OSRF releases ROS 2 Jazzy Jalisco
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by Steve Crowe
1d ago
The Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) yesterday released ROS 2 Jazzy Jalisco. The 10th version of ROS 2 is a long-term support (LTS) release that will be supported until May 2029. Jazzy Jalisco offers a host of new features and enables connectivity between existing ROS code and the Intrinsic platform. Intrinsic, a spinout of the X moonshot division of Alphabet in mid-2021, acquired the Open Source Robotics Corporation in late 2022. OSRF said ROS 2 Jazzy Jalisco is primarily supported on the following platforms: Tier 1 platforms: Ubuntu 24.04 (Noble): amd64 and arm64 | Windows 10 (Visual ..read more
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RBR50 Spotlight: Olive Robotics eases robotics development with EdgeROS
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by Mike Oitzman
1d ago
Organization: Olive Robotics Country: Germany Website: https://olive-robotics.com/ Year Founded: 2020 Number of Employees: 2-10 Innovation Class: Technology, Product & Services Editor’s Note: The 2024 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards were announced on April 9. The RBR50 has been around for the past 12 years, and the inaugural RBR50 Gala was held during the Robotics Summit & Expo in Boston. The Robot Report will be highlighting each RBR50 winner throughout the year. Olive Robotics unveiled a game-changing innovation for mobile robotics with EdgeROS, an approach that integrates the powe ..read more
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Demand for integrated robot control surges
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by Samantha Mou
2d ago
Universal Robots, along with other cobot manufacturers, cobots can now use SRCI, a standard interface between PLCs and robots. | Source: Universal Robots Just before Hanover Messe, Siemens announced its cooperation with two collaborative robot vendors, UR and JAKA. This will enable Siemens PLCs to control robots from UR and JAKA through the TIA Portal using the ‘Standard Robot Command Interface (SRCI)’ function. Prior to this, Siemens was already working in cooperation with Comau, Stäubli, Kawasaki and Yaskawa in integrated robot control via SRCI. A series of other leading robot brands, such ..read more
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Stereotaxis establishes 1st robotic heart procedure program in Italy
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by Sean Whooley
2d ago
The full Stereotaxis lab with the Genesis RMN system. Source: Stereotaxis Stereotaxis announced that a hospital in Italy established the first robotic cardiac heart program in the region. Hospital Santa Maria della Pietà, in Nola in the Metropolitan City of Naples, established the program. Now, doctors there can treat patients with heart rhythm disorders using robotic ablation procedures. The hospital becomes the first in Italy to adopt the Stereotaxis Genesis robotic magnetic navigation (RMN) system. Stereotaxis RNM uses robotic precision and safety for cardiac ablation. Genesis uses smalle ..read more
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RBR50 Spotlight: Capra Robotics bridges gap between VELUX’s indoor, outdoor logistics
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by Mike Oitzman
3d ago
Organization: Capra Robotics Country: Denmark Website: https://capra.ooo/ Year Founded: 2019 Number of Employees: 11-50 Innovation Class: Application & Market Editor’s Note: The 2024 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards were announced on April 9. The RBR50 has been around for the past 12 years, and the inaugural RBR50 Gala was held during the Robotics Summit & Expo in Boston. The Robot Report will be highlighting each RBR50 winner throughout the year. Capra Robotics introduced the Capra Hircus, an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) designed to navigate challenging terrain with ease, thanks to ..read more
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Configuring the future of robotics
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by The Robot Report Staff
3d ago
The Robot Report Podcast · Configuring the future of robotics In this episode of The Robot Report Podcast, Steve Crowe and Mike Oitzman discuss the news of the week, then we hear recent interviews with Mike Oitzman and Ting Ming Ling, founder and CEO of OTSAW. Next, we hear Eugene Demaitre interview Etienne Lacroix, CEO and founder of VENTION at the recent Robotics Summit. Show Timeline 04:40 News 16:20 Interview with Ting from OTSAW 48:25 Interview with Etienne Lacroix from VENTION Submit your presentation idea now. In the News this week Update from FIRA USA press conference last week. MI ..read more
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AiM Medical Robotics starting 1st human clinical study for MRI-compatible surgical robot
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by The Robot Report Staff
3d ago
A recent cadaver trial showcased AiM’s robot in a fully direct MRI-guided procedure for bilateral deep brain stimulation lead placement. | Source: AiM Medical Robotics AiM Medical Robotics is taking the next steps to validate its robot for deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s patients. The company is partnering with the Surgical Navigation and Robotics (SNR) Lab at Harvard and has entered into a clinical research agreement with the Clinical Trial Office at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). AiM is bringing a compact, MRI-compatible surgical robot to market. The company says the robot will ..read more
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New Cumbria Robotics Cluster to focus on nuclear decommissioning, field robotics
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by The Robot Report Staff
3d ago
The Cumbria Robotics Cluster had its official launch at the HRAICE event. Source: Industrial Solutions Hub Among the ingredients for a successful regional robotics cluster are an industry focus and institutional support. The Cumbria Robotics Cluster yesterday marked its official launch in the U.K. It builds on nuclear decommissioning efforts and plans to work with other organizations to build recognition of the county in northwestern England as a globally recognized center of excellence for field robotics. “The formation of the Cumbria Robotics Cluster is a strategic step towards consolidati ..read more
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Glidance unveils new design, opens pilot program for users
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by Mike Oitzman
3d ago
The latest iteration of Glide leverages a sleek design, smaller footprint and an affordable price. | Credit: Glidance Glidance this week unveiled the latest generation of its Glide robot that offers autonomous mobility assistance for the visually impaired. Glidance is also now ready to begin commercialization by launching its deposit program for interested customers who can reserve a robot with a down payment. The company has been on a fast-paced path to market with a device that notably has the opportunity to help millions of blind and visually-impaired individuals regain their independence ..read more
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Stratom develops airworthy material handling system for USSOCOM
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by The Robot Report Staff
4d ago
Stratom creates unmanned ground systems that move material in both controlled settings and expeditionary environments. | Source: Stratom Stratom Inc. today announced that it is developing a “unique, small-form-factor material handling system.” It said its latest robot will be able to lift, load, unload, and transport palletized 463L tactical cargo across various operating environments and terrains. The Louisville, Colo.-based company is participating in a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project with the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and SOFWERX Inc. The SBIR pro ..read more
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