Temperature will be crucial to successfully powering the mobile robotics revolution

Reliable use of mobile robotics platforms in environments where temperatures reach extremes could be near impossible without a way to regulate battery temperature.

Soft robot muscles with origami skeletons can lift 1,000 times their own weight

James Vincent for The Verge: Each muscle consists of a sealed bag filled with air or fluid, containing a folding origami structure that functions as the skeleton.

Massachusetts Based Endeavor Robotics Provides German Government with 'Throwable' Robots

After rigorous field testing, Germany takes delivery of 44 FirstLook Robots that are used by military and law enforcement worldwide

RobotShop Continues European Expansion and Launches Operations in Germany

RobotShop.com, the world's leading source of robotics technology, announces that it expands its operations to Germany.

Google, IBM, EY, PwC and EdgeVerve to Keynote IRPA AI Annual Automation Innovation Conferences in December

This year's conference, "2017: Exploiting the Second Wave," focuses on taking the lessons learned in the last three years and applying them to harness the power of RPA, cognitive computing, and artificial intelligence today.

Robot companions are just what the doctor ordered

Abrar Al-Heeti for CNet: "We've done tests before with a screen or even the robot on a screen, and nobody cared," Deblieck said. "But from the moment the Zora solution came in, you saw people starting to move."

Robotics is breaking through into multiple service industries

In Munich, from 19 to 22 June, 2018, automatica will show why the automation industry is getting excited about new developments in service robotics, how these robots are seeing strong growth and are even emerging within some unexpected areas.

RoboticsTomorrow.com - Q&A with Bionik Laboratories

Home-use assistive devices will first require a great deal of training and effort for the user. As a result, we thought the integration of the Amazon Echo would greatly assist this process, and facilitate ease of use as Echo also continues to improve.

Keio University Research: Innovative touch sensitive avatar-robotic arm based on real time haptics

Researchers at Keio Universitys Haptics Research Center have developed a 'real-time-avatar-robotic arm that transmits sound, vision, and highly sensitive feelings of touch to remotely located users. This innovative touch sensitive robotic technology was reported in the October 2017 issue of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and demonstrated at CEATEC (October 2017, Tokyo). The technology is expected to find applications in areas such as industrial manufacturing, harvesting farm produce, and nursing care.

Toyota Unveils Third Generation Humanoid Robot T-HR3

Remote, safe, smooth operation of robot enabled through new, advanced Torque Servo Module and Master Maneuvering System

UBTECH Announces Global Availability of Lynx With Amazon Alexa

Lynx With Amazon Alexa is the First Humanoid Robot to Feature Amazons Cloud-Based Voice Service

SMP Robotics S5.1 Robot Deployed at Shopping and Warehouse Center to Enhance Security and Intelligent Monitoring

SMP Robotics is pleased to announce that its S5.1 security guard robot has been deployed at a large, U.S.-based shopping and warehouse center where the autonomous solution will monitor the perimeter and the adjacent parking lot to improve security and efficiency.

IRobot's Colin Angle on the Home Run of Robotics (It's Not A.I.)

Robert Buderi for Xconomy: "helping people stay in their home as they age and maintain the lifestyle advantages of living at home." And that means, he says, "Were going to need a lot of robots."

The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems Announces New Standards Projects

Focus areas address metrics for ensuring human wellbeing, developing methodologies to achieve ethically-driven nudging parameters, and establishing fail-safe mechanisms in autonomous and semi-autonomous systems

Is your robot battery up to the task?

The very purpose of using a robot to automate a process relies on the robot being accurate and repeatable. As robots move from environments where they were traditionally used behind cages to open environments, it is important that their power solutions keep up. Here, Michele Windsor, global marketing manager at global battery specialist Ultralife Corporation, explains why plant managers need to consider smart batteries for industrial and service robots.

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