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DYNAMIXEL Pro Just Released for Professional Robot Developers
10/16/13 — ROBOTIS is a renowned manufacturer of the DYNAMIXEL smart servo that has widely been used for robotics education and research for over a decade. The company recently released DYNAMIXEL Pro, a new line-up of products targeted for professional robot developers in the field/service robotics market.  Cycloidal Gear System, Powerful yet Endurable Basic all-in-one modular…

Press Release: Universal Robots Topples Tradition at RoboBusiness
10/15/13 — Stony Brook, New York, October 14, 2013: The global achievements of Universal Robots have proven that collaborative robots are here to stay; Within the last year, the company has opened subsidiaries in China and North America, doubled revenue and employees, seen Volkswagen and BMW integrate the robots into mass production,…

The Art of Industrial Painting with Robots
10/09/13 — Some may be seduced by their graceful, delicate movements. But don’t be fooled. Industrial paint robots are relentless perfectionists, control freaks if you will, that are bound and determined to shine above the rest. These industrial workhorses produce virtually flawless paint finishes with superhuman consistency and throughput. Like a Jedi…

Robotic Solar Panel Cleaner Makes Shining Debut
10/02/13 — It might not be immediately obvious, but with every solar panel installed comes a simple but essential piece of maintenance: regular cleaning. Just like the windows on your house, the glass on the top of solar panels gets coated with dust and dirt that cuts down the amount of light…

Baxter’s New Brain
09/25/13 — Boston-based Rethink Robotics on Monday announced a new version of software for its humanoid robot Baxter, which aims to make Baxter "an even more effective productivity tool for American manufacturers." The announcement follows Rethink's disclosure a week ago that a research version of Baxter is now available in the European Union, following adoption…

Industrial Controls and Robotics Market is Expected to Reach $147.7 Billion Globally in 2019
09/25/13 — ALBANY, New York, September 24, 2013 -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Industrial Controls and Robotics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global industrial controls and robotics market was worth USD 102.02 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 147.7 billion in 2019, growing…

Rethink Robotics’ Baxter In Demand
09/18/13 — Boston-based Rethink Robotics said Monday that a research version of its humanoid robot Baxter is now available in the European Union, following adoption by a number of top engineering schools in the U.S. Universities using the Baxter Research Robot so far include MIT, Tufts University,Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Carnegie Mellon and Cornell. Researchers…

50-Foot Robotic Trucks Perform Dangerous Work in Australian Mines
09/11/13 — This Autonomous Hauling System, in use by the British-Australian metals and mining company Rio Tinto Iron Ore, is a series of robotic trucks that load, haul, and dump ore and waste rock at open pit mines. Imagine Google's self-driving cars, except gigantic: each 210-metric-ton truck is 27 feet wide and…

Spider-like “Robotic Crawler” Checks Concrete
09/04/13 — The New York Power Authority’s Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant served as the venue this summer for the demonstration of robotic equipment whose widespread utility application would contribute to the power industry’s efforts to advance the operational performance and longevity of generating facilities. The Electric Power Research Institute demonstrated the capabilities…

New Pick & Place Unit PPU-P is Super Speedy
08/28/13 — With up to 120 cycles per minute, the PPU-P from SCHUNK is the fastest pneumatic Pick & Place Unit on the market. Thanks to the valve control unit, compressed air and energy consumption is minimized, while the cycle frequency is accelerated. Depending on the unit, five to nine integrated micro…

Fast New Vision System Ideal for Robotic Control Tech
08/21/13 — A new vision system from Omron has been released. The solution features high-speed image bus, four-core processing, a new vision algorithm and fast EtherCAT communications. The company advises, test have show that the FH vision system can achieve shorter machine cycle times along with precise operation, this includes useage in…

Robotic Dairying Innovates the Farm Industry
08/14/13 — A southern Queensland dairy farmer says his business is better off after installing robotic dairies. Mr Dennis installed four robotic dairies at a cost of about $125,000 a unit, plus GST. Greg Dennis says the cost is worth it despite the financial pressures many farmers in the industry are facing.…

Mobile Robotic Arm has Seven Degrees of Freedom
08/07/13 — A degrees of freedom is simply the ability of an object to move up-and-down (pitch), left-and-right (yaw)  and forward-and-backward (roll). By example, an airplane in flight has six degrees of freedom. In humans, your shoulder has three degrees of freedom, but your elbow only moves up and down, so it only one…

Wynright Begins Producing First Automated Truck Unloader Robot
08/07/13 — ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wynright Corporation, the nation’s leading independent, U.S.-based provider of intelligent material handling systems, today announced the general availability of its innovative, patent pending Robotic Truck Unloader (RTU). The RTU, first unveiled in prototype form by Wynright in January, 2013 (and currently being tested in a pilot program with a…

New Staubli Robotics Suite v2013 is Intuitive and Powerful
07/31/13 — A new Staubli Robotics Suite version 2013 has been launched by Staubli, a manufacturer of industrial robots.  The new Staubli Robotics Suite includes a new single window presentation with ribbons like ones seen in recent Windows updates, making it very intuitive yet powerful to use with all functions readily accessible. …

With Neocortex Tech Robot Can Unload Any Box Without Prior Analysis
07/24/13 — Universal Robotics Inc.®, a leader in 3D flexible automation, introduces the first flexible intelligence software for unrestricted box handling in logistics operations. The Unlimited Depalletization Applicationautomates on-the-fly handling of all cartons of any size and shape without advance analysis. Benefits include faster unloading, increased safety and less than 24-month payback. Ground-Breaking…

Robot Can Teach Itself to Manipulate Different Shaped Objects
07/17/13 — Festo recently demonstrated the LearningGripper, a pneumatically actuated gripper that self learns the shape of an object and then specifically orients that object. The LearningGripper is a demonstration of a future generation of robots, machines, and processes that are more flexible than any of the production systems available today – ones that…

Versatile KUKA Robot to be Used in Competition
07/16/13 — German robotics giant KUKA announced last week a competition designed to advance mobile manipulation applications and promote the company's youBot as a platform for robotics research. The KUKA Innovation in Mobile Manipulation Award is open to researchers from around the world, who are invited to build a new and creative application…




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