Robot News

September 13, 2019

Video Friday: Watch This Robot Dog Explore an Underground Tunnel Autonomously

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!): IEEE Africon 2019 – September 25-27, 2019 – Accra, Ghana RoboBusiness 2019 – October 1-3, 2019 – Santa Clara, CA, USA ISRR 2019 – October 6-10, 2019 – Hanoi, Vietnam Ro-Man 2019 – October 14-18, 2019 – New Delhi, India Humanoids 2019 – October 15-17, 2019 – Toronto, Canada […]
September 13, 2019

PACK EXPO 2019 – Dorner

As packaging applications continue to evolve, industry is asking for conveyor systems with a higher level of automation. Booth C-1844 Source: Robotics Tomorrow
September 13, 2019

'Soft tactile logic' tech distributes decision-making throughout stretchable material

Inspired by octopuses, researchers have developed a structure that senses, computes and responds without any centralized processing — creating a device that is not quite a robot and not quite a computer, but has characteristics of both. The new technology holds promise for use in a variety of applications, from soft robotics to prosthetic devices. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
September 12, 2019

Water Jet Powered Drone Takes Off With Explosions

At ICRA 2015, the Aerial Robotics Lab at the Imperial College London presented a concept for a multimodal flying swimming robot called AquaMAV. The really difficult thing about a flying and swimming robot isn’t so much the transition from the first to the second, since you can manage that even if your robot is completely dead (thanks to gravity), but rather the other way: going from water to air, ideally in a stable and repetitive way. The AquaMAV concept solved […]
September 12, 2019

Study: A robot with a firm yet gentle grasp

UB engineers develop a dynamic gripper that mimics the adjustable grip of a human hand, an advancement that could improve industrial safety Source: Robotics Tomorrow
September 12, 2019

A robot with a firm yet gentle grasp

Human hands are skilled at manipulating a range of objects. We can pick up an egg or a strawberry without smashing it. We can hammer a nail. One characteristic that allows us to perform a variety of tasks is the ability to alter the firmness of our grip, and researchers have developed a two-fingered robotic hand that shares this trait. The goal? Improving safety in industrial settings where robots work with people. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
September 12, 2019

Exact Trimming of Foam Parts With Ensenso 3D Camera

The conditions placed on original equipment manufacturers and suppliers are immense in order to ensure high quality and continuous improvement, waste reduction and error minimization. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
September 12, 2019

Machine learning improves the diagnosis of patients with head and neck cancers

Researchers have successfully solved a longstanding problem in the diagnosis of head and neck cancers. The researchers used artificial intelligence to develop a new classification method which identifies the primary origins of cancerous tissue based on chemical DNA changes. The potential for introduction into routine medical practice is currently being tested. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
September 11, 2019

Discover New Solutions at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2019

The show is expected to host 30,000 attendees, including 5,000 international visitors from more than 125 countries, with a wide range of job functions, including engineers, purchasers, production supervisors, package designers, brand managers and marketers. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
September 11, 2019

Nerve-like 'optical lace' gives robots a human touch

A new synthetic material that creates a linked sensory network similar to a biological nervous system could enable soft robots to sense how they interact with their environment and adjust their actions accordingly. Source: Science Daily – Robotics