Robot News

July 18, 2019

A Fossil as a Friend

Making a legged robot walk is not simple. Coordinating the motion of all its joints to achieve smooth motions, close to those of real animals, requires advanced engineering and careful observation of moving animals. But what if its been extinct for 300 million years? Source: Robotics Tomorrow
July 18, 2019

RobotUnion Selects the 20 Best European Robotics Startups

RobotUnion offers a total of 4M€ in equity-free funding in two open calls for startups and SMEs within the framework of the Horizon 2020 program funded by the European Commission. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
July 18, 2019

Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world's smallest ant

Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators, ultrasound sources or even tiny speakers. Swarms of these ‘micro-bristle-bots’ might work together to sense environmental changes, move materials — or perhaps one day repair injuries inside the human body. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
July 18, 2019

New e-skin innovation gives robots and prosthetics an exceptional sense of touch

Researchers have developed an ultra responsive and robust artificial nervous system for e-skins. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
July 17, 2019

Swarm Robots Mimic Ant Jaws to Flip and Jump

Trap-jaw ants inspired these small, autonomous swarm robots Small robots are appealing because they’re simple, cheap, and it’s easy to make a lot of them. Unfortunately, being simple and cheap means that each robot individually can’t do a whole lot. To make up for this, you can do what insects do—leverage that simplicity and low-cost to just make a huge swarm of simple robots, and together, they can cooperate to carry out relatively complex tasks. Using insects as an example does […]
July 17, 2019

The Internet Is Coming to the Rest of the Animal Kingdom

A new Doolittlesque initiative aims to promote Internet communication among smart animals People surf it. Spiders crawl it. Gophers navigate it. Now, a leading group of cognitive biologists and computer scientists want to make the tools of the Internet accessible to the rest of the animal kingdom. Dubbed the Interspecies Internet, the project aims to provide intelligent animals such as elephants, dolphins, magpies, and great apes with a means to communicate among each other and with people online. And through […]
July 16, 2019

SME, Stratasys Announce Winners of FANUC-Inspired SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition

SME created the Additive Manufacturing Competition to attract and introduce the younger generation to emerging technologies that manufacturers have adopted over the past few years. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
July 16, 2019

World’s First Composite Concrete 7th Axis used for the First Time In Series Production at Car Manufacturer

Commissioned OEM Eisenmann alpha-tec regularly automates complex railway-oriented applications with industrial robots and is familiar with the latest developments on the 7th-axis market. That’s why they use the world’s first composite concrete 7th axis from IPR Source: Robotics Tomorrow
July 16, 2019

Autonomous Mobile Manipulation Robots and e-Commerce Fulfillment

The sophisticated integration of perception sensors, autonomous navigation, manipulation, and artificial intelligence in Swift warehouse robots enables maximum picking productivity across single pick, trays, and totes. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
July 16, 2019

Get up and go bots getting closer

Robotics researchers have for the first time used a commercial 3D printer to embed complex sensors inside robotic limbs and grippers. But they found that materials commercially available for 3D printing still need to be improved before the robots can be fully functional. Source: Science Daily – Robotics