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The robot revolution is just beginning

When industrial robots were first introduced in the early 1960s — initially on automobile assembly lines — computers were still in their infancy, so the robots were designed to perform only the most ...

Apr 25, 2012 5 / 5 (3) 4 | with audio podcast

High-precision robots available in kit form

(PhysOrg.com) -- A doctoral student from EPFL's Laboratory of Robotics Systems has developed a concept for modular industrial robots, based on the technology of parallel robots, whose precision is expressed ...

Jun 17, 2011 4.9 / 5 (11) 0 | with audio podcast

Controlling robotic arms is child's play

Move your arm and the robot imitates your movement. This type of intuitive handling is now possible thanks to a new input device that will simplify the control of industrial robots in the future. But that ...

May 13, 2011 not rated yet 0

Roadmap for robot helpers

The humble robot cleaning your floor heralds a wave of robot helpers, from miners to surgeons, that could be joining us in the coming decades. How should the industry prepare for these new markets?

Aug 05, 2010 3.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Robots speed up path to discovery

The work force at Lake Nona's Sanford-Burnham Institute includes 90 scientific staffers, 60 administrators and support personnel -- and a team of three robots. The trio is part of a $15 million investment from the National ...

Jul 12, 2010 5 / 5 (5) 0

Robots get an artificial skin

Robots are breaking barriers: Long banished behind steel barriers, they are entering new fields of application such as the manufacturing, household and healthcare sectors. The requisite safety can be provided ...

Jul 01, 2010 5 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast