ST Robotics offers an excellent, low-priced, yet highly accurate vision system that can measure to 0.1mm and send precise coordinates of an object to the robot.
Vicki Speed for Inside Unmanned Systems: It would seem that robotic systems could provide an extra measure of safety, as well as a higher level of efficiency and machine-consistent quality. Yet, to date, the use of robotic systems on construction jobsites has been minimal. The building industry, however, is looking with fresh eyes at robots—including at least three new systems expected to be available this year—with a focus on near-term efficiencies that make investment in the systems make sense. Demolition Days Among the first fully-realized applications of robots in the construction environment are those used to support work that comes at the end of a structure’s life, namely demolition. In fact, remotely operated demolition robots have been around for more than a decade. Robotic Building Blocks The short answer is, ‘Yes.’ There are robotic systems in development around the world that can lay bricks, set tile or finish concrete floors. Bionic Builders? While not autonomous systems, robotic exoskeletons, those high-tech wearable suits seen in futuristic movies that help mere mortals defend Earth against other beings, could be a very real part of tomorrow’s jobsite and a possible precursor to autonomous robots in the field.
This market research report covers all the market aspects along with in-depth information about the drivers, restraints, and future market opportunities. The report also provides an insight into the various parameters of the service robotics market such as value chain analysis, market share analysis, new product developments, joint ventures and partnerships, collaboration, and recent market activities by the key players in the market.
Jared Newman for PCWorld: At the 2015 Build conference, Microsoft tried to prove that HoloLens is more than just a neat gimmick. The company showed off several new demos for its “mixed reality” headset, which can map digital imagery onto the user’s physical surroundings. While previous demos had focused on fun ideas like a virtual Mars walk and a living room-sized version of Minecraft, the Build presentation emphasized real-world applications for businesses and education. For instance, Microsoft showed how architects could use HoloLens to interact with 3D models, laid out virtually in front of them on a table. They might also be able to examine aspects of a building site at full scale, with virtual beams and walls rendered before their eyes. Not all the presentations were so serious. Microsoft also showed off an actual robot whose controls appeared in the virtual space above the robot’s head. Users could then create a movement pattern for the robot by tapping on the ground. Another demo showed how users could create their own personal screens that followed them around in real space.
ISA and Automation Federation take part in annual FIRST Championship, an international celebration of young people's interest in science and technology
This year's championship event drew more than 900 student teams from 40 countries around the world.
Drone-world.com specializes in custom DJI Phantom 2 and Phantom 3 kits.
Introducing a Free, Comprehensive Airspace Database and Resource for Unmanned Aircraft Operators
In a rolling, outdoor field, full of lumps, bumps and uneven terrain, researchers at Oregon State University last week successfully field-tested for the first time the locomotion abilities of a two-legged robot with technology that they believe heralds the running robots of the future.
Boomerang Systems to Install 577-Space RoboticValet System at HERE Lawrence, Kansas Student Housing Project
The project is presently under construction and is scheduled for completion in 2016.
Kickstarter - UDOO Neo = Raspberry Pi + Arduino + WiFi + BT 4.0 + Sensors gets funded in just 80 minutes
Launched on Kickstarter on Monday 20 April 2015 - Funded in 80 minutes
Juchmann to Present at Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition, 'The Silicon Valley Drone Show,' on April 30
Neya Systems, LLC is pleased to announce a cost-free Community License of its UxSD for UCS Software Developers Kit.
UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry
May 4-7 in Atlanta www.auvsishow.org
Robots Designed to Improve Material Handling at Warehouses and Fulfillment Centers
This is an example of high speed milling of a soft foam statue into a sculpture using Robotmaster and a KUKA Robot. The 7-axis robot allows accurate cutting from all angles.
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Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces new lightweight versions of select gearhead products. The new gearheads are ideal for designs where weight is a critical factor. Building on the success of Harmonic Drive LLCs current gear units, new lightweight versions were the next logical evolution of the CS/ SH product lines. With weight reductions of 20-30% without any reduction in torque ratings, the Lightweight (LW) gear units provide exceptional torque density.