Robot Manipulator

A Bionic Hand Which can Respond Automatically

A Bionic Hand Which can Respond Automatically

May 9, 2017 @ 14:26 | Newcastle University researchers have developed a bionic hand which can respond automatically using computer vision. A new generation of prosthetic limbs which will allow the wearer to reach for objects automatically, without thinking – just like a real hand – are to be trialled for the first time. Led […]

Prosthetic LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

Prosthetic LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

Dec 27, 2016 @ 18:28 |  The LUKE Arm (“Life Under Kinetic Evolution”) is the first commercially available FDA-approved robotic prosthetic arm. It is manufactured by Mobius Bionics LLC of Manchester, N.H.. The holiday season is bringing high-tech offerings for U.S. war veterans this year in the form of sophisticated bionic arms developed under the […]

Soft Robotic Hand That can Feel

Soft Robotic Hand That can Feel

Dec 9, 2016 @ 21:26| By Tom Fleischman | Cornell University |  A Cornell group has devised a way for a soft robot to feel its surroundings internally, in much the same way humans do.The group used its optoelectronic prosthesis to perform a variety of tasks, including grasping and probing for both shape and texture. Most notably, […]

US-Industry: 135,000 New Robots Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back Home

US-Industry: 135,000 New Robots Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back Home

Nov 23, 2016 @ 15:05 |  The US automotive industry is leading the automation charge: between 2010 and 2015, more than 60,000 industrial robots were installed in the United States. Only in China were there more industrial robots installed during the same period – almost 90,000 units. In the last six years, (2010-2015), the US […]

Robotic Cleaning Technique Could Automate Neuroscience Research

Robotic Cleaning Technique Could Automate Neuroscience Research

Nov 2, 2016 @ 22:26 | By John Toon (404-894-6986) (jtoon@gatech.edu) |  For scientists listening in on the faint whispers of brain neurons, a first-ever robotic technique for cleaning the tiny devices that record the signals could facilitate a new level of automation in neuroscience research. That could accelerate the gathering of information used to […]

New NTU Robot, PictoBot to Spray Paint on Interior Walls

New NTU Robot, PictoBot to Spray Paint on Interior Walls

Oct 30, 2016 @ 16:49 |  NTU new robot, PictoBot can paint a high interior wall 25 per cent faster than a crew of two painters, improving both productivity and safety. A new NTU robot will soon be spray-painting the interiors of industrial buildings in Singapore, saving time and manpower while improving safety. Known as […]

Rethink Robotics unveils Sawyer Robot with Open Source SDK

Rethink Robotics unveils Sawyer Robot with Open Source SDK

Oct 7, 2016 @ 20:33 |  Rethink Robotics offer a high performance robotic platform, Sawyer robot with open source SDK for research, engineering, education and development. Rethink Robotics unveiled its high performance Sawyer robot for the global research and education markets. Built on the open source Robot Operating System (ROS) and equipped with a software […]

Let’s Go Robotics Patent on Robotic Gripper Increases Reliability in Unattended Operations

Let’s Go Robotics Patent on Robotic Gripper Increases Reliability in Unattended Operations

Jun 1, 2016 @ 19:00 | USA |  Patent #9,327,411 covers robotic gripper for failure‐free microwell plate handling Let’s Go Robotics today announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent #9,327,411 for a robotic gripper that eliminates common points of failure in robotics used in life sciences and other applications. The method is based […]