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2014-06-11 08:35:40

LONDON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Residential Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Market in South Korea 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/appliances/residential_robotic_vacuum_cleaner_market_south_korea_2014_2018.html TechNavio's analysts forecast the Residential Robotic Vacuum Cleaner market in South Korea to grow at a CAGR of 18.15 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this...

2014-06-10 23:08:38

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Industrial Robotics markets. Global market for Industrial Robotics is projected to reach 284 thousand units by 2020, driven by growing focus on production automation against a backdrop of increased competitive pressure to enhance production rate, and improve product quality. San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – The field of robotics has witnessed increased activity ever since the launch of the...

2014-06-10 12:27:19

Network Offers Opportunities for Neighbors to Safely Get Acquainted, Cross-Utilize Resources, Announce Events--Even Get Delivery from Autonomous Vehicles PALO ALTO, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, neighborhoods have become increasingly impersonal places as people retreated behind air conditioners, garage doors and computer screens. But a new private social network, aimed directly at the needs of neighborhoods, is ready to change all that--with a list of incentives geared...

Pepper The Japanese Robot Can Read People's Emotions
2014-06-05 12:32:01

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Japanese mobile giant SoftBank, which bought a 70-percent stake in American mobile phone carrier Sprint in late 2012, unveiled a new robot named Pepper on Thursday. The cooing, gesturing robot showed that it could move around freely on wheels much like other robots. However, it can react to heart-felt emotions as well. While the robot doesn't have an actual heart, it does have an "emotional engine," along with a cloud-based artificial...

mit self folding robots
2014-05-31 05:06:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Inspired by origami, engineers at MIT have developed 3D printable robotic components capable of self-assembly when heated to certain temperatures. Two research papers presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Hong Kong this week described the latest evolution in the on-going pursuit of printable robots. The first paper identifies a system that can take digital specifications of a 3D shape and...

2014-05-28 12:37:07

PORTLAND, Oregon, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report by Allied Market Research, titled "Industrial Robotics Market (Products, Functions, Applications and Geography) - Global Analysis, Industry Growth, Trends, Size, Share, Opportunities and Forecast - 2013 - 2020", the global industrial robotics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period from 2013 to 2020, reaching a market size of $41.17 billion in 2020. The market was valued at...

2014-05-28 08:37:12

SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fyusion, a stealth startup developing advanced 3D Image Processing technologies, today announced it raised $3.35 million USD in funding led by UTEC and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from angel investors including James Joaquin (Venture Investor and former CEO of Ofoto & Xoom) and Lior Susan (head of Lab IX), as well as early Google investors. Fyusion develops technologies that empower people to capture the world in...

2014-05-27 23:03:44

According to a new report from BCC Research,the global market for smart machines is expected to grow to $15.3 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.7%. The autonomous robot category, one of the fastest performing segment in the overall market, is projected to move at a significant CAGR of 22.8%. Wellesley, Mass., (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, SMART MACHINES: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS,...

outrunner robot kickstarter campaign
2014-05-27 10:28:38

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sure, the Japanese have created a robot that can dance and have conversations with President Obama. We saw their technology on his most recent trip to Asia. But a group of Florida engineers and scientists believe they may have created the first generation of the super-utility robot. The Kickstarter campaign to bring this creation to a production-ready state has already garnered nearly $50,000 of the requested $150,000 goal with...

roombot robotic furniture
2014-05-26 04:17:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you’ve ever wished that you could just say the word and have your furniture automatically move around and change shape, researchers from the Swiss Biorobotics Laboratory (BioRob) at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) are developing small Lego-brick like robots that could make your dreams come true. Known as Roombots, these 22 centimeter long robotic modules are said to resemble a pair of large dice that are...


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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