Autonomous submersible craft could harvest a species that is damaging critical reefs and depleting valuable fish supplies
Offline Robot Programming is a technology that is quickly being implemented in manufacturing facilities all over the globe. This implementation results in an increase in efficiency, time and cost savings, and results in less down time.
UBTECH Announces Yanshee: A First-of-its-Kind Programmable Robot that Combines AI and Advanced Functionalities
The open-source robot supports multiple coding languages; is designed to align with and complement STEM curriculums
Newly launched robotics kit features industry-first curriculum designed to complement NGSS and CCSS
Stairs are still unsurmountable obstacles for many robots. Yet a young team at ETH Zurich is building a vehicle designed to negotiate steps with ease - by hopping.
$820 Million in Series C Investment Values Company at $5 Billion, Catapulting UBTECH to Worlds Most Valuable Consumer Robotics Company
Human-machine interaction, communication, relationships, emotional intelligence, social skills, and how robotics will have a more central role in our everyday lives, through virtual assistance in homes and buildings
The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association recognizes Robomatter's excellence in developing engineering curriculum as part of Robomatter's Robotics Curriculum Continuum
Hanson Robotics Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Professor Einstein, an Expressive Robot that Teaches Science
A scientific legend brought back to life
I think it is realistic for a robot of some sort to be in every classroom. But, the education system will need to lead the way towards that future.
Robotics Students From Canada, China, Puerto Rico And The United States Of America Crowned Champions At VEX Worlds 2016
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title achieved at VEX Worlds for the largest student-led robotics competition!
Over 1,000 Student-Led Robotics Teams Converge At VEX Worlds - Gathering Under One Roof, In One City, From Around The Globe For One Epic Celebration
The largest 4-day robotics competition begins this week with teams from 37 nations in Louisville, Kentucky on April 20-23, 2016!
Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) has been selected as a prime contractor or subcontractor on four major new federal research projects totaling more than $11 million over the next three years. The projects range from research on a wheel that can transform into a track to automated stress testing for critical software. Herman Herman, NREC director, said the center has hired 10 new technical staff members in the past six months and anticipates hiring another five-to-10 staff members in the coming months to augment its existing staff of about 100. "For the past 20 years, NREC has been an important national resource, combining unique technical skills and testing capabilities to solve problems that other groups can't," said Martial Hebert, director of CMU's Robotics Institute, which includes the NREC. "These new projects are a reminder that NREC continues to advance the art and science of robotics and that it remains a vital part of Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute." Full Press Release:
WPI professor receives nearly $600,000 from the Office of Naval Research to develop motion planning for robot that will fight fires aboard Navy ships
By Gary Robbins for the San Diego Union Tribune: UC San Diego is creating a robotics institute that will develop machines that can interpret everything from subtle facial expressions to walking styles to size up what people are thinking, doing and feeling. The “See-Think-Do” technology is largely meant to anticipate and fulfill people’s everyday needs, especially the soaring number of older Americans who want to live out their lives in their own homes. Engineers envision robots that are so good at sizing up people, places and situations that they could help evacuate crowds from dangerous areas and pick through the rubble of an earthquake to look for survivors. The newly created Contextual Robotics Institute will be formally announced on Friday when some of the nation’s top scientists meet at UC San Diego to discuss the future of robotics. The campus has already lined up support from such San Diego companies as Qualcomm, which needs new markets for its computer chips, and Northrop Grumman, which develops unmanned aerial vehicles. “Our plan is to do the research and development that’s needed to realize robots of the future — robots that are safe, useful and autonomous in any environment,” said Albert Pisano, dean of UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering. Cont'd...
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In order to interact with their environment and perform the tasks, lightweight robots, like all industrial robots, depend on tools - and in many cases these are vacuum grippers. These form the interface to the workpiece and are therefore a decisive part of the overall system. With their help, the robots can pick up, move, position, process, sort, stack and deposit a wide variety of goods and components. Vacuum gripping systems allow particularly gentle handling of workpieces, a compact and space-saving system design and gripping from above. Precisely because the object does not have to be gripped, the vacuum suction cupenables gapless positioning next to each other.