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Easy programming for any brand of robot

Easy programming for any brand of robot

Fuzzy Logic Robotics is announcing the first release of Fuzzy Studio during Hannover Messe Industry 2021, which it claims will be a game changer for unlocking flexible robotic production. The company it addresses the problem that both industrial and collaborative robotics are too costly for truly flexible production due to the complexity of software and […]

By March 29, 2021 Read More →
Exoskeletons increase performance on the factory floor

Exoskeletons increase performance on the factory floor

Natural exoskeletons provide animals such as spiders, crabs and insects with protection from predators, structural support, and an area to attach muscles for powerful movement. Similarly, artificial exoskeletons can provide humans with protection from physical strain and enhanced strength in the workplace. Here, Stewart Goulding, managing director at precision drive system supplier, Electro Mechanical Systems, […]

By March 16, 2021 Read More →
Hong Kong researchers develop autonomous disinfection robot

Hong Kong researchers develop autonomous disinfection robot

Cleaning and disinfecting public spaces have become increasingly important during the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on Lingnan University in Hong Kong (LU)’s development of a successful free sanitisation service for over 1,000 subdivided flats by a mobile UV-C germicidal system last year, Lingnan University in Hong Kong has achieved another breakthrough by constructing a smart Autonomous […]

By March 8, 2021 Read More →
Soft robots use shadows to sense human touch

Soft robots use shadows to sense human touch

Soft robots may not be in touch with human feelings, but they are getting better at feeling human touch. Cornell researchers have created a low-cost method for soft, deformable robots to detect a range of physical interactions, from pats to punches to hugs, without relying on touch at all. Instead, a USB camera located inside […]

By March 2, 2021 Read More →
Robot predicts how partner will behave

Robot predicts how partner will behave

Columbia engineers have created a robot that learns to visually predict how its partner robot will behave, displaying a glimmer of empathy. This “Robot Theory of Mind” could help robots get along with other robots—and humans—more intuitively. The study, conducted at Columbia Engineering’s Creative Machines Lab led by Mechanical Engineering Professor Hod Lipson, is part […]

By January 15, 2021 Read More →
Partnership looks to transform rehabilitation technology

Partnership looks to transform rehabilitation technology

Maxon Group and Fourier Intelligence have announced that they are entering into a global strategic partnership. The companies anticipate that Maxon’s precision drive systems combined with the start-up Fourier Intelligence’s rehabilitation robotics will drive the development of new technologies for patients. Technology plays an increasingly important role in rehabilitation services and healthcare. Therefore, clinicians, engineers […]

By January 14, 2021 Read More →
Brain signals control two advanced prosthetic arms

Brain signals control two advanced prosthetic arms

For more than 30 years — following an accident in his teens — Robert “Buz” Chmielewski has been a quadriplegic with minimal movement and feeling in his hands and fingers. But last month he was able to manipulate two prosthetic arms with his brain and feed himself dessert. Buz’s accomplishment marks a big step toward […]

By January 12, 2021 Read More →
Volkswagen lets its charging robots loose

Volkswagen lets its charging robots loose

Volkswagen provides a glimpse into the future in which the search for charging stations for electric cars comes to an end. Volkswagen Group Components’ mobile charging robot takes over this task – and drives to the electric car completely autonomously. After it is started via app or V2X communication, the mobile robot drives itself to […]

By January 7, 2021 Read More →
Computer-aided creativity in robot design

Computer-aided creativity in robot design

So, you need a robot that climbs stairs. What shape should that robot be? Should it have two legs, like a person? Or six, like an ant? Choosing the right shape will be vital for your robot’s ability to traverse a particular terrain. And it’s impossible to build and test every potential form. But now […]

By December 1, 2020 Read More →
Festo gives the future of safe automation a hand

Festo gives the future of safe automation a hand

Industrial change has accelerated, demanding a new level of interaction between people, machines and data. Within its Bionic Learning Network, Festo has been studying and developing safe automation systems to relieve people of monotonous or hazardous tasks.  The BionicMobileAssistant is a prototype robot system that deploys artificial intelligence to move independently, identifying and gripping objects and […]

By July 23, 2020 0 Comments Read More →