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"Robotics Skins" turn everyday objects into robots

Developed in the lab of Yale's Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, NASA-inspired robotic skins enable users to turn soft objects - a stuffed animal or a foam tube, for instance - into robots.

AI Could Beat Humans at Everything by 2030

Specialized AI applications will become both progressively ordinary and more useful by 2030, improving our economy and quality of life.

IDC Develops World’s First Web-Browsing Robot

IDC was briefed to develop a humanoid robot that was capable of typing with fingers like a human to mimic the typing of a user, at a typing speed of 3-4 keys/second.

Furniture Assembly – with Ensenso N35

As part of a research project, scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a robot that can independently assemble the individual components of an IKEA chair without interruption in less than ten minutes.

Batteries, the Heart of Your Drone

Does your battery have the ability to report battery statistics to you while it is airborne? Are you sure that battery will work for your important demo?

Transparency vs. Privacy

In autonomous vehicles, should the information in the vehicle’s storage be transparent (to all vehicles nearby) or should it all be kept private unless the vehicle’s owner wants to share that information publicly?

Soft Multi-functional Robots Get Really Small

A new approach for fabricating soft materials at the millimeter scale paves the way to a new generation of flexible microrobots for medical and environmental tasks.

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RECORD BREAKER: IMTS 2018 LARGEST SHOW EVER

Exponential technology advances, strong economy propel North America’s premier manufacturing show

World Economic Forum: A.I. and robotics will create almost 60 million more jobs than they destroy by 2022

Saheli Roy Choudhury for CNBC: The outlook for job creation is more positive today because companies better understand what kind of opportunities are available to them due to developments in technology, according to WEF.

More Than 69,000 Students Worldwide to Explore Teamwork and Advanced Technology with FIRST® Tech Challenge ROVER RUCKUS Presented by Qualcomm

7,000 Teams of Students Tackle New Space-Themed Robotics Challenge During 2018-19 Season

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Resilience to be New Part of CES 2019

New conference program and exhibit area will feature tech keeping us healthy and safe

Electric Vehicles from Sokon to be Painted with Highly Flexible Seven-Axis Robots

Dürr general contractor for construction of paint shop in Chongqing, China

Dig Into STEM Learning with UBTECH's Newest JIMU Robot BuilderBots Series: Overdrive Kit

Faster and More Versatile Than Ever, the JIMU Robot BuilderBots Series: Overdrive Kit Expands the Best-Selling BuilderBots Series with New Programmable Motors, Sensors, and More

Zivid 3D machine vision enables first fully automated e-fulfillment robot at DHL

Robomotive integrates Zivid One 3D color camera in warehouse robotic picking cell.

Mouser Electronics and Marvell Enter Global Distribution Agreement

Mouser Electronics announces a global distribution agreement with Marvell Semiconductor, a provider of storage, processing, networking, security and connectivity semiconductor solutions. Mouser will distribute Marvell industry-leading Fast Ethernet and Alaska Gigabit Ethernet PHY transceivers.

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Zimmer Group - THE PREMIUM GRIPPER NOW WITH IO-LINK

Zimmer Group - THE PREMIUM GRIPPER NOW WITH IO-LINK

IO-Link is the first standardized IO technology worldwide for communication from the control system to the lowest level of automation.

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IDS Imaging Development Systems Inc.

IDS Imaging Development Systems Inc.

IDS is a leading manufacturer of industrial cameras "Made in Germany" with USB or GigE interfaces. Equipped with state of the art CMOS sensors, the extensive camera portfolio ranges from low-cost project cameras, to small, powerful models with PoE functionality or robust cameras with housings that fulfill the prerequisites for protection code IP65/67. For quick, easy and precise 3D machine vision tasks IDS offers the Ensenso series. With the novel vision app-based sensors and cameras of IDS NXT the company opens up a new dimension in image processing. Whether in an industrial or non-industrial setting: IDS cameras and sensors assist companies worldwide in optimizing processes, ensuring quality, driving research, conserving raw materials, and serving people. They provide reliability, efficiency and flexibility for your application.