Peratech presented with award by NASA

Peratech presented with award by NASA

Peratech gives NASA a hand RICHMOND, North Yorks, England – 15 October 2012. Peratech, the innovator in touch technology, has been presented with a Tech Brief Award by NASA in recognition for its contribution of QTC™ technology that was used to provide fingertip sensitivity for the Robonaut. This is a human shaped robot with a metal […]

URBI, the open source operating system for robots

URBI, the open source operating system for robots

URBI, the first operating system dedicated for robotics, and urbiscript, the programming language, are now available under the BSD license, in order to be widely spread. (October 10, 2012 – IROS, Vilamoura, Portugal) ALDEBARAN Robotics, the worldwide leader in humanoid robotics, announced at the IROS 2012 International Conference, the distribution of the URBI operating system […]

New Servo Drive by Servo2Go

New Servo Drive by Servo2Go

Servo2Go has recently expanded its line of Electric Vehicle Servo Drives from Advanced Motion Controls of Camarillo, CA. The M/V™ series motor controllers are fully functional, four-quadrant servo drives purpose designed and built to operate today’s modern mobile electric vehicular platforms.  Specific applications include: mobile robots, AGV’s, UGV’s, material handling and transport vehicles in both […]

Starting work on the DARPA Robotics Challenge

Starting work on the DARPA Robotics Challenge

Open Source Robotics Foundation received a contract from DARPA for the simulation component of the Robotics Challenge on September 6th. They are also working with two research groups from Stanford. The project will mainly focus and will conduct long-term research and development along the lines of deformable contact modeling, object manipulation, and constraint-based contact modeling. […]

US Digilent Design Contest to be held at Baltimore, MD

US Digilent Design Contest to be held at Baltimore, MD

Pullman, WA – Digilent Inc is proud to announce the 9th annual US Digilent Design Contest, to be held on May 11, 2013 in Baltimore, US. The US Digilent Design Contest is co-sponsored by Digilent, Xilinx, ARM and the Morgan State University. Digilent Design Contests are engineering design contests open to all students enrolled in […]

ROS on Toyota’s HSR

ROS on Toyota’s HSR

Human Support Robot (HSR) that provide assistance to older adults and people with diabilities is designed by Toyota. HSR, a one-armed mobile robot, designed to work in indoor environment around people. It runs ROS, which is an open source software for robot system integration. It is announced that the HSR runs ROS Fuerte and uses a […]

‘N8 KIT’, Build All The Robots You Can Imagine

‘N8 KIT’, Build All The Robots You Can Imagine

N8 Robot kit, developed by Multiplo, is a low-cost, cool, Arduino software and open hardware kit. It allows you to build not only one robot, but as many as you can imagine. Our team has put great efforts toward its documentation. The result? Even an eight-year old kid can understand all the steps. But, of […]

Rethink Robotics Revolutionizes Manufacturing with Humanoid Robot

Rethink Robotics Revolutionizes Manufacturing with Humanoid Robot

BOSTON, Mass.,– September 18, 2012 – Ushering in a new era in robotics, Rethink Robotics today unveiled  the world’s first humanoid robots capable of applying common sense behavior to manufacturing environments.  Affordably priced, versatile and safe enough to work shoulder-to-shoulder with people, Rethink’s new line of Baxter robots redefine how small, mid-size and large domestic manufacturers use […]

2-Finger Adaptive Robot Gripper Provides Versatility and Agility.

2-Finger Adaptive Robot Gripper Provides Versatility and Agility.

Robotiq Extends the Adaptive Robotic Gripper Product Line for Manufacturers with High-Mix Automation Challenges. Robotiq announced the availability of  the  2-Finger Adaptive Robotic Gripper,  an innovative new gripper, which joins the existing 3-Finger Adaptive Robotic Gripper in providing unique agility and versatility in handling a wide variety of parts with a single gripper. Background Today’s […]

Summer 2012 News from the Shadow Robot Company

Summer 2012 News from the Shadow Robot Company

Shadow Robot Company have made big improvements in the control and sensing of; 1. Shadow Dexterous Hand, including features such as: • EtherCAT bus which communicates at 100x speed of CAN bus, allowing for higher quality control and sensing feedback. • ROS Control Interface for the hand allows for ease of interfacing with a wide range of other software […]