Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Aquatron Robotic Systems Ltd. (formerly Tematech Ltd.) is known as the world leader of manufacturing and distribution of Robotic Swimming Pool Cleaners. Aquatron's line of products include well-known brands as Aquabot Bravo and Aquabot Viva for private residential swimming pools, as well as, Ultramax and Magnum for commercial swimming pools.
Friendly Robotics is an international manufacturer and supplier of consumer robots, such as robotic mowers, vacuum cleaners, and wet floor cleaners. Consumer robots are a new family of intelligent and mobile appliances, which are capable of performing useful tasks in and around the house.
Assistive & Medical Robotics
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
By making the PR2 platforms available to researchers and developers, Willow Garage's will
enable scientific breakthroughs in personal robotics, expand the open source robotics community
develop reusable components and tools and explore new applications for personal robots.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Most robotics research in France is conducted by generic research laboratories from CNRS, INRIA, and universities, but also by domain oriented organizations such as CEA (Nuclear), CEMAGREF (Agriculture), CNES (Space), IFREMER (Underwater), INSERM (Health), ONERA (Aeronautics).
About 800 researchers including 400 PhD students conduct public robotics research in France. About 100 PhD theses are supported every year in the diverse domains related to robotics.
Appr. 30 MEuros of the public funding was dedicated to academic and industrial research in Robotics in 2009.
The Centre of Fire Robots Technology in Petrozavodsk, northern Russia, has modified a fire fighting robot to fend off attacks by pirates. It can ‘wash away pirates along with their weapons’ and even sink their boats.
A total of 12 robotized security fire robot are needed to protect a ship. Security fire robot SFR-LSD-S40U in Marine Modification, with discharge 40 l/s, at the range of 70 m under discharge 0.8 MPa, it is supplied with round-the-clock observation and moving sensors. The system of TV-observation allows determining of moving units and their coordinates in the adjacent water area.
The water cannon is powerful enough to wash away boarding pirates and even sink their motorboats.
Friday, February 05, 2010
The prime objective of this project was to establish a concept for, and develop prototypes of, a collaborative working environment, conceived such as to include robots and, by so doing, to improve productivity and safety. In the ROBOT@CWE project a robot is seen as a working agent that can simply be "plugged" in a collaborative working environment (CWE) related to a given application context. As the robot connects a given CWE (similarly to any working agent), it inquires the tasks that have been assigned to it by a supervisor or another human/robot working agent. During the review meeting two live demonstrators with the HRP-2 and the HOAP-3 humanoid robot were presented as a concrete proof of a successful integration of the knowledge and the software components that have been developed all along the three years of the project. The project emphasized on the challenging issues in robotics, e.g. physical collocated collaboration, remote teleoperation, collaboration where the robot is "sandwiched" between two users, and learning techniques for skill transfer.
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Twelve of the world’s most technologically-savvy universities and several innovative companies have teamed up and are now finalists in an international robotics competition with a U.S. $1.6 million prize.
In addition to the prize money, winning teams will have a unique opportunity to work with American and Australian military organizations to develop the advanced robots that will work alongside – and instead of – Soldiers on future battlefields.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
The effort is organized by iRobot Corp. and The Technology Collaborative, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit economic development organization.
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
The team will be making six demos, which will demonstrate the use of RoboEarth; the six include a robot that can offer patients in hospital a drink, and a system that will show how the knowledge gained by robot A can improve the performance of robot B.
The Mindwalker project is supported by the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, whose goals include accessible IT. The project is being coordinated by Space Applications Services NV.