Inexpensive Tactile Sensors for Robotic Hands

TakkTile's technology leverages MEMS barometers to deliver 1-gram sensitivity for a fraction of the cost of existing systems, in a package durable enough it can survive being hit with a baseball bat. From original research paper: A new approach to the construction of tactile array sensors based on barometric pressure sensor chips and standard printed circuit boards. The chips include tightly integrated instrumentation amplifiers, analog to digital converters, pressure and temperature sensors, and control circuitry that provides excellent signal quality over standard digital bus interfaces. The resulting array electronics can be easily encapsulated with soft polymers to provide robust and compliant grasping surfaces for specific hand designs. The use of standard commercial-off-the-shelf technologies means that only basic electrical and mechanical skills are required to build effective tactile sensors for new applications. For $299 the TakkTile Starter Kit includes two TakkStrips cast in rubber and a Arduino Micro.

SDP/SI Announces the Donation of Drive Components For NASA Lunar Lander Challenge Contest

SDP/SI announces the donation of components for NASA Lunar Lander Challenge 2013 to Team SpacePRIDE

At SPAR International, Velodyne Features the HDL64 mounted on a Demonstration Lexus, plus its Newest HDL32 sensor

LiDAR technology for 3D mapping, autonomous driving, and driving safety systems

AVT Releases Image-Pro Capture Driver v2.0

The driver enables image aquisition from many Allied Vision Technologies cameras from within different Media Cybernetics software solutions like Image-Pro-Plus or Premier, and provides access to the available camera features.

Cascade Chapter Event Highlights Police, Industry Use of UAS

The police department operates ground robots and unmanned underwater vehicles

Bishop-Wisecarver Group Supports the Future of Manufacturing as a 2013 FIRST® Diamond Supplier

Bishop-Wisecarver Group Continues Its Support as a Sponsor in an Effort to Spark High School Students' Interest in a Manufacturing Career

Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation Introduces Seamless Rotary Track Design

HepcoMotion PRT2 1-Trak Curvilinear Motion System Provides Unlimited Track Shapes

ITT Exelis to provide anti-jam GPS antennas for KC-46 refueling aircraft

"The Exelis CRPA helps mitigate signals that interfere with aircraft systems and thus helps the KC-46 perform its fuel delivery mission, keeping aircraft airborne."

GstarCAD Showcased in NY Times Square

GstarCAD showcased in NY Times Square, the innovative CAD platform of Gstarsoft - GstarCAD8 was displayed on the huge screen. This is the first time that Chinese CAD Company showcased in NY Times Square.

RoboDawg Days at Rivertown Crossings Mall

The Grandville High School RoboDawgs are taking over center court at the Rivertown Crossings Mall this weekend to show the public just how creative high school students can be.

Omnetics Connector Corporation Announces New Latching Micro-D and BiLobe® Connectors for High Shock and Vibration Applications

Small, lightweight connectors are high strength and easy to use, ideal for military, aerospace and medical equipment sectors

Patti Engineering Supports FIRST Robotics Competition

Supporting Six Teams, Patti Engineering Helps Youth Display Expertise in Science and Technology at FRC

Neptec Technologies Corp. announces availability for its Opal-360 series of laser scanners at SPAR International

These rugged , multi-purpose 360⁰ LiDAR sensors are uniquely suited for autonomous off-road vehicles and robotics applications in harsh environments.

THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS GEAR UP FOR 2013 VEX ROBOTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

15,000 Participants from 24 Countries around the World Unite in Anaheim, Ca. for the Ultimate Competitive Robotics Showdown on April 17-20, 2013

Lighter Than Air Systems Provides Initial Aerostat Launcher System and Aerostats to BAE Systems to Support the U.S. Army Space and Missle Defense Command

Initial Complete Trailer-Mounted System and Six Aerostats Delivered

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Honeywell Intelligrated - Solve Loading Dock Challenges With Robotic Unloading

Honeywell Intelligrated - Solve Loading Dock Challenges With Robotic Unloading

Challenges on the loading dock are characteristic of greater pressures from the rise of e-commerce. Loading and unloading freight from trailers, trucks and shipping containers are arduous, repetitive tasks plagued by high turnover. Even with regularly available staff, manually unloading freight and the constant lifting and twisting results in fatigue and inconsistent, declining productivity. Robotics capable of fully automating unloading tasks bring a new paradigm to the dock. High performance and flexibility push unloading from a labor-heavy, manual chore to an automated, refined process. High-performing DC workers can take more desirable positions, with relief from unpleasant work conditions. Management gets to replace uncertainty and staffing challenges with a reliable, automated process, with data to fuel continuous improvement.