Robot News

February 1, 2023

SUPPLIER SELECTION FOR CRITICAL MOTION CONTROL APPLICATIONS

In this article, I attempt to arm manufacturers with the questions that they need to ask to ensure that the motion control solution option chosen is right first time and up to the job. These questions should ideally focus on not just capabilities but also values. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
February 1, 2023

Contributing to the utilization of big data! Developing new data learning methods for artificial intelligence

A research group has developed a new learning method for artificial intelligence that combines classification performance for data with multiple labels with the ability to learn continually from data. Numerical experiments on real-world multi-label data indicate that the new method outperforms conventional approaches. The simplicity of this algorithm makes it easy to integrate it with other algorithms to devise new ones. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
January 31, 2023

Study suggests framework to ensure that walking bots meet safety standards

When it comes to the evolution of mobile robots, it may be a long time before legged robots are able to safely interact in the real world, according to a new study. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
January 31, 2023

A framework that could improve the social intelligence of home assistants

Existing artificial intelligence agents and robots only help humans when they are explicitly instructed to do so. In other words, they do not intuitively determine how they could be of assistance at a given moment, but rather wait for humans to tell them what they need help with. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
January 31, 2023

Legged robots need more testing before real-world use

When it comes to the ‘evolution’ of mobile robots, it may be a long time before legged robots are able to safely interact in the real world, according to a new study. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
January 31, 2023

Autonomous steering system keeps human drivers engaged

Researchers have developed an automated driving system based on the concept of ‘collaborative steering’, which aims to increase transportation safety, efficiency, and comfort by encouraging active interaction between autonomous vehicles and their human drivers. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
January 31, 2023

Powering the Future: NREL Research Finds Opportunities for Breakthrough Battery Designs

Using ultramodern capabilities and world-class laboratory facilities, NREL’s energy storage researchers continue to push battery boundaries with materials development, thermal management, diagnostics, and modeling. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
January 30, 2023

First step for smart port facilities: Maintain fenders with drone and AI combination

With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, there is an increasing need around the globe for the maintenance of port facilities by utilizing drones. Moreover, it has become more essential to ensure proactive maintenance of port facilities to secure their sustainable safety and serviceability since the number of aging port facilities in Republic of Korea, which are to exceed 30 years of service life by 2030, is expected to increase by about 50%. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
January 30, 2023

A fairy-like robot flies by the power of wind and light

The development of stimuli-responsive polymers has brought about a wealth of material-related opportunities for next-generation small-scale, wirelessly controlled soft-bodied robots. For some time now, engineers have known how to use these materials to make small robots that can walk, swim and jump. So far, no one has been able to make them fly. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
January 30, 2023

A fairy-like robot flies by the power of wind and light

The loss of pollinators, such as bees, is a huge challenge for global biodiversity and affects humanity by causing problems in food production. Researchers have now developed the first passively flying robot equipped with artificial muscle. Could this artificial fairy be utilized in pollination? Source: Science Daily – Robotics