RE2 Robotics and Endeavor Robotics Integrate IOP-Compliant, Advanced Manipulators onto a Widely-fielded Less than 20-lb. Robotic System

The Interoperability Profile (IOP) standard was developed to dramatically reduce the integration effort required when introducing new capabilities, payloads, and sensors to robot systems.

High precision is the key to the future of robotics

With the UK's first robotics week taking place in June 2016, Graham Mackrell, managing director of Harmonic Drive UK, looks at how high precision gears will be as vital for the advancement of the robotics sector.

Property Drone Consortium Announces UAS Research Initiative with RIT

The program will assess the usefulness of various Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and a variety of sensors for up close property inspection.

Transcend Robotics and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Partner to Advance Robotic Mobility

Cooperative Agreement Focuses on Developing Robotic Mobility Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility

The ABC of RPA, Part 3: What Steps Should I Take in Order to Start the Robotics Journey?

Identifying the departments with the biggest backlog, the most amount of overtime or the area that receives the highest number of complaints is a straight forward way to prioritize which areas of the organization to automate.

Why the Future of Robotics Lies in the Code

While the exterior mechanics of a robot may be fascinating, it is their programming and software that has the most utility for future workforces.

Artificial Intelligence Produces Realistic Sounds That Fool Humans

From MIT News:   Video-trained system from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab could help robots understand how objects interact with the world.  Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have demonstrated an algorithm that has effectively learned how to predict sound: When shown a silent video clip of an object being hit, the algorithm can produce a sound for the hit that is realistic enough to fool human viewers. This “Turing Test for sound” represents much more than just a clever computer trick: Researchers envision future versions of similar algorithms being used to automatically produce sound effects for movies and TV shows, as well as to help robots better understand objects’ properties... (full article) (full paper)  

Yuneec Typhoon H with Intel® RealSense™ Technology Now Available for Preorder

Typhoon H with Intel RealSense Technology Improves Safety, Allows More Creative Options with Intelligent Obstacle Navigation

New FAA Drone Rules Reject Federal Preemption of State and Local Drone Laws

The FAA in crafting their rules recognized the important role State and local officials play in protecting their communities.

Kespry Closes $16 Million Series B Round in Fast-Growing Commercial Drone Market

With these funds, Kespry is hiring more engineering and service teams to ramp-up production and serve customers. In the past twelve months, Kespry has more than doubled in size, and is moving into a larger headquarters in Silicon Valley to keep up with the continued growth.

Underwater Robotics Competition Challenges Students to Tackle Ocean and Space Science and Exploration

NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab to host MATE student underwater robot competition June 23-25.

Catalyst137 Unveiled as World's Largest Hardware Technology Hub

$43 million project will convert former shoe warehouse in Canada's technology capital to Internet of Things manufacturing and development lab for innovators from around the world

Local Motors Debuts "Olli," the First Self-driving Vehicle to Tap the Power of IBM Watson

Local Motors transforms the passenger experience with IBM Watson Internet of Things technology; On roads now in Washington, DC and soon in Miami-Dade County and Las Vegas

AIAA and Drone World Expo Partner to Create New, Innovative Unmanned Aerial Systems Research Competition

Contest to Reward Outstanding Research Presentations in the Field of Unmanned Aerial Systems

Finessing Miniaturized Magnetics into the Microelectronics Mix

Chip-friendly magnetic materials combined with microelectronics could provide a portal to a new generation of magnetics-boosted circuits

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