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How Will Robots Learn?

The basic idea of AI problem-solving is very simple, but its implementation is not so simple. The AI robot collects information about a situation through sensors. The computer compares this information to stored data and decides what the information suggests. The computer ru

Wrist​ ​Camera​ ​Increases​ ​Daily​ ​Production​ ​to​ ​Deliver Big​ ​Orders​ ​in​ ​Tight​ ​Delays

Mississippi’s WALT Machine Inc. specializes in high-precision optical work for scientific camera assemblies. Each spring WALT Machine must meet a massive challenge: Deliver around 6000 camera housings in 2 months’ time, with only one CNC machine.

How many robots does it take to change a light bulb?

Tim Sandle for Digital Journal: A newly created robotic gripper has researchers at University of California - San Diego excited. The 'friendly' new robot could help advance the automation of construction and building works.

Wind River Brings Safety-Critical Expertise to Functional Safety for Industrial IoT

With the accelerating growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), it is increasingly important to identify and implement safety-related systems for smart grids, connected vehicles, robotics, industrial control systems, smart factories, and more.

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Special Tradeshow Coverage for FABTECH 2017

FABTECH 2017 will be held from November 6th - 9th in Chicago, Illinois. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Zume Pizza lands $48 million in funding for robotic pizza delivery

Greg Nichols for ZDNet: The process begins on a robotic assembly line in a centralized kitchen, but pizzas finish cooking in ovens inside of trucks en route to delivery.

Sony will relaunch its robotics business in 2018 with a dog-like robot designed for homes.

Amit Katwala for IMECHE: The new model will incorporate internet connectivity and have the ability to control domestic appliances with voice commands, like the Amazon Echo or Google Home devices, but will also behave and move like a real dog.

The future of robots could be tiny origami bots that fold into different shapes

Guanhong Hu for Quartz: Shuhei Miyashita and his team used the origami concept to make exoskeletons for a magnetic cube robot, called “Primer”, letting it morph on demand to do various things in different conditions.

Colleges Are Marketing Drone Pilot Courses, but the Career Opportunities Are Murky

Elizabeth Woyke for MIT Technology Review: At least 15 community colleges offer them, but it’s not clear how many students parlay their new skills into jobs.

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Novotechnik: New Multi-Turn Sensors With A Clutch

The clutch produces a click sound to let users know they have reached end-of-range and it permits continued turn past end-scale.

FANUC America Introduces National Certifications for Robotics and Advanced Automation

The industry-education certifications are the result of an 18-month collaboration of more than 150 subject matter experts from FANUC America, industry, automation system integrators, and leading advisors and instructors from high schools, community colleges, and universities.

DELTA LINE presents Fulling's new 15W 32mm flat brushless motor

Following the successful introduction of the 45BLW, Fulling has extended its platform of BLDC motors with the launching of a new 15W flat brushless motor, the 32BLW. The 32BLW, 32mm in diameter, 17.9mm in length, is an 8 Pole open design product enabling optimal heat dispersion, and ability to achieve smooth operation at low speeds as well as having the capability of high speeds in excess of 5000 rpm, which further pushes the 32BLW limits of use in your application.

Premiere event of Embedded Vision Europe was great success

Participants and exhibitors of EVE 2017 alike are confident about new conference in Stuttgart

CEVA and LG Electronics Partner for Smart 3D Camera Solution

LG's high-performance 3D camera module utilizes Rockchip RK1608 with multi-core CEVA-XM4 vision DSPs to process a range of advanced workloads - including Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM), Stereo Disparity and 3D point cloud - for a wide range of markets and applications

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Intelligrated - Robotic integration capabilities

Intelligrated has deep experience implementing robotic solutions that work seamlessly with existing automated equipment and is recognized by the Robotic Industries Association as a certified robot integrator. The company's extensive robotic integration capabilities include solution development, design engineering and project management, complete manufacturing capabilities, installation and commissioning, and lifecycle support services.

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Maplesoft

Maplesoft has provided mathematics-based software solutions to educators, engineers, and researchers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for over 25 years.