Musk’s humanoid Optimus shows progress

Elon Musk has just tweeted about his humanoid robot Optimus. It seems that the android is now capable of locating his own limbs in space and in connection with this, can learn tasks, even in a changing environment. The video in Musk’s tweet shows that the android can sort cubes based on their colors by […]

Optimizing mobile robot power efficiency

Optimizing mobile robot power efficiency The basic physical body of the robot should be understood and optimized first. Robot should be as lightweight as possible, unless high mass (for weight or inertia) is needed for a specific reason. Friction between moving parts should be minimized except for the parts that need a certain amount of […]

Robotic arm gripper key design considerations

The purpose of a robotic gripper is to effectively manipulate and grasp objects. First of all, the system for gripping must be chosen. Such as two or more finger grippers, parallel jaw grippers, suction grippers and other types. Some grippers are designed for only specific types of objects, which makes the design easier. Let’s list […]

Improving Stability of Bipedal Robots

When building bipedal robots (robots that walk on 2 legs), ensuring stability is a primary objective. The following strategies are among the most important: 1- First of all, before even considering the rest, we need to make the physical shape and mass distribution as good as possible for a proper, stable stance. This simply means-the […]

What are co-bots?

Co-bot stands for “collaborative robots”. These robots are designed to work alongside humans, by performing repetitive or heavy tasks, which would greatly ease the burden on the human worker while he or she can focus on tasks that require higher skills. A critical item for making this possible is to implement certain safety mechanisms on […]

Autonomous Navigation

To navigate its environment, a robot must be either remote controlled, preprogrammed in a known unchanging environment, or it must be able to do this autonomously. To be able to navigate autonomously a robot must be able to not only continuously model and update its environment, which can be static and dynamic, but also be […]

Drywall installer Robot

Drywall installer Robot

Japan’s new Humanoid Robot built by the Japanese Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Institute is able to install drywall:   Source : https://www.aist.go.jp/index_en.html

Robotiq Makes Force Control Easy with Force Copilot

New software unleashes force sensing on UR e-Series Quebec City, Canada, September 5—Robotiq is launching Force Copilot, an intuitive software to operate Universal Robots e-Series’ embedded force torque sensor. Force Copilot accelerates the programming of a whole host of applications, including part insertion and surface finding, among many others.   Force Copilot’s sensing functions increase […]

Parrot: senseFly eBee X and the Parrot ANAFI Work

Parrot: senseFly eBee X and the Parrot ANAFI Work

Parrot announces two new professional drone solutions at InterDrone 2018 – the senseFly eBee X and the Parrot ANAFI Work   The two cutting-edge platforms by Parrot-the leading European drone group-help professionals work more efficiently, cut costs, reduce worker risk and make better decisions   September 5, 2018, InterDrone (Las Vegas, USA) – Parrot today strengthens its Parrot […]

Collaborative Robot Market

Collaborative Robot Market

Technology overview Collaborative robots (also known as co-bots; an emerging automation technology) are designed to work alongside humans with precision, strength, and speed for achieving high efficiency in production. Collaborative robots differ from industrial robots in several ways, such as the absence of “safety fence” while working alongside humans, simplified programming and reduced setup time, […]

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