Robot News

August 10, 2020

Exploring the interactions between sound, action and vision in robotics

In recent years, researchers have developed a growing amount of computational techniques to enable human-like capabilities in robots. Most techniques developed so far, however, merely focus on artificially reproducing the senses of vision and touch, disregarding other senses, such as auditory perception. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
August 10, 2020

NIST's SAMURAI measures 5G communications channels precisely

Engineers have developed a flexible, portable measurement system to support design and repeatable laboratory testing of fifth-generation (5G) wireless communications devices with unprecedented accuracy across a wide range of signal frequencies and scenarios. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
August 10, 2020

Army advances learning capabilities of drone swarms

Army researchers developed a reinforcement learning approach that will allow swarms of unmanned aerial and ground vehicles to optimally accomplish various missions while minimizing performance uncertainty. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
August 10, 2020

Aquatic robots can remove contaminant particles from water

Scientists have developed a 1cm by 1cm wireless artificial aquatic polyp, which can remove contaminants from water. Apart from cleaning, this soft robot could be also used in medical diagnostic devices by aiding in picking up and transporting specific cells for analysis. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
August 10, 2020

Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) Conveyors for Small Loads & Applications

When your clients are working with you to integrate lightweight autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), they’re looking for the biggest bang for their buck. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
August 10, 2020

Robot Sensor Market is set to surpass USD 4 billion by 2026

A vast majority of manufacturers are integrating robotic systems in production facilities to enhance production capacity, boost profit margins, and cut operational costs. These trends have created a substantial demand for robotic components, including robot sensors like 3D vision. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
August 7, 2020

Video Friday: Japan's Giant Gundam Robot Is Nearly Complete

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here’s what we have so far (send us your events!): AWS Cloud Robotics Summit – August 18-19, 2020 – [Online Conference] CLAWAR 2020 – August 24-26, 2020 – [Virtual Conference] ICUAS 2020 – September 1-4, 2020 – Athens, Greece ICRES 2020 – September 28-29, 2020 – Taipei, Taiwan AUVSI EXPONENTIAL 2020 – October 5-8, 2020 – [Online Conference] IROS […]
August 7, 2020

Courts Rule AI Cannot Hold Patent.

The applications to patent an interlocking food container easily grasped by robots and another for “devices and methods for attracting enhanced attention” were filed by the Artificial Inventor Project, naming DABUS as the inventor. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
August 6, 2020

Personality-based approach may be key to partnering with robots

Human facial expressions could be one of the keys in building trust between Soldiers and autonomous agents. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
August 6, 2020

Robots Automate Machine Tools

To increase productivity in production, more and more companies are deciding to link and automate their machine tools. The right automation system is crucial here. Robots and the appropriate gripping technology play an important role here. Source: Robotics Tomorrow