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Adaptive Robots

It combines high-performance force control, computer vision and advanced AI technologies, which enables the robot to adapt to the complicated environments, and accomplish better “hand-eye” coordination like human does.

Teradyne to Acquire AutoGuide Mobile Robots

• Supplier of High-Payload Autonomous Mobile Robots Complements Teradyne MiR’s Leading AMR Position. • AutoGuide offers uniquely modular autonomous mobile tuggers and forklifts for high-payload material transport of up to 10,000 pounds (4,500 kg).

Is Software the Future of Robotics?

Robots and software work hand in hand, but what does this mean in concrete terms? How is software essential for robots? Why and how is it necessary to develop software specifically adapted to robotic applications? What are the future trends in software for robotics?

Teaching Robots to Help People in their Homes

This method teaches a robot how to perform a single example task, while simulation addresses the problem in a more statistical way, conducting tens of thousands of virtual experiments to find the right solution for performing that task.

Sensorless Control of Brushless Motors

Many applications would benefit from a brushless motor without a sensor. There are various options for realizing this. A method developed by maxon is now setting new standards for precision and reliability.

Vision in Challenging Lighting Environments

Digital image sensors work based on the Photoelectric effect. When the image sensor is exposed to light (photons), an equivalent charge is produced by the image sensor. It is then converted to image data.

Next-Gen Control System for Prosthetics

At its core, the Coapt Gen2 system uses algorithmic pattern classification to determine wearers' intuitive, real-time intent for moving the joints of a prosthetic arm and/or hand.

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ABB demonstrates concept of mobile laboratory robot for Hospital of the Future

• Mobile and autonomous YuMi® laboratory robot will be designed to work alongside medical staff and lab workers • New robotics technologies will be developed in ABB’s first global healthcare research hub at Texas Medical Center (TMC) Innovation Institute in Houston

World's first haptic telerobot hand (Tactile Telerobot) to officially launch at first public event at CEATEC 2019 in Japan

The exhibit will be divided into several scenario-based themes, each demonstrating a distinctive way to implement the technology. There will be scenarios for the use of robots in a kitchen, school, fish market, living room, laboratory and skill sharing.

Search and Destroy: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Students Build a Robotic System to Find and Safely Detonate Landmines

Student teams are developing an autonomous rover and payload-deploying drone to find and safely destroy hidden munitions that kill or maim as many as 20,000 people around the world each year.

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Unique cameras for unique requirements

uEye ACP cameras enable individual solutions based on a modular principle

Olis Robotics Selected by Maxar to Provide AI-Driven Robotic Operator Planning Software for NASA Mission to the Moon

Maxar Technologies Selects Olis Robotics to Provide New Levels of Precision Control for Lunar Lander Robotic Arm

KUKA Robotics Showcases LBR iiwa Solution and Human-Robot Collaboration Strategies at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest Show 2019

KUKA will be exhibiting and presenting at the Midwest's largest medtech event from Oct. 23-24

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Discover the world of drive technology from a leading worldwide supplier of innovative customized drives. - Manufacturer of brushed and brushless DC motors, gearheads and motion controllers - Custom drive systems, quantities as low as a single unit - Certified for aerospace and medical applications

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Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC (HDLLC) designs and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear components. Harmonic Drive® gears play critical roles in robotics, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics. We work with industry-leading customers and companies of all sizes to provide both standard product and custom-engineered solutions. The majority of the products sold by HDLLC are proudly made at our US headquarters and manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.