WinBot Is A New Window Cleaning Robot

Robotics has come a far way in the last decade or so and we seem to be progressing at a rapid speed. Nowadays, we are looking at robots that are capable of doing stuff which would require us a lot of effort and time. With these robots, we can have the work done in only a fraction of time and minimal effort. Among many such robots, a new invention is the WINBOT. The name sounds a bit unique, no? Well, once you know the task which this robot is capable of performing, the name would make sense as well. This … Continue reading WinBot Is A New Window Cleaning Robot

Factory-in-a-Day Lets Small Businesses Hire A Factory For Manufacturing

Even if you come up with a business idea which is feasible enough to grow, the worst nightmare is to survive the competition in the industry. Most of all, the manufacturing industry is affected by this competition where small businesses are unable to compete with all the high-tech production lines that are being used by major corporations. European Union saw this as a problem and decided to do something about this in order to provide the smaller businesses with a chance to compete with bigger corporations. Their solution is being called Factory-in-a-Day and well, it sure is something. The key … Continue reading Factory-in-a-Day Lets Small Businesses Hire A Factory For Manufacturing

DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials: What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Expect to See

We’re super excited for the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials that run tomorrow and Saturday, and we hope you are too. Before we get all wrapped up in it, though, it’s important to understand what’s realistic to expect from the robots during the competition, to prevent yourself from (let’s be honest here) experiencing some level of (potentially profound) disappointment. The context in which you should think about the DRC Trials is similar to the first DARPA Grand Challenge for autonomous vehicles that took place back in 2004. DARPA announced the event in 2002, giving 15 teams less than two years to develop fully autonomous vehicles that could navigate … Continue reading DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials: What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Expect to See

Anybots’ New Monolithic Telepresence Robot: Q(X)

Last we heard from Anybots was back in February of last year, when they were offering a robotic receptionist service called AnyLobby. Since then, it’s been fairly quiet over there, but apparently, this is why: they’ve been working on a new telepresence robot called Q(X), which made its first appearance at a party last week. At first glance, Q(X) looks like a cross between that monolith thing from2001: A Space Odyssey and a Game Boy from the 1990s. All we really know about it is that it showed up at a party hosted by Polycom, who makes videoconferencing equipment and is partnering with Anybots to robotify … Continue reading Anybots’ New Monolithic Telepresence Robot: Q(X)

Boston Dynamics Now Belongs to Google

Image: Awaissoft News The New York Times is reporting that Boston Dynamics, the company famous for robots like BigDog, LS3, Petman, Atlas, and WildCat, has been entirely swallowed up by Google. Early this month, news broke that Google had acquired seven robotics startups and that Andy Rubin, the Google engineer who spearheaded the development of Android, is leading this new robots effort at the company. Google was said to be interested in using robots not for consumer applications but rather in logistics, manufacturing, and related activities. Details, however, were scarce, and Google’s robotics plan remains a mystery. The acquisition of Boston Dynamics only makes things more nebulous. The previous robot … Continue reading Boston Dynamics Now Belongs to Google

World’s First Robotic Security Guard

The job of a security guard can be monotonous and also difficult for humans due to physical limitations. Knightscope Inc. is developing a solution to provide greater protection than our average human security guard. The startup company is creating an “Autonomous Data Machine” that collects information of the surrounding area while keeping watch over it. The Knightscope K5 and K10 are the two models for which the company has already started securing beta customers. Both models utilize a wide range of high-end sensors such as a 360-degree HD camera, high quality microphone, thermal imaging, infrared, radar, lidar, ultrasonic sensors (to … Continue reading World’s First Robotic Security Guard