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Warm hints: The word in this article is about 2500 and  reading time is about 12 minutes.SummaryIndustrial robot is a multi joint manipulator or a multi degree of freedom machine tool for industrial field. It can automatically execute work, and is a machine that realizes various functions by its own power and control ability. It can accept human command or run in accordance with pre programmed programs. Modern industrial robots can also act according to the principles and guidelines formula ...
Warm hints: The word in this article is about 2000 and  reading time is about 10 minutes.SummaryIn ten years ago,the average selling price of industrial robots is about 500 thousand;however, the price is now four large family robot 15-20 million,Eft, and other domestic price slightly lower than the eston robot four family, economic type of pure domestic robot (terminal sales price of about 80 thousand. It is estimated that in the future, the average price of industrial robots will be reduce ...
SummarySingaporean researchers,led by by professor Hirotaka Sato,describe their work about designing robots--It's possible to use a living insect as a platform to develop a living insect-machine hybrid robot.Such a hybrid retains the complex structure of the insect's rigid exokeleton,complaint joints,and soft actuators, as well as the insect’s locomotion capability, and it does so while enabling high controllability and low power consumption. Such an insect-machine hybrid robot is made o ...

Make Robots Walk Naturally

  On 2017-11-14 in Robots
SummaryThe robot comes perfectly if they can walk more naturally for humans.However,it's not an easy job for robots and their designers. Walking on two legs is actually a complicated task,requiring several muscles to perform delicate balancing acts.That's why in spite of years of major technological advancements in the field,humanoid robots are still far from being able to get around easily and reliably.Engineers at EPFL's Biorobotics Laboratory are testing new walking algoritms on a ...
Access to clean, safe water is one of the world’s pressing needs, yet today’s water distribution systems lose an average of 20 percent of their supply because of leaks. These leaks not only make shortages worse but also can cause serious structural damage to buildings and roads by undermining foundations, which is a great loss.Many property losses experienced by business owners involve water damage caused by leaky pipes. Water can be very destructive whether it seeps from a loose fitting or gush ...
Three fingers on a new soft robotic gripper each have specialized sensors that can estimate the size and shape of an object accurately enough to identify it from a set of multiple items. Robots have many strong suits, but delicacy traditionally hasn't been one of them. Rigid limbs and digits make it difficult for them to grasp, hold, and manipulate a range of everyday objects without dropping or crushing them.Recently, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intellige ...
A new, electronic skin microsystem tracks heart rate, respiration, muscle movement and other health data, and wirelessly transmits it to a smartphone. The electronic skin offers several improvements over existing trackers, including greater flexibility, smaller size, and the ability to stick the self-adhesive patch -- which is a very soft silicone about four centimeters (1.5 inches) in diameter -- just about anywhere on the body.(A research team led by Professor Kyung-In Jang of Robotics Enginee ...
In this internet-connected age, all of our devices are constantly communicating with each other. Chances are you've got a phone, a laptop, a television, a car radio, maybe a smart home device or some other WiFi-capable appliance, along with a smartwatch or Bluetooth speaker. All of these devices are talking with each other and the wider world constantly.This is all done through radio signals. All of your devices communicate by sending and receiving radio signals at specific frequencies. But  ...
Detecting temperature is an important function of skin. Snakes can use their skin to track warm-blooded prey, even in the dark. Now a highly sensitive, flexible sensor film could also make this characteristic available for robots and prosthetics.Whether in factories, the office or the kitchen: Robots continue to encroach on various aspects of our lives. When it comes to safety, that increases requirements for the “man-machine interface” considerably. Which is why developing sensitive robot skins ...
Eight years ago, Ted Adelson’s research group at MIT’s CSAIL unveiled a new sensor technology, called GelSight, that uses physical contact with an object to provide a remarkably detailed 3D map of its surface. Now, by mounting GelSight sensors on the grippers of robotic arms, two MIT teams have given robots greater sensitivity and dexterity. The researchers presented their work in two papers at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation.In one paper, Adelson’s group uses t ...
Lattice Semiconductor has introduced its first embedded vision development kit for mobile designs that require low power image processing.The low power processing comes from the firm’s ECP5 FPGA, which is combined with an HDMI chip and CrossLink pASSP mobile bridging device.According to Lattice product marketing director, Deepak Boppana, the low power  mobile applications include machine vision, smart surveillance cameras, robotics, AR/VR, drones and Advanced D ...
A team of Harvard University researchers with expertise in 3D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft robot. This small, 3D-printed robot—nicknamed the octobot—could pave the way for a new generation of completely soft, autonomous machines.Soft robotics could revolutionize how humans interact with machines. But researchers have struggled to build entirely compliant robots. Electric power and control systems—such as batt ...
Inside a secretive AI nonprofit backed by Elon Musk and other Silicon Valley figures, a handful of robots designed to help out in warehouses are gradually learning how to do useful household chores.OpenAI, which was created to do basic AI research, is reprogramming robots developed by Fetch Robotics, a company that supplies warehouse automation hardware. Researchers at OpenAI are equipping the robots with software that lets them train themselves through trial and error.The effort reflects a ...
Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it.Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are designing an ingestible robot that could patch wounds, deliver medicine or dislodge a foreign object. They call their experiment an "origami robot" because the accordion-shaped gadget gets folded up and frozen into an ice capsule."You swallow the robot, and when it gets to your stomach the ice melts and t ...
 Inside a secretive AI nonprofit backed by Elon Musk and other Silicon Valley figures, a handful of robots designed to help out in warehouses are gradually learning how to do useful household chores.OpenAI, which was created to do basic AI research, is reprogramming robots developed by Fetch Robotics, a company that supplies warehouse automation hardware. Researchers at OpenAI are equipping the robots with software that lets them train themselves through trial and error.The effort refl ...