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NHL Goal Celebration Hack With A Hue Light Show And Real Time Machine Learning

From François Maillet: In Montréal this time of year, the city literally stops and everyone starts talking, thinking and dreaming about a single thing: the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Even most of those who don’t

AGROBOT: Strawberry Harvesters

From AGROBOT: AGB® manages a set of robotic manipulators a

Case Study: Validated High Speed Capping

SMAC’s LAR Series linear-rotary actuators provide the ideal technology for improving capping quality while cost-effectively providing 100% real time on- and off-torquing validation.

Rethinks New Robot: Sawyer

From Rethink: Introducing Sawyer – the revolutionary new high

ABB launches YuMi and acquires gomTec

ABB leapt into the collaborative robotics space at the Hannover Messe trade show by launching their two-armed YuMi robot and simultaneously announcing their acquisition of German startup gomTec

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Planting Trees With Drones

From The Independent:

A drone start-up is going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation.

BioCarbon Engineering wants to use drones for good, using the technology to seed up to one billion trees a year, all without having to set foot on the ground... (cont'd) (projects website)

 

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18,000+ Students Bring Their Custom-Built Robots and Team Spirit to the Largest Sport for the Mind™ Showdown, the 2015 FIRST® Championship

Championship Presenting Sponsor Qualcomm Incorporated, will.i.am, and Dean Kamen cheered on young innovators from 40 countries as their robots took to the playing fields at the annual robotics championship

Netzer's New DS-58 Absolute Position Rotary Electric Encoder Features 18 bit Resolution

The Non-contact, absolute-position Electric Encoder relies on interaction between the measured displacement and an internally shielded, space/time modulated, electric field and offers features unsurpassed by traditional optical and magnetic encoders.

Trimble Launches NextSwath End-of-Row Turn Technology to Improve Operator Performance and Crop Yield for Agriculture

This efficient and consistent end-of-row turning saves time and increases productivity

Henderson Sewing Weaves an Integrated Automation Solution with Smart, Collaborative Robots from Rethink Robotics

48-Year-Old Textile Giant Using Baxter as Part of Their Fully Automated Systems for Customers Worldwide

Dash Robotics Secures $1.4 Million in Funding to Bring Animal-Inspired Robot to Kids Everywhere

Dash expects to be the first company to commercially offer an advanced robot for less than $50 in the consumer market, through direct sales, online retail partners and specialty retail stores.

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George Brown College - Earn your Certificate as a Robotics Technician

George Brown College - Earn your Certificate as a Robotics Technician

Study online at your own pace to earn your certificate as a Robotics Technician. This program prepares you to develop, install, maintain, and repair industrial robotic systems. The Robotics simulation software, RoboLogix, is designed to emulate real-world robotics applications. Users gain 'hands-on' programming experience though teach-pendant and 3D simulation environment. With RoboLogix, the user can run the simulator to test and visually examine the execution of robot programs and control algorithms, while plotting instantaneous joint accelerations, velocities and positions. Learn more.

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US Digital

US Digital

US Digital has served the motion control marketplace for over 30 years with incremental and absolute optical encoders and inclinometers used for position feedback. Applications range from motor solutions and industrial automation to robotics, medical, solar and renewable energy. US Digital also specializes in custom solutions; with vertically integrated design and manufacturing capabilities, custom and standard products are delivered with best in industry lead times.