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.
A grant from the National Science Foundation will help robots learn like human apprentices to make construction work less dangerous and strenuous for humans.
Engineers at MIT and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have designed a soft, lightweight, and potentially low-cost neuroprosthetic hand that has better dexterity and could be useful for amputees and other robotic applications. See video.
Automated guided vehicles (AGVs), autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and static robots have different needs and abilities. Knowing the difference is critical to understand which choice will be the best fit.