European Robotics Forum meets in Sweden, aims to turn research into products

The European Robotics Forum, held 6-8 April 2011 at the Aros Congress Center in Västeras, Sweden, drew over 340 roboticists from 26 countries to exchange ideas and network. Robotics

Machine vision pays off

Automotive manufacturing companies have a long history of investing in machine vision. Two decades ago, attempts to integrate vision systems into automotive parts production and final assembly resulted in decidedly mixed successes, with promises sometimes exceeding the ability of integrators to deliver fully functional systems. Robotics

VISION-GUIDED ROBOTICS: Sophisticated software speeds automotive assembly

In the automotive industry, hemming presses have been replaced by roller technology where a flexible hemming head with two rollers is mounted to the end of a robot arm to join independently stamped inner panels such as hoods, decks, and fender reinforcements to the outer panels that make up a …

Vision for Service Robots market report shows applications and financial opportunities for machine vision

Vision Systems Design, which covers machine vision and image processing for engineering and design professionals, announced today that its new VISION FOR SERVICE ROBOTS report is now available. Robotics

Vision system helps search team retrieve recorders from Air France Flight 447 wreckage

The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) announced that its search team has retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of Air France Flight 447, which crashed in the mid-Atlantic in June 2009. Robotics

Advancements in machine vision: Panel discussion video from AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2018

Breakthroughs in machine vision and deep learning are emerging as powerful technologies for the drone and robotics industries. On May 2 at XPONENTIAL 2018, leaders in machine vision gathered to discuss the latest technologies and what the future holds for this expanding market. Non-Industrial Vision

New Intelligrated Alvey Robotics Lab includes focus on vision system innovation

Intelligrated announced the opening of the Alvey Robotics Lab at its St. Louis, Mo. engineering and manufacturing facility. The 5050-sq-ft research and development lab will focus on concepting and applying new robotic innovations. Robotics

Unmanned systems: Xponential session touts benefits of UAS to society

In this week’s roundup from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), which highlights some of the latest news and headlines in unmanned vehicles and robotics, learn about how keynote speakers at Xponential’s "Unmanned for Good" session stressed the benefits of unmanned aerial systems for the humanitarian and public …

Teleoperated search-and-rescue robot operators gain accuracy with practice

Urban search and rescue task forces are essential for locating, stabilizing, and extricating people who become trapped in confined spaces following a catastrophic event. Sometimes the search area is too unstable for a live rescue team, so rescuers have turned to robots that incorpoarte vision systems and video cameras. Robotics

Unmanned systems: Tactical law enforcement drone, UAS Integration Pilot Program

In this week’s roundup from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), which highlights some of the latest news and headlines in unmanned vehicles and robotics, learn about the first American-made law enforcement tactical drone, details of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s UAS Integration Pilot Program, and an investment …

EVT combines EyeScan 3D system with Kinect sensor for industrial assembly and palletization

EVT has expanded its EyeScan 3D smart camera system with a Microsoft Kinect sensor to enhance three-dimensional tasks in robotics applications, among them palletization and depalletization but also in the sorting of components on the assembly line. Robotics

Intel and Mobileye begin testing autonomous vehicle fleet

Last year when Intel completed its acquisition of autonomous driving software company Mobileye, it was announced that it would soon thereafter build a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles for testing. Now, the first of the 100-car fleet is in operation in Jerusalem, demonstrating the capabilities of its technology and safety …

NIWeek 2011 program highlights latest productivity enhancements with graphical system design

National Instruments has announced plans for the 17th annual NIWeek event, a graphical system design conference and exhibition that attracts more than 3000 engineers, educators, and scientists. Robotics

Airborne hyperspectral imaging system and hyperspectral cameras from Resonon to be shown at chii2018

At the Conference on Hyperspectral Imaging in Industry 2018 from June 6-7, Resonon will showcase an airborne hyperspectral imaging system as well as its Pika L, Pika XC2, and Pika NIR-320 hyperspectral cameras. Non-Industrial Vision