Robotics

ABB wins $52 Million Robots Order to Boost Manufacturing at Ford’s New China Factory

ABB wins $52 Million Robots Order to Boost Manufacturing at Ford’s New China Factory

ABB, the world’s leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $52 million to boost the flexibility and efficiency of Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ltd.’s new production facility in Harbin, China. The robots will be used to make Ford’s new Focus model. ABB will provide robots including the IRB 6700 and IRB […]

Innorobo 2015: Five Finalists for the Robotic Start-up

Innorobo 2015: Five Finalists for the Robotic Start-up

Innorobo announced 5 finalists for the robotic start-ups. 59 exciting venture projects from 21 countries around the world reviewed by a jury of experts to select the 5 winners, who will pitch to investors at a plenary conference and exhibit free of charge at Innorobo, the international robotics summit in Europe. Reach Robotics Empire Robotics OptoForce […]

Ford unveils all-Terrain, Smart, Folding eBike

Ford unveils all-Terrain, Smart, Folding eBike

Driving a bike with single configuration on all type of terrain is very difficult. On flat surface you can ride bike smoothly, but world is not flat. There are hills, we go up and down while riding the bike and sometimes even in city driving our vehicle from home to office is not feasible. Ford […]

Brain-Machine Interface:  You can remotely control Robot with your thoughts

Brain-Machine Interface: You can remotely control Robot with your thoughts

For someone suffering from paralysis or limited mobility, visiting with other people is extremely difficult. A team of researchers at the Defitech Foundation Chair in Brain-Machine Interface (CNBI), EPFL, Switzerland, headed by José del R. Millán are working on idea to remotely control a robot with one’s thoughts. The research, involving numerous subjects located in […]

New EPSRC Robotics Project of £1.7Million at the University of York

New EPSRC Robotics Project of £1.7Million at the University of York

A new Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant will look into new ways of developing robotic control systems. Researchers at the University of York have been awarded a £1.7million grant to investigate the next generation of software tools that will lead to a new way of developing robotic control systems, which are increasingly […]

SoftBank Leads $20 Million Investment in Fetch Robotics

SoftBank Leads $20 Million Investment in Fetch Robotics

June 17, 2015 – Fetch Robotics, Pioneer in Robotics for Logistics and Material Handling in High Demand From Warehouse and Fulfillment Centers announced today that it has raised $20 million in Series funding.  The round was led by SB Group US, Inc. (“SoftBank”) and also included additional funding from seed investors O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and Shasta […]

Robotics Competition Generated Groundbreaking Research

Robotics Competition Generated Groundbreaking Research

Robotic control algorithms based on cutting-edge theory. The last week was the final round of competition in the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s contest to design control systems for a humanoid robot that could climb a ladder, remove debris, drive a utility vehicle, and perform several other tasks related to a hypothetical disaster. The team […]

New Origami Robot: Climbs, Swims, and Carries Loads Twice its Weight

New Origami Robot: Climbs, Swims, and Carries Loads Twice its Weight

At the recent International Conference on Robotics and Automation, MIT researchers presented a printable origami robot that folds itself up from a flat sheet of plastic when heated and measures about a centimeter from front to back. Weighing only a third of a gram, the robot can swim, climb an incline, traverse rough terrain, and […]