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Lego Robot Folds and Flings a Paper Airplane

Lego Robot Folds and Flings a Paper Airplane | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
NXTLOG user hknssn13 built this amazing paper airplane machine. My favorite part is the 4th stage, where four linear actuators make the final folds in the airplane. It looks sick when the entire assembly rises up!

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman
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This is an AMAZING engineering feat.  Great for CTE-STEM students to study and think about.

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cassian bulger's curator insight, March 22, 2013 5:33 AM

inovative ideas such as these making robotics available to the general public are ingenious in my opinion as they help society adapt to robotics aswell as bring the awe in seeing what you can create.

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R2-D2 4 ICU: GE to Develop “Intelligent” Hospital Robot System to Sort and Sterilize Surgical Tools | GE Reports

R2-D2 4 ICU: GE to Develop “Intelligent” Hospital Robot System to Sort and Sterilize Surgical Tools | GE Reports | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

The Institute of Medicine estimates that tens of thousands of Americans die needlessly every year from avoidable medical errors, including infections acquired during surgery. GE and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have now teamed up to change that. They will develop an “intelligent” system using robots, computer vision and automatic identification technologies like RFID tags to fetch, sort, and sterilize surgical tools. The system could save lives, and money.

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News | Carnegie Mellon Robotics Club

News | Carnegie Mellon Robotics Club | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

We are an undergraduate organization at Carnegie Mellon University that provides students with the resources to develop robots. Read More...

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Meet Baxter – the $22,000 Robot

Meet Baxter – the $22,000 Robot | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Realistic views of robots are usually centered on grappling arms hidden behind safety cages, but Rethink Robotics is working to change that. The Massachusetts-based company produces the Baxter line...
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Next Generation Robotic Construct Platform, Makeblock | Industry Tap

Next Generation Robotic Construct Platform, Makeblock | Industry Tap | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

Makeblock has just made creativity even simpler. The extrusion based construct platform allows for creative designs of machines, robots and artware, and anything else in between. Using mostly aluminium, Makeblock’s key is its simplicity, requiring only a screwdriver for assembly, eliminating many of the messier means like adhesives or soldering...read more..

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Rethink Robotics :: Meet Baxter

Rethink Robotics :: Meet Baxter | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

Baxter is an entirely new type robot that is redefining the way robots can be used in manufacturing environments. It performs a variety of repetitive production tasks – all while safely and intelligently working next to people.  How?  Baxter exhibits behavior-based ‘common sense,’ capable of sensing and adapting to its task and its environment. It requires no complex programming or costly integration. And with its uniquely low price point, Baxter provides a compelling alternative to low-cost offshoring for manufacturers of all sizes.

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Robots Create Jobs - IFR International Federation of Robotics

Robots Create Jobs - IFR International Federation of Robotics | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

ROBOTICS will be a major driver for global job creation over the next five years.  The announcement is based on a study conducted by the market research firm, Metra Martech, "Positive Impact of Industrial Robots on Employment".

One million industrial robots currently in operation have been directly responsible for the creation of close to three million jobs, the study concluded. A growth in robot use over the next five years will result in the creation of one million high quality jobs around the world.  Robots will help to create jobs in some of the most critical industries of this century: consumer electronics, food, solar & wind power, and advanced battery manufacturing to name just a few.

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IFR Robotics CEO Round Table Discussion at the Automate in Chicago

The 4th IFR CEO Round Table discussion on 22 January 2013 at the Automate in Chicago focused on the impact of industrial robots on employment. Two robot user...
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How Do Humans Really Feel About Robots?

How Do Humans Really Feel About Robots? | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
One study shows that a robot's intelligence and agreeableness strongly influence human interaction.
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Read more about iCat Robot here :) http://bit.ly/Yi4Arh

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Automate 2013: Innovative Robotiq Gripper and Teach System Address Growing Market Need - Robotics Business Review

Automate 2013: Innovative Robotiq Gripper and Teach System Address Growing Market Need - Robotics Business Review | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

Can grasp, pinch or pick parts with a variety of forces and handle flat, square, cylindrical or irregular shapes

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cassian bulger's curator insight, March 22, 2013 5:31 AM

In my opinion this is one of the directions that robotics should be heading in, many people would say that robotics such as this would always put people out of work and this arguement has been made by people for years and while initially it may be true society has now i believe adapted to this idea and will continue to adapt as robotics such as this make life intensly easyer for the average worker in the long run, also in the long run it forces society to adapt to situations where the jobs are obsolete, lifting the overall education levels to provide further advancements in all fields.

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Robotics: Learning Through Teaching - VIDEO

Robotics: Learning Through Teaching - VIDEO | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Learning Through Teaching is an in depth method for getting students to better understand the lessons and topics they are learning. Watch a high school class take the Learning Through Teaching method and apply it to a robotics lesson.
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NIST Workshop Seeks Manufacturers' Ideas on Using Multipurpose Robots

NIST Workshop Seeks Manufacturers' Ideas on Using Multipurpose Robots | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
NIST Workshop Seeks Manufacturers' Ideas on Using Multipurpose Robots
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Robotic use rises as manufacturing becomes Reshored

Robotic use rises as manufacturing becomes Reshored | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

This article explains how automating with industrial robots can help companies to bring their manufacturing home without any adverse effects on their competitiveness.  Read more....

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General Electric’s Jack Welch famously said in the 1980s that the continued competitiveness of American industry hinged around manufacturers having to decide whether to “automate, emigrate or evaporate”.

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Industrial Robotics News - the latest news from Skoopr – Robots and Vision for Semiconductors and Electronics Manufacturing

Industrial Robotics News - the latest news from Skoopr – Robots and Vision for Semiconductors and Electronics Manufacturing | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Skoopr delivers the latest Industrial Robotics News relating to assembly, pick and place, packaging and product inspection (Robots and Vision for Semiconductors and Electronics Manufacturing http://t.co/8BL4mJ1d...)...
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