Smart buildings are often moving the wrong way, with more central "cloud-based" decision making, and less autonomy.
The virtual reality community will gather at the heart of Silicon Valley in what is to be a record breaking year for the largest expo floor and meeting of professionals in the global VR industry.
Expansion of Tynker Programming Platform Enables Kids to Power Robots, Flying Drones, Lighting Systems and Other Connected Devices
Leading Industry Experts to Present Dynamic Educational Sessions and Case Studies at 2015 Drone World Expo
Speakers Include Executives from CNN, FOX Sports Media Group, NASA, Nature Conservancy and More
Sciaky, Inc. to Highlight New Metal Additive Manufacturing Systems at RAPID 3D Printing Event in Long Beach, CA
The RAPID 3D Printing Event takes place May 19-21 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.
Collaboration Enhances 3D Warehouse Experience, Allows Makers and Other Users of SketchUp Software to Create, Access and Share Printable 3D Models with Ease
Five High School Students Win Robots4Us Video Contest-and a Trip to the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals
Winners created compelling short videos about the future of robots in society and will get the chance to discuss their ideas and see current cutting-edge robots in action
By David Szondy for Gizmag: On June 5 and 6, the 2015 DARPA Robotic Challenge (DRC) Finals will take place at Fairplex in Pomona, California. Open to the public, it will see 25 international teams compete for US$3.5 million in prizes as part of an effort to develop robots for disaster relief. Here's what to expect. This year's challenge will see 25 teams competing. Half of the teams are from the United States, five are from Japan, three from Korea, two from Germany, one from Italy, one from Hong Kong, and one from the People’s Republic of China. They will be vying for a US$3.5 million total of prizes; including a $2 million first prize, a $1 million second prize, and a $500,000 third prize. The robots will be of a wide variety with some humanoid, some four-legged, and some tracked, but all will need to operate free of external power, mechanical support, and limited communications with their controllers. The basic idea behind DRC 2015 is to make things much harder for the robots than previously.
Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.
By Sharon Gaudin for ComputerWorld: Worried that one day we'll have robot overlords? You're in good company. Reknowned physicist, cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking said this week that robots, powered by artificial intelligence (A.I.), could overtake humans in the next 100 years. Speaking at the Zeitgeist conference in London, Hawking said: "Computers will overtake humans with AI at some within the next 100 years. When that happens, we need to make sure the computers have goals aligned with ours," according to a report in Geek. This isn't the first time Hawking has spoken about the threat that comes along with machine learning, A.I. and robotics. In December, Hawking said, "the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race."
19Columns announces the availability of its latest market analysis on - "The Global Industrial Robotics Market 2015-2024 - Complete Market Research Study", containing over 150 market data figures and info graphics. The overall market, software and hardware included, is estimated to reach $50.7 billion by 2024.
3D Printing and Short-Run Manufacturing service provider Forecast 3D is excited to announce that they will be exhibiting at RAPID next week, with the championship winning Harbinger race car that displays over 45 functioning parts built utilizing Forecast 3D's additive manufacturing technologies.
New Short Course for Design, Manufacturing, and R&D Professionals Runs July 20-24, 2015
EFM32 Happy Gecko MCU Family Simplifies USB Connectivity for Power-Sensitive, Battery-Operated IoT Applications
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Schmalz Technology Development - Vacuum Generation without Compressed Air - Flexible and Intelligent
• Vacuum generation that's 100% electrical; • Integrated intelligence for energy and process control; • Extensive communication options through IO-Link interface; Schmalz already offers a large range of solutions that can optimize handling process from single components such as vacuum generators to complete gripping systems. Particularly when used in autonomous warehouse, conventional vacuum generation with compressed air reaches its limits. Compressed air often is unavailable in warehouses. Schmalz therefore is introducing a new technology development: a gripper with vacuum generation that does not use compressed air. The vacuum is generated 100% electrically. This makes the gripper both energy efficient and mobile. At the same time, warehouses need systems with integrated intelligence to deliver information and learn. This enables the use of mobile and self-sufficient robots, which pick production order at various locations in the warehouse. Furthermore, Schmalz provides various modular connection options from its wide range of end effectors in order to handle different products reliably and safely.