Robot News

January 12, 2022

From Good Wood – Fully Automatic Wood Parts Inspection

“The German Brush Company” has implemented an image processing system from the Bavarian system house Simon IBV GmbH that uses robust IDS industrial cameras and SIMAVIS® H image processing software to detect even barely perceptible tolerance deviations particularly reliably. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
January 11, 2022

Labrador Addresses Critical Need With Deceptively Simple Home Robot

It’s not often that we see a home robot that manages to be both relatively affordable and realistically technologically achievable while also solving a clear and widespread need. The iRobot Roomba was arguably the first good example of such a robot, but I’m hard pressed to think of what the second good example would be, which is why this new home robot from Labrador Systems is so exciting—it’s essentially a semi-autonomous mobile table, which is poised to have a huge […]
January 11, 2022

Why Multi-Functional Robots Will Take Over Commercial Robotics

This is a sponsored article brought to you by Avidbots. The days of having single-purpose robots for specific tasks are behind us. A robot must be multi-functional to solve today’s challenges, be cost-effective, and increase the productivity of an organization. Yet, most indoor autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) today are specialized, often addressing a single application, service, or market. These robots are highly effective at completing the task at hand, however, they are limited to addressing a single use case. While […]
January 11, 2022

How scientists designed the controllers for robot manipulators on the Chinese space station

In the process of the construction and routine maintenance of the Chinese Space Station, the manipulator plays a significantly important role that can accomplish some key tasks, such as transposition docking, daily maintenance, and auxiliary extravehicular activities. The high accuracy and dynamic performance of the manipulator are necessar for the successful completion of these tasks, which can often be maintained by controls that are designed based on the dynamics model. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
January 11, 2022

End to End Automation Will Be Essential to Meet Changing Demands

Warehouse automation isn’t brand new, and many units have some degree of automation integrated. The next step, and the key to ultimate efficiency, is to fully automate warehouse logistics. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
January 10, 2022

A concurrent transmission strategy to enhance multi-robot cooperation

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, in collaboration with TCS Research and Wageningen University, recently devised a new strategy that could improve coordination among different robots tackling complex missions as a team. This strategy, introduced in a paper pre-published on arXiv, is based on a split-architecture that addresses communication and computations separately, while periodically coordinating the two to achieve optimal results. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
January 10, 2022

NVIDIA Builds Isaac AMR Platform to Aid $10 Trillion Logistics Industry

DeepMap, Metropolis, and ReOpt improve performance for fleets of autonomous mobile robots amid expectations for nearly 6x increase in robot sites by 2025. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
January 10, 2022

Algorithm helps robots avoid obstacles in their path

If you’ve ever ordered a product from Amazon, chances are that a robot selected your purchase from a shelf, read the barcode and delivered it to the counter for packaging. Hopefully, it didn’t collide with a human worker on its journey and lose its way. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
January 7, 2022

Video Friday: Welcome to 2022

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. 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!): ICRA 2022 – May 23-27, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA, USA ERF 2022 – June 28-30, 2022 – Rotterdam, Germany Let us know if you have suggestions for next week, […]
January 7, 2022

Seeking a way of preventing audio models for AI machine learning from being fooled

Warnings have emerged about the unreliability of the metrics used to detect whether an audio perturbation designed to fool AI models can be perceived by humans. Researchers show that the distortion metrics used to detect intentional perturbations in audio signals are not a reliable measure of human perception, and have proposed a series of improvements. These perturbations, designed to be imperceptible, can be used to cause erroneous predictions in artificial intelligence. Distortion metrics are applied to assess how effective the […]