Robotics

2016 U.S. Robotics Roadmap Released

2016 U.S. Robotics Roadmap Released

Nov 2, 2016 @ 19:42 |  2016 U.S. Robotics Roadmap focuses on autonomous vehicles, eldercare, manufacturing, application of internet of things in robotics and more. A new U.S. Robotics Roadmap released Oct. 31 calls for better policy frameworks to safely integrate new technologies, such as self-driving cars and commercial drones, into everyday life. The document […]

Hardware ROS and Programming Robots with Blocks

Hardware ROS and Programming Robots with Blocks

Oct 9, 2016 @ 09:22 |  The aim of Hardware ROS (H-ROS) is creating easily reusable and reconfigurable robot hardware components to simplify the creation of robots and allow parts from different manufacturers to interoperate. Erle Robotics, developer of next generation of artificial brains for robots and drones is developing the Hardware Robot Operating System […]

Nobel Prize 2016 in Chemistry Awarded to the Inventors of World’s Smallest (Molecular) Machine

Nobel Prize 2016 in Chemistry Awarded to the Inventors of World’s Smallest (Molecular) Machine

Oct 5, 2016 @ 19:38 | The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 is awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for their design and production of molecular machines. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 to Jean-Pierre Sauvage (University of Strasbourg, France), Sir J. […]

Universal Robots now Certified for Applications in Cleanroom Environments

Universal Robots now Certified for Applications in Cleanroom Environments

Sep 25, 2016 @ 15:13 |  The robot arms and the accompanying controller boxes made by the Danish pioneer in human-robot collaboration have been awarded the certification for cleanroom applications by the international certification organization TÜV SÜD. Universal Robots’ lightweight collaborative robot arms can now be implemented in controlled environments: After successful tests in accordance […]

Shape-Changing Metamaterial Developed using Kirigami Technique

Shape-Changing Metamaterial Developed using Kirigami Technique

Aug 8, 2016 @ 19:16 |  Engineers from the University of Bristol have developed a new shape-changing metamaterial using Kirigami, which is the ancient Japanese art of cutting and folding paper to obtain 3D shapes. Metamaterials are a class of material engineered to produce properties that don’t occur naturally. Currently metamaterials are used to make […]

Artificial Muscle for Soft Robotics: Low Voltage, High Hopes

Artificial Muscle for Soft Robotics: Low Voltage, High Hopes

Jul 23, 2016 @ 18:25 | By Leah Burrows | Soft actuator could be ‘holy grail’ for soft robotics Soft robots do a lot of things well but they’re not exactly known for their speed. The artificial muscles that move soft robots, called actuators, tend to rely on hydraulics or pneumatics, which are slow to respond […]

ROS Qt Creator IDE Plug-in

ROS Qt Creator IDE Plug-in

Jul 17, 2016 @ 17:02 |  ROS Qt Creator Plug-in increases developers’ efficiency by simplifying tasks and creating a centralized location for ROS tools. Levi Armstrong from Southwest Research Institute has developed Qt Creator IDE (Integrated Development Environment) Plug-in for ROS. ROS Qt Creator Plug-in increases developers’ efficiency by simplifying tasks and creating a centralized […]