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Suidobashi Premiers its Gun-toting Kuratas Robot at Tokyo’s Wonder Festival
08/01/12 — Suidobashi Heavy Industry has just introduced the finished version of its heavy-duty robot dream machine at the Wonder Festival in Tokyo. Developers have been working on the robot, Kuratas, since 2010. Kuratas, is 12 feet tall and weighs five tons. The robot is modeled to be a human shaped tank with a head, two movable arms, and a four-wheel diesel engine platform that lets the bot travel up to 6.2 miles per hour. It is can be used as an exoskeleton and controlled via joystick from a command chair, or operated remotely via a 3G smartphone or Kinect. The robot’s purpose…


3D Systems Creates Printable Robots for Kids
08/01/12 — 3D Systems Corporation is bringing 3D printing to robotics with a new Cubify store “app” for making robots. The 3D printing company announced today the immediate availability of its new Cubify toy robots designed specifically for printing on Cube, the world's first home 3D printer. The Cubify 3D printer runs on the single neon material cartridge  and is priced at $1,299.  The entire collection can be downloaded and printed at home on your Cube 3D printer. Starting at $4.99, Cube printed robots are also available for home delivery through Cubify and come individually packaged or in sets of three with several options…



Robots as Major Appliances in Every Home
04/16/12 — Within a decade, personal robots could become as common in U.S. homes as any other major appliance, and many if not most of these machines will be able to perform innumerable tasks not explicitly imagined by their manufacturers. This opens up a wider world of personal robotics, in which machines…

Adept Robotics for Better Shaves
04/11/12 — PLEASANTON, CA--When Philips, a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting products, decided to build an assembly line capable of manufacturing their current line of high-tech shavers and support any future redesigns, they turned to Adept Technology (Nasdaq:ADEP) as their supplier of robotics and flexible feeding systems. The combined expertise…

Hygienic Robots Getting More Food Prep Jobs
04/10/12 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in six people in the United States gets sick from eating contaminated food each year. Foodborne illness is blamed for about 3,000 deaths annually. With 19 states currently in a sushi Salmonela alert and memories still fresh on Germany’s deadly…

Design, Print Your Own Robot
04/10/12 — MIT is leading an ambitious new project to reinvent how robots are designed and produced. Funded by a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the project will aim to develop a desktop technology that would make it possible for the average person to design, customize and print…

Where No Robot Has Gone Before
04/09/12 — Huffington Post blogger Dr. Richard Garriott de Cayeux calls himself “the first second-generation astronaut,” and his credentials offer ample proof. A video game entrepreneur who is the son of an astronaut, Garriott bought his own ticket to the International Space Station. He’s a board member for the X-Prize Foundation and…

Are Airborne Systems Next for ReconRobotics?
04/09/12 — EDINA, MN—ReconRobotics, Inc., engaged in the design and development of micro-robot systems for defense and law enforcement, announced today that it has acquired Xollai LLC, a systems engineering firm with a broad base of intellectual property in automated guidance technology, optics-based autonomous control systems, and image processing and recognition. The…

IEEE Spectrum: Developments to Watch For in 2012
04/06/12 — When the world’s pre-eminent electronic engineering magazine makes predictions about the near-term future of our industry, it’s worth paying attention. And that’s particularly true when the magazine’s predictions are based on comments from a panel of experts. Their forecasts included the continuation of some trends we’ve already seen, such as…

ANT localization—Even more simple
04/06/12 — BlueBotics SA - Lausanne, Switzerland—A result of more than 10 years of development within BlueBotics, ANT is a navigation system dedicated to mobile robotic platform and to AGVs (or automated guided vehicles). In its full version, ANT navigation, allows localizing, driving, avoiding obstacles and handling the missions of an AGV.…

National Robotics Week, April 7-15
04/06/12 — BEDFORD, MA--Celebrating U.S. innovation in robotics, the third annual National Robotics Week will take place April 7 - 15. Designed to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), National Robotics Week serves to increase public awareness about the growing importance of robots in education, industry and the…

Robotics Research Set to Transform New Zealand Horticulture Industry
07/12/10 — University of Canterbury-led research team is developing a vine-pruning robot will be manufactured in New Zealand, and is forecast to earn New Zealand exporters over $200 million within 10 years of market entry. A vine-pruning robot that could save New Zealand’s horticulture industry $27.5 million a year is being developed…

RE2, Inc. Awarded Funding to Develop a Conformal End-Effector
06/22/10 — RE2 and partner Stealth Composites awarded a contract from the Robotics Technology Consortium to develop new classes of end-effectors for the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic Systems program. RE2, Inc., a developer of intelligent modular manipulation systems, announced that it has been awarded a research and development contract with the…

STMicroelectronics’ Newest 3-Axis Accelerometer is Stingy with Power
06/22/10 — Embedded features include click and double-click recognition, 4D/6D orientation detection, the power-saving sleep-to-wake-up mode and a programmable FIFO memory block for smarter power management. STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a supplier of MEMS for consumer and portable applications, has extended its motion-sensor portfolio with a 3-axis digital-output accelerometer that combines a drastically…

ABB Introduces A Through-the-Arc Seam Tracking System For Welding Systems
06/22/10 — Specifically designed for the ABB IRC5 controller in heavy deposition welding application, WeldGuide III system is more cost-effective and reliable than the previous weld controlled systems. ABB Robotics is introducing WeldGuide III, an adaptive sensing system that performs weld seam joint tracking during the welding process, identifying variations in the…

Follow the (Robotic) Leader
06/01/10 — NYU-Poly scientist combines mathematical modeling and advanced materials to create robots to lead schools of fish. Artificial intelligence? Done. Artificial leadership? Its origins may well be in the fish tanks and the algorithms in Maurizio Porfiri’s Brooklyn laboratories at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly). Here the assistant professor…

Work Anywhere: Robots to Replace Business Travel
05/19/10 — Anybots enters the mobile telepresence market with QB, a web accessible mobile platform that provides a physical presence for remote workers. Anybots, maker of telepresence robots, announced the launch of QB, the first professional-quality mobile proxy robot. QB is the first in a line of Anybots made to connect people…

Research On Bats’ Ability to ‘See’ in the Dark Has Implications for Robotics
05/14/10 — Detailed studies into the way bats use sound to ‘see’ in the dark could soon be used to create robots that can find their way around hazardous environments. Simon Whiteley of Strathclyde’s Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering worked with colleagues at Leeds University to investigate the techniques bats use…

Baumer Introduces GigE Trigger Device
03/23/10 — GigE Trigger device controls single or multiple cameras, eliminating the need for hardware triggers and PLC controllers by combining sensor information with machine vision applications. For automated industrial inspection machines and vision systems, Baumer has introduced the revolutionary GigE Trigger device designed to control single-camera or multi-camera setups, eliminating the…

NASA’s Opportunity Adds Autonomy
03/23/10 — Unexpected longevity of the Mars rover Opportunity provides NASA scientists with chance to “get some bonus science” – namely research into autonomous behavior in robots.  A newly uploaded software system, the Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science, or AEGIS, provides NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity with greater levels of autonomous…




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