Jon Swartz for USA TODAY: Something futuristic is brewing in a shopping complex here. The first robotic barista in the U.S., nicknamed "Gordon," started serving up to 120 coffee drinks an hour Jan. 30— ironically, just several thousand feet away from a Starbucks in the same complex. "A lot of us spend a lot of time in line waiting for coffee," says Henry Hu, CEO of Cafe X Technologies, the local start-up that created the robot. "And we decided to do something about it." For about a year, the firm built a toll-booth-sized Cafe X with a sleek industrial design. The automated cafe offers seven drinks like espresso and cafe latte for $2.25 to $2.95 per 8-ounce cup. An app allows for mobile orders. (A quick sample of drinks, each flavored with hazelnut, caramel or vanilla, can attest to quality. The robotic arm moved a cup between several stations — from beans freshly ground to the pouring of coffee). Cont'd.. .
Actuonix Motion Devices is proud to announce the release of their T16 series Micro Track Actuators. The T16 has been carefully engineered to push the boundaries of automation and affirms our commitment to leading the micro-motion marketplace.
The global market for drones is already big and it's getting bigger fast as people see what is possible. Firms like The Teal Group estimate it could be a $91B market over the next few years.
Hosted by the European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF), the E.U. Drone Awards were created to celebrate the innovative European companies that are laying the foundation for the drone industry's success.
Thought leaders from government, industry and academia provide insight and intelligence on robotics and drones in the enterprise
New York Academy of Sciences' Global STEM Alliance recognizes Robomatter's excellence in developing 21st-century skills
UCSD: Underwater robots developed by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego offer scientists an extraordinary new tool to study ocean currents and the tiny creatures they transport. Swarms of these underwater robots helped answer some basic questions about the most abundant life forms in the ocean—plankton. Scripps research oceanographer Jules Jaffe designed and built the miniature autonomous underwater explorers, or M-AUEs, to study small-scale environmental processes taking place in the ocean. The ocean-probing instruments are equipped with temperature and other sensors to measure the surrounding ocean conditions while the robots “swim” up and down to maintain a constant depth by adjusting their buoyancy. The M-AUEs could potentially be deployed in swarms of hundreds to thousands to capture a three-dimensional view of the interactions between ocean currents and marine life. Cont'd...
3rd Annual Drone World Expo to Be Held October 3-4, 2017 in San Jose; Speaker Proposals Now Be Accepted for Educational Program
Outstanding Advisory Board to Guide Development of Conference
TraceParts publishes its annual activity report on the use of pneumatic components in design projects
In 2016, industrial design professionals downloaded thousands of CAD files of pneumatic components from the TraceParts Publishing Network.
The logical question arises then--if the thing is going to pick me up and take me from point A to Point B; why even buy a car, since 90 plus percent of the time it's just sitting and losing value?
Clearpath Robotics is recognized by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) for Jackal mobile robot
Winners of global virtual hackathon announced
The Moral Machine takes lessons from global leaders at Davos
Join Tesla, Caterpilla & Mercedes-Benz at the Machine Intelligence in Autonomous Vehicles Summit in San Francisco
The global connected car market size is expected to reach $180 billion by 2022. The RE•WORK Machine Intelligence in Autonomous Vehicles Summit will showcase the opportunities of emerging trends in sensors, connected devices, virtual assistants, and vehicle-to-vehicle communications to create connected and cooperative cars.
Liu Zheng for China Daily: A China-made mobile robot is set to begin mass production for consumers later this year. Ninebot (Beijing) Tech Co Ltd, backed by Smartphone maker Xiaomi, unveiled its self-balancing two-wheeled robot on Thursday in Beijing. Named "Loomo", the robot was transformed from the Ninebot Mini series scooter, which was first launched in October 2015, months after the company made an announcement to acquire the 12-year-old US-based balancing-scooter pioneer Segway Inc, and became one of the largest patent holders in the industry. The acquisition followed an $80 million investment in Ninebot by Xiaomi, Sequoia Capital and other investors. Cont'd...
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Dynatect's Gortite VF (Vertical Fabric) Automated Machine Safety Door is intended for automation and safe machine access to minimize cycle time and maximize production time. The automated roll-up door separates machines with hazardous operations from other processes, material handling equipment, and people. The Gortite VF Door contains typical machine/process generated hazards including light debris, fluid splatter/mist, and weld smoke/sparks/flash.