Source: Redshift (Madeline Gannon) The way humans interact with robots has served society well during the past 50 years: People tell robots what to do, and robots do it to maximum effect. This has led to unprecedented innovation and productivity in agriculture, medicine, and manufacturing. However, an inflection point is on the horizon. Rapid advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence are making robotic systems smarter and more adaptable than …Read More
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After the three initial prototypes, the first FourByThree robotic arm that will be used in the development of one of the four industrial cases is ready for deployment. In the coming weeks, the additional three will be available too. The arm has been mounted in ZEMA and it is now at DFKI for final tuning. The robot will then be sent to Eibar where there will be an Integration Camp …Read More
Source: IEEE Spectrum Sami Haddadin once attached a knife to a robot manipulator and programmed it to impale his arm. No, it wasn’t a daredevil stunt. He was demonstrating how a new force-sensing control scheme he designed was able to detect the contact and instantly stop the robot, as it did. Now Haddadin wants to make that same kind of safety feature, which has long been limited to highly sophisticated …Read More
Source: Robotic Industries Association The next generation duAro robot is designed to work alongside humans on material handling, assembly, machine tending and dispensing applications. Kawasaki introduces the “duAro”, an innovative and collaborative robot, to the North American market to expand the breadth of applications that can efficiently and cost-effectively be automated with a robot. The dual-arm horizontal articulated robot has the flexibility to be applied to production lines with a …Read More
Source: Universal Robots Collaborative robots (“cobots”) are being adopted at unprecedented rates, due in large part to their user-friendly design. This positive user experience is no fluke. It comes as a result of in-depth research and design and ongoing testing to explore how the robots are actually being used and how they can be continuously improved. UX designer connects R&D to the real world Maren Nelson Hadar is a user …Read More
Source: Robotic Gizmos In the past few months, we have covered plenty of interesting projects involving the Baxter Robot. This video shows how this robot can cooperate with humans to complete assembly tasks. The robot can pick parts and hold them in place to help the operator screw. A Kinect 2 is used for gesture and speech recognition. The code for Kinect 2 Server is available online.
Source: Universal Robots Video demonstration of a Universal Robots cobot conducting “pick-and-place” tasks using technology from robot vision company Pickit.
Source: ABB The award highlights and honors the achievements of inventors with value creating ideas and entrepreneurs who propel those ideas into world-class products. It is jointly sponsored by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. ABB is one of three finalists and will present YuMi, the world’s first truly collaborative dual arm robot. YuMi stands for “You and Me, working together” and has …Read More