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AMBER Lucid ONE, first choice for bioinspired Robot’s arm, launches on Kickstarter
AMBER Robotics launches Lucid-1 NOW! The ultralight 7-axis Robotic Arm with AI Intuitive controller, very suitable for Robot’s real arm, tease to simplify Robotics Development.
AMBER Robotics, a leading robotics development and innovation company, has launched its latest product, AMBER Lucid-1, a 7-axis portable robotic arm with the AI intuitive mover. The new technology simplifies robotics development and operation and speeds up the creation of films and vlogs by providing a range of features that are easy to use.
„A lightweight robotic arm, should be 3kg or less,“ said the CEO of AMBER Robotics. „AMBER Robotics unveils the Lucid ONE, a game-changer for humanoid’s arm. Weighing only 3.2kg, it can carry up to 1.5kg and boasts a built-in visual recognition interface and 7-axis flexibility. This new technology allows for greater agility and lifelikeness, making the Lucid ONE ideal for manufacturing, healthcare, and service industries. Get ready for a significant impact on the future of robotics.“
Need your humanoid robot to have a pair of flexible arms? Don’t hesitate, Lucid ONE will be your first choice to achieve it.
Kickstarter launch page, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amberobotics/lucid-1-zero-code-and-ai-planning-7-axis-portable-robotic-arm?ref=bordo6
Designed for the industry co-bot, filming, pick & place, spraying, sculpting, laser engraving, 3D printing, etc., AMBER Lucid-1 offers industrial features like dragging to teach, gravity compensation, collision detection, and avoidance. With native trajectory planning algorithms and high reliability, AMBER Lucid ONE eliminates the complex challenges of robot automation and filming.
The AMBER Lucid ONE comes with a bunch of external IO devices like the force control gripper, the magnetic connector with a camera, smartphone, sucker, laser pen, and more, making it the perfect choice for any robot project.
In addition, the AMBER Lucid ONE is compatible with ROS2, RViz, Moveit2, and features native trajectory planning and editing tools, a visualized drag-to-program software, AMBER Robot Studio.
For film studios and vloggers, the AMBER Lucid ONE boasts an incredibly efficient feature, „Just a Snap,“ that can help to automatically plan the right camera robot trajectory and angles in just 10 minutes, saving artists up to 24 hours or more.
AMBER Robotics is also offering a unique Kickstarter promotion, with more than 50% off during the campaign.
For more information, visit amberobotics.com.
About AMBER Robotics: AMBER Robotics is a leading robotics development and innovation company focused on providing easy-to-use, intuitive solutions for customers in various industries. The company’s latest product, AMBER Lucid ONE, is a portable robotic arm with the AI intuitive mover, simplifying robotics development and filming.
ABB schließt Qualifikationslücke in der Automatisierung mit neuem Robotik-Schulungspaket
- Das umfassende Robotik-Schulungspaket von ABB Robotics soll Schüler und Studierende auf die Arbeitswelt der Zukunft vorbereiten
- Es umfasst eine benutzerfreundliche kollaborative GoFa™-Roboterzelle, 56 Stunden an Kursmaterial sowie eine weltweit anerkannte STEM-Zertifizierung
- Neuester Baustein einer weltweiten Kampagne mit dem Ziel, zusammen mit Bildungseinrichtungen die Qualifikationslücke in der Automatisierung zu schließen
Mit der Einführung eines sofort einsatzbereiten Schulungspakets ist ABB Robotics bestrebt, die weltweite Ausbildungslücke in der Automatisierung weiter zu schließen sowie Schüler und Studierende auf die Arbeitswelt der Zukunft vorzubereiten. Das Paket, das einen kollaborativen Roboter (Cobot) vom Typ GoFa, Lehrmaterial und eine weltweit anerkannte technische Zertifizierung beinhaltet, ist Bestandteil einer globalen Kampagne, die Arbeitnehmerinnen und Arbeitnehmer für eine neue Ära der Automatisierung fit machen soll
Das ABB Robotics Education Package wurde entwickelt, um sicherzustellen, dass Bildungseinrichtungen hochqualifizierte junge Menschen für diejenigen Unternehmen ausbilden können, die von der robotergestützten Automatisierung profitieren wollen. Obwohl rund 80 Prozent der Bildungseinrichtungen weltweit glauben, dass die Automatisierung die Arbeitswelt in den kommenden zehn Jahren prägen wird, steht Robotik bei nur einer von vier Institutionen auf dem Lehrplan*. Gründe hierfür sind ein Mangel an ausgebildeten Lehrkräften und die Schwierigkeit, Robotik-Schulungen nahtlos in den Lehrplan zu integrieren.
„Da die robotergestützte Automatisierung in immer mehr Branchen – von der Fertigung und Distribution bis hin zum Einzelhandel und dem Gesundheitswesen – Einzug hält, suchen Unternehmen Menschen, die mit Robotern und Automatisierung vertraut sind“, betont Andrea Cassoni, Leiter der globalen Business Line General Industry bei ABB Robotics. „Das ABB Robotics Education Package bietet Schulen und Hochschulen eine einfache Möglichkeit, Robotik-Schulungskurse zu entwickeln und durchzuführen. Auf diese Weise trägt es dazu bei, die technische Qualifikationslücke zu schließen sowie Schüler und Studierende auf einen automatisierten Arbeitsplatz vorzubereiten.“
Das Herzstück des Pakets bildet die Schulungszelle mit einem voll funktionsfähigen kollaborativen GoFa-Roboter von ABB. Der auf einem kompakten Tisch montierte, preisgekrönte GoFa ist ein benutzerfreundlicher Cobot, der es Schülern und Studierenden ermöglicht, reale Industrieanwendungen wie Pick-&-Place-Aufgaben und 3D-Druck zu erlernen. Dank Lead-Through-Programmierung und der Software Wizard Easy Programming von ABB können auch 15-Jährige ohne technische Vorkenntnisse den Roboter bedienen.
Ein umfassendes Kursmaterial bietet den Lehrkräften alles, was sie benötigen, um die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer durch zwölf Lektionen für Einsteiger und Fortgeschrittene zu begleiten. Es führt von den Grundlagen der Robotik bis hin zu komplexeren Anwendungen und Programmen. Dazu wurde Schulungsmaterial aus der Industrie mithilfe von Pädagogen in ein schülerfreundliches Format gebracht, das Robotik-Konzepte verständlich darstellt. Insgesamt stehen 56 Stunden Inhalte, darunter Videos, interaktive Online-Übungen, 400 Testfragen sowie praktische Übungen mit dem Offline-Programmiertool RobotStudio® von ABB zur Verfügung. Letzteres wird von Unternehmen weltweit zur Planung, Simulation und Entwicklung realer Robotiklösungen in einer virtuellen Umgebung eingesetzt.
Der dritte Teil des Pakets ist eine weltweit anerkannte STEM-Zertifizierung für Lehrkräfte und Lernende, die von der Bildungsforschungs- und Zertifizierungsorganisation STEM.org unterstützt wird und authentifiziert ist. So können Lehrkräfte von ABB zertifiziert werden, die dann wiederum ihren Schülern oder Studierenden ihre Kompetenz zur Bedienung von Robotern bescheinigen können. Damit erhalten sie eine anerkannte Qualifikation, mit der sie gegenüber Arbeitgebern in über 80 Ländern ihre Fähigkeiten in der robotergestützten Automatisierung nachweisen können.
Die Einführung des Education Package ist ein weiterer Schritt im Bemühen von ABB, Schülern und Studierenden dabei zu helfen, die erforderlichen Fähigkeiten für eine Welt zu entwickeln, in der Roboter am Arbeitsplatz so selbstverständlich sein werden wie Laptops. Derzeit arbeitet ABB mit Bildungseinrichtungen in über 40 Ländern zusammen, um sicherzustellen, dass Schüler und Studierende die grundlegenden Kenntnisse der Roboterprogrammierung und -bedienung erlernen.
Mehr über das Schulungspaket sowie das Netzwerk von Schulungseinrichtungen, Partnerschaften und Schulungskurse von ABB erfahren Sie unter: https://new.abb.com/products/robotics/de/funktionspakete/schulungspaket.
*Quelle: ABB Education Survey 2022, basierend auf einer weltweiten Umfrage mit 2.301 Teilnehmenden
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Robohood AI-Driven Robotic Painter Introduces Stable Diffusion and Text Generation Neural Network Model
Robohood, world’s first robotics & AI-driven art & technology company has integrated both Stable Diffusion and a text generation neural network
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (PRWEB) APRIL 25, 2023
Robohood, an art & technology company specializing in AI-driven solutions for robotics-generated physical art, has integrated two forms of AI technology into their software, Stable Diffusion and ChaptGPT both originally developed and released in 2022.
Robohood’s integrated Stable Diffusion technology is a deep learning, text-to-image model primarily used to generate detailed images conditioned on text descriptions, though it can also be applied to other tasks such as inpainting, outpainting, and generating image-to-image translations guided by a text prompt. While the integrated ChatGPT technology is a fine-tune approach to transfer learning using both supervised and reinforcement learning techniques with detailed and articulate responses.
Through these newly integrated technologies, users now have two options when creating a painting with Robohood. The first option involves uploading an image from a device, generating a render, and then painting with a robot, which was the conventional method. Alternatively, they can use our AI-generation tool. To use this tool, users can input an image description in the „Generate by text“ field or request a topic suggestion in the „Can AI suggest a topic for you?” and the tool will offer suggestions in the interface. Once an idea has been selected, the user can copy and paste it into the image generation field and Robohood technology will generate an image that it can later render onto canvas.
“These newly integrated technologies allow for artists to have multiple options when creating artwork within the Robohood interface,” stated Victor Peppi, CEO of Robohood. “Combining art with AI-driven technology is our passion at Robohood and these technologies allow artists to have more freedom and solutions throughout their creative process.”
Robohood is an art & technology company specializing in AI-driven solutions for robotics-generated physical art. Robohood’s groundbreaking software/hardware solution, a brainchild of a brilliant team of software engineers, robotics experts and artists, turned Robohood into the world’s first robotics art company. Producing everything from software to robot-specific painting supplies, Robohood’s solution utilizes robotic manipulators to paint with oil and acrylic paints on various surfaces. To learn more about Robohood, visit the website at https://robohood.com/, and follow us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/RobohoodArts, and Instagram: @robohood.inc.
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Free update makes third deep learning method available for IDS NXT
Update for the AI system IDS NXT: cameras can now also detect anomalies
In quality assurance, it is often necessary to reliably detect deviations from the norm. Industrial cameras have a key role in this, capturing images of products and analysing them for defects. If the error cases are not known in advance or are too diverse, however, rule-based image processing reaches its limits. By contrast, this challenge can be reliably solved with the AI method Anomaly Detection. The new, free IDS NXT 3.0 software update from IDS Imaging Development Systems makes the method available to all users of the AI vision system with immediate effect.
The intelligent IDS NXT cameras are now able to detect anomalies independently and thereby optimise quality assurance processes. For this purpose, users train a neural network that is then executed on the programmable cameras. To achieve this, IDS offers the AI Vision Studio IDS NXT lighthouse, which is characterised by easy-to-use workflows and seamless integration into the IDS NXT ecosystem. Customers can even use only „GOOD“ images for training. This means that relatively little training data is required compared to the other AI methods Object Detection and Classification. This simplifies the development of an AI vision application and is well suited for evaluating the potential of AI-based image processing for projects in the company.
Another highlight of the release is the code reading function in the block-based editor. This enables IDS NXT cameras to locate, identify and read out different types of code and the required parameters. Attention maps in IDS NXT lighthouse also provide more transparency in the training process. They illustrate which areas in the image have an impact on classification results. In this way, users can identify and eliminate training errors before a neural network is deployed in the cameras.
IDS NXT is a comprehensive AI-based vision system consisting of intelligent cameras plus software environment that covers the entire process from the creation to the execution of AI vision applications. The software tools make AI-based vision usable for different target groups – even without prior knowledge of artificial intelligence or application programming. In addition, expert tools enable open-platform programming, making IDS NXT cameras highly customisable and suitable for a wide range of applications.
More information: www.ids-nxt.com
MasterMover Partners with BlueBotics for Best-in-Class AGV Navigation
20.03.2023, St-Sulpice, Switzerland: MasterMover, the world’s leading manufacturer of electric tug and tow solutions, has announced a new partnership with vehicle automation leader BlueBotics to provide best-in-class ANT navigation technologies for MasterMover’s range of Automated Guided Vehicles.
Known for its broad portfolio of pedestrian operated electric tugs and electric tows, used across Industrial Manufacturing, Logistics, and Retail, MasterMover also offers a range of advanced solutions, spanning remote control operation, line follow navigation, and fully autonomous solutions.
MasterMover AGV products now include BlueBotics’ ANT natural navigation technology as standard, ensuring customers benefit from the advanced features and functionality available from the vehicle navigation market leader.
“MasterMover has twenty-five -years’ experience in designing, manufacturing, and delivering load moving solutions that are synonymous with reliability, quality, and performance,” commented James Jones, Partner and Director at MasterMover. “We are combining this expertise with world-class technology partners to deliver advanced solutions. These are increasingly being demanded by our customers who are focused on maximising safety and efficiency within their operations.”
BlueBotics is the global reference in natural feature navigation. For over 20 years, the Swiss company has helped companies meet the challenge of vehicle automation, and today there are more than 4,000 ‘ANT driven’ AGVs, automated forklifts, and AMRs in operation around the world.
“At BlueBotics our goal is to work with market-leading vehicle producers who have the expertise and experience needed to fully meet their customers’ AGV needs,” said Dr. Nicola Tomatis, CEO of BlueBotics. “Partnering with MasterMover is a great example of this. We have been continually impressed with the professionalism of both the company’s solutions and its team, and we look forward to enjoying much success together.”
MasterMover AGV solutions offer Industrial Manufacturing organisations an effective way to automate a range of load moving processes, delivering return-on-investment, and driving operational efficiency.
Autonomous solutions are available from MasterMover with the capacity to move up to 30,000kg, meaning the company is equipped to take on a wide range of load movement challenges with advanced solutions.
MasterMover is combining a strong track record of success in building powerful and reliable load moving products, with best-in-class technologies from market leaders such as BlueBotics. The company also works with safety technology specialists SICK for its AGV solutions.
“Partnering with BlueBotics was a natural choice, with their ANT navigation technology leading the way. The advanced capabilities of BlueBotics’ solutions, as well as their focus on innovation, mean they are the ideal navigation partner for MasterMover,” added Jones. “We have worked closely with the BlueBotics team on a number of projects, and the relationship between the two organisations will only go from strength to strength”.
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MasterMover is a world-leading manufacturer of electric tug and tow solutions, designed to improve safety and operational efficiency when moving heavy, large or unconventional loads. MasterMover focuses on innovation, research, and development to provide the widest range of electric tug products on the market.
Specialist solutions include pedestrian-operated, remotely controlled, and fully Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) options. In addition, MultiLink technology allows a single remote operator to simultaneously control multiple electric tugs through synchronised movement.
MasterMover operates globally through direct relationships and a network of sales and service partners. The company works with an enviable range of world-leading names across industrial manufacturing, retail, and logistics. With an expert in-house engineering team, MasterMover has a proven track record of delivering bespoke projects for diverse applications around the world.
BlueBotics is the reference in natural feature navigation and has the mission to help companies meet the challenge of vehicle automation. With over 20 years of industry experience, the company provides the autonomous navigation technology (ANT) and expert support customers need to bring their AGV, automated forklift, or mobile robot successfully to market. Today, there are more than 4,000 ANT driven vehicles in operation worldwide. Visit www.bluebotics.com to learn more.
RBTX robotics marketplace now available in 18 countries
Powered by igus, RBTX continues to expand international offers, making Low Cost Automation accessible in ten additional countries
16 February 2023 – igus®, the global leader in motion plastics, is expanding its broad range of Low-Cost Automation solutions, reflecting the company’s determination to lower the barriers to entering the automation age.
The robotics marketplace helps interested parties find the right automation solution for their individual application as easily, quickly, and cost-effectively as possible. RBTX.com has been part of this effort since 2019. Previously, RBTX was available in eight countries. Now igus is expanding the range and launching the robotics marketplace in ten additional countries – with three more soon to follow.
To ensure competitiveness, more and more companies are automating their processes. However, investment costs are typically high, and the lack of expertise often represents an obstacle – especially for small and medium-sized companies. This is where RBTX, powered by igus, comes into play. The offer includes an online marketplace for cost-effective robotic components and complete solutions, the RBTXpert remote integration service, and customer testing areas at various locations across the globe, where planned customer applications can be tested live before purchase.
“Our RBTX online marketplace grew significantly in the last year,” says Alexander Mühlens, Head of the Automation Technology and Robotics Business Unit at igus. “We started in Germany in 2019. Since our offer was well-received and demand is constantly growing, we expanded RBTX to Austria, France, Great Britain, the US, Canada, India and Singapore in the last few years. We are still continuously working on becoming active in other countries to make Low Cost Automation more accessible worldwide. That’s why, starting immediately, we are offering RBTX in ten more countries: Poland, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand. Three more will follow soon: Spain, Brazil, and Turkey.”
Rapid robot integration with remote services is booming
At RBTX.com, interested parties have access to more than 300 individual robotics components from 78 manufacturers and more than 150 complete solutions from real-world applications – including guaranteed hardware and software compatibility.
Additionally, the online marketplace offers a place for humans and robots to meet. In the Customer Testing Area, customers can work with an RBTXpert in the remote integrator service to test the feasibility of their planned application. The RBTXpert engages in a video call from this environment with those interested in automation and provides individual advice.
“In Germany alone, we implement up to 30 projects per week. We also have customer testing areas on-site in many other countries so that the RBTXpert can offer support in various languages and time zones,” says Alexander Mühlens. “This gives even more interested parties across the globe direct access to a wide range of cost-effective robotics.”
Digital Robot HORST1000 with a payload of up to 8 kilograms
Constance, February 28th, 2023 – Up to 8 kilograms payload, a reach of 1,018 millimeters, short cycle times: fruitcore robotics is launching HORST1000, a new robot whose performance parameters enable a wide range of additional applications and better meet the growing market for industrial processes such as machine placement and pick & place applications.
HORST1000 is a completely newly developed robot kinematics system that incorporates all the knowledge gained from industrial practice in recent years. Building on existing technology innovations, fruitcore robotics‘ patented robot transmission for HORST1000 has been further optimized using a machine learning algorithm, resulting in a significant increase in performance. In terms of design, fruitcore robotics focuses on a compact footprint and aesthetics, as it has done with its robots that have already won multiple awards in the past, such as the Fokus Open Award and the German Innovation Award. With the introduction of the new model, the predecessor HORST900 will no longer be continued.
Performance improvement based on existing technology innovations
In HORST1000, key performance features such as payload, range and workspace have been significantly improved. The new all-rounder has a payload of up to 8 kilograms and a reach of 1,018 millimeters. The developers placed particular focus on the workspace of HORST1000. The threedimensional workspace has increased by 40 % compared to HORST900, allowing 50 % larger trays to be processed. From the base, HORST1000 can move around 230 millimeters further forward than its predecessor, which corresponds to a 43 % longer linear path. This allows customers to enter machines more easily. Higher acceleration values of the individual axes in the nominal load range also ensure shorter cycle times. In a classic pick & place process, this improves the cycle time by up to 20 %.
„The technological innovations of HORST1000 let us further increase the performance difference compared to current cobots,“ explains Jens Riegger, Managing Director (CEO) and Co-Founder of fruitcore robotics. Patrick Heimburger, Managing Director (Chief Revenue Officer) and Co-Founder of fruitcore robotics, adds: „We now allow an even wider range of applications and help our customers implement industrial processes such as machine placement and pick & place even more easily and efficiently.“
Optimized for Machine Loading and Pick & Place
Thanks to its range and workspace design, HORST1000 is tailor-made for loading and unloading any machine tools; especially for lathes and milling machines, the robot is also ideally suited due to its software and interfaces. The robot can reach deep into the machines, the high axis accelerations enable a short cycle time. In addition, the maximum payload of 8 kilograms also allows the use of heavy tools and complex multiple gripper systems. As an automation solution, Digital RobotHORST1000, like its predecessor HORST900 and its brothers HORST600 and HORST1400, includes not only powerful and cost-effective hardware. It follows a coordinated operating concept, which not only makes the operation of the robot particularly simple, but also the implementation of the entire application. All components involved in the process, such as grippers, CNC systems and safety systems, are operated via the horstFX graphical user interface and centrally networked with the horstCOSMOS IIoT platform.
For example, the machine tool can be integrated as a 3D model in horstFX and component variants can be easily traded via the program management of the operating software. Switching between two tools can be mapped on the software side via the multi-tool feature. In addition to the connection to the IIoT platform, all fruitcore robotics robots come with an IIoT surf stick with SIM card as standard. This offers companies the possibility to go online with the robot system without having to integrate it into their company network. Customers can establish an internet connection as required and use horstCOSMOS to view their robot fleet on dashboards, including the process data of the robot application. This allows processes to be optimized independently or in coordination with fruitcore robotics. In addition, availability is increased because maintenance can be carried out via predictive maintenance and a quick response can be made to service cases via remote maintenance.
Pre-orders now possible
HORST1000 can be pre-ordered from the manufacturer from now on. Delivery will take place from 01.06.2023. The price for the new all-rounder can be found on the manufacturer’s website.
|Max. Payload||8 kg|
|Nominal Load||5 kg|
|Max. Range||1018 mm|
|Mounting Surface||380 x 380 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 70k g|
|Repeatability||+/- 0,05 mm|
|Sound Level||< 70 dB (A)|
|Power Supply||230VAC, 50-60Hz, typ. 350W|
|Surrounding Temperature||5-40 °C|
|Standard Color||RAL 5021 (Water Blue)|