Yesterday IEEE Spectrum reported that Willow Garage might be closing its doors, with information coming from several current employees. Then late last night Steve Cousins, President and CEO, released an official statement on their website: Willow Garage is changing Willow Garage has decided to enter the world of commercial opportunities with an eye to becoming a self-sustaining company. This is an important change to our funding model. The success of the PR2 personal robot and of ROS will continue. There are close to 50 PR2 robots in the world and Willow Garage support of the platform will not diminish. And of course, ROS, as an open source platform, will continue independent of our business model choices. In addition to Willow Garage, its supporters include the Open Source Robotics Foundation and all the other contributors in the ROS community (academic, industrial and individual) who have made it the platform of choice for Robotics. The statement doesn't confirm IEEE Spectrum's story but it doesn't dismiss it either. The original Spectrum story can be found here .
Next-generation wheel cell enables wheel manufacturers to increase productivity and efficiency while minimizing downtime
Summit Lawn Mower Company Introduces the World's First Commercial Grade 60" Robotic R/C Lawn Mower For Steep Hills
While remote control and fully robotic lawn mowers have been on the market for years, Summit Lawn Mower Company has been raising the bar with heavy duty track driven units ideal for steep hills. Now with the release of the new TRX-60, that bar just went up another notch.
Arizona High School FIRST Teams Preview Robots for Upcoming 2013 Arizona Regional; Scrimmage Hosted by 48West
It will increase reliability in security-related work by introducing robots to perform repetitive tasks.
V-Neun Chosen to Oversee Product Development Growth Worldwide
Workers will be able to subject robots to rain, pools of water on the ground, vibration and uneven or even sandy surfaces.
Researchers will work with companies on long-term projects in areas of importance to Canadians.
The cutting-edge technologies that RRM is demonstrating could extend the lives of many of the hundreds of satellites currently in geosynchronous Earth orbit.
ABB, a leader in power and automation technologies, today coupled robust robotics growth in 2012 with a new collaboration with Andy Flessas (aka andyRobot) to deliver RoboScreen function packages for entertainment and commercial uses. ABB is a worldwide leader in the development of industrial robots and operational software, with more than 200,000 ABB robots installed globally.
DARPA to develop technologies enabling radars and communications networks to share spectrum
Full Line of Cool Muscle Motors and High Speed Demo of Synchronized Motor Systems to be Showcased at ATX West 2013
Will feature a high speed demonstration of a 2-axis synchronized motor system and a 6-axis synchronized system
ARGO GROUP INTERNATIONAL, IBM, NATUREWORKS, AND TEKNOR APEX TO SPEAK AT BIOPLASTICS COMPOUNDING AND PROCESSING 2013
May 7-8, 2013 at the Hilton Miami Downtown in Miami, Florida
At West Pack, Axon will demonstrate the Stainless Steel Aurora, an Aurora option for wet-rooms and other demanding environments. (Axon Booth # 5235)
Deal Firms Up Saebo's Position as All Inclusive Rehabilitation Provider
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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product
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.