Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Engineers teach robots to understand emotion through touch

Duncan Geere for Tech Radar: Now researchers from Université Paris-Saclay are attempting to bestow the same benefits onto robots. Adriana Tapus and her colleagues are aiming to develop a humanoid robot that's sensitive to tactile stimulation in the same way people are.

The Three Vital Elements That Will Make Autonomous Shipping a Reality

Autonomous shipping has become a topic of discussion over the past year with large industry players stating their interest in developing this technology.

Sky No Longer the Limit with Package Distribution Drone at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

PMMI and Workhorse partner to provide show attendees an exclusive glimpse at advancements in aerial automated delivery systems

Acting Like a Muscle, Nano-Sized Device Lifts 165 Times its Own Weight

Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have discovered a simple, economical way to make a nano-sized device that can match the friendly neighborhood Avenger, on a much smaller scale. Their creation weighs 1.6 milligrams (about as much as five poppy seeds) and can lift 26

FEATURED ARTICLE:

Special Tradeshow Coverage for PACK EXPO Las Vegas

PACK EXPO will be held from September 25th - 27th in Las Vegas. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Interested in contributing an article or review?

Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories

Starting a Robotics Company? Sell a Service, Not a Robot

Tekla S. Perry for IEEE Spectrum: “I’m a big fan of going out and doing a service with a robot, competing with other businesses that provide that service, rather than trying to sell a $100,000 robot,”

Self-folding electronics could enable advanced robotics

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: The development, reported in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, could lead to new ways for people to interact with machines and even create self-folding robots.

Germany's Siemens to Set up Robotics Research Center in China

Reuters: The Siemens research center at Beijing's Tsinghua University would focus on combined mechanics and electronics, human-robot collaboration and the application of artificial intelligence in robotic controllers, the German firm said.

What Can 80 Engineers Do with 40 Robots in 24 Hours?

Ian Wright for Engineering.com: The inaugural Robotiq User Conference (RUC) will demonstrate what 80 engineers can do with 40 robots in 24 hours.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Drone Defense Group Presents at Drone Berlin - How to Protect From Unwanted, Uncontrolled, and Malicious Drones

An in-depth look at the various techniques organizations and governments are using to protect their airspace and assets.

Kinova Announces Beta Launch of New Movo Platform

Kinova® is set to offer consumers a new product line with the beta launch of MOVO, a mobile manipulation platform designed to aid in the research and experimentation of mobile robotics.

PSA Security Network Named Authorized Distributor of the Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGV

Sharp Electronics' Autonomous, Outdoor Robot is a First in PSA's Product Lineup

Case Western Reserve researcher wins $5.5 million federal grant to develop bio-inspired materials and systems

The bioinspired materials produced in the project will be tested in soft-sided robots, but are expected to have a wide range of practical uses.

Sophia, humanoid robot to speak at Blockchain Solutions Forum Closing Keynote and Panel in Barcelona

Closing Keynote and Panel: Convergence: the exciting future with Blockchain, AI, Robotics, IoT and other emerging technologies at the Blockchain Solutions Forum in at the IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

Midwest Motion Products Inc - “GRA52” Right Angled Gearmotor System

Midwest Motion Products Inc - "GRA52" Right Angled Gearmotor System

Midwest Motion Products Inc., based in Howard Lake, Minnesota, is pleased to announce the release of the new "GRA52" Right Angled Gearmotor System. This new 1:1 Right Angled Gearbox allows for significantly increased versatility, and design whose geometry allows for the unit to be mounted in tight spaces. We employ our Standard Brushed or Brushless DC Motors and Planetary Gearheads to complete the new R/A Design. Features/Benefits: Cost effective design - as low as $250*, Very Versatile - Output Ratios ranging from 3.7:1 to 2076:1, Fully Reversible Design, Readily available - Samples can be built from Stock Material, High Volume capacity.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc.

Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc.

Dynatect designs and manufactures a complete line of components to protect equipment and people. Products can be manufactured from metals, elastomer-covered fabric, nylon, rubber, polyurethane and PVC. Our range of products includes protective covers, cable and hose carriers, elastomer components and mechanical motion control. With tens of thousands of worldwide clients, and a library of more than 500,000 customized products, Dynatect has the broadest product offering to solve applications.