SPIE Urges Congress, President to Avoid Fiscal Cliff and Support Science and Technology to Strengthen Economy
SPIE leaders have joined other science, engineering, and STEM education organizations in urging the President and Congress to develop a bipartisan solution to avoiding the fiscal cliff that supports crucial American investment in science and technology. Deep cuts in federal R&D investments would threaten national competitiveness, the organizations are saying in a letter to U.S. leaders.
CyPhy Works comes out of "Stealthmode" and unveils two revolutionary small Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs): EASE and PARC.
XIMEA today announced that EDN has named XIMEA's xiQ USB3 Vision camera as one of the "100 Hot Products of 2012." The 2012 EDN Hot 100 highlights the electronics industry's most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness, and popularity.
Aerial Imagery Company Approves Custom Aircraft Specs
"The demand for peripheral devices capable of augmenting the abilities of these powerful tablets is growing by the day,"
Schneider Electric Selects Cypress 1-Mbit Serial nvSRAMs For Two New Programmable Automation Controllers
High-Endurance nvSRAMs Serve as Time-Stamp Buffer to Record Critical System Errors
The addition of Reinair Systems helps to solidify RoboVent's growing presence in the southeast U.S. region.
Resulted primarily from the weakening of machine vision system sales through September 2012
Program manager leads DARPA effort on microsystem devices and material integration
Helen Greiner left iRobot four years ago to start a new robotics company now called CyPhy Works. Their website has info on two of the robots they have been working on. The Extreme Access System for Entry (EASE) (pictured above)is a small hovering robot designed for inspection and ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) applications. EASE is intended for operating in close quarters, beyond line of sight, and in GPS denied areas; all of which are critical when performing search and rescue missions, building clearing, or civil infrastructure inspection. The EASE system consists of a lightweight ground control station (GCS) and a micro Vertical Takeoff and Land (VTOL) air vehicle. It is not dependent on a GPS signal for operation, making it not only effective as a micro UAS in the traditional sense, but also enables it to fly indoors and in confined spaces as effectively as it does in open spaces. It has unmatched endurance due to our patented microfilament technology that enables the use of hot-swappable batteries, which power the entire system from the base station. The fishing-line thin microfilament provides directly connected communication between the GCS and the air vehicle, as well as power. Unlike all other RF controlled UASs, the microfilament makes the EASE impervious to jamming while the microfilament is unaffected by water, power lines, etc. The Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) system is designed to provide long term persistent stare capabilities and enable reliable long distance communications. PARC uses CyPhy Works' patented microfilament system to deliver extreme endurance, increased capabilities, and a smaller logistical footprint. PARC flies itself, so very little user training is required; and when operating the system the user can focus on the data that PARC produces, instead of the system itself. The PARC system consists of a Ground Control Station (GCS) and a purpose built quadrotor VTOL air vehicle. The PARC vehicle carries a gyro-stabilized, gimbal mounted, EO/IR camera payload. In addition to the camera system, PARC has additional payload capacity for communications devices. If additional payload capacity is required, the camera payload can be removed. The PARC vehicle can operate at altitudes of up to 1,000 feet above ground level, or 11,000 feet density altitude. This high altitude capability enables long distance communications and extends visual reach.
ATMAE Announces 2012 Conference Student Competition Winners in Robotics, Technology and Applied Engineering
College students, faculty and administrators took the opportunity to network and learn what's on the cutting edge of technology, management and applied engineering, at ATMAE's 2012 Conference in Nashville, TN. The activities included presentations on the latest research by industry and education professionals, robotics competition and technology challenges for students.
LineBot to launch Drink Runner, a line-following service robot that delivers individual drinks in total darkness non-stop for up to 4 per charge.
The developed technology will provide autonomous robots with advanced vision capabilities for use in military and search-and-rescue operations.
Integrated linear actuator incorporates linear servo motor with precision feedback and bearing system.
Maplesoft's Modeling and Simulation Tool MapleSim Aids in the Design of RoboThespian Robot that Walks and Talks
Maplesoft today announced its collaboration with Engineered Arts Limited, a company that designs and produces the revolutionary RoboThespian robots.
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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product
Great advances often start with small steps - in manufacturing cells measuring only 600 × 600 mm. Here, the KR 3 AGILUS is in its element. Particularly in the case of small parts and products which must be produced in a minimum of space. KUKA expertise, concentrated into the smallest of spaces, is setting new standards for the 3-kg class. The lightweight robot masters various tasks with agility, dynamism and maximum precision, leading to high flexibility in production - even when it comes to extremely narrow spaces.