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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 ...

dateApr 25, 2012 in Robotics
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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 ...

dateJun 17, 2011 in Robotics
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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 ...

dateMay 13, 2011 in Engineering
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Japan mulls new robot help with nuclear disaster

Japan may be at the forefront of robotics and its children raised on cartoons of robot heroes and villains, but the country has so far had to rely on US-made machines for help tackling its nuclear crisis.

dateMay 03, 2011 in Robotics
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