Amazon.com to Acquire Kiva Systems, Inc.

Kiva Systems' headquarters will remain in North Reading, Massachusetts

Precision MicroDynamics has Announced Today the Availability of Polaris, the World's Fastest Motion Control System, to Machine Builders Everywhere

Precision MicroDynamics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high performance motion control systems and components, has announced today the availability of Polaris™ to machine builders everywhere. This new system consists of a controller, amplifiers, and an ultra-fast real-time communication network for distributed motion control. Software includes general motion control, computer numerical control (CNC), machine setup, tuning, and programming tools.

Commercial Grade Remote Control Lawn Mowers for Slope Mowing

Summit Lawn Mower Company is introducing remote control lawn mowers designed to increase productivity and safety on steep hills. The heavy duty track drive design combined with a low center of gravity allows these mowers to navigate on slopes too steep for conventional power equipment.

New Labeling and Identification System for Robotunits Conveyors Upgrades Company's Customer Service

Australia's top conveyor provider, RobotUnits has created a new ID labeling and identification system which features a unique serial number for reference, to better cater to their customers' conveyors' maintenance needs.

TORC Robotics Announces Unmanned Vehicle Conversion Kits for Ground Robotics Market

TORC Robotics now offers unmanned vehicle kits to rapidly configure tele-operated or autonomous capabilities on customer-selected platforms.

NRL Test Robotic Fueling of Unmanned Surface Vessels

Providing the host ship the capability to refuel USVs without the need to bring them aboard ship enhances mission efficiency and reduces host ship exposure

Abbott Technologies Powers Advanced Robotic Vehicle

Abbott power supplies deliver the rugged reliability needed for a lifetime of four-wheeling in extreme conditions.

iAutomation Becomes Latest Dunkermotor Channel Partner

Engineering-focused automation solutions provider adds Dunkermotor intelligent servo motors, brushed DC motors and gearmotors, as well as linear motors, to its motion control portfolio.

Microscan Wins Several Chinese Automatic Identification Awards

Microscan announces that it has won three awards within the category of "China Automatic Identification Industry 2011," including the Excellent Global Brand Award of Automatic Identification Industry and two product awards.

'Making Things See' Kinect Book by Greg Borenstein

'Making Things See' from O'Reilly Media / Make shows you how to build Kinect projects with inexpensive off-the-shelf components, including the open source Processing programming language and the Arduino microcontroller. Things covered in the book include:

 

  • Create Kinect applications on Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux
  • Track people with pose detection and skeletonization, and use blob tracking to detect objects
  • Analyze and manipulate point clouds
  • Make models for design and fabrication, using 3D scanning technology
  • Use MakerBot, RepRap, or Shapeways to print 3D objects
  • Delve into motion tracking for animation and games
  • Build a simple robot arm that can imitate your arm movements
  • Discover how skilled artists have used Kinect to build fascinating projects

 

The book is available now on Amazon.

 

U.S. Army's Third Robotics Rodeo Scheduled for June 20-29 at Fort Benning

Still Seeking Participant Info Papers and Demonstration Videos until 23 March 2012

Health Robotics Named to Top 50 World Robot Companies

Health Robotics today announced that it received additional recognition (this time in the USA) for its global customer accomplishments by being named to the Robotics' Business Review Top 50 list.

Miniature 9-Axis Inertial Module with 32-bit Processing Unit from STMicroelectronics Boosts Realism and Accuracy in Gaming, Robotics and Navigation

MEMS leader unveils a compact 9 degrees-of-freedom motion-sensing module with powerful processing capabilities

SOUTHERN INDIANA CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER OPENS MOTOMAN ROBOT LABORATOR

Laboratory at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center (SICTC).

MVTec Announces HALCON 11

MVTec Software GmbH (Munich, Germany), manufacturer of standard software for machine vision, announces the release of the new version HALCON 11 for June 1, 2012. For machine vision users, HALCON 11 provides many innovations and enhancements.

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