'Pick and mix' smart materials for robotics

The new designer materials integrate the structure of two or more separate functions at the nanoscale, while keeping the individual materials physically separate.

Major Boost To UK Robotics Capability With Launch of EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network

The UK's ability to develop and exploit the vast potential of Robotics and Autonomous Systems was given a major boost today with the formal launch of The EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network).

Dynamic Tooling one of OCTOPUZ's versatile features

OCTOPUZ not only makes the complex simple, but it can also help your company save time and improve safety through Dynamic Model Simulation. Also known as Dynamic Tooling, it is an OCTOPUZ feature that shows how objects can change when they're physically pushed during a robotic automation process.

Widespread backing for UK robotics network

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has announced the launch of a new robotics network that aims to foster academic and industry collaboration.

The UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network) will have a strong academic foundation, with a number of universities acting as founding members. According to the EPSRC, the network has already received strong support from major industrial partners, as well as from professional bodies such as Royal Academy of Engineering, IET, and The Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Globally, the market for service and industrial robots is estimated to reach $59.5 billion by 2020. A primary aim of the network will be to bring the UK’s academic capabilities under national coordination, fuelling innovation in the robotics sector and taking advantage of the growth in the industry.  Cont'd...
 

Yaskawa Motoman Selects Güdel TrackMotion TMO for Great Lakes Regional Center

Hi-tech robotics lab uses Güdel TMO to extend robot work envelopes.

MecklerMedia Announces Launch of 3DPrinting@home and Robot@home at CEATEC in Tokyo

Japan's Largest Consumer Electronics Show, October 7-10, 2015

A3 Business Forum Set for February 3-5, 2016 in Orlando

More than 500 global leaders from the robotics, machine vision, motion controls, motors, and other automation industries are expected to attend.

May Fundings, Acquisitions, IPOs and New Funds

May was another big month of money flowing into robotic ventures. But May was even bigger in launching new robotics-focused venture funding groups.

Japan's Embedded Technology 2015 Trade Show Set to Co-Locate With Internet of Things Technology

World's largest embedded technology conference and exhibition Is "Asia's vortex of embedded innovation."

Innovative Integration Announces the FMC-Servo

FMC-Servo with Eight 16-bit, 500 kSPS A/D Channels Eight 16-Bit D/A Channels with on-board PLL

Two New Gold Sponsors and Dozens of Exhibitors Announced for 2015 Drone World Expo

Expo Hall will offer Flying Demonstrations, Tech Talk Theater and Networking Receptions

SCHUNK FEATURED IN ROBOT REVOLUTION EXHIBIT AT MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO

Exhibit supported by Google.org features SCHUNK and begins national tour in Chicago

Emotional 'Pepper' robots sell out in one minute in Japan

The initial batch of Pepper robots developed by Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank Corp and manufactured by Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group sold out in one minute on the first day it went on sale in Japan.

The 1,000 Pepper robots available for purchase in June sold out in 60 seconds when online orders started at 10 am on Saturday, according to a statement from SoftBank Robotics Corp, a robotics venture formed by SoftBank, Foxconn and Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group.

Orders are no longer being taken and additional sales of Pepper, which sells for 198,000 yen (US$1,625), are scheduled to be announced on SoftBank's website in July.

In addition to Pepper's emotion recognition functions, the robot generates emotions autonomously by processing information from its cameras, touch sensors, accelerometer and other sensors within its "endocrine-type multi-layer neural network," SoftBank said.

UASympEx 2015: Europe's 1st Symposium for Integration and Security of drones in Hamburg

Hamburg - UASympEx will take place on September 18th and 19th 2015 in Hamburg, on the initiative of Christian L. Caballero Kroschel and Jan Hesselbarth from Caballero & Hesselbarth Consulting - together with the Northern Business School (NBS) and supported by the city of Hamburg.

Vision Guided Robotics Advances

The recent developments in algorithms and sensor technologies make it possible to efficiently implement vision guided robotics tasks for manufacturers.

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