Over the years, cleaning robots have evolved from disc-shaped vacuum cleaners found in homes to advanced models that can navigate complex spaces like airports and train stations.
Equipped with a color 3D camera, an inertial measurement sensor, and its own on-board computer, a newly improved robotic cane could offer blind and visually impaired users a new way to navigate indoors.
The new SLG-2 is one of the most compact automation light grids of its kind of the
market and offers high-performance detection and measurement.
Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF), the Boston-based robotics company and a leader in smart following technology, has developed new sensor technology for implementation not only in consumer and business robots but also in scooters and motorcycles.
The demand for robot-based automation of pick-and-place applications in logistics, warehousing, commissioning or packaging is high.
In recent years, robots have gained artificial vision, touch, and even smell. "Researchers have been giving robots human-like perception," says MIT Associate Professor Fadel Adib. In a new paper, Adib's team is pushing the technology a step further. "We're trying to give robots superhuman perception," he says.
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced the Velarray M1600, an innovative solid state lidar sensor designed to serve mobile robotic applications. The sensor is the latest in a new line of Velarray products and first in the new M-series. It is built using Velodyne’s breakthrough proprietary micro-lidar array architecture (MLA) and leverages Velodyne’s manufacturing partnerships for cost optimization and high-volume production.
At this year’s FIRA virtual event (December 8-10, 2020) Fixposition is showcasing the Vision-RTK sensor, furthering precise positioning and autonomy in the field of agricultural robotics.
Precision sensor supplier Micro-Epsilon has launched an active capacitive measurement system that incorporates a preamplifier within the sensor head to directly boost the signal. This provides end users with greater flexibility for cable routing and movement, especially in industrial automation, robotics, semiconductor production and machine building applications.
Providing the right vision sensor for robotic applications which provide maximum functional and operational flexibility combined with easy process integration has become an increasingly important focus for sensing and instrumentation specialists BAUMER.