Acorn Product development designed this robust robot for field work. Each of the tracks rotate, keeping it running in tough terrain and if it gets turned upside down. With a strong housing and camera system, it can be guided at a safe distance in unsafe situations.
C-Link shows its miniature designs with custom-made electronic boards. They are not only a learning tool, but a way to help with new concept and prototype modeling.
Technology Editor Carlos Gonzalez demonstrates Universal Robots’ new user-friendly pick-and-place feature that allows the robot to be physically moved into positon. Then a button is triggered on the handheld console and moved to the next position. When finished, the user can select if it wants the robot to choose the fastest way to get from point-to-point, by traveling linearly or in an arc.
New Programming Platforms
Zeno developed robokind as a platform to save time for people who want to work with robots. The model featured at the show offers facial expression, is able to walk, and has HD cameras in the eyes.
CoroWare Robotics Solutions makes education robot kits. The company offers a dynamic design that can be teamed with different sensors and software to operate the vehicle that is all run off a Raspberry Pi.
Technology for Kids
Wonder Workshop gets young children into programing with Dash. This robot offers a learning and storytelling platform. Basic movement and object detection is just the start as Wonder Workshop has added accessories to grow with the child’s abilities. A simple touch interface with music, color, and animation teamed with pre-programmed models helps Dash make learning programming fun for kids.
Vecna’s QC Bot is a healthcare robot that can automate routine tasks and materials to be delivered or moved. QC Bot was designed to help highly skilled nurses and busy support staff so they can focus on caregiving tasks that require the human touch.
Degrees of Freedom
Energid shows off Robai’s Cyton robot arm. Mimicking the movement of a human arm, the Cyton robot arm has seven degrees of freedom. An interactive Action control interface is available to move the gripper for pick-and-place operation. Input device include, a mouse, 3D mouse, joystick, P5 tracking glove, and others.