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2014-10-29 12:35:38

Fictional Baymax in the Movie "Big Hero 6" Embodies New Research on Soft Robotics PITTSBURGH, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Don Hall saw a robot arm made of balloons while visiting Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute several years ago, he knew instantly that Baymax, a pivotal character in the animated feature he was co-directing for Disney, also would be an inflatable robot. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020422/CMULOGO That movie, "Big Hero 6,"...

2014-10-28 23:12:08

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Industrial Robot Market: Trends & Opportunities (2014-2019)" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 The report titled “Global Industrial Robot Market: Trends and Opportunities (2014-2019)” provides an in-depth analysis of the global industrial robot market and its end-use in different sectors. It also assesses the key opportunities and underlying trends in the market and outlines the factors that are and...

2014-10-27 23:04:46

Macon’s T-Bot and H-Bot line consists of four pick and place linear robots that can be configured based on x-axis and y-axis travel. CROYDON, Pa (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 Macron Dynamics, Inc., a manufacturer of linear robotics motion systems and automation components, recently introduced two new products to their T-Bot and H-Bot gantry robot product lines, the TBG-12 and the HBG-12. The new products are smaller, lighter, and designed to complete difficult jobs both efficiently and...

2014-10-21 16:25:37

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WowWee, the company behind this year's hottest gadget, the MIP (TM)robot, has introduced ELEKTROKIDZ(TM), the first ever music-inspired characters whose hair "dance" to the beat of the music you are listening to!To celebrate that we are all #UnitedByTheBeat, Elektrokidz recently launched an outrageous, full-length music video on YouTube featuring their theme #DropTheBeat!, a high-energy EDM (Electronic Dance Music) inspired song, now...

2014-10-20 08:39:35

Company also awarded contract for future robot upgrades BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), the leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received a $7.6 million order from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division. The order calls for upgrades and spares for 46 Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) robots. MTRS is modeled after the company's multi-mission iRobot 510...

2014-10-15 08:22:05

The TALON V Robot is the first in its class to be IOP compliant as defined by the U.S. Army WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America (QNA) today introduced the TALON V at the 2014 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141015/152236 TALON V is the first and only tactical, man transportable robot that has successfully completed the U.S. Army's TARDEC Interoperability Profile (IOP) testing....

2014-10-14 12:35:11

BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, announced today it will issue its third-quarter 2014 financial results after market close on October 21. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131104/NE10106LOGO iRobot will host a live webcast and conference call, open to all interested investors, to review third-quarter 2014 financial results and outlook for 2014 financial performance on...

2014-10-13 16:22:55

BOSTON, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RoboBusiness (Oct. 15-17, Hynes Convention Center, Boston), the leading business development event for the global robotics market, is proud to announce the finalists for the second annual Game Changer Awards. The 24 finalists across seven categories were narrowed down from a highly competitive field of entrants. The Game Changer Awards, produced by Robotics Business Review, honor the products and innovators pushing the robotics industry forward...

2014-10-10 12:24:31

Microbial Robotics adds innovation portfolio access to industrial and therapeutic microbiology applications with its strategic partnership with Spain-based Bacmine SL CINCINNATI and MADRID, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterial Robotics, a biotechnology firm developing enhanced bacteria (BactoBots(TM)) and viruses (ViruBots(TM)), announces its strategic alliance with Spain-based Bacmine SL. In line with its access to new and novel organisms and synthetic biology technologies, the...

Snake research at Zoo Atlanta
2014-10-10 06:06:06

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Observing sidewinder snakes as they use their unique talents to climb sand-covered slopes has helped both biologists and the engineers behind the development of snake-like robots gain new insight into their respective fields, according to research appearing Friday in the journal Science. In their study, experts from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Oregon State University, and Zoo Atlanta reported that,...


Latest Robotics Reference Libraries

Roomba
2013-10-03 12:56:31

The Roomba, sold by iRobot, is a name used for a series of autonomous robot vacuum cleaners that were first introduced into the market it 2002. There have been four versions or generations of Roomba since its creation, with over eight million sales throughout the world. It is capable of moving on its own and avoiding obstacles that are present in the average household, as well as capable of avoiding stairs and other drop offs. It is equipped with a computer chip and the Roomba Open Interface,...

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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