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Underwater Robot Completes Sampling Operation


The first ever automated underwater robot has now completed its first operation, diving down 500 meters and collecting a sample. The robot, named Nereid Under Ice (NEI), was development in partnership with The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and NASA’s Planetary Science and Technology from Analog Research (PSTAR) program. [...]

Underwater Robot Completes Sampling Operation2020-04-28T18:12:24-04:00

Identifying Plants Versus Weeds


Farming equipment has come a long way and at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, John Deere made a big splash with their new technology. Exhibited in 2019, John Deere’s newest combine showed signs of life with its machine learning capabilities and artificial intelligence. This year, they [...]

Identifying Plants Versus Weeds2020-04-28T18:12:24-04:00

Bin Picking With 3D Robots


In the United States the unemployment rate is at its lowest in nearly fifty years. As a result, the need to automate bin picking is urgent. In the U.S., where 38% of the manufacturing labor force moves parts between bins and manufacturing machines, 500,000 jobs remain unfilled. […]

Bin Picking With 3D Robots2020-04-28T18:12:26-04:00

Use Of Infrared Cameras In Reconnaissance Robots


Various infrared and thermal-imaging devices help detect covert threats, objects, and suspects. Unlike standard image intensifiers that amplify low levels of light, thermal imagers are more sensitive to infrared (IR) light. Therefore, they are not susceptible to ‘blooming’, which is a condition caused when a bright-light source relative to the [...]

Use Of Infrared Cameras In Reconnaissance Robots2020-04-28T18:12:30-04:00

3D Vision Robotics Is Changing The Face Of Bin-Picking


Whether you are in the business of assembly operation or a fulfillment house, automating the distribution of broad and varied mix of parts or SKU’s is no longer a challenge. 3D vision robotics is changing the face of bin-picking. It will improve both the accuracy and speed when it comes [...]

3D Vision Robotics Is Changing The Face Of Bin-Picking2020-04-28T18:12:32-04:00

Neighborhood Delivery Robots


The days of heading out to pick up food from a restaurant are coming to an end, at least in Washington, DC.  A fleet of roughly 20 autonomous, knee-high neighborhood delivery robots recently appeared on the sidewalks of the nation’s capital.  Their mission is to revolutionize hyper-local delivery in the [...]

Neighborhood Delivery Robots2020-04-28T18:12:34-04:00

The Future of Precision Lenses Is Bright


The US consumer electronics industry reached approximately 228 billion dollars by the close of 2017. Globally, it’s predicted to reach 2.9 trillion by 2020. With this type of growth, the future of precision lenses is bright. In the past few years, the population of middle-class people has increased.  Among the [...]

The Future of Precision Lenses Is Bright2020-04-28T18:12:37-04:00
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