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What’s For Lunch?

Applied Robotics specializes in grippers, rotary actuators and tool changers for the food industry and a variety of other industries. This heavy-duty, pneumatically powered, bag gripper is designed to pick up and put large bags weighing between 50 pounds and a maximum of slightly more than 100 pounds onto pallets.

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Break Time!

Willow Garage’s PR2 is a mobile household robot platform with two, 7-DoF arms and an open-source robot operating system. PR2 can successfully navigate around an office, open doors and locate a household AC socket to recharge itself. The PR2’s size and proportions are similar to those of a human; this optimizes its ability to perform tasks in everyday environments.

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To Go Where No Tracked Vehicle Has Gone Before

Chaos™, a small robot produced by Autonomous Solutions Inc. (ASI) was profiled in a series of exercises at Cobra Gold 2009 in Thailand. Cobra Gold involved the United States, Thai, Singaporean, Japanese and Indonesian militaries and is meant to improve inter-operability and demonstrate U.S. support for humanitarian and security interests in the Pacific regions.

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Benefiting Students & Teachers

The Indiana Robotics Educators Program Editor’s note: in our July-August “ Grassroots Robotics” column (issue no. 11), we reported on the expansion of robotics in high schools in Indiana. You can read that article, with additional material and pictures, at www.botmag.com. In programs spearheaded over three …

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Vex Growing Worldwide

College Challenges Emerge—Community Thrives The Vex Robotics Competition is one of the fastest rising competitive robotics sector around the world, and is now open to college-level students who will be attending the second annual VEX Robotics World Championship to be held at the Dallas Convention Center …

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Spherical 3D Security – Rotundus GroundBot

The Rotundus GroundBot can be used for a wide range of duties, including the automated patrolling of larger areas, teleoperated surveillance, the inspection of remote or dangerous sites and the monitoring of explosive gases.

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Snack Time

Robosaurus”—a 30-ton robot loosely based on Transformers—exhales fire after snacking on an automobile at the March Air Reserve Base in California during a performance at the 2004 March Field Air Fest.

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World’s Strongest 6-Axis Robot Arm

The KUKA KR 1000 Titan is recognized as the world’s strongest robot by “Guinness World Records.” This robotic behemoth is ideally suited to the building materials, automotive and steel industries. It lifts and precisely moves payloads weighing up to 1,000 kg

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