SME recently announced that it has developed the Robotics in Manufacturing Fundamentals (RMF) credential.
MIT researchers build swarms of assembling robots
Researchers at MIT have created assembling robots that are made up of the same components they use to build structures.
University of Texas to study how people interact with robots in public
Researchers at UT Austin received a $3.6 million grant to do a five-year study focusing on how humans interact with robots in public.
LEGO discontinues Mindstorms product line
LEGO Mindstorms, the STEM robotics kit that inspired millions of kids, is being retired from production and replaced by the LEGO Spike solution.
MassRobotics opens applications for Jumpstart Fellowship Program
The program provides opportunities for diverse high school girls in Massachusetts to learn about careers in robotics, expose them to technical skills and develop their professional networks.
Ferrari, Comau launch robotics learning center
Ferrari and Comau launched a new learning center this week called the e.DO Learning Center that will use Comau’s robots.
Harvard researchers create soft, tentacle-like robot gripper
Researchers at Harvard have created a tentacle-like gripper that can grasp irregularly shaped or soft objects without damaging them.
Stanford researchers create robotic boot that helps people walk
Engineers at Stanford University have created a boot-like robotic exoskeleton that can increase walking speed and reduce walking effort.
Watch a Cassie bipedal robot run 100 meters
Cassie, a bipedal robot developed at Oregon State University, recently ran 100 meters in 24.73 seconds at OSU’s Whyte Track and Field Center.
UCSF partners with FDA for robotic surgery trial
UCSF Health is preparing for the only FDA-approved study of the use of single port robotic technology for colorectal surgery in the U.S.
IFR: China’s robot installations rose by 44% in 2021
China’s industrial robotics market saw 243,300 installations in 2021, a 44% increase from the year before, according to the IFR.
UW researchers create tool that designs 3D-printed grippers
The new tool can design a 3D-printable passive gripper and calculate the best path to pick up an object.
Intel Labs research helps robots learn new objects after deployment
Intel Labs introduced a new approach to neural network-based object learning that uses interactive online object learning methods.
Fraunhofer taps NVIDIA’s simulation skills to improve robot designs
The Germany-based research group’s O3dyn platform uses NVIDIA simulation technologies to create robots with a rich feature set for logistics, manufacturing and more.
Robot sales hit record high for 3rd straight quarter
The industry set a new record for robot sales in Q2 of 2022 with 12,305 robots sold, according to the Association for Advancing Automation.
ARM Institute conducting national AI survey
The survey aims to identify tools, strategies and guidance that should be prioritized to help manufacturers implement artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions for advanced manufacturing robotic systems.
Berkeley researchers announce DayDreamer algorithm
DayDreamer, a reinforcement-learning (RL) artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, can teach a quadruped to walk in just one hour.
Symani Surgical System takes the surgeon out of the operating area
The Symani Surgical System, which can remove the surgeon from the operating area, has already performed five surgeries.
MIT CSAIL creates materials that can sense the way they move
The CSAIL team hopes their technology can be used to create wearable devices that provide feedback on how the user is moving.
Hyundai launches Boston Dynamics AI Institute
Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, will lead the institute’s work on cognitive AI, athletic AI, organic hardware design and ethics and policy.
Why I’m saying no to ‘necrobotics’
Florian Pestoni says “necrobotics” is where ethics and technology must meet. Just because it can be done, it doesn’t mean we should.
Watch researchers use dead spiders as robotic grippers
A Rice University research lab manipulates dead spiders’ legs with a puff of air to turn the spider into a gripper.