Top 10 stories about robots in September 2022

Top 10 stories about robots in September 2022

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Big takeovers, two-footed robots, and an FTC investigation grabbed your attention in September.

Here are the 10 most popular stories about robots Android Report in September. participation in Android Report the news To stay up to date with the bot stories you need to know.

Diagram showing the structure of a robotic vacuum cleaner

10. Sensor breakdown: How does the robot vacuum cleaner move

Over the past few years, robotic vacuums have evolved significantly. Prototypes tend to go up randomly across the room, often missing key areas on the floor during their runtime. Since those early days, these negatives have been turned into advantages through the innovative use of sensors and motor controllers combined with open source custom software and drivers. Here’s a look at some of the different sensors used in today’s robot vacuum to improve mobility and cleaning. Read more

Collage of AMD Instinct and NVIDIA Chip Covered with CHINA FLAG9. How can the AI ​​chip ban affect Chinese robotics companies

NVIDIA and AMD have said the US government has ordered them to stop exporting some AI chips to China, which is the world’s second-largest economy. Both companies are now requesting licenses to sell AI chips to China. Read more

dooson cubot in case of manufacturing use

8. Doosan Robotics Signs Cobot Distribution Company in the Northeast

Doosan robots Formed a strategic partnership with industrial automation supply (IAS) in Portland, Maine. IAS will act as partner and distributor of Doosan’s M, H and A-SERIES collaborative robotic arms across the Northeast. All four Doosan M-SERIES cobot models are equipped with six torque sensors – one at each joint. The working radius of the models is from 900 to 1700 mm and the load capacity is from 6 to 15 kg. Read more

7. Will Tesla’s Optimus robot be transformative?

Let’s be honest, Optimus feels a little messy, as if we’d all be replaced by a sleek, slim, and cool robot. Optimus seems to inhabit a world of beautiful black and white design, while the rest roam the stainless-steel Cybertrucks to oversee hole-digging operations on Mars. Read more

bipedal robot osu6. Watch Cassie’s bipedal robot run 100 meters

Cassie, a bipedal robot developed in Oregon State University (OSU) College of Engineering It is produced by OSU-spinout Agility Robots, recently ran the 100m without a fall in 24.73 seconds at Ohio State University’s Whyte Track and Field Center. Android created Guinness World Record To the fastest 100 meters by a bipedal robot. Read more

Old Cloostermans Process Production Machine5. Amazon acquires warehouse robotics maker Cloostermans

Amazon continues the acquisition streak. Amazon agreed to the acquisition Klostermans, a Belgium-based company specializing in mechatronics. Cloostermans has been selling products to Amazon since at least 2019, including technology that Amazon uses in its operation to move and stack heavy pallets, handbags, and robots to package products for customer orders. Read more

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4. Gripper launches MAXXgrip

Gripper has officially launched the MAXXgrip, the first gripper solution designed specifically for warehousing and logistics applications. The new MAXXgrip uses a vacuum cleaner and four soft moving fingers to solve the problems that robotic grippers have in handling parts in warehouse picking and sorting jobs where there are so many different types of items to deal with. A hinged vacuum clutch is used to obtain the initial element, then the fingers are deployed to hold the element caught during transportation by the robot. Read more

Amazon Robot

3. Amazon is testing disk-powered bots for e-commerce

The robots that pick out items in Amazon warehouses need to be able to handle millions of different items of different shapes, sizes, and weights. Right now, the company primarily uses a suction clutch, which uses air and an airtight seal to lift items, but Amazon’s robotics team is working on developing a more flexible clutch to reliably pick up items that suction grippers struggle to pick. Read more

irobot on earth2. FTC Investigating Amazon’s Acquisition of iRobot

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has officially launched an antitrust investigation into Amazon’s plans to acquire robotic vacuum maker iRobot for $1.7 billion. Politico Reports that the Federal Trade Commission is investigating a number of potential issues. The FTC’s investigation is said to focus on whether data provided by iRobot’s Roomba robot vacuum gives Amazon an unfair advantage in the retail industry. Read more

linux rust1. The Linux system that embraces Rust will strengthen the bot community

linux Dictator is good for life Linus Torvalds recently mentioned that the programming language Rust It will be used in the upcoming Linux 6.1 kernel. Currently, the Linux kernel is in preview version 6.0-rc6 (codenamed “Here’s my role as a sloth ninja’) So we have some time before we all have Rust to run the kernel, but just the announcement is worth the news. The author believes that embracing Rust at the core of Linux would be a huge boost to the bot community. Read more

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