May 18, 2022

The Future of Automation Is at Automate

Automate is the largest and most inspiring showcase of robotics, motion control, vision, artificial intelligence and related automation technologies in North America. Bringing together 550+ exhibiting automation innovators, manufacturers and suppliers. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
May 18, 2022

3D-printing robot enables sustainable construction

The Bovay Civil Infrastructure Laboratory Complex, located in the basement of Thurston Hall, has a new tenant: a roughly 6,000-pound industrial robot capable of 3D printing the kind of large-scale structures that could potentially transform the construction industry, making it more efficient and sustainable by eliminating the waste of traditional material manufacturing. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
May 18, 2022

Dinnerly Review: The Cheapest Meal Kit Service Has Tons of Recipes Each Week – CNET

Dinnerly offers meals starting at $5 a serving and nearly 40 recipes to choose from each week. I put one of the most budget-friendly meal kit services to the test. Source: Reviews – https://www.cnet.com/rss/
May 18, 2022

Robot hives in Israel kibbutz hope to keep bees buzzing

They function as normal hives, but apiaries built at a kibbutz in Israel’s Galilee are decked out with high-tech artificial intelligence systems set to ensure longevity for these vital pollinators. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
May 18, 2022

Buffalo Massacre Suspect Reportedly Invited Discord Users To Review His Plan – CNET

Suspect invited small group to view plans about 30 minutes before beginning the attack that killed 10 people, the New York Times reports. Source: Reviews – https://www.cnet.com/rss/
May 18, 2022

Energy-efficient AI hardware technology via a brain-inspired stashing system?

Researchers have proposed a novel system inspired by the neuromodulation of the brain, referred to as a ‘stashing system,’ that requires less energy consumption. Computer scientists have now developed a technology that can efficiently handle mathematical operations for artificial intelligence by imitating the continuous changes in the topology of the neural network according to the situation. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
May 17, 2022

Automated platform for plasmid production

Researchers have developed PlasmidMaker, a versatile automated platform for plasmid design & construction. These circular DNA molecules are used by scientists to introduce new genes into a target organism, and have extensive use in basic and applied biology. In particular, they have applications in the large-scale production of bioproducts. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
May 17, 2022

Royal Mail is Doing the Right Thing with Drone Delivery

Eight-ish years ago, back when drone delivery was more hype than airborne reality (even more so than it is now), DHL tested a fully autonomous delivery service that relied on drones to deliver packages to an island 12 kilometers off Germany’s North Sea coast. The other alternative for getting parcels to the island was a ferry. But because the ferry didn’t run every day, the drones filled the scheduling gaps so residents of the island could get important packages without […]
May 17, 2022

Knight Optical – Custom-Made Optical Components for High-Performing Automation Systems

Knight Optical (KO) has provided discerning engineers, designers, and the like from the automation sector with dependable, premium-quality optics for over three decades. Throughout this time, the leading supplier has helped refine the precision of some of the world’s most innovative technologies and partnered with a wide range of companies throughout the industry. In this article, Automation talks to KO about its involvement in the sector and, ultimately, finds out more about how the optical brand can help your supply […]
May 17, 2022

A new approach for safer control of mobile robotic arms

Researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, University of Oxford, and the Tencent Robotics X Lab have recently introduced a configuration-aware policy for safely controlling mobile robotic arms. This policy, introduced in a paper pre-published on arXiv, can help to better guide the movements of a robotic arm, while also reducing the risk that it will collide with objects and other obstacles in its vicinity. Source: Phys Org – Robotics