Keyword: Collaborative Robots and Cobots

Robotics, Automation & Control

NASA Spinoff: Materials
A bulk metallic glass could slash prices of collaborative robots and lead to advanced 3D-printed metals.
Articles: Data Acquisition
These technologies provide a tantalizing glimpse into the future of manufacturing automation.
Special Reports: Design
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

USC researchers unveiled a new simulator for robotic cutting that can accurately reproduce the forces acting on a knife as it slices through common food such as fruit and vegetables....

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
RightHand Robotics combines machine vision with an intelligent gripper design to make more adaptable robots.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects for picking and sorting or tool use.
Briefs: AR/AI
The system enables robots to predict what their human coworker will do next.
NASA Spinoff: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
With a clever design by NASA, waiting for hot water could be a thing of the past.
5 Ws: Robotics, Automation & Control
A research team programmed two robots — a humanoid figure and a robotic arm — to measure human physiological signals.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Emerging robotics technology may lead to better buildings in less time.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
In North America alone, the gripper market is worth roughly $100 million — and that number is expected to climb up to 5 percent each year.
Briefs: Motion Control
These robots could perform basic healthcare tasks to support the work of doctors and nurses.
Podcasts: Robotics, Automation & Control
In this episode of Here's an Idea, we look at a set of robots already helping out hospitals in the fight against COVID-19.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These hands, with a large grasping force, enable safer human-robot interactions.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
A panel of experts explains how robots are playing a larger role in manufacturing.
Briefs: Motion Control
Applications include retractable covers and awnings, camera booms, and spacecraft and astronaut positioning.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This robotic finger has a highly precise sense of touch over a complex, multi-curved surface.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Jacobs' scientists are helping to make contract-tracing apps, emergency-use ventilators, and even squid-bots.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Robotics - November 2020

From the operating room to the assembly line, robots are changing the medical industry. Check out the latest advances and amazing applications in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Medical...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The Tentacle Bot can grip, move, and manipulate a wide range of objects.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
New collaborative robot-based vision systems are changing how manufacturers can inspect their parts.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Like biological fat reserves store energy in animals, a new rechargeable zinc battery integrates into the structure of a robot to provide much more energy, a team led by...

Facility Focus: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NIBIB is committed to integrating the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A new metal-air scavenger works like a battery, in that it provides power by repeatedly breaking and forming a series of chemical bonds. But it also works like a harvester,...

Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Manufacturing and Outsourcing - May 2020

How are advances in automation/robotics, welding, 3D printing, and other fabrication technologies shaping the future of medical device manufacturing? Find out in this Special Report – a...

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control

Robots are in high demand as medical professionals seek hands-free ways to disinfect environments and contain the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19.

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
Massive manufacturing bots have evolved into something new — collaborative robots.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Today's advanced smart CNC controls allow manufacturers to optimize the manufacturing process right on the factory floor
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Systems of tiny robots could build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements.