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Robotics can be considered the pinnacle of industrial automation, it’s where the disciplines of technology come together in the form of controlled operation. From motion control through to sensing, from machine safety to the vanguard of IoT, Industry 4.0 and beyond, robotics is very much in the ascendancy.

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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Robotics

February 7, 2018 11:13

Bringing Life to the MeArm Robot Arm

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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February 1, 2018 13:25

Functional Reality, the Rebirth of the Prosthesis

No one really knows what the first prosthesis was, or where it originated, but we do have an inkling of where things are going in the world of Prosthetics.

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January 29, 2018 10:22

AI and I

My first experiences of AI - and thoughts on how it will get better.

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October 30, 2017 09:09

Kids Invent Stuff build 8-year-old’s Robot Scarecrow for Halloween

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’

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October 25, 2017 13:38

Building a Robotic Scarecrow for Halloween

Ruth Amos & Shawn Brown co-present Kids Invent Stuff; the YouTube channel where 5-11-year-olds get their invention ideas prototyped and shown to the world.

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October 4, 2017 08:32

HKUST ROV Team Seized Asia's First Championship in MATE International ROV Competition 2017

The HKUST Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Team made history by winning the All-Around Champion and Safety Conscious Award in the MATE International ROV Competition 2017 which was held on June 23-25 in Long Beach, California, US.

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September 26, 2017 09:57

Exploring Robotics with the Hedgehog Robotics Controller

Practical Robotics Institute Austria (PRIA) lately released a Kickstarter for their new product: the Hedgehog, an Educational Robotics Controller. PRIA created the Hedgehog with the intention of creating a applicable resource for anyone.

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September 25, 2017 14:15

The future in motion

One of today’s big topics of discussion is the rise of the robots and whether there will be any jobs left for us less-than-perfect humans in the future!

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July 31, 2017 09:16

Why settle for a one-function robot when you can have 3 and wireless?

Usually robots perform one concrete function. However, why not go beyond this and make a multifunction robot? If you agree, I will show you to how create a 3-in-1 wireless-bot.

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July 27, 2017 07:48

Exoskeletons, making light of it

The use of exoskeletons is growing, from helping people carry a heavy load to easing the muscular stress of repetitive tasks. We take a look at some of the designs and companies out there.

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The Bat-Inspired Robot Drone

Bats demonstrate remarkable agility in flight and angle of attack using independently controlled joints. Weighing only 93 grams, B2 is shaped like a real bat and has silicone-based, stretchable membrane wings.

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