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November 2018

Project milestone: user needs definition completed

Since the project PICK-PLACE started in early 2018, achieving an accurate definition of users’ needs has been one of the most relevant activities. After elaborating the final version of Deliverable 1.1, we can say this activity has been successfully completed. It is a very important milestone, since users’ needs serve as a starting point for the requirements of the developments to be carried out, as well as for the design of …Read More

Robots Getting a Grip on General Manipulation

Source: IEEE Spectrum (by Nikolaus Correll) How a new generation of grippers with improved 3D perception and tactile sensing is learning to manipulate a wide variety of objects While robots have prepared entire breakfasts since 1961, general manipulation in the real world is arguably an even more complex problem than autonomous driving. It is difficult to pinpoint exactly why, though. Closely watching the 1961 video suggests that a two-finger parallel gripper …Read More

Universal Robots Raises the Bar for Collaborative Robots with New e-Series Line Featuring Unique Sensing, Safety and Precision Tools

Source: Robotics Tomorrow With the new e-Series platform the market leader of collaborative robots sets a new standard for cobots, adding built-in force/torque sensing, unrivaled safety features, and improved precision for faster integration in a wider range of future-proofed applications Universal Robots pioneered the collaborative robot and continues to evolve its ground-breaking, collaborative automation technology with the introduction of its new flagship line the e-Series cobots. The new UR3e, UR5e …Read More