Blueye Robotics Underwater Drone Receives 2017 Design Award

Designed with partner EGGS Design, judges complimented the drone saying, "Blueye is a drone for both professionals and regular, curious users. It's almost impossible to look at it without thinking you'd like such a thing. This product opens up a wealth of applications from inspection of ships and subsea installations to underwater safaris."

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ueye Pioneer underwater drone from Blueye Robotics received the prestigious DOGA award in Norway. Designed with partner EGGS Design, judges complimented the drone saying, "Blueye is a drone for both professionals and regular, curious users. It's almost impossible to look at it without thinking you'd like such a thing. This product opens up a wealth of applications from inspection of ships and subsea installations to underwater safaris." The affordable Blueye Pioneer is rugged, lightweight and can go down to 150 meters, eight times deeper than an average scuba diver can reach. It has a special light-sensitive camera technology that delivers true-color imaging at ocean depths and it is exceptionally stable, even in adverse ocean conditions. The drone is extremely user friendly and operated by a smartphone, tablet or PC. The Blueye Pioneer appeals to "underwater tourists" as well as scientists and businesses like offshore wind parks. Preorder through www.blueyerobotics.com.

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ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.