Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Automating Jobs: The Driverless Car Will Have Some Ugly Side Effects

During the ten years between 2020 and 2030, we’re going to have our first experience with human-free businesses where systems/software will be communicating/negotiating with each other and you’ll just be sitting on the sideline.

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Prototyping with UberBlox

UberBlox is a new high-quality metal construction set and prototyping system for makers to build rigid structures and automated machines.

Robo.Op: Opening Industrial Robotics

From MADLAB.CC: Robo.O

Robotics meets 3D Printing

The Consumer Electronic Association (CEA) named the 3D printer as a top technology trend in its 2015 edition of "Top 5 Technology Trends to Watch"

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Yale OpenHand Project

From Yale's OpenHand Project:

This project intends to establish a series of open-source hand designs, and through the contributions of the open-source user community, result in a large number of useful design modifications and variations available to researchers.

Based on the original SDM Hand, the Model T is the OpenHand Project's first released hand design, initially introduced at ICRA 2013. the four underactuated fingers are differentially coupled through a floating pulley tree, allowing for equal force output on all finger contacts.

Based on our lab's work with iRobot and Harvard on the iHY hand, which won the DARPA ARM program, the Model O replicates the hand topology common to several commercial hands, including ones from Barrett, Robotiq, and Schunk (among others). A commercial version of this hand is currently for sale by RightHand Robotics... (homepage)

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Mouser, Imahara Unveil Robotics "Empowering Innovation Challenge"

The exciting Empowering Innovation Together program consists of Innovation Spotlight, Empowering Innovation Challenge and the Innovation Hub.

IntelliSense Wins Three Prestigious Awards From Leading Industry Trade Publications

Bimba's Breakthrough Pneumatics Product Also Recognized for Innovation by Two Other Major Industry Organizations

SME's AeroDef 2015 Features Technical Advice from Top Aerospace Manufacturing Professionals

Aerospace and defense manufacturing conference and exposition takes place April 20-23 in Dallas

Farmers Turn To Robots As New Farm Hands

The Lempert Report Innovation Series Highlights New Technological Farming Investment and Mentorship Programs to Improve Farming Practices.

Double Robotics Telepresence Robot Now Available at IP Phone Warehouse

The Double Robotics Telepresence Robot uses an iPad and the Double app to provide video conferencing from a remotely controlled, drivable "robot." Be present at any office, classroom or other location without ever really being there.

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Motion Controls Robotics, Inc.

Motion Controls Robotics, Inc.

The key to Motion Controls Robotics' long term success is simple. We provide well-engineered robotic solutions, pay attention to our customers' needs and deliver excellent service for our systems. Our customers enjoy a high level of customer service and support and keep coming back for new systems. Motion Controls Robotics continues to develop technology and add new specialized applications that help keep our customers, American manufacturers, competitive. As a robotics integrator, Motion Controls Robotics provides fully integrated robotic systems built to the excellent engineering standards you expect. Our systems help manufacturers and packaging companies save time and money.

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AUVSI - Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems

AUVSI - Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is the world's largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. Serving more than 7,500 members from government organizations, industry and academia, AUVSI is committed to fostering, developing, and promoting unmanned systems and robotic technologies. AUVSI members support defense, civil and commercial sectors.