Every single day we are reminded that the robot revolution is moving forward. From autonomous vehicles to automated cashier, the robots are taking a larger and larger place in our daily lives. And while our attention has been focused on robots in manufacturing industries, there’s one vital field of activity […]
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National Robotics Week (RoboWeek) is organized by iRobot with the support of an Advisory Council, which recognizes robotics technology as a pillar of American innovation, highlights its growing importance in a wide variety of application areas, and emphasizes its ability to inspire technology education. Robotics is positioned to fuel a […]
Can past technological accomplishments help predict future disruptive technology and innovations or should we try to think outside the box? Science fiction books, TV shows and movies provides a great source for inspiration, but what will robots really be like in the next 25, 50 or 100 years?
American author, inventor, Google’s director of engineering and forward-looking prognosticator Ray Kurzweil once wrote, “We won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century – it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today’s rate).” If he’s correct, then the revolution in robotics that’s just beginning to pick up steam is likely to transform the world as we know it in very short order. What does this mean for industries of the future?
This past Saturday the team from South Korea which designed, built and programmed their humanoid robot DRC-HUBO took home the $2 million dollar first-place prize as part of the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge. The focus of this year’s challenge was to create a robot which could complete a variety of […]
A robot invasion doesn’t have to be scary, though it’s important to know that it isn’t science fiction anymore. When the film 2001 A Space Odyssey came out in 1968, Dr Floyd’s casual use of a teleconference robot during a space station layover was as much science fiction as the “space […]
Contrary to popular belief, expensive tools are not necessary when building custom robots. Tools such as oscilloscopes, CNC machines, laser cutting machines etc. are usually reserved for the hobbyist who makes many new robots each year, schools, companies or other institution. These types of tools also make it fast and easy […]