured People Be More Mobile at Home

Barb Darrow for Fortune: A Canadian-American robotics company is turning to the popular Amazon Alexa-Echo combo to help people with spinal or lower-body injuries be more mobile and autonomous in their homes.

Why Co-Parenting With Telepresence Robots Could Be a Fantastic Idea

Heather Knight for IEESpectrum: The Beam remote presence system, from Suitable Technologies, allows you to "beam in" and visit family members from anywhere. Social roboticist Heather Knight argues that such technology could become a valuable co-parenting tool.

Robotics, artificial intelligence fund has tripled the Dow this year

Evelyn Cheng for CNBC: Artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics are making some real money for stock investors, and beating the market.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Spindle Manufacturer Precision Drive Systems Launches New Website

Precisions Drive Systems (PDS), a global provider of high-speed precision spindle motors, support and repair based in Bessemer City, NC, has announced that it recently launched a newly redesigned website located at pdsspindles.com.

SCHUNK - Highest Holding Forces in Small Spaces

SCHUNK has extended its series of digitally controllable magnetic grippers with the compact SCHUNK EGM-M monopole gripper.

Association for Advancing Automation Reports Record Setting Growth for North American Robotics Market

Organization's Research Provides Guide for Robotics and Automation Sales, Likelihood of Additional Growth in 2017

Dronecode's Lorenz Meier is Recognized as an Honoree of MIT Technology Review's 2017 Innovators Under 35 List

Allied Motion to Present at Midwest IDEAS Conference

The Allied presentation is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. Central Time.

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Servo2Go - Low-cost Tin-Can Stepper Motors from Nippon Pulse feature high torque and compact size

Servo2Go - Low-cost Tin-Can Stepper Motors from Nippon Pulse feature high torque and compact size

The PF/PFC series tin-can stepping motors are conventional magnet-driven rotary stepper motors with a permanent magnet in their rotor core. Rotating in proportion to the number of pulses sent to the motor, the stepper motor is frequency synchronized and can change speed depending on the frequency of the pulse signal.

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KEBA Corp.

KEBA Corp.

KEBA, one of the leading manufacturers of automation solutions and robot controls, will exhibit new developments like the Active Contact Flange for sensitive automation as well as KeMotion Packaging for robotics in packaging industry. Furthermore the proven KeTop handheld terminals and the award-winning IPC KeControl C3 will be shown.