Soft Robotics Gripper for Meat Handling

Soft Robotics Gripper for Meat Handling

Soft Robotics Inc designed a soft robotics gripper that is the ultimate solution for robotic food automation.  mGrip is a soft robotics gripper that can be used for robotic food automation. Image credit: Soft Robotics Inc Using an IP69K-rated material, the soft robotics gripper, the mGrip can automate the food production process.  mGrip can be attached to any robot type and can virtually pick up any food item. Image credit: Soft Robotics Inc These soft robotics grippers can be mounted on virtually all types of robots and can pick up virtually any food item.  Watch a short video of their…
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Clock Assembly Automation with Robot Arms

Clock Assembly Automation with Robot Arms

The ABB robot SWIFTI is collaborating with the IRB1300 along with a human worker for clock assembly automation. In a video from ABB, robot arms are used to assemble a clock in conjunction with an operator, demonstrating how humans and machines can interact for robotic process automation.  Two robots are collaborating with each other for clock assembly automation. Image credit: ABB SWIFTI incorporates a safety laser scanner that creates a safety zone when humans approach it and stop working. Assembling the clocks involves IRB1300 fixing screws, while SWIFTI completes work started by a human worker.  SWIFTI's Clock Assembly. Image credit: ABB…
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Toyota Autonomous Drifting Car

Toyota Autonomous Drifting Car

Toyota Research Institute is developing autonomous drifting cars that guarantee active safety in extreme situations to prevent crashes, giving a normal driver the skills of a professional driver when faced with a dangerous situation while driving. The research team is developing algorithms that will allow the vehicle to cope with difficult situations like crashes autonomously. Autonomous Drifting Car. Image credit: Toyota Research Institute Expert drivers can drift a car safely through a turn on slippery roads, and the autonomous drift car from Toyota is equipped with this capability to detect obstacles and autonomously maneuver around them.  The control system uses…
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KUKA Robots DJ Show

KUKA Robots DJ Show

KUKA robots have been used in many show industries, from the film industry to stage and event technology to music shows, to create different effects that captivate audiences. They recently performed a robot DJ show that captivated every music lover who witnessed this fast-paced staged show. Robot DJ Show. Image credit: KUKA Six degrees of freedom (dofs) guarantee realistic motion sequences, allowing KUKA's partners to utilize these robots and create action shows to captivate and entertain audiences.  Please refer to the comprehensive lesson below if you would like to learn more about degrees of freedom for robots: https://www.mecharithm.com/degrees-of-freedom-of-a-robot/ In these…
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Automatic Excavator for Automation in Construction Industry

Automatic Excavator for Automation in Construction Industry

SRI Robotics developed an excavator for construction automation that can operate autonomously following pre-programmed instructions on where to dig, be controlled using video game motion controls, or manually by a driver. The operator can control the excavator using simple video game motion controls. Image credit: SRI Robotics The excavator can also be controlled manually by an operator. Image credit: SRI Robotics The autonomous operation for the automatic digger is possible through several depth-sensing 3D cameras, antennas, and wireless communication that also allow the excavator to intelligently detect people and stop while flashing warning lights to provide safety. The remote control…
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John Deere’s Fully Autonomous Tractor for Large-scale Production

John Deere’s Fully Autonomous Tractor for Large-scale Production

John Deere's new autonomous tractor is all the fast-growing population needs for large-scale production. The tractor can do the job autonomously while the farmer is doing other tasks, and they can monitor its status through an app on their mobile phone. Image credit: John Deere Key features: GPS guidance systemsix pairs of stereo cameras for 360-deg visual perceptionimages are processed through a deep neural network for obstacle detection This tractor will be available to all farmers in late 2022! Watch a short video of this below: More information: https://ces2022.deere.com/https://www.linkedin.com/company/john-deere/ Thanks for reading this post. You can access more categorized news…
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a Robotic Boat from MIT Sea Grant for Flipping over Oyster Bags

a Robotic Boat from MIT Sea Grant for Flipping over Oyster Bags

Researchers from MIT Sea Grant developed a robotic boat to help local oyster farmers do the current manual job of flipping the oyster bags using a robotic boat. The robot identifies the bags through a vision system and then flips them over repeating this on a regular basis. Image credit: MIT Sea Grant Image credit: MIT Sea Grant Image credit: MIT Sea Grant In oyster farms, there are bags filled with oysters that are afloat on water, and because of biofouling that covers the bags over time, they need to be flipped over to decrease the chances of getting dirt…
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World-class Acrobatic Bartender-Robot Collaboration to Make Cocktail

World-class Acrobatic Bartender-Robot Collaboration to Make Cocktail

Toni is the name of a system consisting of two KUKA robotic arms developed by the Italian company Makr Shakr that is developed for robotic bar solutions. The recipe for the cocktail is given to the app and then the robotic arms start to craft the recipe. Image credit: KUKA and Makr Shakr In the video, the world-class acrobatic bartender collaborates with robotic arms to make cocktails. Watch a short video of this below: More information: https://www.makrshakr.com/https://www.kuka.com/en-de/company/press/news/2021/12/world-class-bartender-and-robot-in-cocktail-duel Thanks for reading this post. You can access more categorized news on Robotics and Mechatronics at the link below: https://www.mecharithm.com/category/robotics-mechatronics-news/ If you enjoyed…
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Nimble Logistics Robots for Automating Picking, Packing, and Handling

Nimble Logistics Robots for Automating Picking, Packing, and Handling

Nimble® from Nimble Robotics are intelligent fulfillment and logistics robots that can automate picking, packing, and handling through artificial intelligence (AI), employed by well-known brands like Best Buy, Puma, and Victoria's Secret, among others. Image credit: Nimble Robotics Image credit: Nimble Robotics Key points: different kinds of grippers are used for different objectsthe AI learns the suitability of each gripper for a specific object and automatically switches the gripper for proper picking and packingfast and easy integration based on customer feedbackusing more robots means more data collection, and more data means higher capability and reliabilityNimble Robotics raised $50 million investment…
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Automating the Thinning of Peach Orchards

Automating the Thinning of Peach Orchards

Researchers at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), led by Ai-Ping Hu, have developed an autonomous robot that can perform thinning of peach trees to produce bigger, sweeter, and healthier peaches. Image credit: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and Ai-Ping Hu Key features: LIDAR sensing system along with GPS is used for obstacle avoidance and navigation of the robot through the peach orcharda 3D camera is used to identify the peachlets that should be removedthe end-effector is a claw-like device suitable for pickingAI and deep learning methods can be utilized to enhance robot's image classification capabilities Image credit: Georgia Tech Research…
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