More interesting stuff from Festo - ExoHand, CogniGame, SmartInversion, NanoForceGripper
The plastics industry is booming.
At SPS IPC Drives 2015, the international exhibition for electric automation, systems and components from 24th to 26th November in Nuremberg, Festo presents current research projects from the Bionic Learning Network. The FlexShapeGripper and the eMotionButterflies are inspired by natural principles and demonstrate ways to transfer those to automation.
DAVEY ALBA for Wired: Locus Robotics is an offshoot of Massachusetts-based Quiet Logistics, a third-party order fulfillment company that gets merchandise out the door for big apparel retailers like Zara, Gilt Groupe, and Bonobos. And the idea behind its bots isn’t just to replace humans, but to create a system where everyone can work together more efficiently. What most people don’t realize in the age of push-button shopping is the “shopping” part doesn’t disappear. You the consumer are no longer at the store doing the physical work of tracking down the thing you want. But somebody still has to do it. For e-commerce, that task typically falls to a worker at a distribution center who must locate the product, make sure it’s not damaged, and send it off to be packed and shipped. This can be grueling, tedious work. More than anything else, it’s about walking. Lots of walking. Locus aims to have its bots do the walking instead. Cont'd...
Using the ROS Navigation suite from the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF), we highlight a solution employing the Rhoeby Dynamics R2D LiDAR, a low-cost LiDAR device
Household Robots to Lead in Adoption, with Strong Growth in Robotic Personal Assistants, Robotic Toys, and Educational Robots
Introducing Two Innovative Robotic Systems to Change the way Gas Utilities Manage Cast Iron Infrastructure
Michigan-based global IT service provider Syntel collaborates with companies about tying their revenue model to an intelligent automation strategy noting the challenge is as much about strategic planning as it is about the solution. "Intelligent automation is in a very nascent phase of development and the large service providers, thus far, have not educated the market well on the implications of these innovations and their investments," suggested by the HfS report. Syntel starts the automation discussion around ROI analyses. This way, Syntel and the client can determined what components are scalable enough to justify the business case.
The rotating joint of robot has complicated structure and inconvenient installation, but we could adopt electrical slip ring to realize 360 degree with unlimited rotations freely in the robot, which through slip ring to transmit power and signal.
Ingenious Remote Operated Aircraft Tug unveiled in North America to ease Airport Ground Handling and to generate up to 40% more Hangar and Parking Space
World's only Aviation Tow Vehicle that can turn an Aircraft 360 Degrees on the Spot without turning the Airplanes Nose Gear is utilizing unused hard to reach Areas that are not accessible with conventional Aircraft Tow Tugs. A new Generation of Towbarless Ground Handling Equipment.
For the second year, the Robotics Alley Conference & Expo will offer a free career fair for engineering, manufacturing and technical professionals.
Consumer Robots, Enterprise Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Will Drive the Rapid Diversification of the Sector beyond Traditional Industrial Markets
Industrial automation provider announces immediate availability of software update for its comprehensive all-in-one diagnostic tool
Silicon Valley Robotics Releases Service Robotics Case Study Showcasing New Roles for Robots in Today's Economy
Silicon Valley Robotics today published the first in a series of case studies in service robotics showcasing the new ways in which robots can enrich our economy, creating new positions in the retail, logistics, health and hospitality industries.
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Personal & Service Robots - Featured Product
ST Robotics have decades of experience in industrial robots having sold hundreds of robots over the years. The company has 3 main models, R12, R17 and R19 all using a unique simple industrial technology that dramatically reduces costs resulting in the lowest priced industrial robots available. The same uncomplicated technology vastly improves reliability. ST backs this up with a 2 year warranty. Typical applications are routine testing, sample handling and also education. The software is a different paradigm from most robots. It is command based; you type a command and see immediate action. Programming is a building block approach, building confidence as you program in small 'mind-sized bytes'. ST offers free unlimited technical support.