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Wave Glider® enables new services for offshore oil exploration and production
The Robot Rodeo will be held June 20 to 29 in Fort Benning, Georgia
Freescale Unveils Next-Generation QorIQ Platform for Smarter Networks Based on Industry's First Software-Aware System Architecture
New, core-agnostic Layerscape architecture built for full software leverage; first processors based on the architecture redefine integration and power efficiency for embedded processing
RMT Robotics adds MIBA as an official partner in the sale and promotion of ADAM robots
Intelligrated® (www.intelligrated.com), a leading North American-owned automated material handling solutions provider, announces it has received certification as a robotics integrator from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's largest trade group repr
The MPU-9150 is a System in Package (SiP) that combines two chips: the MPU-6050, which contains a 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer, and an onboard Digital Motion Processor™ (DMP™) capable of processing complex 9-axis MotionFusion algorithms; and the AK8975, a 3-axis digital compass. The part’s integrated 9-axis MotionFusion algorithms access all internal sensors to gather a full set of sensor data. For precision tracking of both fast and slow motions, the parts feature a user-programmable gyro full-scale range of ±250, ±500, ±1000, and ±2000°/sec (dps), a user-programmable accelerometer full-scale range of ±2g, ±4g, ±8g, and ±16g, and compass with a full scale range of ±1200µT. Designworld has a video from InvenSense's CES 2012 booth demonstrating the MPU-9150. The DIYDrones post has additional info and comments. Official product site.
If you believe that the robotics industry is ready for you to invest in, you wouldn't purchase either Boeing or John Deere -- they aren't representative of the industry and their stocks move to the beat of a different drummer than robotics. Instead, you would pick from a list of pure play robotic stocks (if such a list existed).
The advances in genetics, brain research, artificial intelligence, bionics and nanotechnology are converging to accomplish the goal of overcoming human limitations and create higher forms of artificial intelligent life. By 2035, the robotics industry could rival the automobile and computer industries in both sales and jobs.
The first step in automating a process with a robot is to determine whether the tasks to be performed will require a four-axis SCARA or six-axis articulated robot, and what type and size of end effector, or end-of-arm tooling (EOAT), is needed.
Whether the search is for treasure, new medical cures, oil, underwater life, or deep-sea life, the underwater robots will take the lead in our journey for knowledge and riches.
The controller is built inside the mechanism eliminating the need for external controller cabinets or external harnessing. This reduces floor space requirements and cost. The only external cabling necessary is a standard AC power cord, reducing the cost of cable management.
Gstarsoft provided information on a group of comprehensive functions of the upcoming GstarCAD Architecture 2012, enabling users to optimize their design with limited resources.
Microscan announces the addition of the new I-PAK SE2 Stainless Steel Enclosure to its Visionscape I-PAK machine vision inspection system, designed to meet the specific needs of pharmaceutical manufacturers.
i122 is a high performance slave or standalone Digital Servo Drive capable of driving several motor types with output power up to 750 W, including stepper motors control with accurate current control and micro stepping positioning. The i122 is a cost-effective and compact solutions for distributed
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The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.