Teaching Robots to 'Feel with Their Eyes'

Penns School of Engineering and Applied Science: Burka hopes to build up a database of one thousand surfaces to help coach robots on how to identify objects and also to know what theyre made of and how best to handle them.

Case Study: Flex uses mobility to stay lean

Two mobile robots independently transport goods internally in the Austrian location of Flex, one of the worlds leading technology companies. The automation of these monotonous tasks keeps processes lean, efficient and flexible and takes the strain off the employees and enables them to devote more time to more important activities.

Torc Robotics unveils self-driving system for consumer cars

Darrell Etherington for TechCrunch: Now Torc is setting its sights on the consumer car market, with a self-driving car project based on its decade of experience

Farason Corporation Chooses Dorner Conveyors to Integrate with its Robotic Machine to Successfully Assemble Coin Proof Sets

Placing coins into a coin presentation case insert sounds like an easy thing to do, right? But when the application calls for placing several thousand coins in exact places on moving inserts every day, the task becomes much more demanding.

New Service Helps Robotics Companies Drive Revenues & Grow Business

Service Advantage is a substantial addition to Ricohs services suite that offers businesses access to its global network of highly skilled and certified services employees to assist with lifecycle management for electromechanical devices.

Fastbrick signs a deal with Caterpillar to develop bricklaying robots

Jessica Sier for The Sydney Morning Herald: Fastbrick is building a commercial version of its robot bricklaying machine, Hadrian X, which will cost about $2 million when it goes into full production in 2019.

ETH zurich builds DFAB HOUSE using robots and 3D printers

DesignBoom.com: Built using a two-meter high construction robot, the machine works by moving autonomously on caterpillar tracks.

The one law of robotics: Humans must flourish

Pallab Ghosh for BBC News: "The thriving of people and communities needs to be put first, and we think Asimov's principles can be subsumed into that."

Robot Inertia vs Payload

Payload and inertia are both important factors when designing End of Arm Tooling and selecting a robot. The differences between the two and how they affect choosing a robot is explained in this article.

Lightweight Servo Actuators Lower Robotic RSW Costs

Either electric servo actuators or pneumatic cylinders can be used in robotic resistance spot welding; however, there are distinct advantages to going electric.

A Job Plan for Robots and Humans

Tom Simonite for MIT Technology Review: Melonee Wises of Fetch Robotics spoke with San Francisco bureau chief Tom Simonite.

Deepest Underwater Consumer Drone from Blueye Robotics Reveals Ocean Depths Previously Unseen by Non-Scientists

Blueye Pioneer Dives to 150 Meters; Robust, Stable HD Camera Delivers True Colors with Super-Clear Image Quality

Q&A with INTERPOL World 2017 Speaker Mr Holland Michel, Co-Director for the Center for the Study of the Drone

The use of drones in law enforcement is a much more recent phenomenon than the military use of drones, which explains why the public is less familiar with the issue, but we're hoping to change that!

Smart grasping demonstrated at Automate and ProMat trade shows

Tactile sensing and force feedback are - and have been - problem areas for robot grasping. Humans could see, select and pick so much faster. Yet to handle the millions of different everyday items in our factories and warehouses, costly positioning and camera systems have been required.

Robotics Software Could Be a $140B Opportunity

Wayne Duggan for U.S. News: The shift toward automation will no doubt raise demand for robotics hardware, but Loup Ventures analyst Andrew Murphy says the robotics software industry could be even bigger.

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