Future of robotics:
IDC predicts that 35 percent of leading organizations in logistics, health, utilities, and resources will explore the use of robots to automate operations by 2019. Research firm International Data Corp's (IDC) Manufacturing Insights Worldwide Commercial Robotics program recently unveiled its top 10 predictions for worldwide robotics for 2017 and beyond. The list has some interesting forecasts, and if they come true, they will likely have a significant impact on business and society.
08:06 - 2017/08/17
JR2 Robot: Mobile ManipulatorJR2 is an autonomous mobile manipulator, specially designed for the development of industrial mobile manipulation applications. JR2 arm is a 6 DOF high quality industrial collaborative robot that can handle payloads up to 5 Kg (completely extended). The arm can mount almost any standard end effector, including 2 finger servo-grippers by Schunk or Weiss Robotics.
07:21 - 2017/08/16
G-Ball Robot: Mobile Service RoboticG-BALL is a mobile manipulator consisting of the Guardian mobile platform and the LWA 4P robotic arm, designed by Robotnik and Schunk, respectively. G-BALL has high performance and competitive price. A mobile manipulator is composed of a mobile platform and a robotic arm, including thus the advantages of both elements.
07:30 - 2017/08/15
Fetch Robot: Autonomous Mobile RobotFETCH is a mobile manipulator designed to address the logistics industry and applicable to the development of future applications incorporating USB extension ports for maximum exploitation. It makes use of the open software architecture in ROS.
13:44 - 2017/05/27
R1 Robot: Personal Humanoid RobotIt's born as the new humanoid of the robotic ecosystem of IIT – Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Italian design, variable height of 20 cm starting from 1.25m, weight 50 kg, 50% plastic and 50% carbon fibre and metal, it is designed to operate in domestic and professional environments. At the same time, with the involvement of private investors, IIT will implement the production model on a large scale in the next 12-18 months.
14:10 - 2017/05/23
MAARS robot: Ground Robot System ShipsThe remotely controlled MAARS is based on a modular framework that facilitates the addition of new accessories and attachments as they become available. The key to this system is a turret system supporting a drop-in manipulator arm, multiple types of weapons and a wide range of sensor packages plus up to seven cameras with multi-modal capabilities.
10:29 - 2017/05/21
Xiaomi Robot: Vacuum Cleaner RobotThe general design of the Mi Robot Vacuum isn't too far off from many existing offerings. At the bottom you'll find two circular side brushes that help sweep dirt into the main cylindrical brush. To boost suction, the machine automatically adjusts its height for a tighter seal with the floor. It walks around using its two main rubber wheels plus an assistive wheel, and is aided by ultrasonic radar sensors, wall sensors, collision sensors, cliff sensors and drop sensors.