Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Paralyzed man can now use his mind to shake hands, drink beer using robotic arm

A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported.   Two years ago, doctors in California implanted a pair of tiny chips int

Simulating Clearpath Robots In Maplesim

If your robotics research depends on accurate models, you may want to consider looking at MapleSim® 2015 – a high performance physical modeling and simulation tool developed by Maplesoft™.

DARPA Fast Track Program Invites Non-Traditional Roboticists to Help Bolster National Security

Robotics Fast Track foresees cost-effective development of new capabilities by engaging cutting-edge groups and individuals who traditionally have not worked with the federal government

ABB’s Acquisition of Gomtec Expands Collaborative Robotics Portfolio

ABB, a leading power and automation group, announced it acquired Gomtec GmbH to expand its offering in the field of collaborative robots. The parties agreed not to disclose financial terms of the transaction. Gomtec, based near Munich, Germany, is a privately he

How Will 3D Printing Revolutionize Medicine?

3-D printing could really change medical research. Important questions can be answered, saving both time and money, as 3-D-printed models give surgeons new perspectives and opportunities to practice, and patients and their families a deeper understanding of complex procedure

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Titan Robotics announces new high-quality large-scale 3D printer called The Atlas

Founded by mechanical engineer Clay Guillory, who calls himself “a mechanical engineer by day, and a mechanical engineer by night,” Titan Robotics focuses on doing one thing and one thing very well: designing large 3D printers that are designed to last a lifetime.  Among other applications that Clay has used his 3D printing know-how towards include prosthetic hands - which started as a request from a mother whose 8-year old boy was in need of a low-cost solution.
Titan Robotics’ Atlas 3D printer was named after the famous Greek god who was known for fighting alongside the Titans and then later charged to bear the weight of the heavens on his shoulders.  According to Clay, “the strength of this Greek god is an accurate depiction of the strength and size of this new 3D printer”.  
With over a year in development including real-world testing in various manufacturing facilities, the Atlas has proven to be a highly-accurate 3D printer that is capable of printing large prototypes reliably over time.  According to the company, one beta user documented printing an extremely large accurate and functioning prototype with a total recorded print time of just over 200 hours.  
 

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JBM, now an official reseller for OCTOPUZ in Japan

In-House Solutions is pleased to announce that JBM, the world's top Mastercam dealer, has signed on as an official reseller of OCTOPUZ software in Japan.

Onanon Launches OEM Connector Automated Wire Termination Robo Hot Socket

Onanon Robo Hot Socket slashes complex cable to connector assembly time and cost. Miniaturization, reliability, reduced production cost drive automated rapid fine wire termination technology for OEMs.

Kickstarter - Start Your Rotors - C-mi is a Drone for Everyone

C-mi's Kickstarter Success has been supported with advance purchases of this superior quality drone at well below market pricing.

Stratasys and MakerBot Launch CubeSat Challenge for Aerospace Engineers and Students

Challenge taps GrabCAD's 2 million members to rethink the research satellite

UL Opens Global Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Singapore

New UL 3D printing facility will offer advanced training, validation programs, advisory services and research

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Trimble - Ashtech MB-One Module for Precise Positioning and Heading

Trimble - Ashtech MB-One Module for Precise Positioning and Heading

The MB-One features an enhanced dual-core GNSS engine with 240 channels capable of tracking a large range of GNSS systems including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou. It utilizes over-the-air satellite corrections to achieve decimeter-level accuracy. The module is capable of receiving and decoding Precise Point Positioning to output a highly accurate position solution. The MB-One features Ethernet connectivity that allows for a wide variety of unique applications. The MB-One is latest from the Trimble OEM GNSS product portfolio.

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Epson Robots

Epson Robots

As the SCARA robots industry leader, Epson has a wide variety of SCARA robots available. With over 300 models, our high performance G-Series, value priced LS-Series or unique SCARA+ RS-Series robots are sure to fit the needs for your next high speed automation project. With thousands of successful applications in major facilities worldwide, EPSON SCARA robots are helping companies throughout the world improve their yields, throughput, and quality. Let us help with your next project.