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)
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)
AUVSI Applauds DOD for Continued Funding of Unmanned Systems in Strategic Defense Review
Secretary of Defense Panetta will continue to invest in utilizing unmanned systems to protect and work with troops in theater.
(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)
Medrobotics Takes in $6.48 Million
(December 28, 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)
Freemium Apps Most Liked By iOS Users
Research report focused on apps for mobile devices could hold lessons for robotic app developers.
(December 20, 2011)
Robots May Help Kids with Special Needs
Children diagnosed with autism and attention issues, and even those who suffer from abuse and behavioral disorders, could benefit from the nonthreatening, nonjudgmental interactions they experience with robots.
(December 16, 2011)
Survey: Motion Control Market Grows 19 Percent in 2011
New orders for motion control products are up 19% through the third quarter of 2011, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control Association (MCA).
(December 02, 2011)
AIA Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Korean Machine Vision Assoc.
The Automated Imaging Association (AIA), the world’s largest machine vision trade group with more than 315 member companies from 30 nations, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korean Machine Vision Industrial Association (KMVIA), a year-old trade association representing machine vision in Korea.
(December 02, 2011)
Robotic devices currently under development will permit highly complex eye procedures.
(November 29, 2011)
Report: Robotics will Expand to a $30 Billion Business by 2016
New domestic, professional, and security robots herald an new era of smarter robots that can handle open environments and less precise instructions.
(November 28, 2011)