Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Integrated 2D Imaging Engine from Microscan Helps Improve Production Yield, Quality and Traceability at Each Step of the PCB Manufacturing Process

Case Study: Prodrive Technologies, The Netherlands

NASA’s Free Flying Robot Challenge

From NASA, Google's Project Tango, and Top Coders: Welcome to the NASA F

Robotics Design, Synthesis and Processing

The total process of building a robot is first to identify a need, then defining the problem that must be overcome to accomplish the need.

In Haptics, Machines Imitate Life

Enter the discipline of haptics, which involves using robotics with sophisticated feedback and controls to simulate a tactile experience for the user.

Deep Learning for Detecting Robotic Grasps

From Ian Lenz, Honglak Lee, Ashutosh Saxena: Abstract We consider the problem of detecting robotic grasps in an RGB-D view of a scene containing objects. In this work, we apply a deep learning approach to solve this problem, w

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iRobot Unveils Its First Multi-Robot Tablet Controller for First Responders, Defense Forces and Industrial Customers

From iRobot:

The uPoint MRC system runs an Android-based app that standardizes the control of any robot within the iRobot family of unmanned vehicles. Utilizing the same intuitive touchscreen technology in use today on millions of digital devices, the uPoint MRC system simplifies robot operations including driving, manipulation and inspection, allowing operators to focus more on the mission at hand... (full press release)

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TURCK Extends RFID Capabilities with Compact UHF Read/Write Head

Paired with TURCK's BL ident platform, the new Q120 product creates an all-in-one RFID solution

Schunk - Standardized RCC axes for high-speed assembly

The linear modules of SCHUNK's LCx series set a new benchmark.

Neah Power Partners with Silent Falcon to Integrate Fuel Cells into Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Formira hydrogen-on-demand technology expected to increase mission endurance and enable heavier payloads.

The fuel cell could significantly increase the mission endurance by between two times to three times the current duration, as well as enable heavier payloads.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

Ecybermission

Ecybermission

eCYBERMISSION is a free science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competition offered by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program for students in grades 6 through 9. eCYBERMISSION challenges them to propose a solution to a real problem in their communities and compete for state, regional and national awards. For more information, visit www.ecybermission.com, contact eCYBERMISSION Mission Control at 1-866-GO-CYBER (462-9237) or via email at missioncontrol@ecybermission.com.

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Universal Robots USA

Universal Robots USA

Universal Robots is an innovative and globally successful Danish manufacturer of industrial robots. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth and is now in global distribution through more than 100 partners spanning over 40 countries.