"robotics" tag

AMRC’s step change in the capabilities of robots in aerospace

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has completed on a £850,000 project to give the UK aerospace sector a unique capability for high accuracy robotic machining. The Flexible Robotic Machining…

University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050 to be opened

HRH The Duke of York is going to open the University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050, the UK’s first fully reconfigurable collaborative research facility dedicated to digital assembly and flexible component manufacturing. Teams at…

2017 TSA Robotics Competition

It’s the wave of the future. Almost every valley middle and high school, even some elementary schools, are getting into robotics these days. Competition can be fierce, to say the least. This is…

New robot with a human touch

A Cornell University research group has published a paper describing how stretchable optical waveguides act as curvature, elongation and force sensors in a soft robotic hand. “Most robots today have sensors on the…

Remote-controlled robot inspects suitcase bombs

Abandoned items of luggage are frequently found at airports and train stations. This is a case for the emergency services, who have to assume that these items might contain bombs. They must assess…

New triflex RSE system from igus

A lightweight and cost-effective concept for the automatic retraction of energy chains is developed by the motion plastics specialist igus allowing further advances in robotics. Besides carrying energy, data and media cables, industrial…

3D-printing robot repairer

Addibot is a 3D-printing robot, invented by 22-year-old mechanical engineer Robert Flitsch, that uses raw material to build surfaces up layer by layer, much like a boxy, desktop 3D printer would, but without the same…

The first insect-size robot

For the first time a microrobotics lab developed an insect-size robot capable of flying and swimming. In 1939, a Russian engineer proposed a “flying submarine” — a vehicle that can seamlessly transition from air to…

Artificial Intelligence new achieviements

Surprising advances are being achieved in Artificial Intelligence since when In May 2014 , physicists Stephen Hawking, Frank Wilczek and Max Tegmark, with computer scientist Stuart Russell, warned in the newspaper The Independent: “Success…

Foreign robotics companies’ success in China

As the next generation of Chinese workers will look for better work outside of the manufacturing sector, robots will have to take on a bigger role in the assembly line. Many of those robots…

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