Last month, some members of the PICK-PLACE consortium attended the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2019, which took place in Bucharest (Romania), on March 20-22 2019. The Forum has been an excellent occasion to learn about the latest innovations in the field, and has provided interesting feedback for our project. Ander Iriondo, researcher at IK4-TEKNIKER, answers the interview. As IK4-TEKNIKER, why did you decide to attend ERF 2019? ERF is a …Read More
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Source: The Robot Report / by Steve Crowe Holy mobile manipulation, Batman! Boston Dynamics just released a new video of its reimagined Handle robot. The Waltham, Mass.-based company is now calling Handle a “mobile manipulation robot designed for logistics. Handle autonomously performs mixed SKU pallet building and depalletizing after initialization and localizing against the pallets.” Handle uses an on-board vision system to track the marked pallets for navigation and finds …Read More
Source: IEEE Spectrum / by Evan Ackerman These robotic fingers can turn friction on and off to make it easier to manipulate objects with one hand And yet, robots are learning to do such things. For example, OpenAI recently taught a five-fingered hand to manipulate a cube, which is great, if you have a lot of patience and/or computing resources, and the budget for a fancy hand and stuff. For those of us …Read More
Last week, members of the PICK-PLACE consortium gathered at CNR-STIIMA’s headquarters in Milan (Italy) for a plenary meeting and an in-depth visit to their facilities, where relevant previous deployments and new experiments carried our within the project were presented. During the plenary meeting, progress made in each work-package was shared, with a special focus on WP5: System deployment and process validation. A session was also devoted to an extensive discussion …Read More
Source: IEEE Spectrum / by Evan Ackerman Dex-Net 4.0 enables “ambidextrous” robots to choose the best gripper for the job.
In this series, members of the PICK-PLACE consortium are portrayed. After TOFAŞ, ULMA Handling Systems and Mondragon Assembly, it’s the turn of technical coordinator IK4-TEKNIKER. Loreto Susperregi, Robotics Research coordinator, answers the interview. What is IK4-TEKNIKER? IK4-TEKNIKER is a technological center legally constituted as a private not-for-profit Foundation that aims at the development and transfer of technology to improve the competitiveness of industry. IK4-TEKNIKER was founded in 1981 and currently has more than 270 researchers …Read More
Source: Science Daily A team of researchers have developed an artificial tactile sensor that mimics the ability of human skin to detect surface information, such as shapes, patterns and structures. This may be one step closer to making electronic devices and robots that can perceive sensations such as roughness and smoothness.
In this series, members of the PICK-PLACE consortium are portrayed. After TOFAŞ andULMA Handling Systems, it’s the turn of project coordinator Mondragon Assembly. Lierni Zubillaga, R&D project engineer, answers the interview. What is Mondragon Assembly? Mondragon Assembly is an international group specialising in the development of automation and assembly solutions. The parent company in Spain was created in 1977, one of the pioneers in the development of production and assembly technologies. …Read More
Source: The Robot Report / By TRR Editor Engineers have 3D printed a physical artificial neural network that can analyze large volumes of data and identify objects at the actual speed of light. Developed at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering the “diffractive deep neural network” uses the light bouncing from the object itself to identify that object in as little time as it would take for a computer to “see” the …Read More
In this series, members of the PICK-PLACE consortium are portrayed. After Turkish automotive company TOFAŞ, it’s the turn of project coordinator ULMA Handling Systems. Leire Zubia, I+D technician, answers the interview. What is ULMA Handling Systems? ULMA Handling Systems is an intra logistic solution system provider located in the Basque Country, in the town of Oñati. We carry out our comprehensive engineering activity in material handling systems through a wide range …Read More