ABB Robotics - ABB is a leading supplier of industrial robots, modular manufacturing systems and service, having installed more than 190,000 robots worldwide.
Adept MobileRobots - Supplies robotic platforms for nearly all land, air, and sea-based research needs. All ground robots include Pioneer SDK. In addition, the Pioneer family of robots are supported in Player/Stage, ROS, MSRS, and most other interfaces. Versatile Pioneer-family and Seekur-family robots offer many accessories and software tools.
Adept Technology, Inc. - Provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics systems and services. Founded in 1983, Adept Technology is the largest U.S.-based manufacturer of industrial robots. Adept intelligent automation product lines include industrial robots, configurable linear modules, machine controllers for robot mechanisms and other flexible automation equipment, machine vision, and systems and applications software. Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to high-growth markets including Packaged Goods, Life Sciences, Disk Drive/Electronics and Semiconductor/Solar; as well as to traditional industrial markets including machine tool automation and automotive components.
Aethon - Its mobile robotic platform (TUG) enables hospitals to automate and improve the delivery and retrieval process across all major functions - including medications, supplies, meals, linen, and waste removal.
Andrew Olney - An Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis and Associate Director of the Institute for Intelligent Systems. Dr. Olney's primary research interests are in cognitive science and the psychology of language. Specific interests include vector space models, dialogue systems, unsupervised grammar induction, robotics, and intelligent tutoring systems.
Arrick Robotics - PC-based motion control products including stepper motor control systems, linear and rotary positioning tables, robotic workcells, and automation accessories such as pulley reducers and grippers.
Barrett Technology, Inc. - Industrial and commercial applications that can benefit from versatile and people-compatible robotic manipulators enabling the broader adoption of robots in industry and commerce.
BattleBots - BattleBots is the emerging sport of live robotic combat. BattleBots contestants design and build radio controlled robots weighing up to 488 lbs. that employ an array of destructive weaponry such as hammers, saws, and spikes.
Boston University: Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems (CNS) and the Center for Adaptive Systems (CAS) - CNS provides advanced training and research experience for graduate students interested in the neural and computational principles, mechanisms, and architectures that underlie human and animal behavior, and the application of neural network architectures to the solution of outstanding technological problems. CAS is an interdisciplinary research and training center whose interests intersect the areas of biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and psychology where formal investigations suggest new designs for computer vision, adaptive pattern recognition machines, autonomous robots, and massively parallel computers, thereby integrating basic science with the design of novel technologies.
Boston Dynamics - A leading provider of human simulation software and services. Boston Dynamics was as a spin-off from the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where the founders developed advanced robotic systems. The robotics work done at MIT was adapted at Boston Dynamics to apply it to lifelike human animation and analysis. BDI products are used worldwide for military applications, driving simulators, mission planning systems, urban planning, and architectural walk-throughs. Robots include:
Case Western University Biorobotics Lab - Interdisciplinary project at Case Western Reserve University whose goal is to advance the fields of robotics using insights gained through the study of biological mechanisms.
Cyborg Cabaret - Explores human, robot, and cyborg relationships in a variety show format featuring everything from cutting edge metal machines to cardboard-suited meat bags. Expect tear-jerking vignettes, frequent non-sequiters, and lots of humor through avant art-meets-science theater.
Deep Sea Engineering - Started as a small engineering company in 1982, has over 600 sophisticated ROV systems in the field, world wide. Able to accommodate all of your ROV needs from sales to service, parts to product instruction, initial advice to installation, and service of the most sophisticated ROV systems in the world.
Direct Dimensions - Experienced in data measurement, inspection, and reverse engineering that will allow you to digitally "clone" your three-dimensional product with speed, accuracy, and attention to detail.
Draper Laboratory - Expertise includes the areas of guidance, navigation, and control systems; fault-tolerant computing; advanced algorithms and software solutions; modeling and simulation; and MEMS and multichip module technology.
Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab (DASL) - DASL's working mission statement is to conceive, develop, implement and configure sensor-based solutions and "smart" mechatronic systems for robotics and human augmented applications.
Field Robotics Center - Part of the Robotics Institute within the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Field robotics is the use of mobile robots in field environments such as work sites and natural terrain, where the robots must safeguard themselves while performing non-repetitive tasks and objective sensing as well as self-navigation in random or dynamic environments.
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) - A national engineering contest which immerses high school students in the exciting world of engineering. In six intense weeks, students and engineers work together to brainstorm, design, construct and test their "champion robot.
Fukuda and Vachkov Laboratory: Nagoya University - Cellular Robotic System (CEBOT), Microrobotic System and Micromechatronics, Nanotechnology, Bio-Micro Manipulation System, Telesurgery System for Intravascular Neurosurgery, Machine Learning of Intelligent Robotic System, Emotional Robot Engineering, and more.
GE: Remote Visual Inspection - Offers a comprehensive selection of remote visual inspection (RVI) equipment - from basic borescopes and fiberscope to measurement capable digital video borescopes, and pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera systems and robotic crawler systems.
Institute for Intelligent Systems, The University of Memphis - Dedicated to advancing the state of knowledge and capabilities of intelligent systems, including psychological, biological, and artificial systems. Researchers in the IIS have developed technologies in the cutting-edge areas of cognitive science, artificial intelligence, complex dynamic systems, neural networks, evolutionary modeling, massively parallel systems, and biological systems.
Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics - Design of mechatronic systems is the main goal of the institute. Examples are new lightweight robots and advanced vehicle systems with active components. Such projects integrate the core skills in dynamic system modelling and simulation, design of robust control algorithms and multibody formalisms, development of highly integrated robot sensors and actuators and remote control of semi-autonomous systems.
International Federation of Robotics (IFR) - Comprised of robotics organisations from over 15 countries. Promotes research, development, use and international co-operation in the entire field of robotics, and acts as a focal point for organisations and governmental representatives in activities related to robotics.
IntRoLab, Universite de Sherbrooke - A research laboratory pursuing the goal of studying, developing, integrate and using mechatronics and artificial intelligence methodologies for the design of autonomous and intelligent systems. Research conducted at the lab is pragmatic, oriented toward overcoming the challenges associated with making robots and intelligent systems usable in real life situations to improve quality of life, and also discover how to give intelligence to machines. Application areas are service robots, all-terrain robots, interactive robots, assistive robotics, telehealth robotics, automobile and surgical robots.
iRobot - A leading provider of robot products and to supply developers with an industry-standard platform to create valuable robotic applications. Includes the real World Interface line of robots and accessories.
Kawada Industries, Inc.: Robotics - The Robotics Division has a unique background and expertise in the fields of aeronautical, mechanical, control, and electrical engineering whilst diversifying cutting-edge technologies and knowledge accumulated in such fields into a wide variety of industries. Its humanoid robot has been developed in collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), an independent administrative legal entity, which assumes responsibility for total specification design while Kawada focuses upon the handling of the robot hardware and the fabrication of the robots themselves. See NEXTAGE robot on Endgadet and YouTube.
Kod*lab - Interested in the application of dynamical systems theory to the invention and construction of intelligent machines and systems, with a particular focus on biologically inspired robotics. University of Pennsylvania.
Kuka Robotics - Manufacturer of ndustrial robots and components for factory automation .
Laboratory for Neuroengineering, Georgia Tech - Wet-lab neurobiology, electronics, neuroimaging, modeling, and multi-dimensional data analysis. Explores neural processes such as motor control, learning, information processing, response to physical trauma, and the role of complex dynamics in the nervous system. Designs software, mechanical systems and electronic systems to interact with and interface to neural tissue, creating hybrid systems consisting of living and engineered components.
LoganBot - The Lenox High School Bot Club presents Logan, a super heavyweight battle robot with a unique design and weapons.
Machinebrain - Robot links and robotics information. Find links to artificial intelligence, androids, wearable computers, battlebots, robot wars, robocup, clubs, and soccer. Get the latest news on smart machines.
Marilyn Monrobot Labs - Heather Knight is currently conducting her doctoral research at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute and running Marilyn Monrobot Labs in NYC, which creates socially intelligent robot performances and sensor-based electronic art. Founder of the Robot Film Festival and Cyborg Cabaret, Heather was on the 2011 Forbes List for 30 under 30 in Science.
Marvin Minsky - Marvin Minsky has made many contributions to AI, cognitive psychology, mathematics, computational linguistics, robotics, and optics. In recent years he has worked chiefly on imparting to machines the human capacity for commonsense reasoning. His conception of human intellectual structure and function is presented in The Society of Mind (1987), which is also the title of the course he teaches at MIT.
MDA - MDA is the world leader in space robotics and a leading supplier of satellite information missions and a world-renowned supplier of satellite payload systems and sub-systems.
MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab - The Massachsetts Institute of Technology (MIT) conducts research in many aspects of intelligence. Its aims are two-fold: to understand human intelligence at all levels, including reasoning, perception, language, development, learning, and social levels, and to build useful artifacts based on intelligence. Robotics plays an important role in MIT's AI research.
MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab: Mobot Group - The MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory performs a broad range of research on mobile robots and autonomous systems. Efforts range from basic research on topics such as vision or natural language to the development of key supporting technologies, such as low cost hardware and powerful software development environments.
MIT Leg Laboratory - Researchers at the Leg Laboratory have built a series of legged robots, including one-legged hoppers, bipedal runners, bipedal walkers, a quadruped, and two kangaroo-like robots. Taken collectively, these machines traverse simple paths, run with several different gaits, run fast (13 mph), walk over flat ground and rolling terrain, jump over obstacles, climb a simplified stairway, and perform rudimentary gymnastic maneuvers.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation - Part of a $40 billion global company serving a wide variety of industrial markets with a family of automation products including programmable logic controllers, variable frequency drives, operator interfaces, motion control systems, computer numerical controls, industrial robots, servo amplifiers and motors, and industrial sewing machines.
JPL Robotics - Development of innovative robotics and automation technologies supporting NASA missions. Researchers work toward enabling more efficient, lower cost missions dedicated to planetary surface and solar system exploration, Earth observations from space, astrophysical experiments in space and on the Moon, and the extension of human capabilities in space.
Nomad Robot - A four wheeled robot designed to traverse planetary analogous terrain. NASA and Carnegie Mellon University.
Robonaut - In the current iteration of Robonaut, Robonaut 2 or R2, NASA and General Motors are working together with assistance from Oceaneering Space Systems engineers to accelerate development of the next generation of robots and related technologies for use in the automotive and aerospace industries. The team is focusing on improving the speed, dexterity, and workspace of Robonaut. Robonaut is about improving the efficiency of missions. The dexterity of R2 allows it to use the same tools that astronauts currently use and removes the need for specialized tools just for robots.
Robotics Alliance Project - Dedicated to encouraging people to become involved in science and engineering, particularly building robots.
Robotics and Simulation - NASA's Johnson Space Center Engineering offers a variety of capabilities to conceive, develop, adapt, infuse, and sustain intelligent systems, robotics systems, and real-time simulation systems within the programs and tasks assigned to the center.
NRL's Information Technology Division (ITD) - The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory conducts basic research, exploratory development, and advanced technology demonstrations in the collection, transmission, and processing of information to provide a basis for improving the conduct of military operations. Funded by a variety of customers and sponsors within DoD, the US government, and industry, ITD's research program spans the areas of Artificial Intelligence, High Assurance Systems, Modeling and Simulation, Virtual Reality, Human/Computer Interaction, Computer and Communication Networks, Communication Systems, Transmission Technology, and High Performance Computing.
PapeRo - An NEC prototype research robot designed to live with you at home as a useful and lovable partner.
Philip K. Dick Android Project - The building a robotic likeness of the science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. The robot was constructed simultaneously in Dallas, Texas and Memphis, Tennessee over 2004 and early 2005. It used David Hanson's patented synthetic skin (f'rubber) and a lifelike rendition of Dick. The robot was fully autonomous. In other words, it operated without human intervention. it tracked people coming in and out of the room with face recognition software, and would greet faces that it knew.
Rethink Robotics - Mission is to create a new kind of manufacturing robot, one that uses common sense to perform a wide range of tasks and vastly improve productivity. And one that safely works side by side with its human counterparts, who are able to train it with no programming or engineering expertise. Also see Baxter's Capabilities.
RoboCup - An international scientific initiative with the goal to advance the state of the art of intelligent robots. When established in 1997, the original mission was to field a team of robots capable of winning against the human soccer World Cup champions by 2050. While that mission remains, RoboCup has since expanded into other relevant application domains based on the needs of modern society.
Robot - Wikipedia article: A robot is a mechanical intelligent agent which can perform tasks on its own, or with guidance. In practice a robot is usually an electro-mechanical machine which is guided by computer and electronic programming. Also see Robotics.
Robot Books - Selects, reviews, recommends, and sells robot books. Also provides excellent selection of links to robot resources, robot magazine, robot news, robot newsletter.
Robot Cafe - Robotics news, tutorials, and discussion forums. Links to robot kits, competitions, companies, hobby clubs, hardware, software, universities and movies. Learn how to build robots for competitions or just for fun. Discover more about artificial intelligence, electronics, and mechanics. Read about mobile robots, educational toys, walking robots, space robotics, and underwater robots. Enter competitions like Robot Wars, Micromouse, Robot Sumo, and RoboCup.
Robot Film Festival - This is not your ordinary film festival. The crowning feature is a black tie, red carpet Botskers award ceremony. It is here that films are in the running for a coveted 'botsker' awards - 3D printed robot statuettes whose titles have been robotically milled carved out by a robot.
Robotic Industries Association (RIA)/Robotics Online - North America's only trade association focused exclusively on robotics. Members include leading industrial robot manufacturers and robotic peripheral suppliers, system integrators, end users of robots, and robotic technology developers.
Robotics and Mechatronics Network - Takes a strategic role in co-ordinating the fragmented parties within the UK robotics and mechatronics community and beyond, to raise the profile of global activities and facilitate knowledge sharing.
Robotics Group Inc. (RGi) - Specializes in Microchip PIC and Atmel AVR designs. We will develop the schematics, PWB and write the firmware and software in VB.net or TCL. RGi will also build your prototypes and deliver a complete system to you.
Robotics Online - Features, news, and opinion presented by the Robotic Industries Association.
Robotics Research Team - Consists of two PhD students, Kiwon Sohn in MEM Department, Drexel University and Xiao Q in Electrical Computer Engineering Department, University of Arizona and a Masters student, Saravanakrishnan Krishnamoorthy in ECE, UofA. See Past and Current Projects page, including:
Shadow Robot Company - Building a useful general-purpose robot, a robot that can reach the cupboards, turn the taps, get up the stairs.
Shanghai SIASUN Robot & Automation Co., Ltd. - Mainly conducts research and development of industrial robot application, automatic assembly & testing production lines. It is located in Shanghai Jinqiao Export Processing Zone with an area of about 5000 square meters. The application field includes automobile, motorcycle, engineering machinery, and electronic and electric assembly.
Skilligent Robot Vision - A software component which implements powerful object recognition and object tracking algorithms. The system is specifically designed for robotics applications including visual object recognition and tracking, image stabilization, visual-based servoing, human-to-machine interaction and visual localization.
Stanford Robotics Laboratory - Research is conducted on a number of core topics, including manipulation, machine learning, navigation, vision, tactile sensing, and reasoning. The goals of this research are to make robots both autonomous and dexterous, to increase the self-sufficiency of existing robots, and to enable robots to accomplish very delicate tasks.
Staubli - A mechatronics solutions provider with three dedicated divisions: Textile, Connectors and Robotics. With a global workforce of over 4,000, the company generates annual turnover surpassing 1 billion Swiss francs. Originally founded in 1892 as a small workshop in Horgen/Zurich, today Staubli is an international group headquartered in Pfaffikon, Switzerland, delivering innovative solutions to all industrial sectors around the world.
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Yamaha Robotics - One of the world's largest manufacturers of industrial SCARA, Cartesian, Pick & Place and Single-Axis robots. Its robot line includes standard, clean room, wall mount, and ceiling mount models, while our wide array of controllers include traditional and PC-based models.
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