The new MC 3001 are unhoused versions of the FAULHABER motion controllers and, by means of the integrated output stage with optimized current measurement, can control dc micromotors, linear dc servomotors or brushless dc motors from the company’s product line from 6 to 30 mm. With an overall height from 2.6 mm and a format…
Yaskawa is tapping Realtime Robotics’ motion planning technology to improve a variety of materials handling and fulfillment applications, including piece picking and mixed case palletizing. Yaskawa said using Realtime’s technology enables its robot cells to be deployed and used more efficiently. The first of these mixed pallet robot cells will soon start being installed at…
A new ROS driver for ABB robots was introduced at the recent ROS-Industrial Conference. The driver, which is now available on GitHub, is designed to ease interaction between ABB robot controllers and ROS-based systems by providing ready-to-run ROS nodes. Here is a look at the included (principal) packages are brief descriptions for each: abb_rws_state_publisher: Provides…
MGS, a contract manufacturer for a major European medical device maker, turned to Stäubli robots to support automated inspection of single-use catheters.
Freedom Robotics explains how it helped support the ERC Space and Robotics Event with teleoperation and remote monitoring software, as well as lessons learned for industrial automation.
Scientists at the University of Leeds said their development of magnet-guided, semi-autonomous robotic colonoscopy could make the procedure easier for examiners and less painful for patients.
Titan Medical, which has been developing the Sport single-port robotic surgical system, has received U.S. patents for an in-body camera positioning system and hand gesture controls.
Army researchers developed a reinforcement learning approach that allows swarms of unmanned aerial and ground vehicles to optimally accomplish various missions while minimizing performance uncertainty. Swarming is a method of operations where multiple autonomous systems act as a cohesive unit by actively coordinating their actions. Army researchers said future multi-domain battles will require swarms of…
FANUC America has added five-axis workforce training tools to its simulation and CNC Guide offerings, the latter of which is free through September 2020.
Wandelbots, which has developed the TracePen tool for manual training of robot motions, has raised $30 million for its global expansion.
POSITAL FRABA said its new hollow shaft kit encoders incorporate an integrated rotation counter that records every single revolution — without any need for external power supply, maintenance-prone batteries, or complex gears.
Boston Dynamics has built partnerships to add capabilities to its Spot quadruped robot. The Rocos cloud-based management platform allows for greater autonomy as well as remote control.
Realtime Robotics, a Boston-based developer of responsive motion planning for robotics and autonomous vehicles, today launched its Realtime Controller. It claims the controller simplifies the programming and deployment of robotic workcells. The Realtime Controller will be available in North America, Europe, Japan and China beginning in May 2020. The Realtime Controller is an industrial hardware…
The new Robot Control Mate add-on for ABB’s RobotStudio allows users to commission and control SCARA robots directly from their personal computers or laptops.
Olis Robotics, whose Olis Master Controller uses machine learning for more precise controls, is working with remotely operated vehicle maker Aleron Subsea to offer easy ROV upgrades.
Tokyo Tech scientists have designed a new arm controller for surgical robots that combines two types of gripping features for more precision.
MoveIt 2 is a version of the popular open-source platform for developing robot arm controls that has been released under ROS 2.
Built Robotics, whose AI-driven systems can transform nearly any construction equipment into an a fully autonomous robot, will be unveiling its first commercially deployed systems at CONEXPO-CON/AGG.
BEDFORD, Mass. – Energid and Motiv announced today a software development kit that would allow users of Motiv’s RoboMantis modular robotic system to more easily program the robot. The companies said Energid’s Actin SDK is a real-time adaptive robotic control tool kit that can help RoboMantis extend its capabilities within sophisticated applications in…
Because they can move in multiple dimensions, optimizing soft robots to perform complex tasks is a huge computational challenge, but a new MIT model can help
Olis Robtics and Forum Energy Technologies have successfully demonstrated a digital controller for undersea remotely operated vehicles that replaces prior analog models.
In Actin 5.5, Energid has expands the toolkits’ core motion control and path planning libraries and adds efficiency improvements to core motion planning algorithms.