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The Hydroponic, Robotic Future of Farming in Greenhouses

Matt Simon for Wired: The company is developing machine learning algorithms that will automatically detect diseased plants and kick them out of the system before the sickness spreads. Underdeveloped plants would also get the boot.

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

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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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.”

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.

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Robotics is breaking through into multiple service industries

In Munich, from 19 to 22 June, 2018, automatica will show why the automation industry is getting excited about new developments in service robotics, how these robots are seeing strong growth and are even emerging within some unexpected areas.

Join KUKA in Driving the Future at its Metal & Arc TechCenter Grand Opening

On Nov. 29-30 KUKA's Metal & Arc TechCenter grand opening will feature thirteen live robotic automation demonstrations, tours of the new TechCenter and presentations on the latest technology.

Need an assistant? KUKA offers robotic arms for integration into your medical device, on display at RSNA

At the 2017 RSNA show, KUKA is demonstrating sample applications in which the lightweight robot LBR Med can be integrated into your new systems to assist clinicians

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.

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