GeckoSystems Forecasts AI Mobile Robot Solutions Licensing Revenues

GeckoSystems is forecasting revenues of $100,000 or more before June 30, 2013.

Liquid Robotics Awarded Guinness World Record for PacX Journey Across the Pacific

A key to achieving this world record was the Wave Glider's revolutionary design that converts wave energy into forward propulsion and uses solar energy to power the onboard sensor payload, communications and computing.

Bipedal Robotics Researcher Supports Multi-University Effort to Advance Cyber-Physical Systems

Dr. Aaron Ames, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is part of multi-university team that has received a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support research into cyber-physical systems (CPS).

The Official Arduino Robot

arduino.cc : The Arduino Robot is the first official Arduino on wheels. The robot has two processors, one on each of its two boards. The Motor Board controls the motors, and the Control Board reads sensors and decides how to operate. Each of the boards is a full Arduino board programmable using the Arduino IDE. Both Motor and Control boards are microcontroller boards based on the ATmega32u4. The Robot has many of its pins mapped to on-board sensors and actuators. Programming the robot is similar to the process with the Arduino Leonardo. Both processors have built-in USB communication, eliminating the need for a secondary processor. This allows the Robot to appear to a connected computer as a virtual (CDC) serial / COM port. As always with Arduino, every element of the platform – hardware, software and documentation – is freely available and open-source. On sale at the Maker Faire in San Mateo (May 17-19) and available online starting in July.

Advanced Motion Controls' M/V Series Servo Drives Continue to Wow Customers with High Power in a Small Package

Due to popular demand Advanced Motion Controls, of Camarillo, CA, have expanded the capabilities of their popular M/V™ series Electric Mobility Servo Drives. Key improvements include 125A continuous with 200A peak for 10 seconds at 80VDC, and 100A fixed continuous at 175VDC (previously 80A continuous).

New Low Ripple DC Tachometers from Servo-Tek

Servo-Tek Tach Generators provide a convenient means of converting rotational speed into an isolated analog voltage signal suitable for remote indication and control applications.

Makr Shakr

GOOGLE I/O 2013 The Moscone Center, San Francisco Makr Shakr is a new robotic bartending system that allows users to create, in real-time, personalized cocktail recipes through a smart phone application and transform them into crowd-sourced drink combinations. The cocktail creation is assembled by three robotic arms, whose movements - visualized on a large display positioned behind the bar - mimic the actions of a bartender, from the shaking of a martini to the thin slicing of a lemon garnish. The system explores the new dynamics of social creation and consumption - ‘design, make and enjoy’ - and in just the time needed to prepare a new cocktail.

Airware Announces $10.7M Round of Series A Funding, Led By Andreessen Horowitz with Google Ventures Participating

New funding advances mission to provide a universal platform for the safe and reliable operation of drones for commercial use.

Hawk Ridge Systems Helps MARE Design Underwater ROV with SolidWorks Software

MARE's BATFish improved speed, size and savings of oceanographic surveys with SolidWorks design technology

US Digital Releases New EC35 Optical Commutation Encoder

Has more accurate timing than Hall effect sensors

Lenze Americas Exhibits Packaging Automation Solutions at EXPO PACK Mexico

First time exhibiting at PMMI's Latin American event

Microchip Announces Arduino Compatible chipKIT Boards With Prototyping-Friendly 32-bit MCU Packages

chipKIT Platform Expands With Prototyping-Friendly PIC32-based Boards From Digilent, FUBAR Labs and Schmalz Haus; PIC32 MCUs With chipKIT USB Bootloader Also Available

Liquid Hydrogen-Fueled UAV Completes Record Flight Time

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory flew their fuel cell powered Ion Tiger unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for 48 hours and 1 minute, April 16 to 18, by using liquid hydrogen (LH2) fuel in a new, NRL-developed, cryogenic fuel storage tank and delivery system.

Successful Technology Executive Named President of FIRST®

Don Bossi brings deep technical and management skills to the international, afterschool, K-12 robotics organization

Flying Robot uses Fibre-Based Gecko Adhesive to Perch on Walls

In the latest work presented at ICRA 2013 by Ludovic Daler in a paper titled "A Perching Mechanism for Flying Robots Using a Fibre-Based Adhesive", the AirBurr V11 is shown attaching on walls using a deployable perching mechanism with gecko adhesives.

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

Bimba Launches Plug-and-Play Vacuum End-Of-Arm Tooling for Collaborative Robots

Bimba Launches Plug-and-Play Vacuum End-Of-Arm Tooling for Collaborative Robots

The NEW Collaborative Robot Vacuum Tool (CRVT) from Bimba adds unparalleled flexibility to your collaborative robot. The standard CRVT is highly configurable to meet your application needs, but simple to install and operate. This fully integrated tool means all you need to supply is compressed air and a signal to control the valve. A variety of standard and custom options make the Bimba CRVT the perfect tool for your next collaborative robot project.