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Month: November 2011

Robotics | IoT

Robotics Labs and Companies Open Up for EU Robotics Week

… Today is the start of the first European Robotics Week: from 28th of November to 4th of December 2011. Check events calendar for an event near you.
… In a novel approach to show their labs efforts, more than 45 European Robotics Labs open their d…

Intelligrated adding 200 tech/engineering jobs at new Ohio facility

… Intelligrated, a material handling automation integrator, is building a new R&D facility in Ohio. 200 new tech and engineering jobs will be added.
… The new facility will support the company’s plans for strategic growth in the material hand…

Aldebaran Robotics Acquires Siri-like Front-End for their NAO Robot

… Aldebaran Robotics, the venture-funded Paris-based developer of the NAO robot, has acquired the assets of the recently defunct Mindscape, a French gaming software company. NOTE: there are now 2,000 NAO robots in and around academia and a lower-cost…

Kilobots are leaving the nest: Swarm of tiny, collaborative robots will be made available to researchers, educators, and enthusiasts

The Kilobots are coming. Computer scientists and engineers have developed and licensed technology that will make it easy to test collective algorithms on hundreds, or even thousands, of tiny robots.

Foxconn to mass produce their own robots

… Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) breaks ground for $223 million R&D and manufacturing facilities in Taiwan to develop and produce robots.
… The project is expected to generate an estimated $4 billion in production value in th…

Toyota displays four new healthcare robots available in 2013

… Toyota displays four new nursing and healthcare robots which are scheduled to be commercialized and available for sale in 2013.
… Two robots assist with walking, another with balance and the fourth is for patient transfer from bed to toilet and b…

Robots Coming Online in 2012, 2013 and 2014

… Harvest Automation’s labor-saving potted plant mover to go commercial in 2012 and 2013
… Sea Robotics hull-cleaning navy robot is slated for 2014
… Foxconn factory robots – from their own robot manufacturing plant to their own factory flo…

Mask-bot: A robot with a human face

Robotics researchers have developed an ingenious technical solution that gives robots a human face. By using a projector to beam the 3D image of a face onto the back of a plastic mask, and a computer to control voice and facial expressions, the researc…

iRobot to cut 9% of workers from military div; consumer products booming

… iRobot CEO Colin Angle said the workforce reduction will result in a $1 million charge but won’t impact the home robots business unit.
… Federal government cutbacks in military R&D spending are the reason for the reduction in force.
… The…

Is that a robot in your suitcase?

A flying robot as small as a dinner plate that can zoom to hard-to-reach places and a fleet of eco-friendly robotic farm-hands are just two of the exciting projects a robotics team in Australia is working on.