Robot News

May 17, 2019

Video Friday: The Army Has a Bigger Robotic Vehicle Than You Do

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos 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!): Nîmes Robotics Festival – May 17-19, 2019 – Nîmes, France Isolierband Robotics Competition – May 19, 2019 – Israel ICRA 2019 – May 20-24, 2019 – Montreal, Canada URC 2019 – May 30-1, 2019 – Hanksville, Utah Dynamic Walking 2019 […]
May 17, 2019

Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot

Researchers create a remote-controlled soft robot that can transform itself to conduct targeted drug delivery against cancer cells. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
May 16, 2019

LORD Sensing Systems – Inertial Sensing Products

LORD Sensing, Microstrain manufactures the smallest and lightest industrial-grade inertial sensors available that are used in advanced manufacturing, off-highway vehicles, commercial and military manned and unmanned vehicles, and civil structures. Products come temperature compensated using a proprietary calibration process and include inclinometers, vertical reference units, IMUs, AHRS and INS/GPS for navigation, stabilization, mobile mapping, terrain compensation and more. Contact LORD for additional custom designed solutions. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
May 16, 2019

Applications of Nanometer-Level Precision Motion Control Solutions

This article will look at the top-end solution in terms of accuracy and repeatability, and the applications that benefit from a motion control solution that has achieved quantum-sized improvements in the precision achievable across numerous applications. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
May 16, 2019

Real Estate Drones Are Here to Stay but Guidelines Need to Be Followed

To legally use a drone, the pilot must be 16 years of age or older and have an FAA UAV operator’s certificate (per Part 107). Operating a drone can present a real and significant threat to life and property. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
May 16, 2019

Zone Picking vs. Wave Picking: Which Method is Best?

Before selecting a picking technique for your operation, evaluate your current inventory situation, workforce, technology, infrastructure and warehouse layout. Once you assess all of these factors, you can confidently determine a picking methodology Source: Robotics Tomorrow
May 15, 2019

Helping robots remember: Hyperdimensional computing theory could change the way AI works

A new article introduces a new way of combining perception and motor commands using the so-called hyperdimensional computing theory, which could fundamentally alter and improve the basic artificial intelligence (AI) task of sensorimotor representation — how agents like robots translate what they sense into what they do. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
May 15, 2019

Robonaut and Astrobee Will Work Together on Space Station

NASA’s robots will help each other with useful tasks on the International Space Station NASA has two robots that will, hopefully, be operating on the International Space Station (ISS) this year. There’s Robonaut, a humanoid (complete with legs) that will be on its way up there later this year, as well as Astrobee, a family of three free-flying robotic cubes that are already on the ISS as of a few weeks ago. Astrobee and Robonaut are totally different in both form and function, […]
May 15, 2019

New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks

Computer scientists have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do — take a few quick glimpses around and infer its whole environment, a skill necessary for the development of effective search-and-rescue robots that one day can improve the effectiveness of dangerous missions. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
May 15, 2019

SCARA Robots – The Next Move in Automotive Sector; Towards the Automation!

SCARA robots offer a better precision at a very low operational cost. This has led to a greater adoption of SCARA robots in the automotive industry, thereby propelling the global SCARA robots market. Source: Robotics Tomorrow