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Robotics | IoT

NVIDIA Jetson platform now supports AWS Robomaker

There was no shortage of robotics-related announcements today at NVIDIA’s GPU Tech Conference (GTC) in San Jose, California. We will start with NVIDIA’s Jetson AI computer platform adding support for AWS Robomaker, the cloud robotics service from Amazon Web Services. AWS RoboMaker makes it easier to develop, test and deploy intelligent robotics applications at scale.…

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ArcShell offers modular automation development with Bash

ArcShell is an open-source modular development framework for building automation solutions using Bash. It runs on most Unix and Linux hosts. It’s easy to install, easy to distribute, and easy to build upon. New capabilities are added every week, and the project is actively maintained. I am the founder of Arclogic Software and the developer…

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Nord Modules builds modular systems with customer feedback, exec experience

Mobile robots have proliferated in factories and warehouses, and a key component is how they interface with production lines, conveyor belts, or human workers. Nord Modules last week announced its entry into the U.S. market with flexible systems that work with Mobile Industrial Robots’ MiR line of autonomous mobile robots. Such modular loading and lifting…

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Teamwork, mentoring keys to success, say 2019 Engelberger Robotics Award winners

This week, the Robotic Industries Association named this year’s recipients of the Engelberger Robotics Awards. The prestigious awards recognize people who have contributed to the advancement of automation for the benefit of humanity. They will be presented at a special dinner at Automate 2019. Howie Choset will receive the award for education. As a professor,…

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Robotics Summit & Expo announces full conference agenda

The Robotics Summit & Expo, produced by The Robot Report and WTWH Media, today announced the full conference agenda for the June 5-6 event at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. The second annual international event will focus on the design, development, and manufacture of commercial-class robots. Engineers, academics, and integrators will be able to…

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Registration open for Robotics Summit & Expo

Business-to-business publisher WTWH Media announced that registration is now open for the Robotics Summit & Expo, the international event focused on the design, development, manufacture, and delivery of commercial-class robotics systems. The 2019 Robotics Summit takes place on June 5 and 6 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. It will be co-located with…

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Robots.Jobs addresses robotic skills shortage with a national approach

  While the predictions of massive job displacement because of automation have yet to be proven, the more immediate problem of filling positions at companies developing or building robots remains urgent. Robots.Jobs is a new resource for matching specialized talent with employers in robotics, artificial intelligence, and related technologies across the U.S. “These emerging and…

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How robots autonomously see, grasp, and pick

You sign into your workstation. A tote of mixed items arrives in front of you. You reach in, pick an item out, and place it in a container on the conveyor to your side. This incredibly simple task, done in a matter of seconds and without much thought, illustrates what a highly evolved machine you…

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Build better robots by listening to customer backlash

In the wake of the closure of Apple’s autonomous car division (Project Titan) this week, one questions if Steve Jobs’ axiom still holds true. “Some people say, ‘Give the customers what they want.’ But that’s not my approach. Our job is to figure out what they’re going to want before they do,” declared Jobs, who…

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Elmo Motion Control offers mini drive with single power source, tests servo underwater

Elmo Motion Control this week announced that it is offering a new enhanced Gold-Twitter version of its mini servo drive with single source up to 95 Vdc. This allows users to use a single source power for both the drive and logic power. As part of its continuous engineering efforts, the Elmo research and development team…

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