From the Rex Kickstarter : Why do you want Rex? There are two general classes of electronics used in robot hardware: microcontrollers (ex. Arduino) and single-board computers. Microcontrollers are great for projects that only require a single program to be run, quickly and without overhead, like controlling LEDs and motors. Single-board computers are great for anything you'd need a cheap, small computer for - like networking applications and image processing. Advanced autonomous robots require the strengths of both. A system developed around Rex, being made specifically for robots, brings it all together in one nice little package in a way that has never been done before. Hardware Specs: Texas Instruments DM3730 1GHz 32-bit ARM Cortex-A8 Processor core 800MHz DSP core 512MB LPDDR RAM USB Host port MicroSD slot Camera Module port 3.5mm Audio-in jack 3.5mm Audio-out jack 5V DC input for desktop development Each Rex will come pre-installed with Alphalem OS, a FOSS custom linux distribution. It includes a core set of built-in device drivers - ones that we've hand-picked as being the most useful for robots (like USB WiFi adapters and cameras). We'll publish the list in a wiki on our website. Here are the other main features: An Arduino-style programming environment with support for multiple programming languages (C, C++, Python). A special task manager called the Master Control Program (MCP). An API for message passing in multi-process applications. A standard Linux filesystem which will allow you to install just about any Linux software that can be cross-compiled for ARM. Libraries for common processes such as I2C communication, face detection, and sensor reading.
A leading voice in the industry of unmanned systems, Michael Toscano, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), will be among the featured guest speakers at the Academy of Model Aeronautics EXPO, January 10-12, 2014, at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario CA. Toscano will present "The State of the Industry" and will also participate in a panel discussion with James Williams, manager of the FAA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office, and Rich Hanson, AMA government and regulatory affairs representative.
The sticky feet of a climbing, gecko-like robot developed by SFU researchers could be useful in space, international tests show.
The highly sensitive device permits detection to 1 nm, and provides a remarkably stable response after exposure to EUV/UV conditions.
Harvest Automation and SBI Software Announce Partnership to Integrate Harvest Knowledge and SBI Grower
This collaboration will create a seamless connection between Harvest Knowledge and SBI Grower.
The CPX-FB36, which is the next generation replacement for the Festo CPX-FB32 communication node, is ideal for production and process automation environments requiring diagnostics from the operational and master controller level on down to the field level.
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Scientists and engineers using advanced technology and a unique robotic vehicle to study the deep sea will also be using their computers to interact with students, teachers, and the public about the research they are conducting.
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techJOYnT partners with RobotsLAB to bring award winning robots to Oklahoma Public Schools. RobotsLAB BOX is a teaching aid designed to help educators demonstrate abstract concepts in math and science through the innovative use of robots.
The MPC is a power-off brake module with an output shaft.
The test sites will facilitate testing and research of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technologies to provide scientific data on the future integration of these aircraft safely with other air traffic.
Seegrid, the leading manufacturer of flexible AGVs, also known as robotic industrial trucks, will be officially launching its newest product at MODEX 2014 at booth #7317 in Atlanta, GA. The GWS35 is equipped with Seegrid's patented vision-guided autonomous navigation system and automatically transports palletized loads through manufacturing and distribution environments.
With Amazon announcing the launch of their Prime Air Project, Google too has decided to pitch itself as a worthy competitor in the parcel delivery race with the use of robots - a concept that Parcel2Go thinks will take the retail industry by storm.
Boots Industries Announces the Launch of The First-of-Its-Kind Self-replicating, High Precision 3D Printer, 'The BI V2.0'
The BI V2.0, a delta style 3D printer featuring widely available and self-replicating 3D printed components, has been launched by Boots Industries. The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign to roll out this new 3D printer with its sturdy self-replicating frame that offers one of the largest 3D build volumes and outstanding print quality to the public.
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Automatically change end effector tooling quickly and easily with Destaco's Automatic Tool Changers. Designed with exceptional repeatability, high rigidity and load capacity, they are perfect for multiple tooling applications utilizing one robot. We offer different models and sizes to handle light-duty to heavy-duty applications. Our RQC/RTP Series provides a high level of flexibility with a configurable, modular design that accommodates up to four optional modular interfaces.