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RoboticsTomorrow Newsletter - Nov 18/15

Special Tradeshow Coverage for FABTECH 2015

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RoboticsTomorrow Newsletter - Nov 18/15
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Special Tradeshow Coverage for FABTECH 2015

FABTECH 2015 was held from November 9th - 12th in Chicago, Illinois. This Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Robotic Additive Manufacturing Platform for 3D Printing Composite Parts

The first-of-its-kind solution consists of a standard commercially available robot, composite deposition end-effector hardware and a comprehensive software suite.

The Geminoids are Coming!

There is research going on at the University of New South Wales in Australia, to determine the behavior of humans, as they interact with Geminoids-the name given these life-like robots because of their similarity to humans. The next step is to study whether a human being can get used to interacting with Geminoids.

3 Micro Drones & Robot Swarms Initiatives Backed by the US Military

DARPA's FLA program aims to create unmanned nano robot like insects & birds that can go into buildings & perform key activities that will not be possible by Humans.

Robotics Startup Unveils Humanoid Servant

One of the technology breakthroughs of Alpha 2 is the servo technology that was designed specifically for this robot. The servos are miniaturized while providing maximum torque giving Alpha 2 the dexterity and range of movements currently only seen in robots costing 20K or more.

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Amazon's robotics group asked the FCC to test special wireless equipment

Jillian D'Onfro for Business Insider:  Amazon is ramping up its robotics efforts and testing new technology that could make it safer to operate the fleet of robots toiling in its warehouses, according to recent FCC filings. 

The FCC gave Amazon Robotics an expedited experimental license to test a "proximity sensing system" that the company hopes to deploy in fulfillment centers outside the U.S.

Simbe Robotics launches new retail robot

By Silicon Valley Robotics via Robohub:  The area of service robotics is getting active, with a new retail robot startup launching today. Tally is one of several robotics startups launching today at Haxlr8r’s 7th Demo Day. Tally is an inventory tracking robot platform fromSimbe Robotics and the “world’s first robotic autonomous shelf auditing and analytics solution” according to the press release.

Toyota Invests $1 Billion in AI and Robots, Will Open R&D Lab in Silicon Valley

By Erico Guizzo and Evan Ackerman for IEEE Spectrum: Today in Tokyo, Toyota announced that it is investing US $1 billion over the next five years to establish a new R&D arm headquartered in Silicon Valley and focused on artificial intelligence and robotics. The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) plans to hire hundreds of engineers to staff a main facility in Palo Alto, Calif., near Stanford University, and a second facility located near MIT in Cambridge, Mass.

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Registering your Mitsubishi Electric Automation robot unlocks the full potential of Mitsubishi Electric Automation's industry-leading three year cleanroom or on-site service initial limited warranty for robots purchased on or after October 1, 2014.

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US Digital

US Digital has served the motion control marketplace for over 30 years with incremental and absolute optical encoders and inclinometers used for position feedback. Applications range from motor solutions and industrial automation to robotics, medical, solar and renewable energy. US Digital also specializes in custom solutions; with vertically integrated design and manufacturing capabilities, custom and standard products are delivered with best in industry lead times.

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