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

New MA3120 Welding Robot Provides Extra Long Reach

Reduces Need for Tracks

Vaccon's New Interchangeable, Maintenance-Free Vacuum Cartridges Replace Multi Stage Pumps

Vaccon's RTM Series of air-operated maintenance-free venturi vacuum cartridges save money by eliminating unnecessary maintenance of multi-stage pumps for manufacturers operating in extreme environments. They directly replace equivalent multi-stage pumps which clog and cause days of downtime each year, allowing manufacturers to resume production quickly.

Rethink Robotics Introduces Industry-First Robot Positioning System

This disruptive technology enables Baxter to switch between tasks without retraining by using environmental markers, called Landmarks™, in conjunction with its existing, embedded vision system.

Mouser Receives Top Community Activism Award from ECIA for Support of FIRST Robotics Competition

Mouser received the award at the ECIA's annual executive conference on Oct. 27 in Chicago

Newest TRINAMIC Stepper Motion Control IC with Integrated Motor Drive Delivers 50V / 2A Performance

New Low-Cost Monolithic IC is First to Use Trinamic Patented Technology for Exceptionally Quiet Operation

PrecisionHawk Announces Addition of Intel Capital to its Series B Investor Group

Intel Capital joins group that includes Millennium Technology Value Partners, Bob Young and The Innovate Indiana Fund to accelerate PrecisionHawk's rapid global growth

Reverse OCR

From Reverse OCR's tumblr:

I am a bot that grabs a random word and draws semi-random lines until the OCRad.js library recognizes it as the word.

By Darius Kazemi, creator of Alternate Universe PromptsMuseum Bot, and Scenes from The Wire... (see the latest results)

Small DC Motors Power Mini Reconnaissance Robot

Ruggedized motors, coupled with a titanium housing and clever clutch design deliver a dumbbell-sized unmanned ground vehicle that can survive a 30 foot drop onto concrete.

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