• Theme: Robotics

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    After years of tests, researchers at the University of Illinois have just revealed a recipe for making your own bio-bots. The team explains each step of the 3D printing process, from the skeleton to the tissue and muscle actuator, as well as the tools required. Only eight days are needed to print these muscle-powered...

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    University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Labs (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception) will see its leading-edge research on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) reach the market through Exyn Technologies. The IP developed at GRASP includes aerial robots not only generate maps of structures and spaces, but can work in...

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    Various smart technologies are being developed to increase farming efficiency, with heavy focus on automated machines and GPS guidance.   Autonomous Farming Case IH, which provides innovative solutions for agribusiness, recently introduced an automated concept tractor in the US. The prototype driverless tractor was...

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    KUKA’s new platform allows customers to access and analyze robot data on any device. Built on open standards, it leverages the latest web and mobile technologies and big data analytics to maximize access to connected KUKA robots. There are two levels of service. KUKA Connect Lite offers condition monitoring, a...

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    At IMTS, Force Robots demonstrated its Touch Robot, which combines the dexterity of a human hand with the power of a machine. Its new tool changer enables the robot to use a variety of cutting and material elimination tools for both heavy stock removal and fine finishing. The robotic metal finishing system is “force...

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    U.K.-based Ross Robotics develops and commercializes the modular Robosynthesis. Director of research and development Philip Norman talked to Directindustry e-magazine about the robotic platform, which is resilient enough for deployment in places such as Chernobyl.   DirectIndustry e-magazine: Robotics is ubiquitous and...

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    As the technology in robotics continues to advance, mobility has become a hot topic, especially for industry. Manufacturers are expressing increasing interest in robots that optimize production by navigating autonomously and working alongside employees safely.   Martin Hägele is head of department Robot and Assistive...

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    After years existing on supercomputers, cognitive computing platforms are being made available on the cloud. The consequences for embedded systems and the Industrial Internet of Things could be huge.   The cloud has been making raw computing power available in virtual environments for some years, but how about on-tap...

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    COSY (Cognitive Operational Systems LLC) is a spinoff of the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Laboratory. Its beaconless technology enables robots to perform and navigate in retail stores using computer vision and artificial intelligence even where there is no GPS or Wi­Fi. It’s the computer vision that provides...

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    Cobotics is no longer limited to small-service robots. At last June’s Automatica fair in Munich, Germany, Comau introduced AURA, a new line of industrial cobots with high-payload capacity. DirectIndustry e-magazine spoke with marketing director Maurizio Cremonini about this world premiere.   DI e-magazine: Comau...

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