Polaris Expands Robotic Pool Cleaning Line
Introducing two new models, the Polaris 9400 Sport and Polaris 9100 Sport, to its Polaris advanced Sport Robotic pool cleaner line for the 2012 pool season. The two new models complement the company's popular Polaris 9300 Sport and 9300xi Sport models, and share the platform's patented Vortex Vacuum technology.
(April 19, 2012)
Robotics Breakthrough: WAM Arms!
The Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), of Japan, has created the world’s first robot system that learns to clothe elderly and physically disabled people. Leveraging the concept of “skills transfer” from a human caregiver to a robot, “reinforcement learning” takes place in minutes, gracefully adapting to the individual size and shape of the person being dressed.
(February 14, 2012)
RE2, Inc. to Deliver Robotic Manipulator Arms to Afghanistan for Evaluation
The complete system will provide troops with a dismounted light-weight, yet robust micro-unmanned ground vehicle.
(January 18, 2012)
RMT Robotics Announces ADAM Fleet Sale in the U.S.
The client chose the ADAM solution from a field of competitors as the only AGV system that supports limitless layout options for their production machines, intralogistics and manufacturing.
(January 11, 2012)
Mazor Robotics Announces Key European Patent for Surgical Guidance Robot
Mazor holds related patents in other major markets throughout the world and has a solid IP position in global markets, including the US, Canada and Europe.
(January 11, 2012)
Applied Robotics, Inc. and Trafalgar S.P.A. Announce the Creation of Applied Robotics Europe
American automation company, Applied Robotics, Inc. and Italian company Trafalgar S.p.A. formed a joint venture to serve the European market with advanced robotic and automation solutions.
(January 11, 2012)
Bluefin Robotics Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification
To receive the certification, Bluefin underwent a major transformation that included the development of a quality management system.
(January 05, 2012)
Toward a World Wide Web for Robots
As one of its first demonstrators, RoboEarth has shown that robots with different hardware can share maps. Another demonstrator allowed a complex service robot to download hardware-independent object models from the RoboEarth database and use them for perception and manipulation. And a third demonstrator has shown how a service robot can identify, download, and use high-level task descriptions to serve a drink.
(January 04, 2012)
RE2 wins Phase II SBIR to Develop a Highly Dexterous Manipulation System
The company was selected by the U.S. Army to create a dual-arm manipulation system to improve robotic ordnance disposal capabilities.
(January 03, 2012)
Top 10 Robotics Trends of 2011
The past 12 months have been outstanding for our industry, Here's a look back at why 2011 was the 'Year of the Robot'
(December 30, 2011)
Medrobotics Takes in $6.48 Million
(December 28, 2011)
HDT Global Acquires Kinea Design for HDT Robotics Division
Kinea team will add a new dimension to the HDT Robotics Division, including experience in rehabilitation robotics, robot assisted surgery, and industrial ergonomic assisted robots.
(December 23, 2011)
Personal Rapid Transit: Where the Robot Meets the Road
With most of the world’s major cities held hostage to gridlock and taxpayer reluctance to finance large infrastructure projects, PRT systems represent an extremely enticing alternative.
These small autonomous vehicles, sometimes described as pods, are designed to ride on their own special tracks, much like present-day airport trams, or else tailgate each other along existing roads.
Such systems appear all the more attractive when you consider commuters’ reluctance to use traditional mass transit systems, the push for greener commuting alternatives, and the rising expense of fuels.
(December 22, 2011)