Kagan Pittman for Engineering.com: As Chinese companies move to expand their market share in industrial robotics, so too are companies in the West, with some of the biggest power-plays coming from R&D departments. A recent report by Technavio predicts that global R&D spending in the robotics industry will grow at a CAGR of more than 17 percent between 2016-2020. Technavio analysts cite the following factors as key drivers in the growth of R&D spending: A race for robotics patents Demand for lower system engineering and installation costs Growing demand for industrial robots from non-automotive industries The report’s analysis considers market trends across user segments including: defense, healthcare, automotive, domestic, food and beverage, electricals, electronics, oil and gas, textiles and packaging. Cont'd...
Liquid Robotics and Hydro Systems Development Delivers Japan's First Long-Term Ocean Observation Network
Fleet of Wave Gliders Delivered to the Japan Coast Guard for a Multi-Year, Environmental Mission
New round seeks solutions in six categories, including FinTech, VR/AR/MR and Drones
Caitlin Ju for The Stanford Daily: Stanford researchers in the Computational Vision and Geometry Lab have designed an autonomously navigating robot prototype that they say understands implicit social conventions and human behavior. Named “Jackrabbot” after the swift but cautious jackrabbit, the visually intelligent and socially amicable robot is able to maneuver crowds and pedestrian spaces. A white ball on wheels, the Jackrabbot is built on a Segway system and contains a computing unit and multiple sensors that acquire a 3-D structure of the surrounding environment. 360-degree cameras and GPS also enhance the robot’s navigation and detection capabilities. To interact smoothly in public settings, the robot has to know how to avoid someone in a natural way, how to yield the right-of-way and how to leave personal space, among other skills. Cont'd...
Robotic surgery has treated over 3 million patients
Encoders use different types of technologies to create a signal, including: mechanical, magnetic, resistive and optical - optical being the most common.
Sony Establishes 'Research Award Program' for North American Universities to Accelerate Innovation and New Technologies
The Sony Research Award Program comprises two submission categories: Faculty Innovation Awards and the 2016 Focus Research Awards. Each award will create new opportunities for a faculty to engage and participate in forward-thinking research, leading to the introduction of breakthrough technologies that will help influence future industries and markets.
Business, Government and Academic Leaders Meet at Earley Information Science To Discuss Where AI Is, and Where It Is Going
RoboBusiness is proud to launch the first-ever Chief Robotics Officer (CRO) Network Summit on September 27, 2016 in San Jose, California - the day before the RoboBusiness Conference & Expo.
Demonstrating the Technological Power, and Achieving the Future of Innovation
Futurist Ray Kurzweil and Nobel laureate Steven Chu headline The Optical Society's "Light the Future" program, celebrating 100 years of innovation
Raspberry Pi serves as the main controller board for the setup, capturing the images using the Pi Camera, controlling the Line LASER diode and providing control signals to the EasyDriver (Stepper Motor Driver).
Use of the telepresence robot with the video and microphone capability to achieve remote presence is a vital aspect of personal mobility devices. Telepresence robots are poised to achieve a vital extension of electronic communication in ways that will become indispensable to everyone soon.
The technology is mature and ready for the field, say experts
COWAROBOT R1 frees the users' hands and follows autonomously, making travel more high-tech and enjoyable
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Servo2Go - CANopen Input Sinusoidal Brushless Servo Amplifiers establish a new benchmark in versatility
CANopen digital servo drives are designed to drive brushed and brushless servomotors in torque, velocity, or position mode and employs Space Vector Modulation (SVM), which results in higher bus voltage utilization and reduced heat dissipation compared to traditional PWM drives.