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2014-05-01 04:23:39

DUBLIN, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qdm2wc/mobile_robotics) has announced the addition of the "Mobile Robotics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qdm2wc/mobile_robotics ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Mobile robots are used in...

2014-04-30 23:20:02

Mind-sharing Among Industry Leaders Included Case Studies, High Throughput Lab Tour, and Strategic Discussions Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Freeslate, Inc., the leading provider of high throughput research solutions for biopharmaceutical development, today announced highlights of its Chemical Development Summit, held April 23 - 24, 2014 at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The meeting featured a tour of the BMS high throughput lab, customer case studies, and...

2014-04-30 23:17:28

NASA to use Boston-Power's lithium-ion cells in both space as well as terrestrial development programs. Robonaut 2 battery pack expected to be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year by SpaceX. Westborough, MA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Boston-Power Inc., an industry leading developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries and energy storage technologies, today announced that its Swing 5300 lithium-ion (Li-Ion) cell technology is being used by two NASA...

2014-04-30 23:03:21

techJOYnT Academy is now enrolling for STEM Spring Break camps in the fields of LEGO Robotics, 2D Game Design, Digital Graphic Arts, App Development, and Autonomous Robotics. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) April 30, 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 Rockwell...

2014-04-30 12:22:05

BEDFORD, Mass., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced that it will host an invitation only Analyst Day on May 7, 2014 in Boston, MA, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The day's agenda includes presentations by Colin Angle, iRobot's chairman & chief executive officer, Alison Dean, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and other senior executives. A webcast of...

2014-04-29 12:28:21

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Robotics Business Review is thrilled to announce its third annual RBR50 list to the robotics industry. The RBR50 is a list of the most notable public and private companies in the global robotics industry. The RBR editorial team and an esteemed advisory council selected the final 50 from a pool of thousands nominated by the Robotics Business Review audience. This international sampling of innovators were recognized based on their...

Robonaut 2 Ready For Climbing Legs
2014-04-24 03:43:07

NASA Getting your “space legs” in Earth orbit has taken on new meaning for NASA’s pioneering Robonaut program. Thanks to a successful launch of the SpaceX-3 flight of the Falcon 9/Dragon capsule on Friday, April 18, the lower limbs for Robonaut 2 (R2) are aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Safely tucked inside the Dragon resupply vehicle, R2’s legs are to be attached by a station crew member to Robonaut’s torso already on the orbiting outpost. R2’s upper body...

2014-04-24 12:33:57

Robust Features Boost Accessibility, Simulation and Demo Capabilities for the World's Most Versatile Research and Education Platform BOSTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rethink Robotics today announced a major software upgrade for the most widely used robotics research platform to span both academic and corporate environments: SDK 1.0 for the Baxter Research Robot. Already an integral part of research teams at major universities and corporate R&D laboratories around the world, this...

2014-04-24 12:33:54

Industry's Best-in-Class Software Platform Continues to Deliver New Capabilities and Performance Improvements to the Baxter Robot BOSTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rethink Robotics today introduced Intera 2.1, the latest advance in the company's newly branded software platform that powers the Baxter robot to provide safe, reliable, easy-to-train automation for a wide range of manufacturing and production environments. Intera 2.1 delivers significant improvements to the robot's speed,...

Cloaked DNA Nanodevices Survive Pilot Mission
2014-04-23 08:13:46

[ Watch The Video: Virus-Inspired DNA Nanodevices ] Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Successful foray opens door to virus-like DNA nanodevices that could diagnose diseased tissues and manufacture drugs to treat them It's a familiar trope in science fiction: In enemy territory, activate your cloaking device. And real-world viruses use similar tactics to make themselves invisible to the immune system. Now scientists at Harvard's Wyss Institute for...


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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