ABB Robotics Takes It To The Streets

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (BUSINESS WIRE) Robot Manufacturer Continues ”Robotics On The Move – Partnership In Productivity Tour”. ABB Robotics continues “Robotics On The Move, Partnership In Productivity Tour,” a mobile tour to span across North America reaching manufacturing facilities as well as schools and universities. Designed to connect with manufacturers and students alike, the tour […]

General Motors, Carnegie Mellon Commit To Develop Driverless Vehicles

PITTSBURGH, General Motors Corp. and Carnegie Mellon University today announced a new Collaborative Research Lab (CRL) and a renewed commitment to work jointly on technologies that will accelerate the emerging field of autonomous driving – a family of electronics and software technologies that could influence the way drivers and their vehicles interact in the future. […]

Tartalo the robot is knocking on your door

A research team from the University of the Basque Country, led by Basilio Sierra, is devising a robot that can get around by itself. Tartalo is able to identify different places and ask permission before going through a doorway.We are accustomed to seeing robots programmed to carry out a concrete task such as the robotic […]

iRobot to Create Revolutionary New Robot for DARPA

Company Receives $3.3 Million Award to Develop Cutting-Edge Robots that Help Soldiers Gain Access to Denied or Hostile Areas BEDFORD, Mass.(BUSINESS WIRE)iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) today announced the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Army Research Office have awarded the company a new multi-year, multi-million dollar R&D project to develop Chemical Robots […]

Robot-assisted surgery represents safe, effective option for patients with kidney, bladder, prostate cancers

UT Health Science Center, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care have removed more kidney, bladder tumors with the technology than any academic center in Texas. SAN ANTONIO, Dipen Parekh, M.D., a urologic oncologist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, deftly operates the handles and pedals of a console located 6 feet […]

Hopping, Rolling Robots On The Way

Could “hop and roll” be the best way to explore new worlds? NREC researchers are designing spherical robots that combine hopping and rolling to move around in rugged environments. The Robotic All-Terrain Surveyors (RATS) could be used in interplanetary science missions (like exploring low-gravity planets such as Mars) or terrestrial missions in rough terrain (like […]

Health Robotics announces IV Station

Health Robotics announces IV Station (TM Pending) a centrallycontrolled, modular, distributed, flexible, redundant, patient-specific intra-venous (IV) Automation Robot for non-hazardous drug preparation, compounding, and dispensing in central pharmacylocations, satellite pharmacies, and even patient care workplaces.Health Robotics, the worldwide leader in the robotic automation of patient specific IV Admixtures today announced IV Station (TM Pending), a […]

Would you leave your child with a robot?

A leading robotics expert at the University of Sheffield will raise the alarm about a new generation of childcare robots being developed in Japan and tested in American schools, at the Cheltenham Science Festival today (Thursday 5 June 2008). Professor Noel Sharkey will discuss a number of ethical issues linked to the near-future applications of […]

Microrobotic Ballet

Duke computer science professor and colleagues’ creations dance on something smaller than a pin’s head. Microscopic robots crafted to maneuver separately without any obvious guidance are now assembling into self-organized structures after years of continuing research led by a Duke University computer scientist.”It’s marvelous to be able to do assembly and control at this fine […]

MIT project seeks to arm robotic training with data

The space shuttle’s 45-foot robotic arm may look simple and automatic as it gracefully lifts a multi-ton satellite from the cargo bay and lets it drift off into space…Far from it…Controlling the spindly arm is a delicate process of manipulating multi-axis joysticks with both hands simultaneously — a feat that makes rubbing your stomach while […]