Robots 101 - Lasers

Almost all robots today use lasers for remote sensing. This means that the robot is able to tell, from a distance, some characteristics of an object.

2015 Festo Bionic Learning Network Developments Run the Gamut from Robotic Ants to a Flexible Gripper Inspired by a Chameleon's Tongue

Natural models provide fresh inspiration in automation technology

Deadline Is Here for 2001 Congressional Mandate to DoD: Have 1/3 of Operational Ground Combat Vehicles Unmanned by 2015

Utah Company Kairos Autonomi Has Worked Since 2006 To Answer The Call

Adept Technology to Demonstrate Latest Robot Technologies at China International Robot Show

Attendees Will Get First Look at New Robots and Applications at Adept's Booth, A116, July 8-11 in Shanghai

Mouser and Imahara Launch New Home and Factory Automation Series to Connect Engineers to the Latest Innovations in Technology

Mouser Electronics is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara on an exciting new Home and Factory Automation Series in the Empowering Innovation TogetherTM program.

Robotmaster Asia leads the robotic revolution at Beijing Essen Welding & Cutting 2015

In its 19th year, BEW is the premier welding exhibition within the robotics landscape in China and was a solid platform for Robotmaster to showcase its robot programming technologies.

Robotics Programs Increasingly Becoming Popular in China

Manny Salvacion for YIBADA:  Robotics education and its important application in engineering has reportedly taken off in China over the past years, as robots have become increasingly popular among people, the China Daily reported. Liang Yujun, head of the science education department at Beijing Youth Center, said that there are nearly 300 primary and middle schools in Beijing offering robotics-related curricula and activities now. Liang is in charge of robotics education in the capital and also the general referee of the national youth robotics activity. According to Liang, only about 20 schools had such curricula and activities in the early 2000s. The report said that about 3,000 registrants from 160 schools and extracurricular teams participated in the 2014 Beijing Student Robotic Intelligence Competition. "We have to hold the competition in one of the city's largest sports fields now, which can accommodate the increasing number of players," said Liu Yi, who is charge of running the competition at the Youth Center in Haidian District. Liu said that the competition, which began in 2012, reflects the dramatic growth of robotics education in the country. Cont'd...

Adept Technology Adds Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment Co., Ltd. as New Distributor

Places Initial Order for Lynx AIV Products

FANUC America Introduces New CR-35iA Collaborative Robot Designed to Work Alongside Humans

FANUC America Corporation is introducing its new CR-35iA collaborative robot, the industry's first 35 kg payload force limited collaborative robot designed to work alongside humans without the need for safety fences.

ECA Group, Subsidiary of Groupe Gorg, Buys into Humanoid Robotics

The innovations of this young company are realizations of new theories on humanoid robotics: hybrid dynamic robotics.

MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer Wins Red Dot Design Award

MakerBot Replicator Among Winners Chosen Out of Almost 5,000 Entries for 2015 Red Dot Award for Product Design

Get Connected with Robots at the MCRI Open House July 23 & 24

Visit Motion Controls Robotics' 20th Anniversary Open House to see how robots are transforming your process.

Thinking Ahead: An interview with "The Mobility Revolution" author Lukas Neckermann

Once we remove the human-machine interface - in other words, take away pedals and the steering wheel - we shift liability to an outside-operator, much like with driverless public transport systems.

Skolkovo Robotics Center to showcase six unique robots at Innorobo in Lyon

Skolkovo Robotics Center will present its best projects at the robotics conference Innorobo 2015, which will take place on 1-3 July in Lyon, France.

Makeblock mBot: Introducing kids to robotics and programming

By Hitesh Raj Bhagat, ET Bureau:  This cute little fella is the mBot — a do-it-yourself educational robot kit from robotics experts Makeblock. Built around the Arduino open-source platform, it's designed to induct kids into the fields of robotics and programming. The company chose to build around the concept of STEM education: science, technology, engineering & mathematics. Specifically, it helps children get an early start into these disciplines. There are two versions of the mBot: a Bluetooth version for home use 2.4Ghz WiFi version, which is designed for classroom use.  The company took to Kickstarter to generate funds for mBot and promised one unit for $49 (plus shipping). From a modest $20,000 goal, a staggering $285,463 was raised during the campaign. Now, you can buy a kit from Makeblock's website. Coming back to the mBot, everything that you need to build it is in the box — in a nutshell, you need to assemble it using the precise instructions provided and add batteries. There are 45 pieces and it's easy to put them together in about 15 minutes. It's neatly packaged and consists of very high quality materials — including some attractive anodised aluminium parts in your choice of pink or blue. Every little part that you need — from the main Arduino board, DC motors, to each screw, cable and even a set of tools — is in the box. It comes pre-programmed but it's also designed to be tinkered with. Parent of pre-teens might be familiar with Scratch — a free, graphicalbased programming language developed by MIT Media Lab. Well, Makeblock has built their own version for this and called it mBlock (it's based on Scratch 2.0 and free to download from their website). The idea behind mBlock is that younger children can start out with graphical programming and move on to text-based programming as they become more advanced.   Cont'd...

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