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Mobile robots support airplane manufacturers

In production facilities, robots, and people will soon be working side-by-side. A new mobile assistant is intended to support technicians in the airplane manufacturing industry when applying sealant, measuring, and testing - without putting them at risk.

Apr 1st, 2014

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IPAnema - cable-driven robot for intralogistics

Their very large workspaces, good mobility and high payload capacity allow cable-driven robots to meet high requirements. The IPAnema cable-driven robot is an innovative robot system featuring state-of-the-art control techniques and proven components.

Mar 27th, 2014

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Robotic arm probes chemistry of 3-D objects by mass spectrometry

A new robotic system at Georgia Tech's Center for Chemical Evolution could soon let scientists better simulate and analyze the chemical reactions of early Earth on the surface of real rocks to further test the theory that catalytic minerals on a meteorite's surface could have jump-started life's first chemical reactions.

Mar 26th, 2014

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ROS: software components for industrial robotics

Already firmly established among the research community, ROS is now set to become the industry standard. The open-source 'Robot Operating System' (ROS) offers a host of highly developed software components that can be efficiently employed also for industrial applications.

Mar 25th, 2014

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If you want to trust a robot, look at how it makes decisions

Robots, and autonomous systems in general, can cause anxiety and uncertainty, particularly as their use in everyday tasks becomes a more immediate possibility. In order to lessen at least some of that anxiety, we should shift our focus from the decisions robots could make on our behalf to how they actually make them in the first place. In some ways, they may be more trustworthy than a human.

Mar 11th, 2014

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