Boston Dynamics posts video of one of the quietest robots ever being built

John DiPietro for NHVoice:  Lately, Boston Dynamics has released a new video of its robot called Mini Spot. In the video, the robot is seen running around outside, planning around objects in a home and climbing up stairs. The best part of the video is how delicately the robot picks up a wine glass and puts into the dishwasher.

The wine-glass act has been highlight as it could be judged as to how much skilled is the robot in handling delicate things. For robots to safely operate around humans they need to be able to sense their environment and capable of knowing how mighty they are.

Mini Spot weighs 55 lbs and is all electric and runs for around 90 minutes on a charge depending on what is it doing. The robot is having many sensors, including depth cameras, a solid state gyro and proprioception sensors in its limbs.  Cont'd...

Flexible Feeding - Greater Speed

The system has been designed to enable the picking surface to be changed very quickly.

Intelligrated co-founders win 2016 Ernst & Young Masters of Entrepreneurship award for Ohio Valley region

Chris Cole and Jim McCarthy honored for leadership and entrepreneurial achievement

Transforming 64-Bit Windows to Deliver Software-Only Real-Time Performance

Freed from the isolation of the real-time system and from other functions such as the user interface, OEMs are able to explore more innovative solutions with less risk and overhead.

Robotics Process Automation & Artificial Intelligence Take London by Storm!

The event taking place in London, from 14th - 16th November is set to bring together those furthest along the maturity curve in automated and intelligent service innovation with those who are just starting out, for a frank and open discussion surrounding the best ways to compete in the digital business era.

New Protocols Enable Robots to Cooperate with One Another on Complex Jobs Using Body Language

Sometimes all it takes to get help from someone is to wave at them, or point. Now the same is true for robots. Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden have completed work on an EU project aimed at enabling robots to cooperate with one another on complex jobs, by using body language.

Robotic Motion Planning

George Konidaris and Daniel Sorin of Duke University have developed a new technology that cuts robotic motion planning times by 10,000 while consuming a small fraction of the power compared to current options. Watch one of their robotic arms in action as they explain how their innovative solution works.

ABB expands collaborative portfolio with the introduction of SafeMove2, its latest generation robot monitoring system

The new safety certified software delivers greater flexibility, space savings and cutting edge commissioning tools for greater productivity at a lower total investment cost.

Robotiq Brings Plug and Play Vision to Universal Robots with New Camera

New Robotiq wrist camera and vision system breaks down barriers to vision integration

New Plug and Play Motion System at IMTS

Visit Rollon at in the East Building at booth E-4528

High precision is the key to the future of robotics

With the UK's first robotics week taking place in June 2016, Graham Mackrell, managing director of Harmonic Drive UK, looks at how high precision gears will be as vital for the advancement of the robotics sector.

Universal Robots Opens New West Coast Headquarters in Irvine

The Danish pioneer of collaborative robots has chosen Irvine to headquarter its new Western division. The offices, located at 101 Pacifica in Irvine, will also feature a training and demonstration center for clients and partners. A large open house event is planned for July 13, 2016.

New era opens as first UK Robotics Week begins

Organised by the EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems (UK-RAS) Network, the week opens with a series of events across the country that aim to get the public engaged with the developments and debate in and around robotics.

Oriental Motor Introduces New 200 W (1/4 HP) & 400 W (1/2 HP) BMU Series Brushless Motor and Drive Package

Our Popular Easy to Use Brushless Motor Just Received a Boost in Power and Performance

DENSO Foundation gives more than $1 million in grants to 24 colleges and universities to advance engineering and skilled trades education

Text books can only take you so far. But complement a student's textbook knowledge with hands-on problem solving, troubleshooting, teamwork and technical work - now you have an engineer or technical expert ready to develop, improve and build technologies that will help our society.

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Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.