DARPA Robotics Contest Announced

The Pentagon’s research and development agency has announced a contest to develop ground robotic capabilities to execute complex tasks in dangerous, degraded, human-engineered environments. The program will focus on robots that can utilize available human tools, ranging from hand tools to vehicles.The DARPA Robotics Challenge will consist of three key events – a Virtual Disaster Challenge, and two (2) Disaster Response Challenges. Participation in the Virtual Disaster Challenge is required only for teams working exclusively on control software development. The agency has not yet announced how much it intends to spend on the program or the size of the prize but previous contest awarded two million dollars for the top prize with one million dollars for the runner up. The full contest details and registration can be found here .

Why are there more unmanned platforms than customers?

Why are unmanned systems developers offering so many different kinds of platforms and ideas, when there is comparatively little demand by the civilian market? Why are there more offerings than customers?

Interview with Dr. Tom Van Doren, COO of HDT Robotics

Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, HDT Global is widely recognized as the world leader in the design and manufacture of many products in use by U.S. and allied military units, civilian governments, and commercial customers today.

Is Your Business Employing Automation?

It will be worth your time to analyze each segment of your business and decide if automation is right for your business and if automation can produce more efficiency or profit.

Adept and Bremer Werk fur Montagesysteme GmbH Deliver Future-Proof Assembly Concept for High-End Razors

When Philips, a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting products, decided to build an assembly line capable of manufacturing their current line of high-tech shavers and support any future redesigns, they turned to Adept Technology (Nasdaq:ADEP) as their supplier of robotics and flexible feeding systems.

Advantech's Five Mega Missions for Enabling the Intelligent Planet as Industrial Computing Enters its Golden Decade

According to IDC (International Data Corporation) research, the number of intelligent embedded devices worldwide will grow to 25 billion by 2020, with over 30% of these being in the energy, transportation, and surveillance sectors.

Powerful robot coupling for pallet handling

If machine tools are loaded automatically, a reliable, precise, and space saving workpiece change is playing an important role.

KLEENLine selects the ABB IRB 360 FlexPicker for its new, ultra-sanitary high-speed robotic pick-and-place system

The KLEENPick series features the IPK69 stainless steel FlexPicker model, hygienically designed for packaging applications with open food

Successful Turning Point

NEOFAME TECHNOLOGIES SDN BHD and Acad Pte.Ltd turned to cooperate with GstarCAD from their former partner. After established a long-term strategic relationship with GstarCAD, they are happy to find that the market share has enlarged gradually.

Free Full-Version Programmable Safety Controller Software Available From Omron STI For A Limited Time

Microsoft® Windows 7 compatible configuration software enables users to quickly and easily manage G9SP programmable safety controllers

Adept Technology Receives $1 Million Order From Major German Automotive Supplier

Bremer Werk fur Montagesysteme GmbH to Build Major Material Handling Program With Adept Articulated Robot Arms

ROSS CONTROLS Introduces New Flow Control and Pushbutton Valves

ROSS' new modestly-priced Flow Control valves offers great value by replacing pricier controls with its high flow, compact, and low profile design.

Microchip Announces Results of 2012 FIRST® Robotics Competition Arizona Regional

50 Teams from Four Countries Participated, Including 44 from Arizona; Any Student Participating on a FIRST Team Eligible to Apply for Over $14M in Scholarships

State-of-the-Art Murata Boy Robot to Visit Mouser Electronics

Mouser caters to design engineers and buyers by delivering What's Next in advanced technologies

QUAN Shakes Things Up in Robotics Sector with New CEO

Choosing a CEO with international ties made sense for the Company, as advancements in robotics have caused renewed enthusiasm around the world and across a number of industries

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