måndag 28 december 2009

ABB robot is the highlight at China Science and Technology Museum


2009-11-19 - ABB supports science education and showcases modern robotic technology. The installation allows the audience to experience the excitement of robotic technology, providing an informative and memorable science lesson.... [read the full article]


onsdag 23 december 2009

Understanding interaction in virtual worlds


Millions are immersed in virtual worlds and multiplayer online games. Now researchers are examining online behavior in virtual gaming environments.... [read the full article]


Do computers understand art?


Mathematical algorithms can provide clues about the artistic style of a painting. The composition of colors or certain aesthetic measurements can already be quantified by a computer, but machines are still far from being able to interpret art in the way that people do.... [read the full article]


tisdag 22 december 2009

List helps computers understand expressions with more than one meaning


List helps computers understand expressions with more than one meaning Computers might well be 'with it', but 'they haven't got a clue' about expressions. Dutch researcher Nicole has come up with a solution to this problem: she has prepared a list of unpredictable word combinations that might, for instance, have a literal as well as a metaphorical meaning. The structuring of this list is such that it can be used by many different computer systems.... [read the full article]


Computer algorithm identifies authentic Van Gogh


A researcher in the Netherlands has developed computer algorithms to support art historians and other art experts in their visual assessment of paintings. His digital technology is capable of distinguishing a forgery from an authentic Van Gogh based on the painter's characteristic brush work and use of color.... [read the full article]


ABB robots help reduce zinc ingot rejects by 60%.


2009-12-20 - Zinc smelter Nyrstar of Hobart Tasmania have installed a range of ABB robots to increase quality, productivity and enhance working conditions for employees... [read the full article]


Significant advances made in molecular computing


Researchers have made important advances in molecular computing. These include defining the fundamental limits of such 'biological computers'. Molecular computing attempts to use components of organisms (eg genes) to run calculations inside living cells. Currently, most of the work in this area is theoretical or concerned with future applications of the technology, such as molecular computers being used to release drugs into the body or enhance our ability to study and learn from biological systems.... [read the full article]


ABB robotic technology helps produce China’s 10 millionth vehicle in 2009


2009-12-15 - Advanced robotic production lines supplied by ABB enable China to join the ranks of the automotive super powers... [read the full article]


Surgery on beating heart thanks to robotic helping hand


If you've been waiting for the day to arrive when computers really start performing surgery, that moment might soon be upon us. Scientists have developed a computerized 3-D model that allows surgeons to use robotics to operate on a beating heart.... [read the full article]


ABB robots improve working conditions and increase efficiency in Norwegien foundry


2009-12-11 - In the tough environment of CTF in Norway, aluminum parts are cast, finished and inspected by ABB robots which can handle the heat and radiation in a way no human being can, and with four times the effectiveness.... [read the full article]


Robotic Perception, On Purpose


Researchers have developed technology that enables a robot to combine data from both sound and vision to create combined, purposeful perception. In the process, they have taken the field to a new level.... [read the full article]


ABB force control technology wins golden prize at China International Industry Fair


2009-12-09 - The award-winning robotic system was developed in China and combines an innovative design concept and advanced manufacturing technology.... [read the full article]


'Shoot-'em-up' video game increases teenagers' science knowledge


While most American students have an intuitive grasp of popular music, professional sports, and consumer electronics, they lack a basic understanding of cell biology. The Federation of American Scientists developed the video game Immune Attack to plunge 7th-12th graders into the microscopic world of immune system proteins and cells.... [read the full article]


Better way for computers to 'see' combines molecular biology and gaming hardware


Combining screening techniques from molecular biology with high-performance gaming hardware advances the building and understanding of visual systems.... [read the full article]


Flight of fancy


In its first 18 years, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s annual aerial-robotics competition posed four successive challenges, which robotics researchers had to meet using entirely autonomous aerial vehicles — no remote control allowed. The first challenge, which stood for three years, was to move a metal disc from one end of an arena to another. The fourth challenge was to travel three kilometers and find a way into a specific building: it stood for eight years. But this summer, for the first time in the competition’s history, a challenge fell in its first year, to a team of students representing MIT’s Robust Robotics Group.

The competition presented a scenario mimicking the aftermath of a nuclear meltdown. The aerial robot had to navigate its way through a window and into a maze simulating the hallways of an evacuated building, locate the control ro... [read the full article]


Building real security with virtual worlds


Advances in computerized modeling and prediction of group behavior, together with enhancements in video game graphics, are making accomplishable virtual worlds in which defense analysts can explore and predict results of accomplishable military and policy actions, say computer science researchers.... [read the full article]


OC Robotics exhibits at Airbus Manufacturing Technology Forum


OC Robotics successfully exhibited at the Airbus Manufacturing Technology Forum between 20th - 22nd October.


Over 400 visitors attended over three days including delegates from Airbus in France, Germany, Spain and the UK, and representatives from many other prominent aerospace companies such as EADS, GKN, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Messier-Dowty, Spirit Aerosystems, ThyssenKrupp, Assystem and GE.


OC Robotics exhibited two snake-arm robots developed for the aerospace industry. Dr Rob Buckingham, Managing Director of OC Robotics, also presented present developments in automated sealant application. Presentation material is accessible - please contact us for a copy.

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New computer cluster gets its grunt from games


Technology developed to blast aliens in computer games is part of a new GPU (graphics handling units) computer cluster that will process research data thousands of times quicker and more efficiently than a desktop PC.... [read the full article]


ABB robot is the highlight at China Science and Technology Museum


2009-11-19 - ABB supports science education and showcases modern robotic technology. The installation allows the audience to experience the excitement of robotic technology, providing an informative and memorable science lesson.... [read the full article]


ABB launches combined robot and linear gantry unit for increased flexibility.


2009-11-18 - ABB's robot range is expanded to offer a 150kg payload capacity gantry mounted robot for materials handling and machine tending applications.... [read the full article]


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