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The Future Of Robotics Is Soft And Practically

The Future Of Robotics Is Soft And Practically Indestructible

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fire, snow, water - and being crushed by a car - are no problem for a new “bio-inspired” robot. The science of soft robotics has taken a major leap forward with the production of the first...

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2014-09-18 12:35:20

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States is joining an international student competition for robot design for the first time this year, and on Saturday, Sept. 27, Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield, Michigan, will host the first-ever national championships to determine who will represent their country at the World Robot Olympiad (WRO). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140918/147035 The Olympiad started in Singapore in...

2014-09-18 08:31:34

CLEVELAND, Ohio and OREGON, Wis., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lincoln Electric Company, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., and Helical Robotics®, LLC announced today that Lincoln Electric has been granted an exclusive worldwide license for Helical Robotics' proprietary magnetic robotic technology. This agreement will expand Lincoln Electric's automation solutions to include the industry's first trackless automated arc welding and cutting solution. "We are...

2014-09-16 08:36:17

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Collaborative robots are the hottest topic in robotics today, but there are many implications surrounding this new technology. To help address these issues, the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) is hosting the International Collaborative Robots Workshop (#ICRW2014) on Tuesday, September 30 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California. "The robotics industry is at a critical inflection point where...

2014-09-15 16:30:42

New technologies such as 3D printing, Robots and Big-Data, bringing 82% of manufacturers closer to their customers BERLIN, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CoreNet Global EMEA Summit -- The emergence and adoption of new technologies, including 3D printing, Collaborative Robots and Big-Data, are now the driving forces in global manufacturing, according to new research launched today at The CoreNet Global EMEA Summit, being held in Berlin. This is leading to businesses...

2014-09-15 12:29:28

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI and AUGSBURG, Germany, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - When the Boeing 777X twin-aisle passenger jet goes into full production for its debut in 2020, each fuselage will be built using special advanced automation technology, the result of a collaborative effort by the airplane maker and the KUKA Systems Aerospace Group. Photo: (http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140915/146112) The robotic pulse production line, known as the Fuselage Automated Upright Build...

2014-09-15 08:36:20

DUBLIN, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Residential Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Market in Italy 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The robotic vacuum cleaner, also known as the 'robovac' is an autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner equipped with a vacuum cleaning system and an intelligent program that runs it. These robotic vacuum cleaners are used for the purpose of cleaning floors, pools, and...

2014-09-12 08:26:37

DUBLIN, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Industrial Robotics Market in Heavy Machinery Industry 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Industrial robotics is the use of robots in the manufacturing and assembly processes of industries such as Automotive, Food and Beverage, and Electronics. Industrial robots are programmed to automate and control the manufacturing processes in...

2014-09-11 23:09:08

MarketResearchReports.Biz include new market research report"China Testing Machine Industry Report, 2013-2017" to its huge collection of research reports. Browse All Machines Market Research Reports at http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/category/120 Albany, NY (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Testing machine is the important infrastructure and tool for scientific research and application of materials. In January-July 2014 China produced 77,000 units of testing machines, up 14% year...

2014-09-10 23:04:10

ReportsnReports.com adds “Industrial Robotics Market by Type, Component, Function, Industry (Automotive, Electrical & Electronic, Chemical, Rubber, & Plastic, Metal & Machinery, Food & Beverages, Pharmaceutical, & Construction), & Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2014 - 2020" global research report to its store. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 The industrial robotics market report analyzes the ecosystem of industrial robots. The market is segmented by type,...

2014-09-08 12:35:05

DALLAS, September 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "Industrial Robotics Market by Type, Component, Function, Industry (Automotive, Electrical & Electronic, Chemical, Rubber, & Plastic, Metal & Machinery, Food & Beverages, Pharmaceutical, & Construction), & Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2014 - 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market for industrial robotics is estimated to reach $40.08 Billion by 2020,...


Latest Robot Reference Libraries

Mobile Robot
2013-10-03 14:35:19

A mobile robot is an automatic machine that is capable of moving in many environments and is the focus of research in many major universities. These robots are also used in the military, in security, household environments, and in business industries. They are classified by the type of environment that they are built to work in or by the way the move. Classifications include Unmanned Arial Vehicles or UAVs, autonomous underwater vehicles or AUVs, wheeled robots, and legged robots. Mobile...

Vehicular Automation
2013-10-03 14:16:27

Vehicular automation uses artificial intelligence and mechatronics to aid an operator in controlling a robotic vehicle. Some of these vehicles are labeled “smart” or “intelligent,” while others that are more capable of moving on their own are known as “semi-autonomous.” Those robots that rely only on autonomous movement are simply known as “autonomous” or “robotic.” There are several types of vehicles that use automation to operate and the capabilities of these robots have...

Ballbot
2013-09-24 16:10:08

A ballbot is a mobile robot that moves and balances on one wheel. It is dynamically stable and capable of a larger range of movement than other types of robots, because it can maneuver better in tighter spaces. It runs on the same principles as those of an inverted pendulum, It is thought that this robot could make great personal or service robots in the future. Currently, ballbot robots can only traverse smooth surfaces, but it is thought that models could be easily adapted to move on rough...

Android
2013-09-24 14:14:28

An android, also known as a synthetic organism, is a robot designed to look like a human, with emphasis on realistic skin and movement. The name “android” has been used in science fiction stories in many different ways. The Oxford English Dictionary found that the earliest use of the word Android was most likely in Ephraim Chambers' Cyclopaedia, which referred to St. Albertus Magnus’s alleged automaton as Androides. In US patents, the term first appears in 1863 referring to small...

The History Of Robotics
2013-09-08 10:48:36

Robotics is a branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation and application of robots and autonomous systems, as well as the computer systems that power such devices, including control, sensory feedback and information processing. Robots are typically designed as automated machines that can take the place of humans. Most robotic machines can be seen in manufacturing lines, such as widely used in the auto industry. Robots are also utilized to replace humans in...

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