Staubli Nozzle and Accessories Continue to Connect and Resonate with Fleets throughout North America

The quick connect technology brings autogas refueling into the modern age at the fuel pump.

The Hague to Host European Trade Fair on Drones

The exposition is expected to attract 2,500 international visitors.

University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) using Robotmaster to help students' racing team

The students from the University of Sheffield's Department of Mechanical Engineering make up the Sheffield Formula Racing (SFR) team, who are entering this year's car - the SFR6, into the annual Institute of Mechanical Engineers' (IMechE) Formula Student competition.

Japan's robot hotel: a dinosaur at reception, a machine for room service

The English-speaking receptionist is a vicious-looking dinosaur, and the one speaking Japanese is a female humanoid with blinking lashes.

“If you want to check in, push one,” the dinosaur says. The visitor still has to punch a button on the desk and type in information on a touch panel screen.

From the front desk to the porter that is an automated trolley taking luggage to the room, this hotel in south-western Japan, aptly called Weird Hotel, is “manned” almost totally by robots to save labour costs.

Hideo Sawada, who runs the hotel as part of an amusement park, insists using robots is not a gimmick but a serious effort to use technology and achieve efficiency.  Cont'd...

Cornell University Attempts Fourth Straight Victory With Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Powered by ADLINK's Express-HL COM Express Module

Cornell team employs improved performance and design techniques in 2015 vehicle for continued success in 18th Annual International RoboSub Competition

Olaeris Makes $5.7M Drone Deal with Macon, Georgia

County Commissioners unanimously approve a $5.7 million agreement to integrate the first county-wide Unmanned Aircraft System in the world performing robotic 911 emergency response.

Waterjet Cutting and OCTOPUZ a Powerful Combination

OCTOPUZ was created to meet the rising needs in the robotics industry, and uses a revolutionary method of combining offline programming of robots with manufacturing process simulation.

ReWalk Robotics Launches ReWalk 6.0: the Company's Sixth Generation Personal System for Home & Community Use

This Version of the ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton Offers Users the Fastest Walking Speed, Most Natural Gait, and the Most Precise Fit of Any Exoskeleton

Rethink Robotics teams with Epoch Foundation to bring collaborative robots to Asia

Smart, manufacturing robots to stimulate innovation in Asian markets

SCHUNK SRM Universal Rotary Unit

Compact and cost-effective

Calling All Startups: Pitch Your Robotics Company at RoboBusiness for a Chance to Win $5,000

Share your idea with the world: Enter for your chance to shine as one of 15 startups to pitch your business onstage on September 23 in San Jose, CA.

BitFlow Adds Cost-Effective Dual Link Option to Cyton-CXP CoaXPress Frame Grabber Line

"CoaXPress holds many advantages over other industry standards in terms of bandwidth, infrastructure cost, ease of implementation, and scalability, especially in upgrades from coaxial cable based analog systems"

ROBO-STOX Strategic Advisory Board Member to Receive Prestigious Robotics Award

ROBO-STOX Strategic Advisory Board member Raffaello D'Andrea selected as the recipient of the 2016 IEEE Robotics and Automation Award for his outstanding contributions to the field.

3D Printing and Technology Fund Adds Robotics to the Mix

BY BRIAN KRASSENSTEIN for 3DPrint.com:  There are several ways one can diversify their holdings within any market. An investor could simply research which firms are out there within a particular industry, like the 3D printing industry, and invest small amounts into each by purchasing shares. The easiest way, however, would be to find a fund that’s going to do all the work for you, managed by someone who likely has more experience in the market than you do.  There is currently only one main fund which concentrates their efforts primarily on the 3D printing space, the 3D Printing and Technology Fund (TDPNX), managed by CEO Alan M. Meckler, and his son John M. Meckler. 
While the fund is currently down approximately 13% YTD, it has outperformed the two largest pure play 3D printing stocks, 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) and Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS), significantly. 3D Systems is down over 44% on the year, and Stratasys down a staggering 58.5%.
Today the fund is making a major change, one that the Mecklers feel should increase opportunity for investors. Up until this point, the fund allocated at least 80% of their capital to what they defined as ‘3D printing companies’ and ‘technology companies’. Today this changed, along with the fund’s official name. The fund’s new name will now be ‘3D Printing, Robotics and Technology Fund,’ while going forward 80% of their capital will now be allocated to what they define as ‘3D printing companies,’ ‘robotics companies’ and ‘technology companies.’  Cont'd...

Seahorse Tails Could Inspire New Generation Of Robots

From Michael Porter at Clemson University:

Seahorse tails are organized into square prisms surrounded by bony plates that are connected by joints.  Many other creatures, ranging from New World monkeys to rodents, have cylindrical tails.

Researchers wanted to know whether the square-prism shape gives seahorse tails a functional advantage.

To find out, the team created a 3D-printed model that mimicked the square prism of a seahorse tail and a hypothetical version that was cylindrical. Then researchers whacked the models with a rubber mallet and twisted and bent them.

Researchers found that the square prototype was stiffer, stronger and more resilient than the circular one when crushed. The square prototype was about half as able to twist, a restriction that could prevent damage to the seahorse and give it better control when it grabs things.

Both prototypes could bend about 90 degrees, although the cylindrical version was slightly less restricted... (cont'd)

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