Kickstarter - Autonomous Drone, HEXO+, Breaks $1 million in Kickstarter Funding, Promises User-Based Design Upgrade

The autonomous aerial camera had passed its original fundraising goal of $50,000 within 24 hours and eight days remain in the campaign

UAV Company Olaeris Guarantees to Reduce Crime

Money Back Offer Announced for America's Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities

Aldebaran Opens Dedicated Space for Experiencing New Generation of Humanoid Robots

Aldebaran, the World leading humanoid robotics company, opened its first Atelier in Issy les Moulineaux a stone throw from Paris. As a space about discovery, interaction and learning. The Atelier is the very first facility of the brand open to the general public. It is fully dedicated to experimenting with our interactive, scalable and programmable humanoid robots: NAO and Pepper.

HHI Develops New Robotic Welding Process for Building Offshore Facilities

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), the world's biggest shipbuilder and a leading offshore facilities contractor, announced today that it developed a new automatic welding process for building offshore facilities.

Humanistic Robotics Mine and IED Roller Featured on Oshkosh's TerraMaxTM Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) at Eurosatory 2014

HRI Enhances the Capability of Vehicles Used in Places Where Mines and IEDs are Prevalent

Introducing the 14th annual Unmanned Aerial Systems conference

The 14th annual Unmanned Aerial Systems conference takes place on the 17th - 18th December 2014, London, UK.

Applied manufacturing Technologies (AMT) Presents Technology Fair 2014 August 21, 2014. 25 Years of Automation Excellence

A combination of 30 speakers, vendor exhibits, technical breakout-training sessions, leading edge demonstrations and AMT engineers and specialists on-site, this is the must-attend automation event of the year.

Intro to Shape Memory Alloy Actuation Using Flexinol

From Jie Qi's projects page: Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are metals that change shape when heated up. They are wonderful actuators in that they are light, silent and can be "turned on" by simply running current through. The shape that they change to can also be set, though this process is a bit more tricky. Flexinol is a particular brand of nitinol, which is an SMA made of nickel and titanium, and is pre-set to contract about 10% of its original length when heated. In my projects, I generally used the 0.006" to 0.01" diameter, High-Temp wires. Since Flexinol draws a lot of current (about 300mA for the diameters I used), you need a strong power supply like a wall supply or a good lithium-ion battery. I've used from 3.7V up to 6V (any more and my Flexinol wires would start overheating). To turn the Flexinol on, I would simply short the ends of the wire to the power. For digital control, I used a standard MOSFET circuit which is a digital switch that can be turned on and off using a microcontroller... ( cont'd )

RobLog Industrial Demonstrator Entrance for Robotic Logistics

The design and construction of the RobLog Industrial Demonstrator was made under the requirements for such a machine to be robust yet have a streamlined design, flexible enough to fit into different space confinements, such as loading docks or warehouses.

Photron Introduces Mini UX50 - High-Speed Imaging System

New, compact, rugged 1.3 MPixel high-speed camera for automotive safety testing

Velodyne LiDAR, Leader in Autonomous Vehicle Technology, To Be Featured in Back-to-Back Events in S.F. Bay Area

CEO David Hall Joins Panelists During Robotics Conference at UC Berkeley July 13; At AUVSI Symposium Near SFO, Velodyne Team to Demonstrate LiDAR Vehicle

DNC Electronics cuts prices on Fanuc parts and highlights services

DNC Electronics Ltd has just announced price cuts to a number of its products, while at the same time highlighting the benefits of its services to both new and existing customers in the CNC machine tools industry fitted with Fanuc controls, drives and motors.

Hydroid Successfully Completes the Kongsberg Extreme 200 Offshore Race

Regional Sales Manager Rick Morton competes in 635-mile race from Newport to Bermuda

Interview with e-NABLE Founder Jon Schull

By far, one of the most inspirational and impressive projects that's come from the 3D printing/DIY community has been the work we're seeing on open-source assistive devices, and one online organization that is playing a major role in making this happen is e-NABLE, a group started by Dr. Jon Schull of Rochester Institute of Technology.

KUKA Robot Helps Fabricate Wooden Pavilion Inspired by the Sea Urchin

With the help of a KUKA robot, a research project at the University of Stuttgart gave rise to a wooden pavilion that is characterized by its particular capabilities and efficient use of resources. The unusual pavilion can be visited at the State Garden Festival in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany until 12 October.

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