The second generation of robotics is now upon us, as end of line and bench robotics are becoming economically accessible, robotic integration within industry is no longer only associated with large scale production and automotive assembly lines. Pick and place single arm, multi-axis robots are more popular than ever as users see both their cost and operational benefits. Capable of working along-side humans they perform the repetitive precision work required, faster and without fault.
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Hi! Does the Industrial shield M-duino (Logic controller) has enough outputs to control all 5 axes?
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Yes, it was good but a bit like 'Top Gear' I think it had run its course ? A bit over-egged flash, bang, wallop & whizz to my liking and poorly edited photography that made it difficult to follow. I did...
Hope that Robot Wars gets picked up by another network somewhere in the future. It's a great introduction for people of all ages in what's possible through engineering, and so accessible!
What soft robots lack in hard strength and precision, they make up for with their gentle dexterity handling delicate objects, or their ability to go places other robots cannot reach.
I know the children are our future and all that, but sometimes I think they get all the fun. So I am really excited to be going to the UK MakerFaire in Newcastle 28-29 April 2018.
Have you seen Norbert Heinz's WinchBot 2.0? The WinchBot 2.0 is a robot that anyone can replicate, with the plans, assembly instructions, parts lists and RS parts lists openly available.
Industrial robots are big, expensive, inflexible and dangerous to human workers, right? Wrong, the next generation of Collaborative robots or Cobots can operate alongside humans and don’t need to be caged or fenced off.
The reality of living within a surrogate robotic body takes another step closer with the Telesar V.
BBC have dropped Robot Wars. What's next?
An out of the box build for the new MeArm robot deluxe kit from Mime Industries. See the build and understand how the little arm performed. The kit comes complete with all of the products needed together with a Me Brain controller board.
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We run Kids Invent Stuff - the YouTube channel where 5-11-year-olds can get their invention ideas built and tested by real engineers. Last week we released a video showing how we built 8-year-old Chester’s Creepy Robot Scarecrow, the ‘Scarecrowtron’