Roybi has developed social robots to entertain and educate children and met the challenges of keeping the price point down and addressing the pandemic head on.
Lantronix teams with Misty Robotics to build Misty II open platform
Lantronix, which provides edge computing, IoT, and embedded computing systems, helped Misty Robotics build the Misty II educational and open development platform with Qualcomm technologies.
Cirtronics shows high school students a future in robotics during Manufacturing Day
Cirtronics showed off the robots it makes to high school students during Manufacturing Day to demonstrate that manufacturing careers can be rewarding.
Out Of The Gait: Robot Sets Untethered ‘Walking’ Record
The loneliness of the long-distance robot: A Cornell University robot named Ranger walked 14.3 miles in about 11 hours, setting an unofficial world record at Cornell’s Barton Hall early on July 6. A human – armed with nothing more than a standard remote control for toys – steered the untethered robot. Ranger navigated 108.5 times […]
Applied Materials donates more than $5M in equipment, services to UC Berkeley
With the aim of advancing semiconductor research, Santa Clara, Calif-based semiconductor manufacturing equipment leader Applied Materials is donating more than $5 million worth of processing equipment and services to the University of California, Berkeley’s Nanofabrication Laboratory in the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), which complements equipment that the company […]
RoboCup Showcases Mobile Robots & Autonomous Systems
The RoboCup— now in its seventh year— is part of the “Mobile Robots & Autonomous Systems” showcase for the technology. Other robots on display offer everything from security to faster manufacturing. Some 850 robots were signed up, alongside 350 university students and computer engineers from 14 countries. These robots come in a multitude of […]
SME Education Foundation to Offer Two New Automation Scholarships
Students pursuing careers in machining technology and manufacturing technology will have two new scholarships available through the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation, thanks to funding from the Gene Haas Foundation. The Gene Haas Foundation Machining Technology Scholarship and Manufacturing Technology Scholarship will be awarded to qualifying students starting in mid-2008. The […]
If mechatronics wasn’t difficult enough to define (concisely), try and get a degree in it! Interestingly, with the increased attention that mechatronics is receiving around the globe there are established degree programs in Europe and Australia. Some schools in the US are picking up on the trend. The electric car races, Darpa Challenge and battling […]