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Robot Cluster Focus Keeps Massachusetts in the Lead

Robot Cluster Focus Keeps Massachusetts in the Lead

The robot cluster in Massachusetts remains the country's top destination for automation, thanks to leading universities and commercially successful companies. The government is working to provide incentives to educators and startups to maintain the area's appeal.

5 Robotics Trends from LiveWorx 2017

5 Robotics Trends from LiveWorx 2017

A recap of the first-ever robotics track at LiveWorx, including how AI is helping bring social robots to market and why Massachusetts is still No. 1 in robotics.

Top 6 Automation Trends Discussed at LiveWorx 2017

Top 6 Automation Trends Discussed at LiveWorx 2017

Automation trends such as improvements in materials science, the application of AI and IoT, and developing regional hubs will continue to grow the robotics industry, said panelists at PTC LiveWorx's robotics track.

Smart Exoskeleton Prevents Elderly Falls

Smart Exoskeleton Prevents Elderly Falls

The Active Pelvis Orthosis is a smart exoskeleton that recognizes in just 350 milliseconds a person has lost their balance. The exoskeleton then applies force to the hips to counterbalance the slip and prevent a fall.

On the Efficiency of Drive Components

On the Efficiency of Drive Components

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MIT C-LEARN Helps Robots Learn, Share Skills

MIT C-LEARN Helps Robots Learn, Share Skills

MIT CSAIL researchers have developed a Constraints Learning (C-LEARN) system that easily teaches robots a variety of tasks, including opening doors, transporting objects and extracting objects from containers. After a robot learns a new skill with this C-LEARN system, that...