Ultra-fast Robot Catches Flying Objects

What would you do if you have a robot that can easily catch fast moving objects? The researchers from the Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory at EPFL in Switzerland are developing a way to transfer information from a human to a robot, enabling it to catch objects thrown at it. The most impressive thing here 

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Anyone for a drink?

It’s Friday afternoon and you’ve finally made it through the long week. What better way to celebrate it than to enjoy a nice ice, cold drink served by the world’s biggest, baddest bartending robot? This incredibly cool system, Makr Shakr, has been designed at MIT’s Senseable City Lab and produced and implemented by Carlo Ratti 

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MAR Makes a Cameo in KFC #FoodPorn

While some people can’t get enough of taking selfies, there is another delight quickly climbing the top of every social media timeline: #FoodPorn. It’s now everywhere and will make you feel hungry. Here’s a sexy food porn starring the new tasty kentucky and hunger busting Zinger Stacker. Here’s a sneak peek at what happened behind 

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A love song for a new drive: ABB ACS580

Commission effortless energy efficiency across a broad range of your variable speed applications   The introduction of the new all-compatible ABB ACS580 general purpose drive was made by a talented singer, Peppina with a live piano performance. “When they told me more about the drive I understood right away how someone could really fall in 

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RoboCup 2014: the World Championship on robotics!

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup draws to a close, there is another international soccer tournament about to kick off in Brazil. The only difference is that the stars of the game are robots! The RoboCup is an international annual robotics tournament founded by RoboCup Federation who’s ultimate goal is to collaboratively develop an autonomous 

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KUKA 16-2: World’s First Torah Writing Robot

Since 10 July 2014, a KUKA robot has been displayed at Berlin’s Jewish Museum. The robot, equipped with a quill pen and ink, has been writing a manuscript of the Torah at the speed of a human scribe. This Torah-writing robot was developed by the German artistic group “robotlab”, which frequently uses industrial robots for 

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ABB IRB 2600 Stole the Spotlight at the Solebox Shop Opening in Berlin

An in-store industrial robot that collects your preferred shoe model for you to try on.   Best known for their sneakers and surprising their customers, Solebox, drew throngs of curious onlookers by deploying an ABB industrial robot to help sort and shelve its trendy shoes. Here’s how it works: If a customer is interested in 

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Boeing’s 777X: New robotic system nearly ready

Boeing announced the details for the 777X passenger jet at the Farnborough International airshow. The company said that the secretive automation process that it has been developing over more than a year for building the fuselage of the 777 has been undergoing testing inside a facility in Anacortes. The 777X passenger jet is due in 

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ABB’s Dual-arm concept robot

“ROSSETA” RObot control for Skilled ExecuTion of Tasks in natural interaction with humans; based on Autonomy, cumulative knowledge and learning   ABB’s dual-arm concept robot is part of a research program aimed to evaluating new robotic solutions for modern manufacturing concepts (FP7 Rosetta). The ROSETTA project develops “human-centric” technology for industrial robots that will not only appear 

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Robotics in Timber Construction

Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall, a double-domed pavilion, is an architectural prototype building and showcases the current developments in computational design and robotic fabrication for lightweight timber construction. The newly developed timber construction offers not only innovative architectural possibilities; it is also highly resource efficient, with the load bearing plate structure being just 50mm thin. The University’s 

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