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collaborative robots
2014-08-15 08:13:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have created the first-ever thousand-robot flash mob, according to research appearing Friday in the journal Science. Lead author Michael Rubenstein, a research associate at SEAS and the Wyss Institute, and his colleagues developed the self-organizing swarms of machines, which...

2014-08-13 08:34:52

Duet of Robot-Related Conferences to Accompany Quartet, September 9 and 18. SYOSSET, N.Y., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- R&D Tax Savers has now published a quartet of robot R&D tax credit articles. The Robot Quartet (http://www.rdtaxsavers.com/robot) includes: 1. Industrial and Warehouse Robots Article 2. Medical and Surgical Robots Article 3. Service Robots Article 4. Food Processing Robots Article It is important for companies that are analyzing robot purchases...

2014-08-12 23:12:50

In a July 2014 user survey, Kirby Lester KL60 and KL100 robot users reported that their pharmacy automation directly enabled management to leverage their staff pharmacists and technicians to concentrate on major initiatives such as medication adherence, health screenings, immunizations, process improvement and customer care. Lake Forest, IL (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Kirby Lester, LLC, a leading pharmacy automation provider, announced that 97% of the company's KL60 and KL100 pharmacy...

robotics and ai impacts no jobs
2014-08-12 07:19:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly half of all industry experts believe that robots and artificial intelligence will displace a significant number of both blue-collar and white-collar workers by 2025, and many of them are concerned that this phenomenon will result in vast increases in income inequality and a large percentage of humans who are all but unemployable. Forty-eight percent of the nearly 1,900 research scientists, business leaders, academic...

2014-08-11 23:06:15

Pranax Automation and Pearson Medical Technologies Enter Distribution Partnership for NarcoMedic® and CabMedic® Decentralized Management Platforms Alexandria, Louisiana (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 “100% secure dispensing – with no chance of narcotic diversion – is now available for US hospitals and other in-patient facilities,” says Brent Pearson, President and CEO of Pearson Medical Technologies. “We are proud to partner with Pranax Automation to help bring their...

2014-08-11 08:22:06

BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced the addition of Michelle V. Stacy to its board of directors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131104/NE10106LOGO As the former president of Keurig, Inc. and former vice president and general manager with Gillette/P&G, Ms. Stacy has a wealth of experience leading consumer businesses and building global brands. During her...

self-folding crawling robot
2014-08-08 05:03:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Drawing inspiration from origami, the traditional Japanese art of folding paper into three-dimensional objects, researchers from MIT and Harvard University have created a way to coax flat sheets of composite materials to transform themselves into complex robots capable of performing tasks such as crawling and turning. Writing in the latest edition of the journal Science, the study authors explained how their robot assembled itself...

2014-08-07 12:27:35

Independent healthcare research firm KLAS gives RIVA technology the Category Leader Award in its 2014 Best in KLAS rankings WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, RIVA, the fully automated IV compounding system developed by Intelligent Hospital Systems (IH Systems), has been recognized as category leader in "Pharmacy automation: IV robots" by independent healthcare research firm KLAS. The top ranking was announced in its recent "2014 Best in...

2014-08-05 23:09:43

Industrial robots have a buyer power score of 1.7 out of 5, which indicates that suppliers have a substantial advantage over buyers in negotiating the final purchase price due in part to high product specialization, a low availability of substitutes and high switching costs. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of Industrial Robots to its growing collection of...

2014-08-05 08:32:11

SentiBotics enables the rapid development and testing of mobile robots and comes with software, sample programs, a tracked platform and grasping robotic arm, 3D vision, object recognition and autonomous navigation capabilities. VILNIUS, Lithuania, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotechnology, a provider of robotics and high-precision object recognition and biometric identification technologies, today announced the introduction of the SentiBotics Development Kit. SentiBotics includes a mobile...


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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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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