Not only is the Robot Operating System the standard for research, but it is also increasingly the foundation for commercial robots. Here are 10 ROS-based companies, plus some honorable mentions.
Electronic skin could give robots an exceptional sense of touch
Robots and prosthetic devices may soon have a sense of touch equivalent to, or better than, the human skin with the Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin (ACES), an artificial nervous system developed by researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The new electronic skin system has ultra-high responsiveness and robustness to damage, and can be…
XoSoft exoskeleton gives users quasi-passive actuation
A lot of people have lower limb mobility impairments, but there are few wearable technologies to enable them to walk normally while performing tasks of daily living. XoSoft, a European funded project, has brought together partners from all over Europe to develop a flexible, lightweight and resource-efficient soft exoskeleton prototype. Frail elderly, incomplete spinal cord…
Automated system from MIT generates robotic actuators for novel tasks
When designing actuators involves too many variables for humans to test by hand, this system can step in.
Artificial muscles based on MIT fibers could make robots more responsive
New MIT system of contracting fibers could be a boon for biomedical devices and robotics.
Programmable soft actuators show potential of soft robotics at TU Delft
Researchers at TU Delft have developed soft actuators that could help soft robots collaborate with humans.
MIT ‘walking motor’ could help robots assemble complex structures
Years ago, MIT Professor Neil Gershenfeld had an audacious thought. Struck by the fact that all the world’s living things are built out of combinations of just 20 amino acids, he wondered: Might it be possible to create a kit of just 20 fundamental parts that could be used to assemble all of the different…
R+W stainless steel mesh inserts help in high-temp environments
Precision elastomer insert couplings offer technical advantages in a wide variety of power transmission applications. With the rigid jaw hubs machined from solid round bar stock, the torque density can be superior to that of almost any other type of backlash free flexible coupling, depending on the stiffness of the elastomer insert which is used. […]
Twin Spring Coupling’s flexible coupling technology for replacing U-joints and more
Industrial machinery runs 24/7 365, modern life demands a lot from this machinery and when the equipment is not running it costs money through lost orders, worker down time, and customer dissatisfaction. High speed couplings — couplings, beam and elastomeric, can only run at 4° misalignment before they cause equipment failure through increased vibration and […]
Twin Spring Coupling’s TSC500 for industrial power transmission
TSC500 500-ft-lb replacement for coupling and universal joint in any industrial power transmission application Couplings in an industrial power transmission setup have a number of issues to contend with, annual maintenance, fundamental design flaws coming from a century old technology, industry has evolved but the technology that makes up the standard coupling and universal joint […]