-Common Robots, AMBIDEX, AUBO
-CES: 2019: BreadBot, Temi, Walker+++
-Self-driving vans make every day journeys
-Face-to-face w/ a faceless bot
-5 vids for Friday
-And rather more!
Manufacturing & Cobot Information
The AMBIDEX, a robotic arm that makes use of cable-driven mechanisms, obtained numerous consideration at CES 2019 this week. AMBIDEX has a most velocity of 5 m/s, a most payload of 3kg (6.6 lbs) and helps “actual time management from distant places” utilizing 5G networks…
[It] will probably be exhausting for the collaborative robotics pioneer to have a greater 12 months than it did in 2018. However cobots are the fastest-growing phase of commercial automation, in response to the Robotic Industries Affiliation (RIA), and are anticipated to leap ten-fold to 34% of all industrial robotic gross sales by 2025.
One among AUBO’s cobots was noticed in a disposable protecting designed for portray purposes…
The director of MIT’s Challenge on Know-how, Financial system, and Nationwide Safety (and previously President Obama’s particular assistant on the digital economic system) R. David Edelman sat down with Wired‘s Matt Simon to speak automation when the dialog turned to cobots:
MS: What about [using] robotics, particularly collaborative robots that increase a human’s work, to convey manufacturing jobs again to the USA?
RDE: I feel that is not solely attainable, I feel it is occurring. Numerous people that I’ve talked to in business, notably the high-tech sector, are eager to convey as a lot manufacturing again to the US as attainable.
Blue Danube Robotics launched video that reveals how the magnetic connectors on its AIRSKIN product assist guarantee secure cabling…
Cellular Industrial Robots introduced a world collaboration with automotive expertise agency Faurecia, with the intention of deploying autonomous cell robots in manufacturing vegetation worldwide. (H/T Associated Press)
And in different cobot and manufacturing automation information:
- The way forward for collaborative robots – Infographic (Interact Analysis)
- Robots will assist Chinese language corporations deal with wages and the commerce conflict (The Economist)
- “My colleague, the robotic” – a preferred member of employees? (Hamburg News)
- Industrial robotic arms race leaves specialists asking ‘What manufacturing slowdown?” (Forbes)
- How recreation principle can convey people and robots nearer collectively (EurekAlert!)
Historically, humanoid robotic designers depend on the belief that the extra human a robotic seems, the extra seemingly people are to belief it. (Notice: Research of the ‘uncanny valley’ means that this design mannequin has a restrict.) New analysis from specialists at Israel’s IDC Herzliya and Cornell (USA) nonetheless, reveals that robots do not require a human-like face to be able to talk successfully.
The robotic and not using a face. Credit score: miLAB/IDC Herzliya
By way of Fast Company:
That implies that it’s attainable to create robots which might be aesthetically and mechanically easy that may use the barest of gestures to work together with folks. What’s extra, the shortage of a humanlike face on a bot can assist to mitigate our corresponding expectation that the robotic has some measure of human intelligence–and our frustration when it doesn’t.
Spanish researchers have developed ‘muscle tissue bio-actuators’ for smooth robots that may exert pressure and will finally be capable of grip and stroll alongside a floor.
Three-D printed bio-actuators for smooth robots. Credit score: Wiley.
3D Printing Industry reviews:
Rafael Mestre, a Ph.D. scholar and co-author of the analysis, defined, “We’ve proven that this integration of organic techniques into robotic units supplies them with capabilities acquired from pure techniques and considerably boosts their efficiency.”
In autonomous automobile information, autonomous truck maker, TuSimple introduced that it at present has 11 vans working totally autonomously in the USA, with plans for that quantity to succeed in 40 by June (H/T AUVSI); Continental unveiled the ‘Continental City Mobility Expertise’ (CUbE), an autonomous automobile geared up with robotic supply canines designed for final mile deliveries (H/T TechCrunch); and NBC News requested ‘How are self-driving automobile corporations coping with street rage from people?’
This week, all of the headlines belong to CES 2019. Nonetheless operating in Las Vegas, USA at time of writing, the annual occasion noticed the introduction of a slew of recent robots from the BreadBot, which might bake as much as 235 loaves per day…
Credit score: AFP Picture/Robyn Beck
… and The Coral One robotic vacuum (H/T Business Insider)…
In the meantime, in different information:
Come again subsequent week for extra of the most recent cobot and robotic information! Till then, please get pleasure from…
5 vids for Friday
1. The Daily Mail reported on “the world’s largest robotic” –a driverless rail system in Australia that has already traveled 1,000,000 kilometers (621,371 miles).
2. Lovot (the robotic that’s “powered by love,” in response to its makers) has been profitable hearts at CES this week, however the BBC puzzled whether or not its value (an estimated US$5-6,000 for a pack of two) would possibly show a “stumbling block” for potential clients.
Three. Additionally at CES, Foldimate unveiled a working prototype of its laundry-folding robotic. The corporate plans to ship a ultimate model towards the tip of this 12 months for “round [US]$1,000,” engadget reported.
four. UBTech launched an massively up to date model of its Walker robotic at CES, replete with a brand new pair of arms. (H/T ZDNet)
5. Hyundai unveiled its Cradle strolling automobile idea this week. Outfitted with robotic legs, the system allows each commonplace driving and strolling approaches –a flexibility that might show helpful throughout rescue missions in complicated, cluttered environments.