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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Advanced Motion Controls Announce 6 New Servo Drives capable of 100A peak and 60A continuous output

This new power range comes with a variety of network options including EtherCAT, CANopen, POWERLINK, Modbus and more.

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.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

maxon motor’s - Exoskeleton Joint Actuator

maxon motor's - Exoskeleton Joint Actuator

A brushless DC motor solution for use in hip and knee exoskeletons. This complete joint actuation unit consists of motor, gearhead, encoder and position controller. Fitting absolute encoder directly at the joint rotation provides designers increased positioning accuracy. The unit will deliver 54Nm of continuous torque and 120Nm on a 20% duty cycle. The system can be operated on supplies between 10 and 50V DC and the actuation speed is up to 22rpm.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

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.