Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Carnegie Mellon Research - Invisible, Stretchable Circuits

The mission of my lab is to discover new types of materials that will allow machines, robots, and electronics to be more compatible with our everyday environment.

The Many Uses of Bellows

Bellows are most often used to protect critical components. Actuators used in motion control equipment are often exposed to contaminants ranging from dust and abrasive grit to metal chips and weld spatter.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Students Creating Security Robot Prototype for U.S. Air Force

Using an all-terrain wheelchair as a platform, the undergraduates are building a communications network and algorithms for autonomy, navigation, and vision processing as part of a student challenge

Getting Exoskeletons and Transporters into Every Home

We picture a reality where they have safe robots in the home to help lift heavy pots off the stove or heavy baskets off the floor, or walking robots that can carry groceries home or carry luggage.


Conventional vs. Robotic Palletizing

Rather than getting immersed in ambiguous statistics and marketing buzzwords like flexible or fixed automation, this paper looks at the specific applications that favor each technology to chart the future of palletizing automation.

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Ava Robotics Announces New Video Collaboration Solution to Increase Productivity and Eliminate Physical Boundaries

Start-up Founded by Former iRobot Ava Remote Presence Team to Further Vision for Autonomous Robots in the Workplace by Leveraging Cisco Video Technology

Artificial Intelligence Startup Announces New Breed of Mobile Autonomous Robots

With this new application in mobile robotics, the company plans to use its Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) technology combined with deep learning and to pioneer in a new generation of robots.

Segway Robotics Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Loomo - The World's First Mobile Robot Sidekick

Loomo can follow the rider autonomously as a robot sidekick, and also has a playful personality. Loomo also comes with a free Android-based SDK for professional developers and enthusiasts alike to build on top of Segway's mobility + AI platform.

LineRanger robot: Innovative live-line inspection solution

Hydro-Québec has developed a robot to inspect transmission line conductor bundles. This world first is a product of the inspection and maintenance robotics team that works out of the company’s research centre, IREQ.

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Clearpath Robotics Open Sources TurtleBot Euclid Design

Turtlebot Euclid will no longer be offered as a commercially available platform

Endeavor Robotics Captures $9.2 Million Follow-On Award to Deliver Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles to U.S. Marine Corps

New order builds on previous procurement by Marines for advanced tactical robot solutions

Good Things Come in Pairs: OCTOPUZ 2.0 and New Community and Support Center

OCTOPUZ 2.0, the latest version of OCTOPUZ' robotic programming and simulation software has been released! Along with the launch of our new release, we have launched a new Community and Support Center for our Maintenance Customers and Partners.

Eliport announces its equity crowdfunding page for last-mile delivery robots

Ex-CTO of Glovo and ex-Head of Sales of Degustabox launch equitycrowdfunding campaign for new autonomous robot start-up

Alexa, start mowing! Husqvarna launches "Just ask Alexa!" for robotic mowers

-Husqvarna, the world leader in robotic mowing, announces that Husqvarna robotic mowers will be compatible with the cloud-based voice service Alexa -With the integration, homeowners with Husqvarna Automower® will be able to start, stop, park and get status-updates from their mower by asking Alexa

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Kayla Mathews - Contributing Author

Kayla Mathews - Contributing Author

Matthews is a tech journalist and writer, whose work has appeared on websites such as VentureBeat, The Week, VICE's Motherboard and She is also a senior writer at MakeUseOf and the owner of