MIT researchers have developed a robot that uses radio waves, which can pass through walls, to sense occluded objects. The robot, called RF-Grasp, combines this powerful sensing with more traditional computer vision to locate and grasp items that might otherwise be blocked from view. The advance could one day streamline e-commerce fulfillment in warehouses or…
TransEnterix received CE Mark approval for its Intelligent Surgical Unit for the Senhance system. The Intelligent Surgical Unit (ISU) enables machine vision capabilities on the Senhance surgical system, providing digital laparoscopic programs in Europe to be augmented by intelligence capabilities in surgical settings. The FDA cleared the ISU in March 2020. Research Triangle Park, N.C.-basd…
Autonomous navigation capabilities of mobile robots are highly dependent on the sensor stack. And with the use of mobile robots expanding across multiple industries, improved perception and navigation enables safer operation. DreamVu, a Philadelphia startup founded in 2017, announced today its PAL and PAL Mini 3D vision systems are now available. Both PAL and PAL…
Both companies make cameras, sensor systems and unmanned systems, among other products, but there is not much overlap.
Canadian machine vision firm Immervision has been working on providing low-light capabilities to aerial drones and a wider field of view for autonomous vehicle lidar.
Sierra Ventures and Orbital Ventures have led the $10.75 million Series A financing round for Akasha Imaging, which is developing deep imaging technology to help robots see fine details.
Mech-Mind Robotics, which combines 3D vision, deep learning, and motion planning to make industrial automation more intelligent, has raised nearly $15 million to accelerate development and marketing.
It’s been a pretty solid week for Plus One Robotics. On Wednesday, the San Antonio-based startup announced a partnership to integrate its PickOne perception system into FANUC’s robotic arms for a new e-commerce fulfillment system. And today Plus One Robotics named Crystal Parrott VP of engineering. Parrott will be in charge of engineering and spearhead…
AutoX said its RoboTaxi fleet in downtown Shenzhen is the first to be deployed without accompanying safety/backup drivers in China.
Plus One Robotics is combining its machine vision with FANUC America’s robotics for a new e-commerce order-fulfillment system, which FANUC will demonstrate at its Custom Experience Center.
In his RoboBusiness Direct session, Matthew Robinson, ROS-Americas program manager at the Southwest Research Institute, will discuss how the Robot Operating System can aid safe advanced automation. In addition, a DreamVu robotics expert will break out how omnidirectional 3D vision can benefit disinfection robots.
A new kind of radar could make it possible for self-driving cars to navigate safely in bad weather. Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego developed a clever way to improve the imaging capability of existing radar sensors so that they accurately predict the shape and size of objects in the scene. The…
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What characteristics do 3D vision systems need to be considered industrial-grade. Photoneo explains several factors for robotics developers to consider.
Light has launched Clarity, a multiview perception platform enabling vehicles to see 1 km with 20 times the detail of lidar. The company said Clarity’s range, accuracy, and detail can improve vehicle safety.
Simbe Robotics said its Tally 3.0 autonomous mobile inventory robot includes updated sensors for greater autonomy, as well as cloud/edge data processing for retail intelligence.
After reflecting on his travels across the U.S. and the problem of food insecurity, columnist Oliver Mitchell talks to a roboticist automating mushroom harvesting, demonstrating robotics’ potential in agriculture.
Kespry said its Kespry Perception Analytics cloud-based system is designed for industries including chemicals, pulp and paper, energy, food and beverage, and ports.
Intel said its new Dimensional Weight Software, which uses data from the Intel RealSense L515 lidar camera, can quickly and accurately measure boxes in a wide range of sizes for logistics providers.
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH this week announced that it has expanded its Ensenso N-Series line of 3D cameras, which new electronics designed specifically for robotics and automated series production. The company said its cameras are designed to be suitable for use in harsher environments. Since its foundation in 1997 as a two-man company, IDS has…
Miso Robotics said its Flippy Robot on a Rail or ROAR has a zero-footprint design and advanced cooking capabilities, including being able to fry the Impossible Burger.
Princeton’s REVISE uses statistics to inspect datasets for biases along three dimensions: object-based, gender-based and geography-based.