AMREL COTS handheld used for OCU & Payload Controller at Robot Rodeo

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 Announces New ADAM Autonomous Mobile Robot Sales Agent Agreement in Italy

RMT Robotics adds MIBA as an official partner in the sale and promotion of ADAM robots

Intelligrated Earns Robotics Integrator Certification

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

MPU-9150 Nine-axis MotionTracking device

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.

Picking Robotics Stocks Is Complicated: Some Are A Waste Of Time

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).

What will you say to an Intelligent Robot?

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.

A Guide For Small Assembly Robots In Upstream Packaging Processes

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.

AUV's And The Secrets Of The Depths

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.

Co-operative Robotics

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.

GstarCAD Architecture 2012 Enables Rational Use of Space with Comprehensive Functions

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 releases new I-PAK SE2 Machine Vision Package Inspection System

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.

New i122, open-frame Digital Servo Drive with high power density in a compact size.

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

QinetiQ's Ultra Light Reconnaissance Robot Selected by RSJPO

Throwable Dragon Runner 10s in Combat with U.S. Army

NEW High Torque Harmonic Drive precision strain wave gear, 30% More Torque, Zero-Backlash, 1 Arc-min Accuracy

Component Type Harmonic Driveā„¢ CSF series gearing has been developed to meet the needs of the industry as they concern space saving, cost efficiency and other performance characteristics at a time when demand for such features is increasing in tandem with the accelerated pace of technological innovation

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Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.