Tag: relative

  • Scientists use ‘swarmalation’ to design active materials for self-regulating soft robots

    Scientists use ‘swarmalation’ to design active materials for self-regulating soft robots

    During the swarming of birds or fish, each entity coordinates its location relative to the others, so that the swarm moves as one larger, coherent unit. Fireflies on the other hand coordinate their temporal behavior: within a group, they eventually all flash on and off at the same time and thus act as synchronized oscillators.…

  • Universal Robots ‘maintains top spot’ in collaborative robot market

    Universal Robots ‘maintains top spot’ in collaborative robot market

    Universal Robots is maintaining its top spot in the collaborative robot market, according to a report by ABI Research. However, competitors including Doosan, Techman Robot and Precise Automation are “closing in“, says the study, Industrial Collaborative Robots Competitive Assessment. There are well over 50 manufacturers of collaborative robots, or cobots, worldwide, but only a handful…

  • B&R software better utilises the potential of robots

    B&R software better utilises the potential of robots

    B&R Automation has added new functions to its mapp Motion software package. It is now possible to represent the structure of a complex machine intuitively in the configuration. The various subsystems of a machine can be linked together. The movements of robots can be easily synchronised with gantry systems or workpiece tables with no additional…