The jerky motions associated with robots may soon be a thing of the past. The Locomorph project is currently studying robotic movement to help increase their usefulness. They are much inspired by the different aspects of movement available in nature, especially those of resilient three legged dogs.
Genmark Automation has declared the extension of its technical and service network in Asia to open a new sales and service office in Gyeonggi-Do, which is located in South Korea. This expansion is to meet the increasing worldwide demands for Genmark’s services and products.
A robot can’t climb a wall...or can it? The Yume Robo trio displayed their skills at climbing scaffolding at the Shanghai Expo. They have been climbing up and down a 15 meter wall every 20 minutes for the last 184 days.
ThinkLABS Technosolutions is teaching school children in Mumbai how to handle robots. The 'hands-on' learning camp is based on robotics and virtual robotics. It will be held from October 30 to November 13 at reliance World stores in 5 locations at Juhu, Mulund, Powai, Borivali and Opera House.
GeckoSystems, developer of mobile service robots (MSR's), made an announcement regarding partnering with a Japanese robot company called ifoo Co. to develop a low cost robot arm. The jointly developed robotic arm is intended for mobile service robots and light industrial use.
KUKA Robotics is all set to introduce its latest innovation of a new robotic technology with one controller. The technology will be on display at the PACK EXPO 2010.
Carefree Bathing, a provider of bathroom equipments developed from glass-fiber-reinforced plastics, has deployed a Motoman-UP50-35 robot for automating various tasks involved in the secondary finishing stage of bath tub development.
Rockwell, in partnership with Kuka, has developed a new controller termed as ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs), which can effectively control PA robots of Kuka.
Lifting up a needle or a book may seem easy to human hands but to a robot it can be quite challenging. This is the challenge that a new robotic gripper hopes to address with new shape shifting technology.
The NICTA chief executive David Skellern is due to retire early next year and Hugh Durrant-Whyte will replace him. He was appointed the new CEO after an international search by executive placement specialists Russell Reynolds and Associates.