Source: Tech Crunch Robots are great at doing things they’ve been shown how to do, but when presented with a novel problem, such as an unfamiliar shape that needs to be gripped, they tend to choke. AI is helping there in the form of systems like Dex-Net, which uses deep learning to let a robotic arm improvise an effective grip for objects it’s never seen before.
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Service robots are having enormous variability with their tasks. One thing is common with all of them: they are present in the vicinity and interact with humans. This presence and co-operation capability dictates the design of the robot arm, which is very different compared to the industrial robot designs. The robot arm should be very light-weight so that inertia while moving will be minimized and the possible impact in case …Read More
Source: Supply Chain Insights As we think about digital manufacturing and Supply Chain 2030, we need to rethink the robot’s role in manufacturing based on new capabilities. While traditional robots were used to replace labor, the robots of the future are able to improve the agility of the supply chain through sensing and enabling new capabilities. In this session Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews James Lawton, Chief …Read More
Source: Robotic Industries Association (RIA) Once again, the robotics industry broke its own record. In 2015, worldwide industrial robot sales rose by 8 percent, surpassing for the first time 240,000 units globally, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). For the third year in a row, robots sales are at an all-time high. By 2018, the IFR estimates that 2.3 million industrial robots will be in operation across the …Read More
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
Source: Robotic Industries Association With the proliferation of industrial robots in the workplace, robot safety is something of which all companies should be mindful. Learn how OSHA safety regulations came to be as we break down some of the industry’s largest milestones. No matter where you fall in the supply chain: supplier, system integrator, educator or user, the robotics industry can be prone to a number of specific types of …Read More
The European project FourByThree kicks off today, December 1st 2014. It is an alliance made up of 15 European partners who will design, build and test pioneering robotic solutions able to collaborate safely and efficiently with human operators in industrial manufacturing companies. The project, which will last for 36 months, has a total budget of 6.9 million euros and is partly funded by the EU within the European Framework Programme …Read More