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July 18, 2013

In 1981, IBM introduced its first personal computer. In the space of about 30 years, the PC and the variations that followed can now be found in every office in the world.

Robot lettuce pickers and the future of farming

July 15, 2013

The Lettuce Bot robot, which is equipped with video cameras and visual-recognition software, can thin a field of lettuce in the time it takes about 20 workers to do the same job by hand.

DENSO to showcase robots and robot controller at NI Week

July 15, 2013

DENSO Robotics will showcase its VS-Series six-axis robots and RC8 controller at NI Week from August 5-8 in Austin, Texas.

Another step toward a driverless car reality

July 11, 2013

Mobileye, a company that develops advanced driver assistance systems, recently received $400 million in funding to further develop its driverless car technology. Mobileye's vision system includes a 1/3” CMOS image sensor with 752 x 480 pixels and 6 μm x 6 μm pixel size and its EyeQ vision processor, which operates at 120MHz.

Robot fed machine enables efficient medical syringe assembly

July 9, 2013

When Automation GT was asked by a leading pharmaceutical company to build an automated system for preparing syringes for drug filling, it did so with the use of a robot.

Crabster robot will explore shipwrecks below the sea

July 8, 2013

Researchers at the Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) have developed a giant robot crab that is approximately the size and weight of a Smart car, which will help scientists explore shipwrecks under the ocean’s surface.

Quick hit: AV&R Vision & Robotics and IMAC Automation merge

July 1, 2013

AV&R Vision & Robotics and IMAC Automation are merging to become AV&R; Quebec’s largest engineering firm specialized in automation.

Vision-enabled subs will search for alien life

June 18, 2013

A collaborative team of researchers and scientists suggest that a miniature submarine, equipped with a CMOS video camera among other instruments, will be able to dive into the depths below the icy crust of Europa, a moon of Jupiter, to search for alien life.

Software development kit enables customization of industrial robot

June 6, 2013

A new “Research Robot” can be customized with a software development kit to to complete a myriad of tasks, working alongside people on the factory floor.

Machine vision a focus at Cornell Cup 2013

May 30, 2013

In its second year, Cornell Cup USA saw teams of college students compete in an embedded design competition designed to empower the teams to become inventors of pioneering technologies. At this year’s event, innovative machine vision applications were showcased a number of teams looking to break into the industry.

Robotics and automation award given for bionic leg

May 23, 2013

The Tibion Bionic leg, a wearable, battery-powered, robotic mobility assistance device, won this year’s Invention and Entrepreneurship Award in Robotics and Automation, which is given to highlight the achievements of inventors who propel value-creating robotics and automation ideas into products.

Vision-guided robots will restore coral reefs

May 22, 2013

By combining machine vision technology, innovations in computing, marine biology and undersea robotics, a team of multi-disciplinary scientists aim to build robots that will autonomously repair coral reefs.

Laser scanner targets robotics and building automation

May 7, 2013

The TiM310 industrial-grade laser scanner is enclosed in an aluminum housing with an IP 65 enclosure rating.

Robots Leverage 3-D Machine Vision to Handle Auto Parts

May 1, 2013

To ensure that automotive components such as aluminum cylinder heads are of the correct strength, they must undergo heat treatment before they can be shipped to the automotive manufacturer.

IMAGE-PROCESSING SOFTWARE: Machine-vision software requires no programming

April 1, 2013

Cyth Systems has developed self-teaching software known as NeuralVision that allows machine builders with no previous image-processing experience to add vision to their systems.

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