Watch William Shatner discuss the future of robotics in 1984

November 30th, 2022 |
william shatner screen

In a science documentary from 1984, which recently began generating buzz online, actor William Shatner discusses recent advances in robotics and the future of the industry.  The post Watch William Shatner discuss the future of robotics in 1984 appeared first on The Robot Report.

CMU researchers teach robots to do chores by watching humans

November 29th, 2022 |
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a learning method for robots that allows them to perform household tasks after watching a person do them just once

A research team from Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) School of Computer Science has developed a new method for robots to learn called WHIRL, which stands for In-the-Wild Human Imitating Robot Learning.  The post CMU researchers teach robots to do chores by watching humans appeared first on The Robot Report.

Watch researchers use dead spiders as robotic grippers

November 28th, 2022 |
necrobotic grippers

Well, here’s something you don’t see everyday. Engineers at Rice University are turning dead spiders into mechanical grippers. The dead wolf spiders are being tested to show they can reliably lift more than 130% of their own body weight. The researchers said this is the first step toward a novel area of research they call […]

This robotic beehive wants to save the bees

November 25th, 2022 |
BeeHome

Every year, around 35% of all bee colonies on the planet collapse, according to Beewise CEO Saar Safra. This is a phenomenon called colony collapse disorder, and it occurs when worker bees abandon the colony and queen. Stopping this decline is crucial. Seventy five percent of all fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts we consume relies […]

Next-gen Ingenuity Helicopters will have robotic arms

November 23rd, 2022 |

NASA is swapping out its Sample Fetch Rover for two drones, similar to the Ingenuity Helicopter, to serve as backups to the Perseverance Rover in the Mars sample return campaign.  The sample return campaign begins with the Perseverance Rover, which has already been on Mars for over a year and, at press time, had sealed […]

How robots helped a collapsed mine get back in operation

November 18th, 2022 |
collapsed mine

Manned explorations weren't possible after the Lhoist North American limestone mine collapsed in 2021, so the team turned to robots instead. The post How robots helped a collapsed mine get back in operation appeared first on The Robot Report.

The evolution of Universal Robots’ cobot arms

November 17th, 2022 |
cobot: how it started, how its going

Denmark-based Universal Robots (UR) has sold more than 50,000 collaborative robot arms since it was founded. It has a network of 1,100-plus integrators, distributors and independent partners worldwide helping it grow the collaborative robotics market. The post The evolution of Universal Robots’ cobot arms appeared first on The Robot Report.

Accelerating your robotic system’s path from prototype to production

November 15th, 2022 |
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Let’s imagine that the next phone call you receive is from a customer that wants to order 10x the number of robots you have in your current production capacity, and needs them ASAP. Is that good or bad news?  A new revenue stream is a win, but if you’re not prepared, the result is rushed […]

How machine vision helps automate lettuce harvesting

November 14th, 2022 |
lettuce harvesting robot

Lettuce is a valuable crop in Europe and the USA, but labor shortages make it difficult to harvest this valuable field vegetable, as sourcing sufficient seasonal labor to meet harvesting commitments is one of the sector’s biggest challenges. Moreover, with wage inflation rising faster than producer prices, margins are very tight. The post How machine […]

Advanced cable management lets robots depaint airplanes

November 9th, 2022 |
tita paint removal robot

The aviation industry is no stranger to automation. The first “gyroscopic automatic pilot” dates back to the earliest days of powered flight. In this century, automation has all but completely transformed the nature of aircraft manufacturing. The post Advanced cable management lets robots depaint airplanes appeared first on The Robot Report.