World's First Self-driving, Commercial-class Snow Clearing Robot from Left Hand Robotics Operating at Pilot Customer Locations Across North America
The SnowBot Pro is a self-driving, GPS-navigated robot that clears walks more efficiently than shovelers -- dramatically reducing labor costs for snow management operators. The Left Hand Robotics teams deep expertise spans software, automation and robotics, and in 2018 the
"We are demonstrating that it is possible to have a much better customer experience when robots and humans work together," says Sam Blum, Community Manager at Cafe X.
The group will bring together members of the security industry, end users, technology experts and other interested parties to promote best practices regarding the use of robots in security
Catherine Clifford for CNBC: "The Internet lets every person reach out and touch all the information in the world. But robotics lets you reach out and touch and manipulate all the stuff in the world - and so it is not just restricted to information, it is everything,"
The importance of robotics for Europe's regions will be the focus of a week-long celebration of robotics taking place around Europe on 17-27 November 2017
Tim Johnson for McClatchy DC: "Its very reasonable to believe that by the end of next year, wed have a couple of hundred of these out."
Tekla S. Perry for IEEE Spectrum: "Im a big fan of going out and doing a service with a robot, competing with other businesses that provide that service, rather than trying to sell a $100,000 robot,"
Janie Har, Associated Press: Jane Kim, the city supervisor who is pushing the robot tax, says it's important to think now about how people will earn a living as more U.S. jobs are lost to automation.
Chris Middleton for Diginomica: If a countrys national infrastructure is in disrepair - and most of them are - then could the robot revolution be the answer?
Pallab Ghosh for BBC News: "The thriving of people and communities needs to be put first, and we think Asimov's principles can be subsumed into that."
Alex Knapp for Forbes: Misty wants to build robots like R2-D2 or Rosie from The Jetsons - useful companions with personality.
Patrick McGee for Financial Times: Industrial robotics maker will team up with Chinese parent Midea
Entrepreneur: These devices are coming to a home near you, maybe your home. And that's not science fiction. How can your business get in on this?
Josh Kosman for NY Post: If you’re a robot stealing somebody’s job, it’s best to stay hidden. That’s what Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos appears to be thinking, as his Seattle-based web giant has contemplated a two-story, automated grocery store in which a staff of robots on the floor upstairs grabs and bags items for shoppers below. The ground level of the futuristic prototype — a supermarket-sized version of its recently unveiled “Amazon Go” convenience store, with a bigger layout that could span anywhere between 10,000 and 40,000 square feet — would be devoted to goods that shoppers typically like to touch, sources briefed on the plans told The Post. Cont'd...
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.. .
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A brushless DC motor solution for use in hip and knee exoskeletons. This complete joint actuation unit consists of motor, gearhead, encoder and position controller. Fitting absolute encoder directly at the joint rotation provides designers increased positioning accuracy. The unit will deliver 54Nm of continuous torque and 120Nm on a 20% duty cycle. The system can be operated on supplies between 10 and 50V DC and the actuation speed is up to 22rpm.