Robotics News and Products

Sensor for web-supported robot guidance

July 5, 2013

ISRA Vision’s SHAPEMATCH3D sensors are equipped for web-supported robot guidance that is used for 3D measuring with an accuracy rate for each dimension down to 0.01mm.

Global industrial robot sales in 2012 hit second highest mark ever

July 2, 2013

More than 159,000 industrial robots were sold globally in 2012, which is the second highest amount of all time. Five countries accounted for 70% of all sales. Click through to see which ones.

Vision-enabled humanoid robot builds 3D visual maps

July 1, 2013

Researchers from the University of Bristol have developed computer vision algorithms that enable Samsung’s Roboray robot to build real-time 3D visual maps that enable it to “remember” where it has been before.

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.

Can Oculus Rift and Kinect revolutionize virtual reality?

June 5, 2013

Inition, a London-based 3D technology company, pairs an Oculus Rift headset with a Microsoft Kinect to create what some are calling “frighteningly real” virtual reality.

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.

GigE vision compliant embedded vision system

May 28, 2013

ADLINK Technology’s EOS-1220 GigE-vision compliant embedded vision system features 3rd generation Intel Core i7 quad processors, four independent Power over Ethernet ports and support for smart PoE APIs, which allows remote switching of PoE status

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.

Intelligent bin picking with SHAPESCAN3D from ISRA VISION

May 3, 2013

SHAPESCAN3D from ISRA VISION offers a 3D robot guidance application for random bin picking of unsorted materials.

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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