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It Takes a Swarm: These Robots Talk to Each Other, Make Decisions as a Group

As the old saying doesn’t exactly go: hundreds of artificial minds are better than one.

MiR200 Improves Safety, Quality, and Competitiveness at Metro Plastics

Using the robot’s built-in Wi-Fi interface, operators will use tablets installed at each press to call the robot to pick up finished products and take them directly to the quality department, optimizing the robot’s use.

Autonomous Mobility Grows Its Sea Legs - Toyota AI Investment in Sea Machines

From Toyota AI blog: The company’s products work with vessels of all sizes including workboats, merchant container ships, and even cruise ships. What’s more, they support both existing and new marine vessels.

Meet the Free-flying Camera on the ISS

Meet the new colleague for the crew of the International Space Station (ISS): an autonomous camera drone. The small sphere films the astronauts at work and this drone could potentially save about ten percent of their valuable working time.

Fauna Robotica

In millions of years of evolution, nature has produced many sophisticated locomotor systems that engineers use as inspiration for creating better robots. We show some current technical developments that are highly advanced.

LiDAR Solution for Mass Production and Adoption

LiDAR offers a number of advantages over other perception solutions, enabling smart machines to “see” far distances and generate a 3D representation of their surrounding environment to detect obstacles and make intelligent navigation decisions.

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NIDEC GPM Strengthens Innovative Capacity Thanks to Mobile Robots

Before their first mission, the robots first travelled all over the factory floor and mapped out their future working environment. For this the robots rely on a powerful laser scanner. On this basis, the mobile robots can get their bearings later ...

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Synapse Unveils "Gerard," The Contextually-Aware Robotic Assistant That Really Understands Us

Autonomous robot showcases contextual awareness and next-generation natural UI

Brain Corp to Provide AI Services to Walmart

Walmart's BrainOS-powered floor scrubbers allow store associates to quickly map a route during an initial training ride and then activate autonomous floor cleaning with the press of a single button.

Amazon AWS RoboMaker

RoboMaker extends the most widely used open-source robotics software framework, Robot Operating System (ROS), with connectivity to cloud services.

Unmanned & Other Topics - News Headlines

Neurotechnology Releases SentiBotics Robot Navigation Development Kit

The new SentiBotics release provides tools for the development of autonomous robot navigation

BIONIK Laboratories Announces Multi-Year Purchase Agreement and Ongoing Relationship with Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services for InMotion Arm™ Robotic Systems

Multi-year commitment will place InMotion Arm™ Robots in existing and future Kindred Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals across the United States

e-con Systems launches 5MP Low Noise USB 3.1 Gen 1 Camera

See3CAM_CU55 - 5MP Low Noise Fixed focus USB 3.0 Camera based on AR0521 CMOS Sensor and ISP from OnSemi™; Features superior low light sensitivity; Streams Full HD@60fps

Unmanned & Other Topics - Featured Product

ATI Industrial Automation at IMTS 2018

ATI Industrial Automation at IMTS 2018

ATI Industrial Automation's MC-10 Manual Tool Changer provides a cost-effective solution for quickly changing tools by hand. Its compact yet robust design is optimized for collaborative robot applications. The ergonomic twist-collar locking mechanism ensures a secure attachment of the tool and easy manual operation with tactile feedback. This Manual Tool Changer can carry payloads of up to 22 lbs and includes multiple fail-safe features that resist vibration and prevent loosening. The MC-10 Manual Tool Changer has integrated air pass-through connections and options to connect electrical utilities if needed. ATI will feature the new MC-10 along with a variety of other robotic demonstrations and product displays at this year's IMTS show in Chicago (Booth #236417).

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Swift Navigation

Swift Navigation

Swift's GNSS solutions deliver an order-of-magnitude higher precision at a fraction of the cost of traditional GPS solutions and are designed and assembled in California, USA. With customers around the world, Swift is already at work navigating an automated future in autonomous vehicles, UAV, robotics, survey, control, agriculture and other industries.