Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Choosing the Best Machine Vision Technique for Robot Guidance

There are numerous approaches to robot guidance using machine vision techniques, such as stereo vision and photogrammetry, time of flight, structured light, light coding, and laser triangulation.

"Robotics Skins" turn everyday objects into robots

Developed in the lab of Yale's Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, NASA-inspired robotic skins enable users to turn soft objects - a stuffed animal or a foam tube, for instance - into robots.

AI Could Beat Humans at Everything by 2030

Specialized AI applications will become both progressively ordinary and more useful by 2030, improving our economy and quality of life.

IDC Develops World’s First Web-Browsing Robot

IDC was briefed to develop a humanoid robot that was capable of typing with fingers like a human to mimic the typing of a user, at a typing speed of 3-4 keys/second.

Furniture Assembly – with Ensenso N35

As part of a research project, scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a robot that can independently assemble the individual components of an IKEA chair without interruption in less than ten minutes.

Batteries, the Heart of Your Drone

Does your battery have the ability to report battery statistics to you while it is airborne? Are you sure that battery will work for your important demo?

Transparency vs. Privacy

In autonomous vehicles, should the information in the vehicle’s storage be transparent (to all vehicles nearby) or should it all be kept private unless the vehicle’s owner wants to share that information publicly?

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RECORD BREAKER: IMTS 2018 LARGEST SHOW EVER

Exponential technology advances, strong economy propel North America’s premier manufacturing show

World Economic Forum: A.I. and robotics will create almost 60 million more jobs than they destroy by 2022

Saheli Roy Choudhury for CNBC: The outlook for job creation is more positive today because companies better understand what kind of opportunities are available to them due to developments in technology, according to WEF.

More Than 69,000 Students Worldwide to Explore Teamwork and Advanced Technology with FIRST® Tech Challenge ROVER RUCKUS Presented by Qualcomm

7,000 Teams of Students Tackle New Space-Themed Robotics Challenge During 2018-19 Season

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Medtronic To Acquire Mazor Robotics

Acquisition to Accelerate Medtronic's Strategy to Transform Spinal Procedures and Improve Outcomes Through Fully-Integrated Surgical Solutions

Precision XYZ to Present on Drones, IOT and Mapping at Solar Power International 2018

At SPI, Company Will Launch First Drone and Data Modelling Service Designed Exclusively for the Solar Industry

Miso Robotics Enhances Miso AI Platform to Include Frying Skills, Releases Pilot Program Results from Dodger Stadium

NSF International issues full certification for kitchen assistant product line to prepare food in commercial kitchens

Batteries not included: the importance of robot batteries

One of the key reasons for using an industrial robot to automate a process is to improve product quality, through increased reliability and accuracy. But for robots to be truly reliable and safe, engineers should ensure they have the correct power solutions. Here, Michele Windsor, global marketing manager at robot battery specialist Ultralife Corporation, explains the impact poor design and integration of batteries can have on industrial robots.

Social impact of AI is emerging as hot topic at Fog World Congress 2018

Fog World Congress 2018 will feature diverse topics ranging from tutorials and research to the social impact of AI, autonomous robotics and blockchain in fog environments

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Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces new lightweight versions of select gearhead products. The new gearheads are ideal for designs where weight is a critical factor. Building on the success of Harmonic Drive LLCs current gear units, new lightweight versions were the next logical evolution of the CS/ SH product lines. With weight reductions of 20-30% without any reduction in torque ratings, the Lightweight (LW) gear units provide exceptional torque density.

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BitFlow, INC.

BitFlow, INC.

BitFlow has been developing industrial frame grabbers and software for the imaging industry since 1993. We specialize in interfacing to cameras with very high data/frame rates; working in environments with complex triggering and I/O requirements; and running in applications where every CPU cycle is precious.