Afinia 3D Wins RAPID 2015 Exhibitor Innovation Award for H800 3D Printer

The Afinia 3D H800 3D printer recently won the RAPID 2015 Exhibitor Innovation Award. The H800 was selected by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing (RTAM) Committee.

CTC Launches Giant 3D Printer with Mobile Terminal

The Giant 3D printer, with an eye-catching all-steel seamless design, fully caters to the needs of high-end users in the design and education sectors with its powerful set of features.

The Amazon Robotics Challenge. And, the winner is...

Of 25 teams from around the world, the winner of the Amazon Robotic Bin-Picking Challenge is the Technische Universität Berlin using Barrett's WAM robotic arm.

Amazon Picking Challenge aimed at improving warehouse robotics

By David Szondy for Gizmag:  One of the biggest events at the recent 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Seattle was the first Amazon Picking Challenge, in which 31 teams from around the world competed for US$26,000 in prizes. The challenge set entrants with the real-world task of building a robot that can do the same job as an Amazon stock picker.According to Amazon Chief Technology Officer Peter Wurman, who initiated the challenge, the task of picking items off the shelf may seem simple, but it involves all domains of robotics. The robot has to capable of object and pose recognition. It must be able to plan its grasps, adjust manipulations, plan how to move, and be able to execute tasks while noticing and correcting any errors.

This might suggest that the robots would need to be of a new, specialized design, but for the Picking Challenge, Amazon made no such requirement. According to one participant we talked to, the more important factors were sensors and computer modelling, so ICRA 2015 saw all sorts of robots competing, such as the general purpose Baxter and PR2, industrial arms of various sizes, and even special-built frames that move up, down, left or right to position the arm. Even the manipulators used by the various teams ranged from hooks, to hand-like graspers, and vacuum pickups.  Continue reading for competition results:

DJI and Accel Launch SkyFund to Seed Innovation Across the UAV Ecosystem

SkyFund aims to accelerate entrepreneurship throughout the aerial economy

Zortrax Announces Inventure - New 3D Printer for Professionals in All Industries

Soluble Support and Heated Chamber Provide High-Quality in Entry Level Printer

Qualcomm Announces 10 Companies Selected to Participate in the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, Powered by Techstars

Qualcomm is Jumpstarting the Next Wave of Innovation in Robotics with its Accelerator program

2015 Sensors Expo & Conference to Feature the Industry's Most Innovative Sensor Technologies and Applications

30th Anniversary event will showcase more than 200 cutting-edge sensor applications.

Perception Neuron Wraps Up Silicon Valley Tour After Attending Maker Faire and SVVR 2015

The world's first fully adaptive and affordable motion capture system made a guest appearance at Maker Faire Bay Area, and offered virtual reality demos and joined industry luminaries in a panel about the future of Virtual Reality input devices during SVVR in San Jose

RIA's Upcoming Fall Events Focused on Safety and Collaborative Robots

National Robot Safety Conference will be held October 12-14, 2015 followed by the International Collaborative Robots Workshop on October 15. Both events will be held at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

PIL Launches New P53 Steel Head Ultrasonic Sensor for Use in Harsh Environments

Hoffmann-Krippner partners with PIL for distribution in the US and Canada

Patrick Henry Student to Attend DARPA Robotics Challenge

Jared Voight to cover event on behalf of Polaris

Qualcomm Announces 10 Companies Selected to Participate in the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, Powered by Techstars

Qualcomm is Jumpstarting the Next Wave of Innovation in Robotics with its Accelerator program

Interview with Mark G. Knebusch of Softing: Mainstreaming The Internet of Things

The idea of many connected devices helping better control the factory floor is not new. IoT in one sense is merely a shift to internet addressable devices versus those either addressed by proprietary means or just "dumb".

Intelligrated to feature automated fulfillment solutions at CeMAT South America 2015

Exhibit to focus on picking technology, automated equipment to optimize retail, e-commerce distribution

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