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World’s Strongest Robot Arm Can Now Chase You Down
Written by Evan Ackerman   
Tuesday, 02 November 2010 01:11

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The KUKA Titan is the strongest six axis industrial robot arm on the planet, capable of working with loads of up to 1000 kilograms. And now, it’s got its own mobile base, courtesy of an OmniMove base powered by a bunch of multidirectional Mecanum wheels. I’m not sure if the arm is actually operational while the base is moving (power issues, I’d imagine), but it sure is fearsome looking, especially with whatever is mounted on the end… It could be just another holonomic wheel, or it could be a death ray. I’m thinking death ray. That little guy in the front? That’s a youBot, which is basically the same robot, just smallified.

So, how much is 1000 kilos? As it turns out, it’s a lot:

That’s about 2,200 pounds for you imperialists, or not nearly enough to lift my Volvo. Phew, I’m safe.

[ KUKA Titan ] VIA [ Hizook ]

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 November 2010 12:57
 
JACO™, The New Robotic Manipulator Arm by Kinova
Written by Carlos   
Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:47

Jaco, Kinova's Advanced Manipulator Arm

Jaco, Kinova's Advanced Manipulator Arm

Robotshop is proud to announce their worldwide exclusivity partnership with Kinova. This young company from Quebec developed an impressively versatile  robotic manipulator arm perfectly suitable for robotic research as well as elder assistance. For more information about the partnership, please view the official press-release.

JACO, The Arm

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 November 2010 19:42
 
RoboTurret Vision Tracking Starter Kit
Written by Matt   
Friday, 08 October 2010 07:00

RoboTurret Vision Tracking Starter Kit

Trossen Robotics is proud to announce our partnership with Roborealm to bring an extremely affordable and simple way of getting started with Machine Vision! We present to you the RoboTurret Vision Tracking Starter Kit- everything you need to give your next robotics project the sense of eyesight! At the core of this kit is the MosquitIO Pan & Tilt Microcontroller, an Arduino-compatible board that provides a USB connected pan/tilt unit, I/O, motor control and a solid state relay. We’re also including a ready-to-mount Lifecam webcam and a FULL license of Roborealm to tie everything together on the PC side of things.

But wait- there’s more!

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 November 2010 13:19
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New robots give absent workers presence in office
Written by PHYSorg.com: Robotics News   
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 08:40

TiLR robotLate one July night, Mountain View, Calif., Fire Captain Verne Chestnut and his crew were checking out a fire alarm at an office building near Highway 237 when he saw movement inside. Worried that someone might be trapped, he took a closer look.

What he saw was not a person but a , and it was waiting at the front door, as if to greet them. After the fire crew got inside, the robot, which looks like a Segway scooter with a head instead of handlebars, followed them as they inspected the building. And after they finally succeeded in shutting off the alarm, it spoke to them.

"It was just like, 'You're kidding!' " said Chestnut. "It was definitely different being met by a robot."

Chestnut quickly learned that the voice of the robot belonged to Trevor Blackwell, the CEO of Anybots, the robot-making company whose alarm had sounded. Blackwell, on vacation in Hawaii, was controlling the robot over the Internet. And if he's right, robots like the ones his company makes are about to become commonplace.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 November 2010 12:52
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