The drive specialist maxon motor has created the Young Engineers Program to work more closely with schools and start-ups. Their innovative projects benefit from discounted drives and expert consulting.
From Martin Smith at Vice: Inside a slightly shabby building on the outskirts of of Kemptville, near Ottawa, the World Curling Federation (WCF) has gathered a world-class team of scientists and premier curling talent to unravel a scientific mystery that is rattling the foundations of curling. At stake is nothing less than the future of one of the world’s oldest team sports. The aim of the tests at the so-called World Sweeping Summit, which runs from Wednesday to Friday, is to understand how controversial new brush heads—some have dubbed them ‘Frankenbrooms’—and new sweeping techniques are able to manipulate the trajectory of curling stones in radically unprecedented ways... (full story) (supplemental video related to the "great" curling stone controversy of 1870)
Ford, U-M Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Research with Ford Researchers In-House at New Robotics Lab on U-M Campus
-Ford becoming first corporation to co-locate in an academic building as it works side-by-side with University of Michigan researchers in a new state-of-the-art robotics center -Long-running alliance strengthened by naming U-M professors Matthew Johnson-Roberson and Ram Vasudevan as leaders of the autonomous vehicle collaboration -Later this year, Ford is moving a team of researchers and engineers to university's North Campus Research Complex, kicking off the first phase of expanded presence
Blue Ocean Robotics reports to have sold out at the end of the second investment stage on 29th August. Blue Ocean Robotics could announce, earlier in the summer, that the company had closed the first investment stage with "the World's Best Investor". This time the investor group has been expanded with a small group of prominent business people and partners close to the company.
Sharon Gaudin for ComputerWorld: In just five years, intelligent systems and robots may have taken up to 6% of U.S. jobs, according to Forrester Research in a report released this week. As artificial intelligence (A.I.) advances to better understand human behavior and make decisions on its own in complicated situations, it will enable smart software and robots to take on increasingly challenging jobs. That means robotics should be able to take over some jobs traditionally held by humans by 2021. For instance, Forrester predicts that smart systems like autonomous robots, digital assistants, A.I. software and chatbots will take over customer service rep jobs and eventually even serve as truck and taxi drivers. Cont'd...
Ghost Robotics™ Launches Ghost Minitaur™ Direct-Drive Legged Robot Platform For Autonomous Vehicle Applications
Patent Pending Robots Built for Instantaneous and Highly-Precise Force Feedback Applications and Movement Across Unknown, Rough and Vertical Terrains for Commercial, SAR and Military Markets
Researchers are investigating the core fundamentals of locomotion as it exists in nature and as it applies to the movement of robotic systems. Great strides have been made in giving motion to robots, but we have a long way to go to have robots duplicate biological life.
Organizations to Focus on Tools for Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles
Velodyne LiDAR Announces Puck Hi-Res™ LiDAR Sensor, Offering Higher Resolution to Identify Objects at Greater Distances
Industry-leading, real-time LiDAR sensor impacts autonomous vehicle, 3D mapping and surveillance industries with significantly higher resolution of 3D images
Sharp Selects Bell and Howell to Provide Service and Support for Its New Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV)
Services will include installation, remote monitoring, technical support, maintenance and repair
In order to get along with other nations and proffer solutions to Japan's ageing societal problems, Japanese companies and all other stakeholders are developing a policy involving the use of robots, IOT and AI.
Furhat Robotics - makers of the world's most social robots - is in San Francisco for the Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) programme - September 12-20.
The infusion of capital will be used to expand the Sarcos team and to accelerate the production and deployment of Sarcos' Guardian line of robots that are significantly reducing the risk of injury and the cost of performing many of the world's most dangerous and difficult tasks.
...their experienced market researchers are sufficiently astute to accept that small service robot firms, such as GeckoSystems, can nonetheless develop advanced technologies and products as well, or better, as much larger, multi-billion dollar corporations such as Google Inc., etc.
The INTELLOS A-UGV, launched today at the ASIS International show in Orlando, Florida, is a cost-effective, mobile sensor platform that can capture video, audio and environmental data as it patrols assigned areas. Organizations will be able to address the needs of a changing security landscape with the capabilities offered by INTELLOS.
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