Robots leading the fight against COVID-19 infections
Effective decontamination and sterilisation of hospital wards and bathrooms is essential in reducing the risk of cross infection. This is especially important during COVID-19 pandemic, when we consider that there is just nine critical care beds per 100,000 people in the UK. Here, Eric Lind, Vice-President of Commercial Operations and Business Development at Ultralife, has discussed the vital role robotics play in sterilisation and what to conside...
Drone swarm show enabled by u-blox technology
u-blox has announced that it supplied the high-accuracy technology that made it possible to fly a large drone swarm. The reportedly record-breaking simultaneous flight of 2198 miniature UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) was launched into the night sky over Saint Petersburg, Russia, on September 3rd. The ten-minute long drone show included a flying dove with a wingspan of 600 meters, which was visible from three kilometers away.
P11 cordless vacuum cleaner with touch screen display
Smart home appliance manufacturer Proscenic has announced the availability of its P11 cordless vacuum cleaner with touch screen and mopping capabilities. The P11 includes a powerful motor and three adjustable suction modes making it well suited for use on all types of floor.
Nordic initiative for drone transport of passengers
The Nordic countries are joining forces to drive the development of drone transports for both goods and passengers. The Nordic Drone Initiative (NDI) will pave the way for new sustainable business models. It can be about air-taxis, autonomous courier services or new tourist concepts.
ROS 2 support to accelerate scalable robotics systems
Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has announced the availability of the Connext 6 ROS Middleware Wrapper (RMW) Layer, bringing the field-proven, production-grade strength of RTI Connext 6 to the latest release of the Robot Operating System (ROS 2).
Medical drones market to record exponential growth
Technological advancements and growing applications of drones in healthcare sector will provide stimulus to medical drones market. Healthcare organisations are developing drones with diagnostic imaging capabilities that will be capable of assessing health conditions of patients located in remote areas with the deployment of telemedicine technology.
The future of robots: igus develops new robotic control software
New software to improve the control and use of robots has been developed and launched by igus. The igus robot control software enables robots to be programmed and controlled with ease and also helps customers choose the robot that best suits the needs of their business. igus, which has its UK headquarters in Northampton, has three low cost automation solutions in its portfolio: Robolink robotic arm, delta robots and linear gantry robots.
Milrem Robotics demonstrated autonomous THeMIS UGV
The European robotics and autonomous systems developer, Milrem Robotics demonstrated its autonomous THeMIS UGV (unmanned ground vehicle) to the Italian Army this week and launched a new program to assess and analyse the implementation of intelligent systems into the army’s doctrine.
Why is robotic surgery so expensive?
There are plenty of reasons advocates of robotic surgery can point to as justifications for the costs, but regardless of the reasoning, the surgeries are still very expensive. The most popular system used in robot surgery is the da Vinci surgical system, and since its inception, da Vinci systems have performed more than 6 million surgeries. Guest blog written by Amber Harris, Academic Resources, Circa Interactive
Robot courier delivering food from shop to home
From the last week of September onwards, customers of REDI shopping centre may have spotted a small, wheeled robot moving about on its own. Its task is to deliver meals on demand from K-Supermarket to the Majakka high-rise building. Customers can place an order via the building’s Asumi service on their computer or mobile device, and the delivery robot courier will take the products directly to the customer or to the collection point in the ...