Using FPGA Supercomputers to Build a High Precision Robot

We solve the motion platform problem with a combination of innovative techniques. These include: an extremely accurate sensor system, high speed computing, optimized power to weight ratio, and 3D printed parts.

Ultra-Short Pulse Lasers Are Great Tools for Processing Plastics for Medical Devices

In the past few years, we have found that ultra-short pulse (USP) lasers are being used more and more for medical device manufacturing - from stents and catheters, to wire stripping and balloon texturing.

Say Hello to Your New Chief Data Collection Officer

Robots in Retail Environments Pivotal to Filling Information and Automation Gaps

How Robotics Can Transform Agriculture

It's not a stretch to imagine solo and small farm owners keeping up with the major organizations in the business thanks to improved efficiency, maximized output and faster harvest and care times.

Protecting your Robot with Robosuit

A Robosuit® is a conformal, custom-fitted cover that protects a robot from extreme manufacturing (or operating) conditions. It fits over the robot's castings and servo motors without impacting the robot's articulation or work-envelope (reach).

Festo Underwater robot with unique fin drive

The BionicFinWave uses its two side fins to move along. They are completely cast from silicone and do without struts or other support elements. This makes them extremely flexible and thus able to implement the fluid wave movements of their biological role models

Exoskeleton Market to Accrue Commendable Gains via Healthcare Applications Over 2017-2024

Exoskeletons are rapidly gaining momentum across myriad geographies. The huge presence of exosuit manufacturers and escalated product demand across military & healthcare sectors are anticipated to stimulate North America exoskeleton industry outlook.

Want a Job With Robots? 5 Amazing Careers for Robots Enthusiasts

With more and more industries utilizing robots to make the workplace safer by automating dangerous jobs or to simplify menial tasks, positions are continuously being created for people who are passionate about robotics.

Industry Giants Dell, IBM, Intel and Microsoft Join 300+ Sensing Technology Providers at 2018 Sensors Expo & Conference

Thousands of leading engineers and innovators flock to Sensors each year to see the largest showcase of sensing technologies and identify new ways to improve products and expand capabilities using sensors.

Self-healing Circuits

We have created electronic circuitry that is soft and stretchable and capable of spontaneously reforming electrical connections when the material is cut, torn, or punctured. It is made of microscopic droplets of liquid metal that are suspended in a soft silicone rubber.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Professor Developing Origami-Inspired Robots

Professor Cagdas Onal receives $500,000 grant for robots that combine soft and rigid properties; Robots can help in disaster zones or assist those physically challenged with everyday tasks

Making Offshore Oil Rigs Safer with Robotics and Automation

Automation of the oil and gas industry has been slow, but we seem to be standing on the brink of a revolution in this niche. All eyes are now turned to the first fully automated robot starting its work in the North Sea and heralding a major change.

Remote Manipulation with the Wing Control Device

The Wing can be moved about on a work surface like with a normal mouse, but additionally, the upper body can be pitched, rolled and moved vertically relative to the lower body. The yaw bar, positioned between the upper and lower bodies can also be twisted.

Neuroscientists Create Prosthetics to Help Amputees Feel Again

The most recent prosthetics can stimulate the nerves so that when a person comes in contact with something, they feel sensation with help from electrical impulses.

Robots Double Worldwide by 2020 - IFR Survey

Nearly 70 percent of employees believe that robotics and automation offer the opportunity to qualify for higher skilled work. This is the result of a worldwide automatica survey of 7,000 employees in seven countries.

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ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.