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New Exoskeleton is Revolutionizing Work Processes

The Airframe is designed like a backpack and can be adjusted to almost any body size with an adjustable frame and straps. It supports the upper extremities of professionals and skilled trade workers who are exposed to repetitive arm motions and/or stationary arm elevation.

How Robots Are Changing the Way We Do Surgery

As we see more widespread acceptance for robots in general, we'll likely see even more automation in health care — but some of it is already here.

Milrem Robotics is Developing a Firefighting and Search and Rescue UGV

Known mostly for their smart warfare systems - Milrem Robotics - is entering the commercial market with its firefighting and search and rescue unmanned ground vehicle being developed together with rescue services.

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.


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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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

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.

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IDS Imaging Development Systems - Vision app-based industrial cameras: Versatile like smartphones

Market launch: IDS presents novel vision app-based sensors and camerasIDS NXT: Novel vision app-based sensors and cameras from IDS

Logic Supply Launches CL200 Ultra Small Form Factor IoT Edge Device

The CL200 USFF Computer brings versatile wireless connectivity, and Logic Supply's Hardshell Fanless Technology, to the company's smallest, most affordable fanless PC ever.

Universal Robots Drives Cost Savings, Improved Quality and Worker Ergonomics at PSA Group, Europe's Second-Largest Car Manufacturer

With significant results in just eight months, PSA Group will modernize all of its European manufacturing sites with its patented production system that integrates UR robots

All Maple 2018 Users Will Benefit from Enhanced User Experience

Release includes substantial improvements to how customers interact with Maple

Mencom Industrial Media Converters

Fiber connectivity is no longer a problem in industrial networks with Mencom Media Converters

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