Animal Mechanics to Control Mutually Opposing Forces Inspire Improved Control Systems for Small Robots
A quirk of nature has long baffled biologists: Why do animals push in directions that don't point toward their goal, such as the side-to-side sashaying of a running lizard or cockroach? An engineer building a robot would likely avoid these movements because they seem wasteful. So why do animals behave this way?
MTSI Announces Expansion of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) services into the Commercial UAS Marketplace
MTSI's in-depth understanding of the policy, regulatory, and technical aspects of the UAS industry will enable it to be a first-choice provider in the Commercial UAS marketplace, as it has been for over a decade in the Government UAS sector
Leading UAV platform company targets 24/7 "persistent" operations
The Georgia Institute of Technology has announced the launch of its Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM), the newest of Georgia Tech's ten Interdisciplinary Research Institutes (IRIs). IRIM brings together robotics researchers from across campus-spanning colleges, departments and individual labs-to support and connect research initiatives, enhance educational programs and foster advances for the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), first announced by President Obama in 2011, and officially established in 2012.
AeroVironment Awarded $2.3 Million DARPA Concept Definition Contract for TERN Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System Program
Three-phase development program aims to produce a low-cost, large-scale prototype vehicle
Nordson ASYMTEK Introduces New Spectrum II S2-900 Series High Speed, High Accuracy, Precision Dispensing System
New system leads the pack with three-axis precision fluid dispensing in cutting-edge semiconductor and microelectronics assembly at Productronica Stand A2-339
November 12 - 15, 2013 at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany
OMRON Automation and Safety's New NX Safety Controller Promotes Seamless Integration of Safety and Other Automation Disciplines
The NX series utilizes one network, one connection and one software to provide truly integrated automation and safety from a single platform
Rimrock Corporation completed a rigorous process which includes an on-site audit and testing of key personnel among other important criteria.
MotionDSP Inc., a leader in advanced image processing software for Full Motion Video (FMV) and Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI), is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded its third Department of Defense (DoD) Rapid Innovation Fund contract, entitled "Improved A2AD Video Quality for AF-DCGS."
At 2013 COPSWEST Expo, Company teams with SurveillanceGrid for versatile people tracking application.
20th Annual International Trade Fair Highlights Innovation in Electronics Production
Daniel Grenier, Specialist Automated Assembly with Bombardier Aerospace, has won the SAE International Thomas H. Speller Award. He accepted the award during the SAE 2013 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition, held recently in Montreal, Canada.
Robotmaster V6 took the award in the Motion Control category of the first annual Game Changer Awards, recognizing outstanding advancements in robotic technology in 2013.
HiBot : The new ACM-R5H swimming in a new pool. It is fully customizable in its colors (fins and body) and in the electronics that may be fitted in the front and rear unit. The robot length can be also easily changed by adding or removing units, in this case it is a version of 6 active joints.
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Universal Robots Add a Sense of Touch in New e-Series Cobots with Built-in Force/Torque Sensor and Re-Designed User Interface
With the new e-Series cobot line, Universal Robots raises the bar for cobots, adding unique new features while significantly strengthening the four core principles defining collaborative robots: fast set-up, easy programming, flexible deployment, and safe operation. With a new built-in, tool-centric Force/Torque sensor the e-Series is ready to take on applications requiring force control right out of the box. A repeatability of 30 micron means the new cobots are suitable for very precise finishing, assembly and electronics tasks. A re-designed user interface decreases cognitive load and expedites program development, while a new externally accessible, 500Hz system bus enables more complex motion control algorithms or profiles.