UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Forum, on October 28, 2016, Will Focus on Shared Autonomy

On October 28, 2016, the University of California San Diego will host the annual Contextual Robotics Forum, a one-day event featuring talks by world leaders and local researchers developing robotics for the benefit of society. This year's theme is "Shared Autonomy: New Directions in Human-Machine Interaction".

Japanese Robotics Giant Gives Its Arms Some Brains

Will Knight for MIT Technology Review:  The big, dumb, monotonous industrial robots found in many factories could soon be quite a bit smarter, thanks to the introduction of machine-learning skills that are moving out of research labs at a fast pace. Fanuc, one of the world’s largest makers of industrial robots, announced that it will work with Nvidia, a Silicon Valley chipmaker that specializes in artificial intelligence, to add learning capabilities to its products. The deal is important because it shows how recent advances in AI are poised to overhaul the manufacturing industry. Today’s industrial bots are typically programmed to do a single job very precisely and accurately. But each time a production run changes, the robots then need to be reprogrammed from scratch, which takes time and technical expertise.   Cont'd...

Japan Robot Week 2016 Gearing up to Welcome Visitors from October 19th to 21st

This year's event features The 7th Robot Award ceremony and exhibition, joint exhibitions from universities and laboratories, and other fascinating programs related to service robots.

A Look at a Danish Robotics Cluster

Clusters don't just happen by accident. They need knowledge sharing, community spirit and participation by all of the stakeholders.

ENCODER PRODUCTS COMPANY INTRODUCES THE PROGRAMMABLE MODEL 25SP ENCODER

The Model 25SP Programmable Size 25 Accu-CoderPro™ shaft encoder is specifically designed for the challenges of an industrial environment.

Rethink Robotics' Sawyer Enters Korean Market with TPC Mechatronics

Global manufacturer uses smart, collaborative Sawyer robot to improve results for customers

PRIZM™ Brings Coding to the TETRIX® Robotics World

TETRIX® robotics has been affecting classrooms and competitions around the world since 2008. The TETRIX MAX and TETRIX PRIME building systems have brought simplicity, reliability, and quality to the remote-controlled robotics space - and now Pitsco Education brings those same virtues to autonomous robotics with the introduction of the TETRIX PRIZM™ Robotics Controller.

Toshiba Machine's BAIII Cartesian Robot Series from TM Robotics Eliminates Calibration Steps for Significant Time and Cost Savings

Toshiba Machine Adds Plug-and-Play Capabilities To Its Most Recent Actuator for Immediate Results, Improved Time to Market

Microscan Demonstrates Inline Inspection at The ASSEMBLY Show 2016

Microscan will showcase machine vision innovations, vision-guided robotics and new products from booth #1705 at The ASSEMBLY SHOW at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL October 25-27.

Rethink Robotics Leads in Research and Education with Open Source SDK

Introduces high performance Sawyer robot with software development kit

Google Canceled the Launch of a Robotic Arm After it Failed the 'Toothbrush Test'

Mark Bergen for Bloomberg:  Google published research this week detailing how its software enables robots to learn from one another. To demonstrate, the company’s scientists showed videos featuring robotic arms whirling inside its labs. Google’s robotics group built those machines and wanted to sell them to manufacturers, warehouse operators and others. However, executives at Google parent Alphabet Inc. nixed the plan because it failed Chief Executive Officer Larry Page’s "toothbrush test," a requirement that the company only ship products used daily by billions of people, according to people familiar with the situation.   Cont'd...

SWaP Old VME Power Supplies For New Power-Packed Models

Announcing our new power supplies for VME embedded systems in industrial and military markets.

Omron Exhibits at CEATEC JAPAN2016

-Announces +Think New Technology Solutions for Social Issues -Holds Guinness World Records ® Certification Ceremony for Robot Table Tennis Tutor

NEXCOM EtherCAT Master Controllers Accelerate Real-Time Control to Push Production to Full Throttle

Targeting high-speed real-time motion control systems, NEXCOM master controllers NET series can accelerate the execution of complex automation schemes, intricate robot control, and sophisticated image processing, allowing deterministic control and machine vision integration of advanced motion control applications.

Quanergy Names Patrick Archambault as Director of Strategic Financial Planning

Former Goldman Sachs lead analyst Patrick Archambault joins leading LiDAR provider Quanergy.

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