The Robot Report
  • Cruise Automation President & CTO to keynote Robotics Summit & Expo
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    Business-to-business publisher WTWH Media has announced that Kyle Vogt, co-founder, president, and chief technology officer of GM Cruise LLC, will deliver a keynote presentation at the Robotics Summit & Expo. The international event is focused on the technical issues involved with the design, development, manufacture, and delivery of commercial robots.… Read more »
  • Locus Robotics partners with RightHand robotics for warehouse automation
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    A LocusBot. Source: Locus Robotics WILMINGTON, Mass. — Locus Robotics, which makes autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for warehouses, and RightHand Robotics, which provides integrated robotic piece-picking solutions, today announced a partnership to deliver cross-platform robotics solutions for warehouse fulfillment operators. “We are excited to partner with RightHand Robotics, a recognized… Read more »
  • Stanford Doggo robot acrobatically traverses tough terrain
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    Putting their own twist on robots that amble through complicated landscapes, the Stanford Student Robotics club’s Extreme Mobility team at Stanford University has developed a four-legged robot that is not only capable of performing acrobatic tricks and traversing challenging terrain, but is also designed with reproducibility in mind. Anyone who… Read more »
  • Bimba says new PA Series is competitively priced against other NFPA actuators
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    Bimba Manufacturing Co. last week said its new PA Series NFPA actuator provides a versatile, cost-effective solution to a variety of applications. Its lightweight aluminum construction and modern extruded design are only matched by its flexible mounting configurations and a number of standard features, according to the University Park, Ill.-based… Read more »
  • Sepro Group to integrate Visual Control System with Universal Robots cobots
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    Sepro Group’s Visual Control System will be integrated with UR cobots. Source: Universal Robots ODENSE, Denmark — Collaborative robot leader Universal Robots A/S last week announced a partnership with Sepro Group, a leader in industrial automation for the plastics industry. Under the terms of the partnership, Sepro Group will integrate… Read more »
  • Techmetics introduces robot fleet to U.S. hotels and hospitals
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    Fleets of autonomous mobile robots have been growing in warehouses and the service industry. Singapore-based Techmetics has entered the U.S. market with ambitions to supply multiple markets, which it already does overseas. The company last month launched two new lines of autonomous mobile robots. The Techi Butler is designed to… Read more »
  • The Robot Report May 2019 issue on mobile robotics
    We hope you enjoy the latest edition of The Robot Report, a special print section dedicated to mobile robotics. This appeared in the May 2019 issue of Design World, our sister publication and flagship publication at WTWH Media. Here is a breakdown of the mobile robotics topics covered inside: Robotics… Read more »
  • 6 robotics applications demonstrating new tech, markets
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    Robotics applications such as construction require specific robots such as SAM. Source: Construction Robotics Thanks to artificial intelligence and machine learning, robots have become more aware and more autonomous than ever. They’ve already transformed many industries, from manufacturing to retail. Before robots can enter new markets, however, developers need to… Read more »
  • Growing the robotics industry requires partnerships, says MassRobotics at ESC
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    Robotics startups should be aware of market and support opportunities, says MassRobotics’ Fady Saad at ESC. BOSTON — Despite high consumer expectations, fears of job displacement, and numerous challenges for startups, the robotics industry is healthy and has a lot of growth potential, said Fady Saad, co-founder and director of… Read more »
  • Hank robot from Cambridge Consultants offers sensitive grip to industrial challenges
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    Robotics developers have taken a variety of approaches to try to equal human dexterity. Cambridge Consultants today unveiled Hank, a robot with flexible robotic fingers inspired by the human hand. Hank uses a pioneering sensory system embedded in its pneumatic fingers, providing a sophisticated sense of touch and slip. It… Read more »
  • ADVANCED Motion Controls debuts FlexPro digital servo drives
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    The FE060-25-EM is the first servo drive of the new FlexPro digital drive family from ADVANCED Motion Controls (AMC). Designed with compact form and power density in mind, the micro-sized FE060-25-EM can outperform larger-sized digital servo drives and still be integrated into tight spaces. At just 1.5 x 1 x… Read more »
  • Henrik Christensen to discuss US roadmap during Robotics Summit keynote
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    Over the last decade we have witnessed tremendous progress in robotics. Collaborative robotics has come of age, vision is finally viable as a feedback modality, grippers have moved beyond parallel kinematics, and so on. We have also seen major advances in modern machine learning techniques, modern control theory and human-robot… Read more »
  • Anki shutdown reinforces difficulties of robot toy market
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    Anki Cozmo robot. | Credit: Anki The shock ripped through the industry, on almost every social media platform techies were bemoaning the loss of Anki. As a former robo-toy maker, I read the epitaph months earlier in the title of Lara Sorokanich’s Medium post, “Anki’s AI Robot Is a Delightful… Read more »
  • Don’t miss these sessions at the Robotics Summit & Expo 2019
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    Attendees listen to the opening keynote at Robotics Summit 2018. There are many reasons to be excited for this year’s Robotics Summit & Expo, which will be held on June 5-6 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. The event offers more opportunities for developers of commercial robots to… Read more »
  • Squishy Robotics releases mobile robots that can be dropped from aircraft in emergencies
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    BERKELEY, Calif. — When every second counts during emergencies such as wildfires, chemical spills, and environmental or natural disasters, getting first responders to the disaster to assess the situation is critical, but can take precious time. Squishy Robotics Inc. said its air-deployable, shape-shifting sensor robots could provide life-saving situational awareness… Read more »
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