Blue Ocean Robotics, the manufacturer of the autonomous disinfecting robot UVD Robots equipped with UV-C light, has been selected by Gallup McKinley County Schools (GMCS) in New Mexico to supply 37 UVD Robots to the districts’ schools to help fight the Coronavirus and other infectious diseases.
Inrotech has received an order for an extensive set of welding robots for shipbuilding in the United States. The Inrotech-MicroTwin and Inrotech-Crawler were purchased by Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Miss., and will be used during construction of United States Coast Guard’s new Polar Security Cutter. The 460-foot vessel will support U.S. national interests in Arctic and Antarctic waters.
Researchers have succeeded in making an AI understand our subjective notions of what makes faces attractive. The device demonstrated this knowledge by its ability to create new portraits on its own that were tailored to be found personally attractive to individuals. The results can be utilised, for example, in modelling preferences and decision-making as well as potentially identifying unconscious attitudes.
Large, unwieldy bags of dog food, non-airtight clothing or consumer goods packages, and bulky, porous cardboard boxes. These are just some examples of demanding packaging and palletizing applications that OnRobot’s new VGP20 gripper can address. VGP20 is, according to OnRobot, the world’s most-powerful electric vacuum gripper.
Teradyne today announced that Kim Povlsen has been appointed President of Universal Robots. Povlsen, a Danish native, brings global executive leadership from a high-tech and commercial perspective and will lead Universal Robots’ next stage of growth and innovation. His appointment reinforces Teradyne´s commitment to Universal Robots’ Danish origin and its role in further developing the local robotics community. Kim begins his new role at Universal Robots on March 1, 2021.
The two-day Machine Tending Expo, February 23-24, focuses on deploying cobots to tend machines such as CNC, press brakes, injection molding machines or 3D printers. In live demos, keynotes and interactive booth sessions with exhibiting partners, Universal Robots shows its solutions on how to implement cobots, tackling the labor shortage, while improving crucial machine uptime.
Robots from Blue Ocean-daughter UVD Robots have helped disinfect One Buc Place, the facility of the Tampa Bay Bucccaneers, winners of the Super Bowl. The robots were deployed by Tampa-based company ip Program Infection Prevention in cooperation with Tampa General Hospital.
Using patient data, artificial intelligence can make a 90 percent accurate assessment of whether a person will die from COVID-19 or not, according to new research at the University of Copenhagen. Body mass index (BMI), gender and high blood pressure are among the most heavily weighted factors. The research can be used to predict the number of patients in hospitals, who will need a respirator and determine who ought to be first in line for a vaccination.
SME has named Twenty women making their mark in robotics & automation. The international group of remarkable women on the list represent a comprehensive cross section of technologies in robotics and automation. The list was developed by U.S.-based SME in consultation with several leaders across the robotics and automation industries. SME is a nonprofit association of professionals, educators and students committed to promoting and supporting the manufacturing industry.
The pandemic has caused a renewed interest in robotics according to HowToRobot.com. Two suppliers on the platform, Gibotech and OnRobot, have felt the increasing demand from customers.