Robot News

May 23, 2022

Industrial robots – the perfect worker?

The advantages of automation are clear, so why is the US behind other developed countries for robot deployment? A controversial proponent of adopting automation is the idea that it will take away jobs from humans, leading to exponential unemployment. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
May 20, 2022

Video Friday: Drone in a Cage

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. ICRA 2022: 23 May–27 May 2022, PHILADELPHIA IEEE ARSO 2022: 28 May–30 May 2022, LONG BEACH, CALIF. RSS 2022: 21 June–1 July 2022, NEW YORK CITY ERF 2022: 28 June–30 June 2022, ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS RoboCup 2022: 11 July–17 July 2022, […]
May 20, 2022

Neuromorphic memory device simulates neurons and synapses

Researchers have reported a nano-sized neuromorphic memory device that emulates neurons and synapses simultaneously in a unit cell, another step toward completing the goal of neuromorphic computing designed to rigorously mimic the human brain with semiconductor devices. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
May 20, 2022

Soft Grippers Can Handle Small and Delicate Parts With Greater Ease

This opens up new possibilities in robotic automation and even some cutting edge robotics applications. From injection molding to strawberries and even robotic surgeries, soft gripper technology is making it easier than ever before for robots to pick up anything. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
May 19, 2022

Engineers develop a way to use everyday WiFi to help robots see and navigate better indoors

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a low-cost, low-power technology to help robots accurately map their way indoors, even in poor lighting and without recognizable landmarks or features. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
May 19, 2022

Using everyday WiFi to help robots see and navigate better indoors

Engineers have developed a low cost, low power technology to help robots accurately map their way indoors, even in poor lighting and without recognizable landmarks or features. The technology uses WiFi signals, instead of light, to help the robot ‘see’ where it’s going. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
May 19, 2022

A quadcopter that works in the air and underwater and also has a suction cup for hitching a ride on a host

A team of researchers at Beihang University, working with colleagues at Imperial College London and Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, has developed a quadcopter drone that is capable of flying in the air and maneuvering underwater. It also has a suction cup for hitching a ride on a host. They describe their drone in the journal Science Robotics. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
May 19, 2022

New technique can safely guide an autonomous robot through a highly uncertain environment

An autonomous spacecraft exploring the far-flung regions of the universe descends through the atmosphere of a remote exoplanet. The vehicle, and the researchers who programmed it, don’t know much about this environment. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
May 19, 2022

Talking Automate 2022 with ATI Industrial Automation

We will have a variety of robotic demonstrations featuring the latest ATI Tool Changers, Material Removal Tools and Force/Torque (F/T) Sensors as well as technologies from our automation partners. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
May 18, 2022

Senior engineering students create unique project, an animatronic head

Somewhere in the labyrinth of Patrick F. Taylor Hall, there sits a disembodied head that will provide the answers to life’s greatest mysteries, provided he is presented with the proper offering. His glowing eyes change color as he rewards you or disappoints you in a booming voice at the end of your long quest in search of knowledge. Source: Phys Org – Robotics