robotic arm

  • The Swift is a programmable robotic arm for the masses

    The Swift is a programmable robotic arm for the masses

    As a child I always lusted after the Armatron robotic arm. Oh, the amazing things I would have done! I could have assembled miniature cars! Pinched my sister remotely! Gently squashed bugs to paste! But, alas, the Armatron was too expensive and I never got one. Now that I’m old and wizened I can finally get one. Or at least something like it. The Swift by UFactory is a crowdfunded… Read More

  • Ocado is developing robot hands that won’t bruise bananas

    Ocado is developing robot hands that won’t bruise bananas

    The UK’s online supermarket, Ocado Ltd, has plans to test a new robotic arm for picking and packing groceries in some of its warehouses the company announced today. A grasping robot arm dexterous enough not to bruise bananas, crack eggs or fumble when it picks up a sack of citrus could allow e-groceries like Ocado to process a high volume of orders rapidly, without exhausting human… Read More

  • Flux Is Building A Multifunctional Robotic Arm For Makers

    Flux Is Building A Multifunctional Robotic Arm For Makers

    Desktop 3D printers are driving additive manufacturing towards the mainstream consumer market. It’s not yet affordable enough or easy enough to use for mass market adoption but small businesses and the enthusiast maker community have had their hands on this hardware for several years now. So why not also put robotic arm technology at a price-point that’s also within their grasp? Read More

  • RAPUDA: Robotic Arm For People With Upper Limb Disabilities (Video)

    Robots can do good for mankind, not only in the future but also right now. Case in point: RAPUDA [JP], a robotic arm, which – once mounted onto a wheelchair – can help the disabled manage certain tasks they’d normally require the help of other people for on their own. It’s developed by the Intelligent Systems Research Institute [JP] at Japan’s National Institute… Read More

  • Robotic arm hustles air hockey players everywhere

    If you walk into a bar and see this robotic arm situated at one end of an air hockey table drinking a Miller High Life with a cigarette hanging from its lip yelling “Who’s got next?!", don’t, under any circumstances, play against it for money. It’ll beat you pretty badly. Politely offer to play a gentleman’s game and if the arm refuses, just walk away. Read More