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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 vehic

Canada Is Using Lasers and Robots to Study a Mysterious Curling ‘Frankenbroom'

From Martin Smith at Vice:  Inside a slightly shabby building on the outskirts of of Kemptville, near Ottawa, the World Curling Federation (WCF) has gathered a world-class team of scientists and premier curling talent to unravel a scientific mystery tha

A.I. and robotics could replace 6% of U.S. jobs by 2021

Sharon Gaudin  for ComputerWorld:  In just five years, intelligent systems an

Robophysics: Robots in Motion

Researchers are investigating the core fundamentals of locomotion as it exists in nature and as it applies to the movement of robotic systems. Great strides have been made in giving motion to robots, but we have a long way to go to have robots duplicate biological life.

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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 fences, and rapidly reorient from falls. High-speed and high-resolution encoders let the robot see and feel the ground through the motors and adapt faster than the blink of an eye. 

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Fifth-Generation CEVA Imaging & Vision Technology Simplifies Delivery of Powerful Deep Learning Solutions on Low-Power Embedded Devices

- Comprehensive Vision Platform Incorporates New CEVA-XM6 DSP Core, Hardware Accelerators, Neural Network Software Framework, Software Libraries and a Broad Set of Algorithms - Enables Embedded Neural Networks for Mass Market Intelligent Vision Applications - Targeted for Autonomous Driving, Sense and Avoid Drones, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Smart Surveillance, Smartphones, Robotics and More

Cooper Gray Robotics Selected For The IDTechEx EVES Launchpad At EV USA Show November 16th-17th

Cooper Gray Robotics will present its line of electric powered, radio controlled skid steers (ROEBL) along with the underlying patent-pending technology, a universal command architecture for radio control of heavy equipment.

Drones, Robots and Fully Integrated Design: Third-Generation SunPower® Oasis® Platform Reinvents Solar Power Plants

More than 700 Megawatts Awarded To Date

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St Robotics - R12 Robot Arm

St Robotics - R12 Robot Arm

ST Robotics have decades of experience in industrial robots having sold hundreds of robots over the years. The company has 3 main models, R12, R17 and R19 all using a unique simple industrial technology that dramatically reduces costs resulting in the lowest priced industrial robots available. The same uncomplicated technology vastly improves reliability. ST backs this up with a 2 year warranty. Typical applications are routine testing, sample handling and also education. The software is a different paradigm from most robots. It is command based; you type a command and see immediate action. Programming is a building block approach, building confidence as you program in small 'mind-sized bytes'. ST offers free unlimited technical support.

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Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC (HDLLC) designs and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear components. Harmonic Drive® gears play critical roles in robotics, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics. We work with industry-leading customers and companies of all sizes to provide both standard product and custom-engineered solutions. The majority of the products sold by HDLLC are proudly made at our US headquarters and manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.