Wrist-Mounted Robot Enhances Grasping Motion of the Human Hand

Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. Now a new wrist-mounted robot can provide a helping hand - or rather, fingers.

Carnegie Mellon Performs Large-Scale 3D Motion Reconstruction by Combining Views of 480 Video Cameras

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed techniques for combining the views of 480 video cameras mounted in a two-story geodesic dome to perform large-scale 3D motion reconstruction, including volleyball games, the swirl of air currents and even a cascade of confetti.

Solidoodle Lowers Price of All 3D Printers by $100 to $300; Upgrades Previous Generation Models

Brooklyn-based Solidoodle permanently reduces prices on current 3D printer models and upgrades previous 2nd Generation and 3rd Generation printers with new all-metal extruder.

IMTS 2014 - Midwest Engineering Systems Exhibiting at IMTS with KUKA Robotics

Midwest Engineering Systems an official KUKA Robotics System Partner will be featured in the Kuka Robotics Corporation booth and display new automation technology.

VDK6000 Robotic Cell for Metal 3D Printing and Metal Part Refurbishing

Flexible Robotics Environment, (FRE) announces the creation of VDK6000 robotic metal 3D printing and repair work cell that automates refurbishing, rebuilding and/or creation of metal components utilizing subtractive and additive technology.

PaR Systems Revolutionizing Friction Stir Welding Process with I-RoboSTIR Solution

PaR Systems, Inc., a world leader in aerospace manufacturing, material handling, automation, and robotic solutions since 1961, announced today that its Shoreview based Automation Solutions Business and its I-STIR Technology, in partnership with FANUC America, are revolutionizing the utilization of the Friction Stir Welding process.

KW-Software Set to Become Phoenix Contact Software

KW-Software GmbH, a leading provider of automation software technology based in Lemgo, Germany, will change its name to Phoenix Contact Software on January 1, 2015.

Cadence Announces Protium Rapid Prototyping Platform and Expands System Development Suite Low-Power Verification

Protium rapid prototyping platform features flow compatibility with Palladium platform, shortening bring-up time by up to 70 percent versus competitive solutions ----New Protium rapid prototyping platform increases capacity by 4X over the previous generation ---- Palladium XP II verification computing platform now features IEEE 1801 support for improved low-power verification

CrowdFunding - SL Interphase Launches Robot Kit "Logitraxx" on Kickstarter

Logitraxx is an FPGA based Do-it-Yourself robot learning kit for engineers and enthusiasts.

Unmanned Electric Aircraft Take Agriculture by Storm

The DLG (German Agricultural Society) Field Days 2014, held recently at the DLG Crop Protection Center at Bernberg-Strenzfeld, Germany, showcased many new innovations in crop production for the German and other European producers present.

Sierra-Olympic Introduces Continuous Zoom, Uncooled LWIR Thermal Chassis Camera

The Vinden CZ series is designed as an open-frame chassis camera for integrators and OEMs in industrial, security/surveillance, and military markets.

Klein® Tools Introduces the Switch Drive System

Switch from a handle to a drill in a snap!

Midwest Engineering Systems Opens Two New Facilities

Midwest Engineering Systems is expanding and opening a Engineering office in Wisconsin and a welding and service manufacturing facility in Colorado.

AutonomouStuff and Harbrick debut PolySync™, the Autonomy Operating System, at AVS

AutonomouStuff provides demonstration at Automated Vehicles Symposium

In-House Solutions launches OCTOPUZ website

OCTOPUZ.com is designed to provide a focus on simplicity as an ode to the software slogan "Complex Made Simple".

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