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Unbounded has been working in stealth mode for the past year, but our best guess was that they were developing a low-cost mobile manipulator for research and education: something like a PR2, except (we were hoping) significantly cheaper. Today, Unbounded is unveiling UBR-1, a shiny new human-scale one-armed robot designed to completely revolutionize the market for research and education robotics and beyond, for just a tiny fraction of the cost of similar platforms. UBR-1 is a 13-DoF mobile robot that includes a 7-DoF arm. It navigates with a laser scanner in its base, and uses a PrimeSense 3D sensor in its head for perception. Thanks to a torso lift, the robot can pick objects up off the floor, and put them onto tables and countertops. It's got a beefy computer in the torso, along with two big fat batteries that'll keep it running for up to 5 hours continuously, or up to 10 if it's not moving around too much, and you can get a charging dock so that you never have to plug it in. UBR-1 runs ROS, and comes out of the box with the ability to navigate and interact with objects. And (arguably) the most important spec of all is that UBR-1 starts at just $35,000, which is wicked cheap for a robot this capable.
Move supports investment in software solutions for Intelligrated and Knighted customers
Festo hosts a two day event to promote manufacturing opportunities in the United States.
Volvo Trucks massive Virginia plant includes a cab plant for welding and painting a broad range of class 8 trucks, plus an assembly plant, all occupying more than 35 acres under one roof. And to help them improve air quality and lower energy consumption in their welding operations, Volvo Trucks selected RoboVent source capture ventilation equipment.
The TALON family of robots has earned a worldwide reputation for durability, flexibility, modularity and performance.
The FASTCAM Mini UX1000 CMOS sensor features 10-micron square pixels.
EMO Hannover, organised by the VDM, the Germany Machine Tool Builders' Association, is the leading trade fair in the World of Metalworking. This year, ROBOTMASTER was at Hall 25 and it was where you would go to see the latest in industrial robotics solutions.
Infiniti Research has identified GeckoSystems as one of three key vendors, along with Honda and iRobot, in the service robotics marketplace.
Fabricating Machinery Solutions is now a distributor of the eco-friendly Motorum series of turret punch presses, as well as a full line of Muratec automated loader options.
Macron Dynamics Introduces New Large-Scale X/Z Pick and Place Gantry Family to Linear Robotics Product Line
Gantry manufacturer Macron Dynamics has introduced a new line of heavy-duty X/Z linear robots to their line of linear robotics. The new UC gantry family consists of four pick and place linear robots and is designed for heavy payload pick and place functionality.
AUSA Annual Meeting takes place in Washington D.C., Oct. 21 - 23
AUVSI's Unmanned Systems Europe 2013 conference saw speakers focusing on commercial integration of unmanned aircraft and the path forward to for regulators to make that possible.
This new relationship was announced at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems Europe conference in Köln, Germany.
In an afternoon panel on public perception, Michael Standar, chief of strategies and external relations for the SESAR Joint Undertaking, said if the industry treats air traffic management as a straining factor, then public perception issues will follow, and the longer the industry waits to integrate, the worse it will get.
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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product
The ATI Robotic Tool Changer provides the flexibility to automatically change end-effectors or other peripheral tooling. These tool changers are designed to function reliably for millions of cycles at rated load while maintaining extremely high repeatability. For this reason, the ATI Tool Changer has become the number-one tool changer of choice around the world. ATI Tool Changer models cover a wide range of applications, from very small payloads to heavy payload applications requiring significantly large moment capacity.