The i-BMS features battery hot swapping functionality and advanced software to maximize battery use and increase a robot’s uptime.
Varta’s new online monitoring dashboard is designed for its modular smart batteries that work with driverless transport systems.
LaunchPoint Electric Propulsion Solutions collaborated with Offshore Aviation for a successful 90 minute flight trial of the Dragonfly quadcopter.
WiBotic launches new passively cooled onboard charger and two transmitters that use the latest GaN technology for maximum efficiency
Once a Jackal or Husky robot navigates to within several centimeters of a charging station, power is automatically delivered through the air.
WiBotic, a Seattle-based developer of wireless charging and power-optimization systems for robots, today launched fleet energy management software called Commander. It can help robotics users visualize, configure, and optimize delivery of energy throughout their fleet of robots or drones. Commander offers a visual display of charger availability and status, and historical information about which chargers…
WiBotic, which has developed wireless charging systems for mobile robots, aerial drones, and lunar systems, has joined the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute.
Battery life is an issue for many types of robots. But it is especially challenging for robots operating in outer space. A new initiative under NASA’s “Tipping Point” program hopes to solve this and make smaller robots available for missions that weren’t within reach before, including night missions on the moon. NASA awarded a $5.8…
Spain-based drone maker Quaternium and fuel-injection system provider Löweheiser said they have set a new endurance record for hybrid-powered aerial drones by combining technologies in the HYBRiX system.
France-based Naio Technologies and Germany-based VARTA are collaborating on autonomous charging stations for agricultural robots that depend on renewable energy sources for minimal human supervision.
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter recharged its batteries for the first time in space by using the Perseverance Rover’s power supply.
WiBotic said it has received the first FCC authorization for up to 300 watts of wireless power transmission for robots, drones, underwater vehicles, and industrial automation.
WiBotic said its wireless charging system is cost-effective and easy to install, enabling Magni users to upgrade to wireless power for highly reliable and fully autonomous operations.
WiBotic, a leader in wireless charging for mobile robots, said it plans to use its investment to expand its product offerings and enhance customer support.
Engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a metal-air scavenger that allows mobile robots to “eat” metal for energy.
As demand for collaborative robot arms rises, so does the need to safely manage cables. igus has released a new cable management kit that it said is easy to use.
Business-to-business publisher WTWH Media today announced that Gary Mulcahy, Chief Technology Officer, Astrodyne TDI, will deliver a keynote address at the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum 2019. The Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum, which takes place December 9-10 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, is a conference and expo focused on easing, speeding and…
To prevent robots from overheating, engineers have a number of options, including some emerging technologies.
SlothBot, a project shown at ICRA by Georgia Institute of Technology researchers, is designed to conserve energy and could be useful for environmental monitoring, infrastructure maintenance, and other long-term applications.
WEST DUNDEE, Ill. — HELUKABEL USA Inc., one of the leading global manufacturers and suppliers of cable, wires, and accessories, recently announced that it has added a new PROFINET cable to its broad portfolio of Industrial Ethernet cables — HELUKAT PROFINET Type R Torsion. PROFINET standards have traditionally be divided into three classifications — Types…
Here #SpotMini performs. @BostonDynamics @WTWH_Media @DesignWorld @therobotreport @SteveCrowe #RoboticsSummit2018 pic.twitter.com/PG9aNILYFI — Paul J. Heney (@DW_Editor) May 24, 2018 If the robotics industry had a celebrity, it would be SpotMini of Boston Dynamics. At the Robotics Summit & Showcase, produced by The Robot Report and WTWH Media, the mechanical dog strutted onto the floor of the…
Waypoint Robotics, a NH-based startup formerly known as Stanley Robotics, will be exhibiting in booth 305 at the Robotics Summit and Showcase. Waypoint Robotics will be demoing its ROS-based Vector mobile robot, its EnZone wireless power solution, Dispatcher software development kit and Dispatcher fleet management software. Taking place May 23-24 in Boston, the Robotics Summit…