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RIA to Present Gudrun Litzenberger and Esben Østergaard with Engelberger Robotics Awards

The awards recognize outstanding individuals from all over the world. Since the award’s inception in 1977, it has been bestowed upon 126 robotics leaders from 17 different nations. This year the awards will be presented in the categories of leadership and technology.

Using CNNs in Cars

Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) are going to play a crucial role in the development of self-driving cars. Applications include driver alertness monitoring, driver gaze tracking, seat occupancy and more

RoboticsTomorrow - Catching up with David Sands of ST Robotics

Markets tend to fluctuate, for example we have not had much interest from the pharmaceutical world in recent years. However there has been a big increase in the use of robots for product testing.

How Self-driving Vehicles Contribute to a Culture of Safety

Companies recognize that maintaining a safe work environment is just as important as increasing productivity. It’s maximizing the safety and efficiency of a facility that matters most, and SDVs are a tool both manufacturers and warehouses can use to makes this possible

Dürr Building Smart and Resource-efficient Paint Shop in Mexico

Dürr is building a paint shop in Mexico for its customer BMW Group that meets the requirements for connected Industry 4.0 production. This ultra-modern plant features the first integrated smart factory concept from Dürr in the world is being built at San Luis Potosi

Robotic Technology Goes Beyond Automation

While the obvious benefit of robotic technology is to automate business processes, there are an abundance of opportunities for robotic technology to improve the lives of humans without engaging in automation.

Advancement of Robots in Medicine

Robotic surgery is deemed by and large safer than open surgery. The hospital stay is shorter, reducing the risk of infection; pain and discomfort is reduced; recovery time is faster; and blood loss and transfusions are lessened.

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Rutgers Researchers Create a 3D-Printed Smart Gel That Walks Underwater, Moves Objects

The watery creation could lead to soft robots that mimic sea animals like the octopus, which can walk underwater and bump into things without damaging them.

Homecare Robotics and APAC Push Consumer Robotics Market to 100 Million shipments by 2026

Homecare robots are already the primary driver of revenue for the wider consumer robotics market. This trend is expected to increase, following a banner year of revenue and shipment growth from floor care market leader iRobot.

Humanizing Exoskeletons for Soldiers, Workers and Paraplegics

Combat troops, miners, fire-fighters, EMS and disaster personnel are among those who can benefit from Draper's new approach to developing exosystems.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Mouser Electronics Receives Top Distribution Award from Littelfuse

"Mouser is grateful for this important recognition from Littelfuse," said Glenn Smith, Mouser's President and CEO. "Littelfuse and Mouser have a collaborative, innovation-focused partnership aimed at meeting customer needs through best-in-class service. We look forward to continuing and growing this outstanding partnership."

Co-founder and CTO of Universal Robots wins Engelberger Award - the "Nobel Prize" of Robotics

Esben Østergaard, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Universal Robots, a market leader of collaborative robots, has been awarded the automation industry's most prestigious honor, the Engelberger Robotics Award.

Integrated Industries Conference At HANNOVER MESSE USA To Spotlight Industry 4.0 Topics

"As part of our newly branded HANNOVER MESSE USA event, the 2018 Integrated Industries Conference offers a perfect platform to preview and discuss trending IIoT, Industry 4.0, and smart factory topics from around the globe," said Larry Turner, President & CEO of Hannover Fairs USA. "Conference attendees will gain the necessary competitive advantages to help them thrive in today's rapidly evolving manufacturing environment," added Turner.

Plus One Robotics Exits Stealth, Announces Funding Round

Leader in robot perception exits stealth to release commercial product

Makeblock's mBot Series Robots Accredited for Quality Education by Kokoa Education Standard

Makeblock announced that its mBot series STEAM education products received accreditation from the Finnish education standard agency Kokoa, and thus Makeblock became the first Chinese educational robotics company ever accredited by Kokoa.

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