Tag: robot

I don’t think I’d be shoving it around like that….

I don’t think I’d be shoving it around like that….

| February 26, 2016

It looks like there’s some robot hazing going on!  Boston Dynamics is putting it’s latest version of their humanoid-ish Atlas robot though it’s paces.  They recently release a video where they’re show the robot picking up and storing boxes as well as walking through the snow.  Atlas is able to catch itself (most of the […]

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You remember the Big Dog robot right?

You remember the Big Dog robot right?

| February 11, 2015

I was extremely impressed when I saw it walking all over this and that.  It sounded like 100 hives of really ticked off bees but it was awesome.  Even when walking on ice or getting kick off balance, it just kept going.  Fast forward to 2015 and look how far the Bad Dog technology has come. […]

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Yet more proof – Disney engineers have more fun!

Yet more proof – Disney engineers have more fun!

| January 12, 2015

Just add this to my long list of cool things that come from Disney.  Also add this to my list of why I’d love to work there.  Disney engineers have developed a robot that draws in the sand.  I has retractable tines that it can use to carve lines in the sand as it drives […]

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Synchronized ultra high precision motion control

Synchronized ultra high precision motion control

| July 18, 2014

I know you’re thinking “what is Synchronized Ultra High Precision Motion Control exactly”?  Well, it’s really fun to watch, that’s for sure (at least for geeks like me).  This setup uses a combination of linear and traditional rotational motors to put on quite a show.  The little black bars between the two rotating motors are actually pencil […]

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JIBO, The world’s first family robot.

JIBO, The world’s first family robot.

| July 16, 2014

Dr. Cynthia Breazeal a robotics pioneer from MIT has created a family robot named JIBO.  It looks to be highly interactive, with the ability to understand common language.  It can be a video conferencing tool, photographer, story teller and overall personal assistant.  Dr. Breazeal has launched a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo to make the […]

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3D printing furniture with a robot

3D printing furniture with a robot

| June 23, 2014

The French company Drawn is 3D printing large and small furniture items with an industrial robot.  This process allows them to create custom pieces for their clients very easily.  Click the link below for and overview video.  Click the company’s link above for an interesting 3D printing point of view 🙂 3D Printing Furniture With […]

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Small in stature but huge in flexibility – Fanuc LR Mate Robots

Small in stature but huge in flexibility – Fanuc LR Mate Robots

| June 3, 2014

I see it all to often,  Custom machines built to do only 1 thing.  Though they have their place, that “place” is shrinking on a daily basis.  Today, robots offer the flexibility to retool at will, at a much lower cost that scrapping an entire custom machine.  This work cell uses a Fanuc LR Mate […]

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Don’t know how to program a robot?….

Don’t know how to program a robot?….

| June 2, 2014

I’m willing to bet that you could program this Kuka robot. You’ll see just how easy it is in this video.  All you have to do is lead it to the desired waypoints and task target.  Then it will repeat. Kuka – Teaching By Demonstration

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Kuka omniMove Universal Transport Vehicle

Kuka omniMove Universal Transport Vehicle

| April 11, 2014

I could watch this all day.  Kuka Robotics has a very awesome heavy mover.  It’s omni-directional as it’s name suggest. It looks to move effortlessly and can be joined with other units to increase it’s moving capability.  It can also raise and lower the load. Hit the link for the video. Kuka omniMove Universal Transport […]

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Watch how this Fanuc robot takes care of business

Watch how this Fanuc robot takes care of business

| March 14, 2014

I’ve seen lots of robots and lots of crazy grippers and end of arm tooling but this is a first.  Take a look at how this Fanuc robot handles a complete pallet layer of empty motor oil bottles.  Very cool indeed. Full layer robotic palletizing

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