San Francisco to robots: Don't crowd our sidewalks

Carolyn Said and Benny Evangelista for the SF Chronicle: San Francisco's ordinance resembles laws enacted in the early days of "horseless carriages" that required a person to walk in front of a car waving a red flag, said Bob Doyle, spokesman for A3.

SIA Launches Autonomous Security Robots Working Group

The group will bring together members of the security industry, end users, technology experts and other interested parties to promote best practices regarding the use of robots in security

Coming soon: Security robots that patrol streets - or guard your home

Tim Johnson for McClatchy DC: "It's very reasonable to believe that by the end of next year, we'd have a couple of hundred of these out."

The Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV)

INTELLOS is an autonomous, outdoor security robot that utilizes a navigation surveillance platform developed by Sharp to patrol predefined routes.

Report: Cyberattacks on Industrial Robots

Trend Micro recently released the first in-depth, hands-on research that demonstrates the extent to which industrial robots can be compromised.

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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.