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

LOBOT Technique Provides Accurate, Real-Time, 3-D Positions for Robotic Vehicles

A Wayne State University researcher understands that the three most important things about real estate also apply to small ground robotic vehicles: location, location, location.

VEX Robotics Joins Maker Faire Bay Area Showcase with Consumer Debut of VEX IQ

Robotics Engineering Company Showcases Technologically Advanced, Tool-less System Designed to Transform STEM Education for Younger Ages

Unmanned Combat Air System Successfully Catapulted from Aircraft Carrier

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy today launched a new chapter in the history of unmanned systems - carrier-capable unmanned aircraft - by successfully catapulting the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator from the deck of the USS George H.W. Bush(CVN-77).

Design Meets Function; igus® Receives Prestigious Product Design Award

igus has once again demonstrated its expertise when it comes to industrial design

DARPA Seeks Technology to Radically Improve Dismounted Squad Situational Awareness, Communication Effectiveness

Concept plans to offer overwhelming tactical superiority by augmenting dismounted squad capabilities

Choose Your Own Sociocultural Training Adventure

DARPA Young Faculty Award recipient explores how computers can automatically construct interactive, cultural training models from the combined experiences of warfighters

iRobot Wins $7.2 Million Tender from Brazil to Provide Defense & Security Robots

iRobot has delivered more than 5,000 robots to military and civil defense forces worldwide.

Unmanned Systems Markets: What People Are Saying

Nobody is sure how much the DoD will decrease spending on unmanned systems, but the fear of such cuts has spurred developers to accelerate the transition to civilian applications.

Is That Robot Thinking?

Presently, most robots are programmed to perform definite tasks and they perform them with absolute precision, but when precise movements are replaced with thoughtful movements, the robot will need to learn how to perform a task and then proceed. The robot will no longer be the precise machine that it was, but one that is prone to errors as we humans are.

Interview with Mitch Rosenberg, Rethink Robotics

This year, Rethink Robotics will offer a Software Development Kit that enables customers and third parties to develop unique task applications. As a result, Baxter will be more than just a robot, it will be a platform for third-party capability development-much like mobile phones and PCs are today.

Multi-application Robot Arm Is 'Child's Play' To Program

"Teaching the robot is child's play, both Julian and I taught ourselves within a day," Steve Blease continued. "The teach mode is ideal for establishing the basic approach and then it's just a question of fine-tuning for final positioning."

CT2WS Threat Detection Technology Does a 360

HRL Laboratories built and tested the rugged, water-proof, modular, 360° imaging sensor nicknamed OWL (Omni-directional threat Warning and Locator).

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

IPR Robotics - Right-Sized 7th Axis Robot Linear Rails

IPR Robotics - Right-Sized 7th Axis Robot Linear Rails

IPR Robotics offers a wide range of servo-driven 7th axis linear rails for industrial robots. These rails come in ten different sizes and are constructed from modular high strength extruded aluminum sections to handle payloads of 100 kg to 1600 kg or from steel to handle 2000 kg payloads. This variety of rail sizes allows each application to be sized correctly, controlling the space required and the price point. The drive train design of these rails utilizes helical gear-racks and is proven over 10 years to be repeatable and reliable, even in tough foundry applications.