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Drones in the Wind Industry

Drone-based inspections provide cost reduction and revenue enhancement opportunities of over $600/turbine when compared to ground-based inspections. The savings value is two folds ($1200/turbine) when compared to corrective/reactionary maintenance.

RoboticsTomorrow.com – Q&A with Bionik Laboratories

Home-use assistive devices will first require a great deal of training and effort for the user. As a result, we thought the integration of the Amazon Echo would greatly assist this process, and facilitate ease of use as Echo also continues to improve.

Keio University Research: Innovative touch sensitive avatar-robotic arm based on real time haptics

Researchers at Keio University’s Haptics Research Center have developed a ‘real-time-avatar-robotic arm’ that transmits sound, vision, and highly sensitive feelings of touch to remotely located users. This innovative touch sensitive robotic technology was reported in t

IRobot's Colin Angle on the Home Run of Robotics (It's Not A.I.)

Robert Buderi for Xconomy: “helping people stay in their home as they age and maintain the lifestyle advantages of living at home.” And that means, he says, “We’re going to need a lot of robots.”

Robotic Solutions in the Supply Chain

Following a number of successful implementations, we’re starting to see robots and their human counterparts work side by side in warehouses, deliveries and at sorting centers. Logistics plays a fundamental role in the success of the manufacturing process and by using robot

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Tracking rogue drones with DJI's new Aeroscope system

Lauren Goode for The Verge: Martino calls this box “the gizmos,” but its real name is Aeroscope. It’s DJI’s new solution for detecting rogue drones that are flying nearby.

Boston Dynamics CEO: 'Robotics will be bigger than the Internet'

Catherine Clifford for CNBC: "The Internet lets every person reach out and touch all the information in the world. But robotics lets you reach out and touch and manipulate all the stuff in the world — and so it is not just restricted to information, it is everything,"

Humanoid robot market to double by 2023, industrial robotics to hit $72B

Alison DeNisco Rayome for TechRepublic: By 2023, we will see an increasing use of humanoid robots for education, as well as in the retail industry, to better personalize customer support.

DARPA laying groundwork for growth in-space robotics

Sandra Erwin for Space News: DARPA pioneered the concept of using robots for in-space repairs and more recently invested millions of dollars in a public-private partnership with Space Systems Loral to build an autonomous vehicle for servicing satellites 36,000 kilometers ab

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MDP Series Axial Fans Now Updated With IP68 Degree of Protection

Oriental Motor is pleased to announce the reclassification of the MDP Series axial fans from IP55 to IP68 degree of protection.

DC Input Multi-Axis Closed Loop, Absolute Type Stepper Motor Driver with EtherCAT

Oriental Motor is pleased to announce the release of our new DC input AZ Series Multi-Axis Drivers with built-in EtherCAT communications based on the closed loop, absolute type AZ Series driver.

High Speed ADC/DAC Module Family Extended by VadaTech

VadaTech, a manufacturer of embedded boards and complete application-ready platforms, has added four new products to the range of GSPS ADC and DAC modules with integrated FPGA, available in OpenVPX and AMC form factor.

OCTOPUZ At iREX 2017

OCTOPUZ Japanese reseller, JBM, will be exhibiting at iREX 2017. Live robotic cells #ArmedWithOCTOPUZ will be operating in the booth. Come say hi!

Khronos Releases Updated OpenVX Adopters Program

Includes full conformance test suite for the latest OpenVX 1.2

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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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