Robotics

Robotics January 14, 2022

Four-legged robot designed to deliver packages

USC Viterbi researchers created a control algorithm that allows quadruped robots to adapt to unknowns in their environment, making them better-suited for delivering packages and other items in warehouse and other areas. See video.

By Avni Shah
Courtesy: ABB Robotics
Robotics January 12, 2022

Higher payload collaborative robot, AI-enabled robotics, laboratory integration

Larger payload collaborative robot, artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced robotics, laboratory-robotics integration, robotic order fulfillment, and virtual reality robotic software were among advances at Pack Expo 2021 Las Vegas.

By ABB Robotics
Courtesy: Shuang Wu, North Carolina State University
Robotics December 29, 2021

Technique speeds up thermal actuation for soft robotics

A new design for thermal actuators has been developed to help create rapid movement in soft robotic devices.

By Matt Shipman
Robotics December 14, 2021

Know the benefits of no-code robotics

No code programming seeks to make the automation industry more autonomous and to democratize the use of robotics at the shop floor level.

By Claudia Jarrett
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Robotics December 2, 2021

Industrial robot component revenues to exceed $9 billion by 2025

The industrial robot industry is expected to exceed $9 billion by 2025 and show a healthy rebound after a tumultuous period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Interact Analysis
Courtesy: MIT CSAIL
Robotics November 26, 2021

Dexterous robotic hands manipulate objects with ease

Model-free framework reorients over 2,000 diverse objects with a hand facing both upward and downward, in a step toward more human-like manipulation. See video.

By Rachel Gordon
Courtesy: Omron Automation, CFE Media's New Products for Engineers Database
Robotics November 25, 2021

Robotics can help create upskilled jobs

Adopting robotics in the manufacturing sector can not only affect jobs, but it can result in the creation of new and upskilled jobs.

By Stuart Coulton
Robotic pollinator
Robotics November 23, 2021

Robot pollinator developed as backup for declining insect populations

Researchers at West Virginia University (WVU) have developed a robot pollinator to care for individual crops efficiently, improve food security during insect declines and more.

By West Virginia University
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics November 20, 2021

Giving robots social skills

A machine-learning system developed by MIT researchers can help robots understand and perform certain social interactions.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Robotics November 20, 2021

Why AMRs are being adopted on factory floors

The autonomous mobile robot (AMR) market has been heavily driven by logistics customers and will overtake manufacturing as the largest user in 2022.

By Jan Zhang