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Robots: Legal Affairs Committee calls for EU-wide rules

EU Parliament News:  EU rules for the fast-evolving field of robotics, to settle issues such

The 'intelligent' robot companion that plays chess as a hobby, serves coffee and learns from its own experiences

The Daily Mail:  A robot developed by engineers in Taiwan can pour coffee and move chess

The New Emotive AI Companion for Older Adults

The cognitive computing tech we developed enables ElliQ to not only react to commands but also proactively suggest activities for the older adults, such as going for a walk based on the weather, reading the news, finding new music, or video-chatting with a friend.

Japan WEARABLE Device EXPO 2017- Invites Global Companies

Wearable devices market penetration in Japan is gearing up in health care monitoring products such as bracelet type wristwatch products with a health care function (including sensors).

Why Robotics Will Change Agriculture

Rob Trice & Seana Day via Forbes:  Last month as our Mixing Bowl colleagues Mic

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Robotics, Trump and Brexit turn up the heat amid the snow of Davos

Graeme Wearden for The Guardian:  The “fourth industrial revolution” will once again be a key theme at this year’s Davos, where the focus will be on the problems created by technologies such as smart robots and driverless cars. The WEF will examine whether the loss to these innovations of millions of jobs is undermining social cohesion and contributing to the rise of populist parties.

Davos will also consider whether increased use of artificial intelligence and the “internet of things” are laying firms open to a new wave of cyberthreats and security beaches. This area of technology has until now been only lightly regulated; is the world ready to hand more decision-making powers to machines?  Full article:

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Mouser Now Shipping Texas Instruments' TDC7201 Time-to-Digital Converter for Laser Range-Finding Systems

Device Ideal for Collision Avoidance in Dones, Robotics, and Vehicles

Volume Becomes One of the UK's First Certified Development Partners for SoftBank Robotics' Pepper Robo

Turning online digital experiences into experiential ones with the world's leading humanoid robot.

SoftBank Robotics America To Showcase the Future of Engagement in Retail at NRF'S BIG Show

Company to showcase new applications for Pepper, the humanoid robot, in retail to increase sales, innovate the customer experience, and provide real-time business analytics

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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.