MIT researchers have developed a system that improves the speed and agility of four-legged robots as they jump across gaps in the terrain. See video.
Mobile robot revenues and shipments grew in 2020 compared to 2019 by more than 25% in spite of troubles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Robot orders in the second quarter of 2021 were up 67% over the same period in 2020, indicating a return to levels before COVID-19.
By 2025, mobile robot deployments will have increased to over 53,000 sites according to an Interact Analysis report.
Blockchain technology as a communication tool for a team of robots could provide security and safeguard against deception.
An integrated robotic arm fuses visual data from a camera and radio frequency (RF) information from an antenna to find and retrieve objects, even when they are buried under a pile and fully out of view. See video.
A Cornell University team has created cell-size robots that can be powered and steered by ultrasound waves, which could be used for targeted drug delivery and other sensitive applications.
The soldering process has remained the same since 1896 when the patent was granted for an “electric heating apparatus” automation could change all that.
A University of Michigan research project aims to equip walking robots to adapt on the fly to treacherous ground, which could enable them to go into areas that are too dangerous for humans such as collapsed buildings, disaster areas and other hazardous situations.
Robotic welding automation, more common for many manufacturers, but it is fraught with potential issues that takes time and effort to resolve. See five methods for operational excellence in robotic welding in the short- and long-term.