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Image Sensor Tech: Machine Vision Expansion Accelerates Adoption

Image Sensor Tech: Machine Vision Expansion Accelerates Adoption

Robotics Research
Jun 17, 2021
First End to End BVLOS Drone Delivery Trials in India

First End to End BVLOS Drone Delivery Trials in India

Months of planning, risk assessments, air traffic control integration, training, equipment preparation, and coordination culminated with ANRA's flight team launching its first sortie on June 16, 2021. For the next several weeks, the flight team will conduct BVLOS food and medical package deliveries in the Etah and Rupnagar districts using ANRA SmartSkies technology.
Robotics Research
Jun 16, 2021
Prototype Robotic Device Picks and Trims Button Mushrooms

Prototype Robotic Device Picks and Trims Button Mushrooms

Researchers have developed a robotic mechanism for mushroom picking and trimming and demonstrated its effectiveness for the automated harvesting of button mushrooms.
Robotics Research
Jun 15, 2021
Ocean Drones Brave Hurricanes to Make Coastal Communities Safer

Ocean Drones Brave Hurricanes to Make Coastal Communities Safer

Saildrone is announcing a new mission to deploy five uncrewed surface vehicles from the US Virgin Islands in August to gather key data throughout the 2021 Tropical Atlantic hurricane season. The USVs will be equipped with specially designed "hurricane wings" to enable them to operate in extreme conditions.
Robotics Research
Jun 14, 2021
Studying Wombat Burrows with Remote Controlled WomBot

Studying Wombat Burrows with Remote Controlled WomBot

Wombats reside and sleep in burrows and occupy a different burrow every four to ten days. Parasitic mites that cause sarcoptic mange, a serious disease affecting wombats, are thought to be transmitted when wombats occupy each other's burrows but it has not been clear whether conditions within burrows promote this transmission.
Robotics Research
Jun 11, 2021
Upcoming Webinar: Robot Shuttles - Big Orders and Reinvention

Upcoming Webinar: Robot Shuttles - Big Orders and Reinvention

Thursday 24 June 2021 - Why may it become almost the only form of transport allowed in city centres? What other technologies are being brought to bear and what is emerging as the best design to meet the requirements of city authorities as they seek empowerment of the disabled, no congestion, traffic accidents or emissions?
Robotics Research
Jun 11, 2021
Asia's Largest Smart Warehouse for Grocery Deliveries

Asia's Largest Smart Warehouse for Grocery Deliveries

Geek+ announces the successful launch of 100 autonomous mobile robots in the distribution center of Circle K Hong Kong. The deployment represents the commitment of Geek+ and Circle K Hong Kong to build supply chain resilience using technology and support customers with a wide selection of products and excellent services.
External Company Press Release
Welcome Wyzo - First Sidebot for High-Speed Collaborative Automation

Welcome Wyzo - First Sidebot for High-Speed Collaborative Automation

Wyzo - the world's first high-speed pick-and-place sidebot - is now available for companies making their first steps into automation, as well as for large manufacturers looking for unrivalled versatility.
Robotics Research
Jun 7, 2021
Robotic Microplankton Sniffer Dog

Robotic Microplankton Sniffer Dog

The microscopic, free-floating algae called phytoplankton — and the tiny zooplankton that eat them — are notoriously difficult to count. Researchers need to know how a warming climate will affect them both. A new kind of smart, lightweight autonomous underwater vehicle can help.
Robotics Research
Jun 4, 2021
Bird-Like Robots Could Assist in Medical Emergencies, Hunt Down Drones

Bird-Like Robots Could Assist in Medical Emergencies, Hunt Down Drones

A bird flaps its wings, glides using air currents and then smoothly descends to perch on a pole. But this is not just any bird, it's a robot bird. And robots like these could in the next decade be used to respond to emergencies or to hunt down drones posing a threat to safety or security.
Robotics Research
Jun 3, 2021
The Powerhouse Future is Flexoelectric

The Powerhouse Future is Flexoelectric

Researchers have demonstrated "giant flexoelectricity" in soft elastomers that could improve robot movement range and make self-powered pacemakers a real possibility.
Robotics Research
Jun 2, 2021
Introducing 3D Printing Under Water

Introducing 3D Printing Under Water

The project will allow for in-situ repairs of subsea components like flowlines and conductors, by use of additive manufacturing techniques - significantly extending the lifetime of the assets.
Robotics Research
Jun 1, 2021
Exoskeleton Therapy Improves Mobility, Cognition for People with MS

Exoskeleton Therapy Improves Mobility, Cognition for People with MS

A team of multiple sclerosis experts led the first pilot randomized controlled trial of robotic-exoskeleton assisted exercise rehabilitation effects on mobility, cognition, and brain connectivity in people with substantial MS-related disability.
Robotics Research
May 31, 2021
Autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is 2-3 Years Away, For Real

Autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is 2-3 Years Away, For Real

"Autonomous cars will be here in 2 years" has been a standard sentence from the industry for the past 5 years or so. Now there is good reason to expect autonomous ride-hailing services to hit our roads within 3 years. So, what has happened in the last year in the world of autonomy to give this confidence boost?
Robotics Research
May 28, 2021
The Robot Smiled Back

The Robot Smiled Back

Researchers use AI to teach robots to make appropriate reactive human facial expressions, an ability that could build trust between humans and their robotic co-workers and care-givers
Robotics Research
May 24, 2021
Adding a Sense of Touch Improves Control of a Robotic Arm

Adding a Sense of Touch Improves Control of a Robotic Arm

Most nondisabled people take their ability to perform simple daily tasks for granted. When they reach for a warm mug of coffee, for instance, they can feel its weight and temperature and adjust their grip accordingly so that no liquid is spilled. People with full sensory and motor control of their arms and hands can know that they've made contact with an object the instant they touch or grasp it, allowing them to start moving or lifting it with confidence.
Robotics Research
May 21, 2021
Fixed-Wing or Rotary: Which is Better?

Fixed-Wing or Rotary: Which is Better?

Drone companies typically fall into one of two categories: Fixed-wing or Rotary drones. These drones typically also have different use cases.
External Company Press Release
Wagner Machine Company Takes Delivery of VELO3D Solution

Wagner Machine Company Takes Delivery of VELO3D Solution

MSC Software Corporation , part of Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division, has helped KATECH create a high-fidelity virtual test platform to verify that safety-critical Advanced driver-assistance systems and autonomous systems will perform as intended in a real urban environment.
Robotics Research
May 20, 2021
Drones Carry Out High-Precision Radiation Monitoring

Drones Carry Out High-Precision Radiation Monitoring

The Belgian nuclear research centre, SCK CEN, and the Belgian aeronautical specialist, Sabca, have developed an innovative technology that enables drones to be used to carry out radiological measurements.
Robotics Research
May 19, 2021
3D-Printed Jelly Developed

3D-Printed Jelly Developed

3D-printable gels with improved and highly controlled properties can be created by merging micro- and nano-sized networks of the same materials harnessed from seaweed, according to new research. The findings could have applications in biomedical materials - think of biological scaffolds for growing cells - and soft robotics.
Robotics Research
Jun 17, 2021
First End to End BVLOS Drone Delivery Trials in India

First End to End BVLOS Drone Delivery Trials in India

Months of planning, risk assessments, air traffic control integration, training, equipment preparation, and coordination culminated with ANRA's flight team launching its first sortie on June 16, 2021. For the next several weeks, the flight team will conduct BVLOS food and medical package deliveries in the Etah and Rupnagar districts using ANRA SmartSkies technology.
Robotics Research
Jun 15, 2021
Ocean Drones Brave Hurricanes to Make Coastal Communities Safer

Ocean Drones Brave Hurricanes to Make Coastal Communities Safer

Saildrone is announcing a new mission to deploy five uncrewed surface vehicles from the US Virgin Islands in August to gather key data throughout the 2021 Tropical Atlantic hurricane season. The USVs will be equipped with specially designed "hurricane wings" to enable them to operate in extreme conditions.
Robotics Research
Jun 11, 2021
Upcoming Webinar: Robot Shuttles - Big Orders and Reinvention

Upcoming Webinar: Robot Shuttles - Big Orders and Reinvention

Thursday 24 June 2021 - Why may it become almost the only form of transport allowed in city centres? What other technologies are being brought to bear and what is emerging as the best design to meet the requirements of city authorities as they seek empowerment of the disabled, no congestion, traffic accidents or emissions?
External Company Press Release
Welcome Wyzo - First Sidebot for High-Speed Collaborative Automation

Welcome Wyzo - First Sidebot for High-Speed Collaborative Automation

Wyzo - the world's first high-speed pick-and-place sidebot - is now available for companies making their first steps into automation, as well as for large manufacturers looking for unrivalled versatility.
Robotics Research
Jun 4, 2021
Bird-Like Robots Could Assist in Medical Emergencies, Hunt Down Drones

Bird-Like Robots Could Assist in Medical Emergencies, Hunt Down Drones

A bird flaps its wings, glides using air currents and then smoothly descends to perch on a pole. But this is not just any bird, it's a robot bird. And robots like these could in the next decade be used to respond to emergencies or to hunt down drones posing a threat to safety or security.
Robotics Research
Jun 2, 2021
Introducing 3D Printing Under Water

Introducing 3D Printing Under Water

The project will allow for in-situ repairs of subsea components like flowlines and conductors, by use of additive manufacturing techniques - significantly extending the lifetime of the assets.
Robotics Research
May 31, 2021
Autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is 2-3 Years Away, For Real

Autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is 2-3 Years Away, For Real

"Autonomous cars will be here in 2 years" has been a standard sentence from the industry for the past 5 years or so. Now there is good reason to expect autonomous ride-hailing services to hit our roads within 3 years. So, what has happened in the last year in the world of autonomy to give this confidence boost?
Robotics Research
May 24, 2021
Adding a Sense of Touch Improves Control of a Robotic Arm

Adding a Sense of Touch Improves Control of a Robotic Arm

Most nondisabled people take their ability to perform simple daily tasks for granted. When they reach for a warm mug of coffee, for instance, they can feel its weight and temperature and adjust their grip accordingly so that no liquid is spilled. People with full sensory and motor control of their arms and hands can know that they've made contact with an object the instant they touch or grasp it, allowing them to start moving or lifting it with confidence.
External Company Press Release
Wagner Machine Company Takes Delivery of VELO3D Solution

Wagner Machine Company Takes Delivery of VELO3D Solution

MSC Software Corporation , part of Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division, has helped KATECH create a high-fidelity virtual test platform to verify that safety-critical Advanced driver-assistance systems and autonomous systems will perform as intended in a real urban environment.
Robotics Research
May 19, 2021
3D-Printed Jelly Developed

3D-Printed Jelly Developed

3D-printable gels with improved and highly controlled properties can be created by merging micro- and nano-sized networks of the same materials harnessed from seaweed, according to new research. The findings could have applications in biomedical materials - think of biological scaffolds for growing cells - and soft robotics.
Robotics Research
Jun 16, 2021
Prototype Robotic Device Picks and Trims Button Mushrooms

Prototype Robotic Device Picks and Trims Button Mushrooms

Researchers have developed a robotic mechanism for mushroom picking and trimming and demonstrated its effectiveness for the automated harvesting of button mushrooms.
Robotics Research
Jun 14, 2021
Studying Wombat Burrows with Remote Controlled WomBot

Studying Wombat Burrows with Remote Controlled WomBot

Wombats reside and sleep in burrows and occupy a different burrow every four to ten days. Parasitic mites that cause sarcoptic mange, a serious disease affecting wombats, are thought to be transmitted when wombats occupy each other's burrows but it has not been clear whether conditions within burrows promote this transmission.
Robotics Research
Jun 11, 2021
Asia's Largest Smart Warehouse for Grocery Deliveries

Asia's Largest Smart Warehouse for Grocery Deliveries

Geek+ announces the successful launch of 100 autonomous mobile robots in the distribution center of Circle K Hong Kong. The deployment represents the commitment of Geek+ and Circle K Hong Kong to build supply chain resilience using technology and support customers with a wide selection of products and excellent services.
Robotics Research
Jun 7, 2021
Robotic Microplankton Sniffer Dog

Robotic Microplankton Sniffer Dog

The microscopic, free-floating algae called phytoplankton — and the tiny zooplankton that eat them — are notoriously difficult to count. Researchers need to know how a warming climate will affect them both. A new kind of smart, lightweight autonomous underwater vehicle can help.
Robotics Research
Jun 3, 2021
The Powerhouse Future is Flexoelectric

The Powerhouse Future is Flexoelectric

Researchers have demonstrated "giant flexoelectricity" in soft elastomers that could improve robot movement range and make self-powered pacemakers a real possibility.
Robotics Research
Jun 1, 2021
Exoskeleton Therapy Improves Mobility, Cognition for People with MS

Exoskeleton Therapy Improves Mobility, Cognition for People with MS

A team of multiple sclerosis experts led the first pilot randomized controlled trial of robotic-exoskeleton assisted exercise rehabilitation effects on mobility, cognition, and brain connectivity in people with substantial MS-related disability.
Robotics Research
May 28, 2021
The Robot Smiled Back

The Robot Smiled Back

Researchers use AI to teach robots to make appropriate reactive human facial expressions, an ability that could build trust between humans and their robotic co-workers and care-givers
Robotics Research
May 21, 2021
Fixed-Wing or Rotary: Which is Better?

Fixed-Wing or Rotary: Which is Better?

Drone companies typically fall into one of two categories: Fixed-wing or Rotary drones. These drones typically also have different use cases.
Robotics Research
May 20, 2021
Drones Carry Out High-Precision Radiation Monitoring

Drones Carry Out High-Precision Radiation Monitoring

The Belgian nuclear research centre, SCK CEN, and the Belgian aeronautical specialist, Sabca, have developed an innovative technology that enables drones to be used to carry out radiological measurements.
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