Robot News

July 29, 2021

Less communication among robots allows them to make better decisions

New research that could help us use swarms of robots to tackle forest fires, conduct search and rescue operations at sea and diagnose problems inside the human body, has been published by engineers at the University of Sheffield. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
July 29, 2021

Metal 3DPrinting over CNC for custom EOAT

This small component was stopping them from realizing the full potential of their manufacturing process as they could only run the system when there was someone there to restart the system if a stoppage occurred due to slippage. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
July 28, 2021

A new taxonomy to characterize human grasp types in videos

Over the past few decades, roboticists and computer scientists have developed a variety of data-based techniques for teaching robots how to complete different tasks. To achieve satisfactory results, however, these techniques should be trained on reliable and large datasets, preferably labeled with information related to the task they are learning to complete. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
July 28, 2021

Handling Omnidirectional 3D Vision Data in Mobile Robots

We are currently focused on two main solutions – human presence detection with depth for autonomous mobile robots and UV-C disinfection robots. We also focus on obstacle detection and avoidance as well as localization and mapping for AMRs. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
July 27, 2021

Milvus Robotics – Moving the World Forward with Material Handling

Enhance your material transport capabilities – even in the busiest warehouse or production environments – with SEIT robots. Made by Milvus Robotics, these reliable and safe AMRs efficiently move materials with no human intervention required. They work seamlessly alongside people, forklifts, and other equipment. Requiring no infrastructure, SEIT robots are suitable for a range of manufacturing environments, distribution centers and more. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
July 27, 2021

New robot aims to make high-rise window and façade services faster and safer

A new robotic window and building façade cleaner currently being developed has the potential to be three times faster, safer, and more efficient than current methods, according to its co-inventors. SFU postdoctoral researcher Hossein Kamali and co-founder Mohammad Dabiri hope their robotic window cleaner will increase efficiency and eliminate risk of injuries and fatalities that come with traditional high-rise window cleaning—which has been carried out the same way for decades. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
July 27, 2021

Improving Image Stabilization with Hexapod 6-Axis Motion Simulators for More Reliable Image Capturing

Taking sharp pictures despite fast changing lighting and ambient conditions, recognizing traffic signs or road markings in driver assistance systems, or identifying dangerous situations in surveillance systems – all of this is possible today with the help of modern cameras. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
July 27, 2021

Bipedal robot makes history by learning to run, completing a 5K

Cassie the robot, invented at Oregon State University and produced by OSU spinout company Agility Robotics, has made history by traversing 5 kilometers, completing the route in just over 53 minutes. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
July 26, 2021

Smart robot can lend hospitals a big hand

Recently, researchers from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed a smart functional robot that realized simultaneous disinfection of both air and object surface. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
July 26, 2021

Nimble robotic arms that perform delicate surgery may be one step closer to reality

Researchers at Northeastern are working to eliminate the stiff, herky-jerky motions in robotic arms to make them graceful and deft enough to gently pick up an egg or sturdy enough to stack dinner plates. The findings could one day allow doctors to remotely perform surgery on a distant battlefield or help bomb disposal experts safely remove an explosive device. Source: Phys Org – Robotics