Launched on Kickstarter on November 28, 2016 by Shenzhen Yuejiang Technology Co. Ltd, Dobot M1 reached about 500% of its goal with the result of USD506,351 in the past 45 days.
EU Parliament News: EU rules for the fast-evolving field of robotics, to settle issues such as compliance with ethical standards and liability for accidents involving driverless cars, should be put forward by the EU Commission, urged the Legal Affairs Committee on Thursday. Rapporteur Mady Delvaux (S&D, LU) said: “A growing number of areas of our daily lives are increasingly affected by robotics. In order to address this reality and to ensure that robots are and will remain in the service of humans, we urgently need to create a robust European legal framework”. Her report, approved by 17 votes to 2, with 2 abstentions, looks at robotics-related issues such as liability, safety and changes in the labour market. MEPs stress that EU-wide rules are needed to fully exploit the economic potential of robotics and artificial intelligence and guarantee a standard level of safety and security. The EU needs to take the lead on regulatory standards, so as not to be forced to follow those set by third states, argues the report. Full Release:
The 'intelligent' robot companion that plays chess as a hobby, serves coffee and learns from its own experiences
The Daily Mail: A robot developed by engineers in Taiwan can pour coffee and move chess pieces on a board against an opponent - but he's looking for a real job. The robot spent last week playing games against opponents at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It was displaying what developers call an 'intelligent vision system' which can see its environment and act with greater precision than its peers. With this enhanced vision, the robot can perform variety of tasks for service and manufacturing, and can also learn on the job with artificial intelligence. Playing chess is just a hobby showcasing the robot's visual acuity - such as the ability to distinguish between different chessmen- and dexterity in gripping and moving objects. Cont'd...
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OCTOPUZ Inc. is pleased to announce that PM PROJECT has signed on to become an official reseller of OCTOPUZ software in Poland.
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ATX West will be held from February 7th - 9th in Anaheim, California. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.
Multi-Contact, a leading international manufacturer of electrical contacts and connection systems, has changed the name of its organization to Stäubli Electrical Connectors, Inc.
128 companies got funded, some multiple times. $1.95 billion, 50% more than 2015 which was also a phenomenal year with over $1.32 billion funded.
CIMTEC Automation LLC Selected as Universal Robots' Distribution Partner for Collaborative Robots Serving U.S. Southeastern Region
Partnership augments CIMTEC's best-in-class automation component offering to the Carolinas and Virginia to boost product manufacturing quality and efficiency
Dobot Magician is the 2nd generation desktop robotic arm of Yuejiang which launched in Aug 2016. It has high repeatability, and can realize 3D printing, laser engraving, painting & writing, picking & placing only by changing its end tool. PC, phone, gesture, voice, even brainwaves can be used to control Dobot Magician. It's easy to use; the average user is able to grasp Magician's controls in only few minutes.
Proceeds from the financing will be used to expand the Sarcos team, commercialize Sarcos' advanced robotics technologies and expand its sales and marketing efforts.
Steve Arar for All About Circuits: Humans use language to tap into the knowledge of others and learn skills faster. This helps us hone our intuition and go through our daily activities more efficiently. Inspired by this, Google Research, DeepMind (its UK artificial intelligence lab), and Google X have decided to allow their robots share their experiences. Sharing the learning process among multiple robots, the research team has considerably expedited general-purpose skill acquisition of robots. Using an artificial neural network, we can teach a robot to achieve a goal by analyzing the result of its previous experiences. At first, the robot may seem to act randomly simply working based on trial and error. However, it examines the result of each trial and, if satisfactory, focuses on similar experiments during the next trials. Making a connection between each experience and the obtained result, the robot would be able to gradually make better choices. Cont'd...
While "future-proof" technology is realistically too much to hope for, savvy companies will choose manufacturers with a proven track record for long term thinking, look for inherent flexibility in their purchases and plan for the inevitable changes that are sure to come as technology advances.
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