SoftBank Launches Second Round of 'SoftBank Innovation Program'

New round seeks solutions in six categories, including FinTech, VR/AR/MR and Drones

Stanford's 'Jackrabbot' paves way for social robotics

Caitlin Ju for The Stanford Daily:  Stanford researchers in the Computational Vision and Geometry Lab have designed an autonomously navigating robot prototype that they say understands implicit social conventions and human behavior. Named “Jackrabbot” after the swift but cautious jackrabbit, the visually intelligent and socially amicable robot is able to maneuver crowds and pedestrian spaces. A white ball on wheels, the Jackrabbot is built on a Segway system and contains a computing unit and multiple sensors that acquire a 3-D structure of the surrounding environment. 360-degree cameras and GPS also enhance the robot’s navigation and detection capabilities. To interact smoothly in public settings, the robot has to know how to avoid someone in a natural way, how to yield the right-of-way and how to leave personal space, among other skills.   Cont'd...

Inside the Biorobotics Laboratory at the University of Washington

Robotic surgery has treated over 3 million patients

What IS an Encoder?

Encoders use different types of technologies to create a signal, including: mechanical, magnetic, resistive and optical - optical being the most common.

Sony Establishes 'Research Award Program' for North American Universities to Accelerate Innovation and New Technologies

The Sony Research Award Program comprises two submission categories: Faculty Innovation Awards and the 2016 Focus Research Awards. Each award will create new opportunities for a faculty to engage and participate in forward-thinking research, leading to the introduction of breakthrough technologies that will help influence future industries and markets.

Artificial Intelligence at the Inflection Point: Experts Weigh "A Revolution in the Making"

Business, Government and Academic Leaders Meet at Earley Information Science To Discuss Where AI Is, and Where It Is Going

RoboBusiness Announces Launch of Chief Robotics Officer (CRO) Network Summit

RoboBusiness is proud to launch the first-ever Chief Robotics Officer (CRO) Network Summit on September 27, 2016 in San Jose, California - the day before the RoboBusiness Conference & Expo.

2016 IFA Product Technical Innovation Award' will be unveiled in Berlin

Demonstrating the Technological Power, and Achieving the Future of Innovation

Machines Can Learn Ethics and Other Predictions for AI

Futurist Ray Kurzweil and Nobel laureate Steven Chu headline The Optical Society's "Light the Future" program, celebrating 100 years of innovation

Raspberry Pi And MATLAB based 3D Scanner

Raspberry Pi serves as the main controller board for the setup, capturing the images using the Pi Camera, controlling the Line LASER diode and providing control signals to the EasyDriver (Stepper Motor Driver).

Telepresence Robots Market, Shares, Driving Forces, Company Analysis and Future Forecasts to 2022

Use of the telepresence robot with the video and microphone capability to achieve remote presence is a vital aspect of personal mobility devices. Telepresence robots are poised to achieve a vital extension of electronic communication in ways that will become indispensable to everyone soon.

ROBOTS EMERGING AS AGRICULTURAL CO-WORKERS

The technology is mature and ready for the field, say experts

Indiegogo - COWAROBOT Introduces First-Ever Robotic Suitcase, R1, With Launch of Indiegogo Campaign

COWAROBOT R1 frees the users' hands and follows autonomously, making travel more high-tech and enjoyable

IFR: China Seeking to Join the Top 10 Robotics Nations by 2020

By then, its robot density is targeted to rise to 150 units - this being the number of industrial robots per 10,000 employees (2015: 36 units).

Now Available through North American Distributors: The Most Advanced Autonomous Mobile Robot for Indoor Transportation Logistics - The MiR100

Mobile Industrial Robots, (MiR), a next-generation developer and manufacturer of autonomous mobile robots already sold in 26 countries, extends its foothold in the Canadian, U.S. and Mexican market by announcing distribution agreements for its award-winning mobile robot, the MiR100. These twelve industrial automation distributors in North America cover all major regions and are trained, certified and selling MiR100s.

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ST Robotics - R17HS-6, the 6-axis version of the high speed R17 variant

ST Robotics - R17HS-6, the 6-axis version of the high speed R17 variant

The 6-axis version of the R17HS high speed variant of the R17 robot is now available. As is our policy the 6th axis is an optional bolt-on module. At the same time we have made it even faster and new software eliminates shake and greatly improves repeatability as this video shows. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wG0MeiJ-yE. The video would seem to imply a repeatability of 0.01mm but we are sticking with 0.2mm in the spec. The motor specialist was able to tune the motors from the other side of the pond. My first reaction when we put power on and entered the first commands was to jump back in amazement (and maybe an expletive). Tip speed is now 3m/s; that's 3 times as fast as its nearest competitor yet costs half the price. I love it when a plan comes together.