Robot News

August 16, 2018

More workers working might not get more work done, ants (and robots) show

For ants and robots operating in confined spaces like tunnels, having more workers does not necessarily mean getting more work done. Just as too many cooks in a kitchen get in each other’s way, having too many robots in tunnels creates clogs that can bring the work to a grinding halt. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
August 16, 2018

IMTS Preview with ATI Industrial Automation

Booth #236417 – ATI will present three new products at the 2018 show. You may have heard about the Axia80; ATI’s high-performance, low-cost force/torque sensor, but this year attendees can see it live in an interactive demonstration. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
August 16, 2018

Talking IMTS with OnRobot

North Building, Level 3, Booth #236592 – Three new products – the Gecko gripper, Polyskin Tactile Gripper and the RG-F/T gripper – will have their US launch at the show. We will, of course, also show our standard equipment, such as the RG2 and RG6 grippers Source: Robotics Tomorrow
August 16, 2018

IMTS with Rethink Robotics

East Building, Level 3, #134765 – Rethink Robotics will be exhibiting its Sawyer cobot alongside two recent product developments at IMTS 2018: The ClickSmart™ platform and its family of gripper kits and the industry-leading software, Intera 5 with Intera Insights. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
August 15, 2018

Robots have power to significantly influence children's opinions

Young children are significantly more likely than adults to have their opinions and decisions influenced by robots, according to new research. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
August 15, 2018

Robots will never replace teachers but can boost children's education

Robots can play an important role in the education of young people but will never fully replace teachers, a new study suggests. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
August 15, 2018

Haru: An Experimental Social Robot from Honda Research

The Honda Research Institute gives an in-depth look at the design of their newest social robot prototype Social robots have had it tough recently. There are lots of reasons for this, but a big part of it is that it’s a challenge to develop a social robot that’s able to spark long-term user interest without driving initial expectations impractically high. This isn’t just the case for commercial robots—social robots designed for long-term user interaction studies have the same sorts of […]
August 15, 2018

Design tool reveals a product’s many possible performance tradeoffs

MIT researchers have developed a tool that makes it much easier and more efficient to explore the many compromises that come with designing new products. Designing any product — from complex car parts down to workaday objects such as wrenches and lamp stands — is a balancing act with conflicting performance tradeoffs. Making something lightweight, for instance, may compromise its durability. To navigate these tradeoffs, engineers use computer-aided design (CAD) programs to iteratively modify design parameters — say, height, length, […]
August 15, 2018

Simbe Robotics and Advantage Solutions Partner to Bring In-Store Visibility to Leading Consumer Goods Manufacturers

Pilot program empowers global companies with shelf data to uncover in-store opportunities. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
August 14, 2018

RoboticsTomorrow – Special Tradeshow Coverage<br>IMTS 2018

IMTS 2018 takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL September 10th – 15th. This Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event. Source: Robotics Tomorrow