NMSU, Aerovironment Make Recommendations Regarding UAS Nighttime Operations
Study strongly suggests that UAS may operate more safely at night than even during the day.
(March 25, 2013)
CSIP Ltd. on the Hunt for a Buyer
The UK robotics company specializes in autonomous underwater vehicles and manipulator arms
(December 18, 2012)
Robots Vulnerable To Hacking
According to Freescale's Alexandra Dopplinger, there is no reason why the robotics community cannot immediately use security solutions that have been developed for defense and telecom networks to secure their robotics products.
(August 20, 2012)
Drones In Commercial Airspace To Drive A New Industrial Revolution
So far, about 40 states are expected to apply for the test site status that should attract thriving community of researchers, manufacturers, suppliers and educators to invest in their local economies.
(August 03, 2012)
Breakthrough in Robot Communications Has Huge Upside
Through-the-earth command and control provides field operators with a capability to remotely control robotic and unmanned platforms in tunnels, culverts, buildings and basements.
It was a first-time demonstration of wireless through-the-earth command and control of a remotely operated robotic vehicle.
It’s the first time the capabilities of this technology have been successfully placed on a robot.
(June 11, 2012)
Safe Harbor as Robot Fish Patrols for Polluters and Security Threats
The new applications include security and defense missions, from port security through potentially protecting ships against terrorists,cargo pirates, underwater and water-borne threats.
(May 28, 2012)
Robots Descend On Munich For Four-day Show & Tell
AUTOMATICA is the very first international event that brings together all branches of the robotics and automation industry under the same roof to exhibit innovations in their fields. The theme of AUTOMATICA 2012 is "Automation Solutions and Innovations" in all application areas.
(May 21, 2012)
Actuators That Mimic Human Muscles Will Revolutionize Robotics
When the scientists apply low levels of direct current, the material generates as much stress as natural muscle can. It can produce 160 megapascals of stress per gram of material, making it stronger than most polymers.
(May 02, 2012)
ANT localization—Even more simple
Since its release on industrial vehicles in 2009, ANT is continuously expanding the market which had hitherto been less automated. Contrary to conventional guidance systems, such as wire-guidance or laser guidance, ANT® requires no additional infrastructure. The system is based on features that are naturally present in the environment (walls, pillars, corners…). Given that no additional and costly infrastructure is needed, it also becomes economically feasible to install vehicles where the price of infrastructure guidance (wires, magnets, reflectors …) rendered it beforehand impossible.
(April 03, 2012)
The Deal That Shocked Robotics
The Amazon/Kiva deal came as cannon shot across the bows of warehouses everywhere—and not just at pick & pack, goods-to-person order fulfillment shops. All warehousing, up and down supply chains everywhere, is now on notice that the robots are coming.
(March 24, 2012)
Aircraft in Search of Robotic Assembly
Aircraft manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar worldwide industry –but one that's still in search of a completely automated set of solutions. The first ones to achieve that target will surely steal a segment of the industry --with very profitable results.
(March 20, 2012)
‘Disaster Bots’ Controlled by Multi-touch
The point of using robots in search and rescue missions is to send them where it's too dangerous for humans to go, something Mark Micire knows very well. Micire has worked with FEMA as a technical specialist and was with the group that used robots to search for people in the rubble left after 9/11.
(March 15, 2012)
Mining the Seafloor with Robots
Gold, rare earth elements, and other sea riches could sustain humanity for centuries, while providing enormous opportunities for robotics developers.
(February 01, 2012)