Armin Hornung made major improvements to the OctoMap 3D mapping library. Scan insertions are now twice as fast as before for real-time map updates and tree traversals are now possible in a flexible and efficient manner using iterators. The new ROS interface provides conversions from most common ROS datatypes, and Octomap server was updated for incremental 3D mapping. Armin also worked on creating a dynamically updatable collision map for tabletop manipulation. The collider package uses OctoMap to provide map updates from laser and dense stereo sensors at a rate of about 10Hz. The complete summary is available here.
JAI announced two 2-megapixel industrial grade cameras which offer high resolution and CCD-quality images at faster frame rates than typical CCD cameras.
RMT Robotics entered into an agreement with Larsen & Toubro's LTM Business Unit (LTM), giving exclusive rights for the promotion and sale of the ADAM AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) products and solutions within India.
Schilling Robotics, LLC, experts in subsea systems, announced today the order for two (2) Heavy-Duty (HD) ROV systems from maritime operator SMIT.
OctoMation Robotic Workforce Simplifies the Packaging of Fresh Produce and Processed Foods
Company Chooses Mobile-robotic Approach for Increased Flexibility
Savannah Ocean Exchange Heralds Liquid Robotics' Wave Glider, Winner of the $100,000 Gulfstream Navigator Award 2011
The Gulfstream Navigator Award 2011 recognizes the best solution to positively Shape the Future of Our Coasts. Liquid Robotics' "Wave Glider-Autonomous Ocean Vehicle" was selected by participating delegates during the inaugural Solutions Exchange, held in Savannah GA September 7-8, 2011
Cardica's Cardiac Anastomosis Device Featured in Clinical Presentation on Robotic Cardiac Bypass Procedures
Presentation Showcases Dr. Husam Balkhy's Experience in Performing Over 200 Automated Anastomosis Connector Bypass Procedures
“3D Scan 2.0″ is a project at Bergakademie Freiberg University that uses the Microsoft Kinect and a set of AR markers as a 3d scanner. Using the AR markers for positioning guides you move the Kinect camera around the object collecting point clouds that are then assembled into a solid mesh using Poisson Surface Reconstruction. Further information along with the source code is available at the project homepage.
Health Robotics and Americorp Financial Unveil Rental Program for i.v.STATION, i.v.SOFT, and i.v.STATION ONCO
Health Robotics today announced the immediate availability in the United States of an affordable rental program for Health Robotics' undisputed world-leading I.V. Automation solutions i.v.STATION, i.v.SOFT Assist., and i.v.STATION ONCO.
EVT releases EyeSpector camera for robots. With the combination of the EyeSpector smart camera series with EyeVision image processing software EVT provides the eye for the robot. In only a few steps the user has the possibility to solve even complex tasks in the robot vision field.
Embedded intelligence reduces bus traffic and can take over mission critical functions when network is down.
Hizook has a article featuring examples of robots that use simple vibration motors to achieve steerable motion. The website is also looking into producing and selling a tiny (18mm long) IR controlled steerable vibrobot origanlly designed by Naghi Sotoudeh. The article can be found here and be sure to leave them a comment if you would be interested in purchasing a Hizook robot.
Innovative Wastewater Inspection Technology Company RedZone Robotics, Inc. Lands $25 Million Investment
ABS Capital Partners Attracted to Combination of World-Class Robotic Inspection Technologies and Sophisticated Data-Analysis Software Enabling Customers to Make Better Decisions
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