Development of Battery-Free Multi-Rotation Absolute Encoder

In recent years, there have been many demands for equipment with high productivity to have a system that retains positioning information, even after the main power supply is turned off.

Advances in farming robotics could address shortage in agricultural workers

By Steve Brachmann for IPWatchDog:  More and more, the agricultural world is looking towards the mechanization of labor processes through robotics as a way of potentially increasing their productivity. Robotics was identified as a sector of investment growth in agricultural tech by an April 2014 white paper on agriculture technologies published by the entrepreneurship and education non-profit Kauffman Foundation. Robotics is a regular focus of ours here on IPWatchdog, most recently visited in our coverage of the incredible advancements in walking and jumping robotics pioneered by Boston Dynamics, a Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) subsidiary. With American farmers already heavily involved in the regulatory conversation involving the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, we thought that it would be interesting to delve into the world of farming robotics and see the recent advances in that particular field.

It’s important to understand first that the robotics being developed for commercial use on farms won’t be stand-alone humanoid units ranging through fields to pick crops. Any piece of hardware implementing an algorithm which automates some of the manual work of farming falls under this heading. One good example of this is the LettuceBot, a precision thinning technology which works to visually characterize plants in a lettuce row, identify which plants to keep and eliminating unwanted plants to optimize yield. The unit doesn’t move by itself but is guided along by a tractor instead. The technology has been developed by Blue River Technology of Sunnyvale, CA, a company which has attracted $13 million in investment between 2011 and 2014 to commercialize this product. The LettuceBot’s creators hope toprovide the technology as a third-party service to farm owners before manufacturing the unit for commercial sale.  Cont'd...

Adept Technology Wins Award for Lynx Mobile Robot with Enhanced Navigation

"Lynx robots are providing users around the world with rapid, dependable goods delivery inside their warehouses, factories, and other facilities, improving their operations' efficiency and safety and lowering costs."

Large aperture Direct Drive Air bearing Rotary tables

This rotary table combines axial brushless RotoLinear motoring modules and planar air bearings integrated into compact, direct drive configuration and provides unlimited rotation with precise positioning and velocity controls.

Researchers Develop Three-Fingered Soft Robotic Hand with Embedded Fiber Optic Sensors

Optical sensors may be uniquely suited for use in robotic hands, according to Carnegie Mellon University researchers who have developed a three-fingered soft robotic hand with multiple embedded fiber optic sensors. They also have created a new type of stretchable optical sensor.

ASSEMBLY Magazine to Present Three Educational Sessions at the 2015 ASSEMBLY Show

The ASSEMBLY Show will take place from Tuesday, October 28, through Thursday, October 30, 2015 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

Shyft Advanced Manufacturing Celebrates Certification Milestone

On October 6, 2015 Shyft Advanced Manufacturing will host an open house from 3PM - 7PM at its Woodinville facility located at 20004 144th Ave NE, Woodinville Washington 98072 to celebrate its most recent accomplishments in achieving both UL and ISO 9001:2008 certification.

SME Nashville Chapter to Host Manufacturing Day Celebration of Industry and Education October 2

Joint day-long event held with Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Tennessee Manufacturers Association

PACK EXPO - Epson Featuring Wasatch RIP Software in Pack Expo Booth

Software Demonstrated on ColorWorks C7500 and SureColor T3270

Special Tradeshow Report for PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015

PACK EXPO 2015 will be held from September 28th - 30th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Two sensors get the bigger picture: High-performance smart cameras for OEM applications

Vision Components offers these ultra-small products for cost-sensitive OEM applications where installation space is limited.

Festo opens Scharnhausen Technology Plant

Production plant of the future for valves, valve terminals and electronics--- Festo's Scharnhausen Technology Plant in the high-tech country that is Germany is at the forefront of automation for the future.

TM Robotics Exhibits New Toshiba Machine Robots for First Time in Canada at Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show

Demo shows off Toshiba Machine's cost-effective TVL500 6-axis and THL300 SCARA solutions

Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge Announces Call for Proposals

Robotics Competition boasts 5 million USD prizes for teams who complete complicated tasks

Autonomous Marine Systems Named Pitchfire Winner at RoboBusiness 2015

Autonomous Marine Systems is a marine data company changing the way the world explores and studies the oceans.

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