CPS refers to the integration of computational and physical resources to realize engineered systems that far exceed today's systems in autonomy, functionality, efficiency, usability, safety, and reliability. Examples of such systems and applications include smart homes, intelligent transport and energy systems, nano-scale precision manufacturing systems. An important component of CPS are robots that can interact intelligently with its environment based on embedded computation and communication, real-time control, and perception of the world around them. Examples of CPS robotic systems are robots for assisted living in smart-homes, telemedicine, telesurgery, robot swarms for exploration and emergency response.In the U.S. NSF's Directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and Engineering (ENG) are funding the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) program with $5M because of its scientific and technological importance as well as its potential impact on grand challenges in a number of sectors critical to U.S. security and competitiveness, including aerospace, automotive, chemical production, civil infrastructure, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, materials and transportation.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Dagstuhl seminar 2009 - Cognition, Control and Learning for Robot Manipulation in Human Environments
The conference will be single-track to allow all attendees to experience and to discuss superior research results in all areas of robotics. To ensure high quality, a highly selective review process will lead to the final program.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Exoskeletons, also known as power suits are an example of Human Robot Integration (HRI), which refers to humans and robots being closely connected. A form of integration, which can help humans with rehabilitation or increase the life quality of physically impaired.
Besides the Danish Technological Institute and Centre for Robot technology, the Consortium behind Exoskeleton consists of Ergolet, Giben, Scandinavia, Invacare, Guldmann, Wolturnus, Vitaris and Robocluster.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Segway introduced a new robot based on the RMP 400 robotic platform and can move at 18 miles an hour while carrying up to 400 pounds. It is also armed with a water cannon than can fire 10 gallons of liquid per second. Segway envisions the robot being used for mostly fighting forest fires, but also a small amount to be used for crowd control. Segway has stated an experimentell project called P.U.M.A. (Personal Urban Mobility & Accessibility) to develop next generation personell tranportation system.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
The AMaRob project is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Science, BMBF, in the scope of an innovation program in the field of service robotics. The project executing organization for the BMBF is the DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt / German Aerospace Center).
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
The South Korean government has ambitous goals for its robotics industry. According to plans the global market share will have increased from today´s 8% to 20% by the year 2018. The government is promoting the deveopment of intelligent robots that will offer quality of life improvements and companionship for the aging population. The government is offering promotion of robotics-related activities in the country, encouraging the establishment of technical and safety standards in the industry, and making strategic investments in companies and programs that will help meet their goal.
In July 2012 a new 188-acre Robotland themepark in the city of Incheon will open to attract tourists and businesses all over the world. Roboland will include a shopping area, and a R&D business district in a Free Economic Zone.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78LDVPQgDUU