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RoboticsTomorrow Newsletter - Sept 3/14

Robotic Biopsy System Drives the Point Home

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RoboticsTomorrow Newsletter - Sept 3/14
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Robotic Biopsy System Drives the Point Home

Compact, high-torque motors precisely control biopsy needle to improve speed, efficiency, and radiation exposure.

Vacuum-based Bag Handling

Traditionally, vacuum-based bag handling systems have been marred by problems to the extent that it has been almost impossible to use them.

Digital Design using CAD/CAM for Innovative Robotic Design

With 3D CAD software, designers can actually simulate a robot's capabilities by reviewing how the robot's construction will be effected by the selected materials.

Beginners Tutorial: Autonomous Robot Control Theory

From Nick McCrea at Toptal: In this article, I’m going to describe the control scheme of my simulated robot, illustrate how it interacts with its environment and achieves its goals, and discuss some of the fundamental challenges of robotics that I encountered along the way... (full article)

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High Speed Bipedal Robot Running Using High Speed Visual Feedback

From University of Tokyo:  ACHIRES is composed of high-speed vision and high-speed actuators to achieve instantaneous recognition and behavior. The similar technologies are used in our Janken (Rock Paper Scissors) Robot. High-speed vision detects the state of the biped robot including the timing of landing at 600 fps. 

Unbounded Robotics to Shut Down Due to Issues With Willow Garage Spin-Off Agreement

From Evan Ackerman at IEEE Spectrum:  IEEE Spectrum has learned that Unbounded Robotics, a spin-off of Willow Garage that developed the UBR-1 mobile manipulator, is currently "in the process of shutting down." The UBR-1 is no longer for sale.

A Restaurant In China Where All The Food Is Prepared And Served By Robots

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Rethink Robotics - Meet Baxter

Rethink Robotics is helping to define the future of human-machine interaction today, with robots that are safe, affordable and practical for manufacturing, production and R&D environments. Our revolutionary Baxter collaborative manufacturing robot provides cost-effective automation for a wide range of packaging and material handling tasks. And our Baxter Research Robot provides a humanoid robot platform with integrated sensors and an open software development kit, allowing academic and corporate researchers to create custom applications and drive future innovation.

Learn More About Rethink Robotics

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Nabtesco Motion Control

Nabtesco is the largest precision Cycloidal gearbox manufacturer in the world and leads the precision gear industry by providing High Performance Reduction Gears, Hollow Shaft Gear Heads and Single Axis Servo-Actuators and Controllers.

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IMTS 2014
Special News Report

AMC Release 14 New 60A and 100A DigiFlex Performance Servo Drives

Butler3000 Robot Bartender Making Its Portland Debut at PIE PDX

IMTS 2014 - 3D Systems to Highlight Latest Breakthroughs in Advanced Manufacturing at IMTS 2014

Adept Technology Introduces New Mobile Robot Localization Technology

VALERI Project Aims to Make Robots that Work Alongside Humans

IMTS 2014 - Güdel Next Generation TMO Trackmotion Makes U.S. Debut in Yaskawa Motoman Booth 6600 at IMTS

Oct 14 - 16 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Oct 21 - 23 2014, Santa Clara, CA
Oct 29 - 31 2014, Moscow, Russia
Nov 04 - 06 2014, Stuttgart, Germany
Nov 11 - 13 2014, Atlanta, Georgia
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