Littelfuse Hosts Speed2Design TechTalks at NASA

Speed2Design's Exploration & Discovery program brings engineers behind-the-scenes at NASA's Ames Research and Johnson Space Centers

GeckoSystems Forecasts AI Mobile Robot Solutions Licensing Revenues

GeckoSystems is forecasting revenues of $100,000 or more before June 30, 2013.

Liquid Robotics Awarded Guinness World Record for PacX Journey Across the Pacific

A key to achieving this world record was the Wave Glider's revolutionary design that converts wave energy into forward propulsion and uses solar energy to power the onboard sensor payload, communications and computing.

Bipedal Robotics Researcher Supports Multi-University Effort to Advance Cyber-Physical Systems

Dr. Aaron Ames, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is part of multi-university team that has received a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support research into cyber-physical systems (CPS).

Advanced Motion Controls' M/V Series Servo Drives Continue to Wow Customers with High Power in a Small Package

Due to popular demand Advanced Motion Controls, of Camarillo, CA, have expanded the capabilities of their popular M/V™ series Electric Mobility Servo Drives. Key improvements include 125A continuous with 200A peak for 10 seconds at 80VDC, and 100A fixed continuous at 175VDC (previously 80A continuous).

New Low Ripple DC Tachometers from Servo-Tek

Servo-Tek Tach Generators provide a convenient means of converting rotational speed into an isolated analog voltage signal suitable for remote indication and control applications.

Airware Announces $10.7M Round of Series A Funding, Led By Andreessen Horowitz with Google Ventures Participating

New funding advances mission to provide a universal platform for the safe and reliable operation of drones for commercial use.

Hawk Ridge Systems Helps MARE Design Underwater ROV with SolidWorks Software

MARE's BATFish improved speed, size and savings of oceanographic surveys with SolidWorks design technology

US Digital Releases New EC35 Optical Commutation Encoder

Has more accurate timing than Hall effect sensors

Lenze Americas Exhibits Packaging Automation Solutions at EXPO PACK Mexico

First time exhibiting at PMMI's Latin American event

Microchip Announces Arduino Compatible chipKIT Boards With Prototyping-Friendly 32-bit MCU Packages

chipKIT Platform Expands With Prototyping-Friendly PIC32-based Boards From Digilent, FUBAR Labs and Schmalz Haus; PIC32 MCUs With chipKIT USB Bootloader Also Available

Liquid Hydrogen-Fueled UAV Completes Record Flight Time

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory flew their fuel cell powered Ion Tiger unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for 48 hours and 1 minute, April 16 to 18, by using liquid hydrogen (LH2) fuel in a new, NRL-developed, cryogenic fuel storage tank and delivery system.

Successful Technology Executive Named President of FIRST®

Don Bossi brings deep technical and management skills to the international, afterschool, K-12 robotics organization

Flying Robot uses Fibre-Based Gecko Adhesive to Perch on Walls

In the latest work presented at ICRA 2013 by Ludovic Daler in a paper titled "A Perching Mechanism for Flying Robots Using a Fibre-Based Adhesive", the AirBurr V11 is shown attaching on walls using a deployable perching mechanism with gecko adhesives.

Digi-Key Supports Young Engineers at Second Annual Minnesota State Robotics Tournament

Young engineers gather for live robot competition, education and entertainment

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Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

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.