August 9, 2022

Overcoming the Challenges of Automated Bin Picking

According to Universal Robots (UR), in 2019, around 38 per cent of the manufacturing labor force still moved parts manually between bins and manufacturing machines, rather than use industrial robots. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
August 8, 2022

Location key to improved autonomous vehicle vision

QUT robotics researchers working with Ford Motor Company have found a way to tell an autonomous vehicle which cameras to use when navigating. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
August 8, 2022

Early bird registration for RoboBusiness ends August 20, 2022

RoboBusiness 2022 will take place October 19-20 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Since its founding in 2004, RoboBusiness evolved into the world’s premier robotics business development event. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
August 8, 2022

Artificial finger able to identify surface material with 90% accuracy

A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has developed an artificial finger that was able to identify certain surface materials with 90% accuracy. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes how they used triboelectric sensors to give their test finger an ability to gain a sense of touch. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
August 6, 2022

'Prey' Review: The Predator Movie We've Prayed For – CNET

The deadly alien hunter returns in the greatest Predator adventure since the original. The movie hit Hulu on Friday. Source: Reviews –
August 6, 2022

Anker Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K Projector Review: Get a Handle on 4K Lasers – CNET

This 4K laser projector goes bright and portable, but it’s not cheap. Source: Reviews –
August 6, 2022

OnePlus Nord N20 5G Review: A $300 Value Pick That's Missing a Spark – CNET

Solid specs, but it’s not here to shake up this price range. Source: Reviews –
August 5, 2022

Amazon to Acquire iRobot F​or $1.7 Billion

This morning, Amazon and iRobot announced “a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire iRobot” for US $1.7 billion. The announcement was a surprise, to put it mildly, and we’ve barely had a chance to digest the news. But taking a look at what’s already known can still yield initial (if incomplete) answers as to why Amazon and iRobot want to team up—and whether the merger seems like a good idea. The press release, like most press releases about […]
August 5, 2022

Video Friday: Build a Chair

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos. Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion. IEEE CASE 2022: 20–24 August 2022, MEXICO CITY CLAWAR 2022: 12–14 September 2022, AZORES, PORTUGAL ANA Avatar XPRIZE Finals: 4–5 November 2022, LOS ANGELES CoRL 2022: 14–18 December 2022, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND Enjoy […]
August 5, 2022

A bartending robot that can engage in personalized interactions with humans

A widely discussed application of social robots that has so far been rarely tested in real-world settings is their use as bartenders in cafés, cocktail bars and restaurants. While many roboticists have been trying to develop systems that can effectively prepare drinks and serve them, so far very few have focused on artificially reproducing the social aspect of bartending. Source: Phys Org – Robotics