"Robotics Skins" turn everyday objects into robots

Developed in the lab of Yale's Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, NASA-inspired robotic skins enable users to turn soft objects - a stuffed animal or a foam tube, for instance - into robots.

RECORD BREAKER: IMTS 2018 LARGEST SHOW EVER

Exponential technology advances, strong economy propel North Americas premier manufacturing show

AI Could Beat Humans at Everything by 2030

Specialized AI applications will become both progressively ordinary and more useful by 2030, improving our economy and quality of life.

IDC Develops World's First Web-Browsing Robot

IDC was briefed to develop a humanoid robot that was capable of typing with fingers like a human to mimic the typing of a user, at a typing speed of 3-4 keys/second.

Furniture Assembly - with Ensenso N35

As part of a research project, scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a robot that can independently assemble the individual components of an IKEA chair without interruption in less than ten minutes.

World Economic Forum: A.I. and robotics will create almost 60 million more jobs than they destroy by 2022

Saheli Roy Choudhury for CNBC: The outlook for job creation is more positive today because companies better understand what kind of opportunities are available to them due to developments in technology, according to WEF.

Batteries, the Heart of Your Drone

Does your battery have the ability to report battery statistics to you while it is airborne? Are you sure that battery will work for your important demo?

Transparency vs. Privacy

In autonomous vehicles, should the information in the vehicles storage be transparent (to all vehicles nearby) or should it all be kept private unless the vehicles owner wants to share that information publicly?

Soft Multi-functional Robots Get Really Small

A new approach for fabricating soft materials at the millimeter scale paves the way to a new generation of flexible microrobots for medical and environmental tasks.

Artificial Intelligence: The Next Big Thing In Service Robotics

The traditional industrial robots, engineered with advanced sensors and AI, have found several applications in manufacturing and electronics, which boosted the growth of the service robotics market.

More Than 69,000 Students Worldwide to Explore Teamwork and Advanced Technology with FIRST® Tech Challenge ROVER RUCKUS Presented by Qualcomm

7,000 Teams of Students Tackle New Space-Themed Robotics Challenge During 2018-19 Season

GreyOrange closes $140 million Series C, marking the biggest fundraising in industrial automation systems

New funds enable GreyOrange to accelerate the fulfillment of its vision to develop the next generation of flexible supply chain systems

Next-Gen Robots Powered by Data Fueling Manufacturing Efficiency

As the continued e-commerce wave drives industry-wide pressure to deliver orders on time, there has been an explosion of cobot startups focused on improving the efficiency of picking and packaging boxes of mixed items.

Talking IMTS with Universal Robots

IMTS is the North American launch pad for our new flagship line of cobots, the e-Series. With e-Series, we raise the bar for cobots, strengthening the core principles that define collaborative robots: Visit us at Booth #236861 for more.

IMTS 2018 TO BE FIRST SHOW TO FULLY OCCUPY MCCORMICK PLACE

Expanded technology pavilions, co-located shows, conferences, events and two AMTs Emerging Technology Centers; digital connectivity and additive manufacturing among hottest technologies showcased for manufacturers and job shops.

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