In this interview Dr. Cameron Chai, Chief Editor of AZoRobotics speaks to Robert Kaifler, Product Manager, Robotic Testing Systems at Zwick Roell about how robotics has changed the face of materials testing.
Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is now defending himself against a robot. The Aeryon Scout is a drone that was created by graduate students at the University of Waterloo. It can fly 500 meters off the ground, use a camera to take pictures and stream video. It is being employed by Rebels who are fighting against Gadhafi.
iRobot Corp has been given an order by the U.S.Navy worth $ 21 million for the delivery of more than 100 Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) MK 1 MOD 1 robots and spares kits. This is the fourth order which is part of a $230 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, bringing total orders under this contract to $36 million.
Robonaut 2 the humanoid robot that NASA sent up with the last shuttle Discovery has been unboxed. Robonaut 2, also known as R2 was delivered five months ago to the International Space Station and has been powered up for the first time on this mission.
A US government owned firm has come up with a scout robot that could be used by rescue teams to save miners. The scout robot has been developed using the Microsoft Xbox 360 game controller by Sandia National Laboratories.
The US Army is getting involved in the analysis of alternatives (AOA) being conducted by the Navy to determine the service requirements and the possibility drafting of a joint program for the vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft (VTOL) unmanned aircraft.
NASA wants students to come up with an excavator for working on the surface of the moon. It is issuing a challenge to US and international undergraduates and graduates to team up to design and build this excavator.
Robots caring for elderly human beings are not quite as futuristic as science fiction movies would have you believe.
Stephen J. Altemus, chief engineer at Johnson Space Centre in Houston wants to send a robot to the moon. The Project M is being considered a guerrilla effort as there has been no official enthusiasm for it.
LEGO and NASA have come together to send a LEGO set on a space shuttle into orbit this week. The Danish toy maker and the premier space agency are hoping to spark the interest of children in science, technology, engineering and math.
As part of an Editorial short series, AZoRobotics takes a look at how the renewable energy sector is harnessing the power of robotic technologies. Here, we take a look at robots in hydropower stations.
Amid the rapid global expansion of the wind energy sector, the integration of robotics is becoming pivotal for wind farm operators.
Like any renewable energy infrastructure, solar plants must be protected and secured. It is here where robots and autonomous systems can come into play.
Discover Cavitar’s welding cameras that can be used in a variety of situations to offer high-quality visualization of the welding processes.
MTI’s 1510A portable signal generator and calibrator is ideal for testing the integrity of sensor signal conditioning electronics.
Using the advantages of the phased array technology, Olympus has designed a powerful inspection system for seamless pipe inspections well-adapted to the stringent requirements of the oil and gas markets. This phased array system is flexible and can be used to match inspection performances and the product requirements of customers.