Robot Manipulator

Multi-Functional Robots may be Possible With New Composite Thread

Multi-Functional Robots may be Possible With New Composite Thread

Nov 2, 2016 @ 20:51 | By Hillary Sanctuary  EPFL scientists have developed a new type of composite thread that varies in stiffness depending on its temperature. Applications range from multi-functional robots to knitted casts, and even tunable medical devices. A new type of thread has been developed at EPFL that varies in stiffness depending on its […]

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 […]

Soft Robots That Mimic Human Muscles

Soft Robots That Mimic Human Muscles

Oct 12, 2016 @ 20:27 | By Laure-Anne Pessina An EPFL team is developing soft, flexible and reconfigurable robots. Air-actuated, they behave like human muscles and may be used in physical rehabilitation. They are made of low-cost materials and could easily be produced on a large scale. Robots are usually expected to be rigid, fast and […]

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 […]

Interact with Robot in Your Natural Language

Interact with Robot in Your Natural Language

Oct 7, 2016 @ 13:55 |  Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed a model for processing natural language so that a robot can be given basic verbal commands and then act on them without the need for additional programming. Robots can be programmed to perform all sorts of repetitive tasks, but they don’t adapt well to […]

Weekly Video: Robots for Safety, Grasping in VR, Sewing Robot

Weekly Video: Robots for Safety, Grasping in VR, Sewing Robot

Sep 25, 2016 @ 18:43 |  Science of Safety – Portsmouth Robotics Demonstration Two of DOE’s premier national labs – Savannah River and Sandia – provide technical leadership and coordination in addition to demonstrating some of their technologies. Two other world-class federal labs provided their technologies – NASA and JHU-APL, which is a university affiliated […]

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 […]

First Single Actuator Wave-like Robot in the World Developed at BGU

First Single Actuator Wave-like Robot in the World Developed at BGU

Aug 1, 2016 @ 17:03 |  The first SAW (Single Actuator Wave-like Robot) that produces a pure wave motion using a single motor has been developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The SAW robot is designed for medical applications, maintenance, search and rescue and security scenarios. The unique robot was developed by Dr. David […]