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2014-06-12 16:28:21

BEDFORD, Mass., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced that Alison Dean, iRobot's executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss the company's achievements and financial outlook on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. ET, at the Jefferies 2014 Global Consumer Conference being held in Nantucket, Mass. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131104/NE10106LOGO The...

CellulARSkin prototype
2014-06-11 04:00:06

Technische Universität München (TUM) "All systems go" for a paralyzed person to kick off the World Cup According to researchers in the Walk Again Project, all systems are go for a bold demonstration of neuroscience and cognitive technology in action: On June 12, during the opening of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a paralyzed person wearing a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton is expected to make the first kick of the football championship. The Walk Again Project is an...

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...

2014-06-05 08:32:25

TOKYO and PARIS, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SoftBank Group companies SoftBank Mobile Corp. ("SoftBank Mobile"), Japan's leading mobile operator, and Aldebaran Robotics SAS ("Aldebaran"), the world leader in humanoid robotics, announced the joint development of "Pepper", the world's first personal robot that can read emotions. Pepper, which incorporates variety of technologies and capabilities, will be commercially available in Japan from SoftBank Mobile in February 2015 for...

2014-06-02 23:01:35

Four-person team wins $10,000 prize for development of smart robotic prosthetic hand; team aims for improved functionality at price point accessible for greater number of amputees. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 A four-person undergraduate team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) captured first-place honors at the Third Annual Cornell Cup USA recently at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., for the development of a smart robotic prosthetic hand. The WPI team was...

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...

2014-05-20 12:39:38

Shirai to offer Grabit's electroadhesion grippers for inspection systems and PCB loading applications SANTA CLARA, Calif. and KYOTO, Japan, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shirai Electronics, a leading supplier of inspection and handling systems for the printed wiring board (PWB) manufacturing industry, and Grabit Inc., an industrial automation and material handling solutions company, are announcing the launch of electroadhesion-based (EA) grippers for bare and flexible printed circuit...

2014-05-14 08:38:53

Infringing Robots Now Subject to Impound and Destruction Orders throughout Germany BEDFORD, Mass., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received full affirmation of four preliminary injunctions against Chinese company Shenzhen Silver Star Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. with the District Court of Dusseldorf. The requests were based on the German parts of four European patents, EP 1 331 537 B1, EP 2...

Swiss Researchers Develop A Bionic Arm With Lightning Fast Reflexes
2014-05-12 10:27:16

[ Watch the Video: Ultra-Fast Robotic Arm Can Catch Objects On The Fly ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA) at EPFL in Switzerland have developed a bionic arm that can catch a multitude of objects skillfully with little or no need for luck. The arm, which measures nearly five feet long and keeps an upright position, remains completely motionless with an open palm. Then, when something flies...

2014-05-06 23:05:29

GIA announces the release of a trend report on Automotive Industrial Robotics. Market for Automotive Industrial Robotics is projected to witness strong growth led by growing focus on factory automation and increased adoption of flexible production systems. San Jose, California (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Automotive manufacturing is one of the primary applications of industrial robots where they are used to handle repetitive, assembly line tasks. Continuous development...


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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