A First in Space History - Rosetta Space Probe Lands on Comet after Ten Years of Travel

This ballistic lander, weighing 100 kg, landed successfully on the comet on November, 12th 2014.

Micro Stepper Motors Keep Surgical Viewing System Small

Compact, automated lens positioner allows surgeons to view retina and cornea without effort or neck strain.

Book co-published by SAE International and AUVSI Explores the Application of Autonomous Technologies

"Autonomous Technologies: Applications That Matter," is a book from SAE International and AUVSI that explores autonomous technologies and how they are being applied now and how they may be used in the future.

Softing at Automation Fair Booth 238

November 19-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center

Digi International Launches the XBee® ZigBee Cloud Kit

Easiest and Fastest Way for Product Developers and Makers to Create cloud-connected prototypes using XBee ZigBee technology

Comau and STMicroelectronics Join Forces to Develop New Generations of Robots

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Comau, a proven world-wide leader in sustainable industrial automation and service solutions with a forward focus, are working together to develop new generations of robots enabled by a variety of ST's control, smart-power, and sensing products.

Panasonic's Industrial Robots Enhance Production Quality - CIIF2014

Panasonic is providing a wide range of new technologies and capabilities to customers in China.

Robot Operating System Evolving to Foundational Software Platform, Says ABI Research

The current limitations of ROS, and how they are being addressed, including in future versions of ROS and new ROS initiatives, is also analyzed.

ROBO-STOX® introduces European Robotics and Automation Index

ROBO-STOX® licenses their proprietary index to ETF Securities to provide European investors with highly diversified access to a new age of growth in robotics and automation.

FPV Racing League

International FPV Multicopter Racing League:

EQUIPMENT

In the spec class, competitors must use a quadcopter with 2300Kv motors, 3S LiPo and 5" props. This is to ensure a level playing field amongst competitors with different budgetary constraints.

SCORING

10 points will be awarded for 1st place, 8 points for 2nd place, 5 points for 3rd place and 1 point for 4th place. These results will be recorded on the regional leaderboard, with the champions at the end of each season being invited to a national competition.

OBSTACLES

Throughout the course there will be obstacles such as hoops. Missing an obstacle will incur a time penalty. These obstacles should be made clearly visible with brightly-colored material or flashing lights...

(Official page) (Subreddit) (Next event Brisbane, Dev 7)

Boston Magazine Profiles Rodney Brooks of Rethink

Long article about Rodney Brooks co-founder of Rethink and former CTO at iRobot:

...Brooks cofounded the bedford-based iRobot in 1990, and his motivation, he explains, had something to do with vanity: “My thoughts on my self-image at the time was that I didn’t really want to be remembered for building insects.” Then he pauses for a moment and laughs. “But after that I started building vacuum-cleaning robots. And now there is a research group using Baxter to open stool samples. So now it’s shit-handling robots. I think maybe I should have quit while I was ahead. You know, that’s something no one ever says: ‘I hope my kid grows up to open stool samples... (full article)

Velodyne 3D LiDAR Sensor Enables M.I.T./Olin to Finish First at Maritime RobotX in Singapore; Embry-Riddle Takes Fourth

HDL-32E Sensor Guides the Way Toward Win in First-Ever Global Event

Applied Energy Solutions to Feature Maverick High Frequency Chargers at ProMat 2015

Applied Energy Solutions, a leading provider of industrial batteries and chargers, has recently announced that it will be showcasing its line of Maverick chargers at ProMat 2015. Its Maverick high frequency battery chargers offer an eco-friendly, cost efficient, and powerful charging solution for users of industrial equipment.

Engineered Syntactic Systems Designs Mission Critical Buoyancy Solutions for Bluefin Robotics

The unique capabilities of ESS' high-performance syntactics allow manned and unmanned vehicles like the Bluefin 21 AUV to operate for long periods of time at the deepest ocean depths.

Robotics Take Center Stage at HAXLR8R's Fifth Demo Day Where Ten New Hardware Startups Announced Their Products

New Hardware Products Span Markets Such as Wearables, Security and Synbio in HAXLR8R's Latest Batch of Startups

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

New KUKA Robot:  KR 3 AGILUS Maximum performance in minimum space

New KUKA Robot: KR 3 AGILUS Maximum performance in minimum space

Great advances often start with small steps - in manufacturing cells measuring only 600 × 600 mm. Here, the KR 3 AGILUS is in its element. Particularly in the case of small parts and products which must be produced in a minimum of space. KUKA expertise, concentrated into the smallest of spaces, is setting new standards for the 3-kg class. The lightweight robot masters various tasks with agility, dynamism and maximum precision, leading to high flexibility in production - even when it comes to extremely narrow spaces.