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2014-04-02 12:33:38

FREMONT, Ohio, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Motion Controls Robotics, Inc., a leading provider of robotic automation solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Combi Packaging Systems LLC, a leading provider of customized end-of-line packaging equipment, to integrate robotic pick and place technology with ergonomic hand packing equipment. They are launching a new automated case packing product called the Ergobot®, an automated version of Combi's proven Ergopack® ergonomic...

2014-04-02 12:33:11

CANTON, Ohio, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Combi Packaging Systems LLC, a leading provider of customized end of line packaging equipment, and Motion Controls Robotics, a leading provider of robotic automation solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to integrate robotic pick and place technology with ergonomic hand packing equipment, providing customers with the flexibility to fully automate their secondary packaging tasks with an Ergopack® Robotic Pick and Place Packing...

Surgery In Space May One Day Be Possible With Robotic Surgeon
2014-04-02 10:08:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As painful as it might be, appendicitis can be remedied by a quick trip to the emergency room. However, that option wouldn’t be available to an astronaut traveling to Mars or some other distant destination. To remedy this potential problem, engineers at Virtual Incision are about to begin testing a remote-controlled apple-sized robot designed to perform internal surgery in a zero-gravity environment. Team member Shane Farritor, an...

2014-04-01 23:30:36

The youngest group of children to build an intelligent robot from idea to prototype in eight months will present ARVI (Autonomous Robot for the Visually Impaired) during National Robotics Week in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., April 4 and April 5, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ARVI was created by The Robotics Inventors Club™ or The RIC, with sponsorship from ENSCO, Inc., an engineering, science and advanced technology solutions company headquartered in...

Computers Give Other Computers Advice On How To Play Pac Man
2014-04-01 13:49:10

[ Watch the Video: Computers Teach Each Other Pac Man ] Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It sounded like a classic April Fool’s joke – computers teaching other computers to play Pac Man. But, researchers at Washington State University are in fact experimenting with machine learning by teaching computers how to teach each other. Instead of teaching the machines advanced programming, the researchers at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science...

2014-03-31 23:23:31

Decade plus history shows students seek manufacturing after club participation. West Springfield, MA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 MTI Systems, Inc., worldwide developer of cost estimating software for manufacturers, announced today their support to the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics club, “MIGHTY Mechanics” (Agawam, MA) – striving to help inspire students interest towards a manufacturing career. “Selecting a career, as we all know, is never an easy process,” remarks Thomas...

2014-03-31 23:03:47

techJOYnT Academy is now enrolling for STEM Spring Break camps in the fields of LEGO Robotics, 2D Game Design, Digital Graphic Arts, Character Design, and Autonomous Robotics. OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 techJoYnT Academy summer classes will be held the months of June and July. Each class will be held for four hours per day, four days per week, for a total of sixteen contact hours. To enroll for one of these engaging classes, come by techJOYnT Academy located in...

Scientists Use Robotic Arm To Probe Chemistry Of 3-D Objects By Mass Spectrometry
2014-03-27 14:08:18

[ Watch The Video: 3-D Mass Spectrometry ] Brett Israel, Georgia Institute of Technology When life on Earth was first getting started, simple molecules bonded together into the precursors of modern genetic material. A catalyst would have been needed, but enzymes had not yet evolved. One theory is that the catalytic minerals on a meteorite's surface could have jump-started life's first chemical reactions. But scientists need a way to directly analyze these rough, irregularly shaped...

2014-03-25 16:28:17

DUBLIN, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mv7h2v/surgical_robot) has announced the addition of a new report "Surgical Robot: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mv7h2v/surgical_robot ] to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Worldwide surgical robot markets are poised to achieve...

Nearly Half Of All US Jobs Are Threatened By Robotics
2014-03-24 13:35:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study by University of Oxford researchers, nearly half of all US jobs could be lost to robots in the future. Researchers studying over 702 detailed occupation types to find how susceptible jobs are to computerization found that jobs in transportation, logistics and administrative support are at “high risk” of automation. The findings also revealed that even occupations in the service industry were highly susceptible...


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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