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April 2015

ABB launches YuMi and acquires gomTec

Source: The Robot Report ABB leapt into the collaborative robotics space at the Hannover Messe trade show by launching their two-armed YuMi robot and simultaneously announcing their acquisition of German startup gomTec whose one-armed co-bot was a hit at last years AUTOMATICA. Lightweight flexible robot arms that are innexpensive and safe to work alongside human workers are one of the hottest topics in industrial robotics today. Manufacturers are being called upon to deliver complex solutions …Read More

FourByThree in Germany: New video update

Last month, members of the FourByThree consortium visited Germany to learn more about the organizations from this country that are taking part in the project, as well as to analyze two of its scenarios: Woll and Premium Aerotec. Together with some material for internal use, an informative video was recorded during the visit. This second video update on the project shows the converging visions of a company (Woll) and a …Read More

Recognition of Haptic Interaction Patterns in Dyadic Joint Object Manipulation

Complete article Abstract: The development of robots that can physically cooperate with humans has attained interest in the last decades. Obviously, this effort requires a deep understanding of the intrinsic properties of interaction. Up to now, many researchers have focused on inferring human intents in terms of intermediate or terminal goals in physical tasks. On the other hand, working side by side with people, an autonomous robot additionally needs to …Read More