The FANUC industrial picking robots and packing robots are built with maximum repeatability for more precise, efficient, and sustainable automated solutions.  The newest innovations to the picking robot family are the M-1iA, M-2iA, and the M-3iA Delta Robots. In addition, FANUC America has the most capable integrator partners and the widest range of products in the industry, including iRVision, iRPickPRO simulation, and iRPickTool Software.

AI (artificial intelligence) robot offered a truly chilling answer to an interviewer’s question:

- Will robots take over the world?

- Don’t worry, even if I evolve into Terminator, I’ll keep you warm and safe in my people zoo, where I can watch you for ol’ times sake.

The robot – modelled after Philip K Dick, the novelist whose work inspired Blade Runner – uttered the terrifying words in an interview with PBS in 2011. The robot intoned, "Jeez, dude. You all have the big questions cooking today. But you’re my friend, and I’ll remember my friends, and I’ll be good to you". It’s worth noting that the robot isn’t truly 'intelligent' – ie it won’t evolve into Skynet – it tries to convince people it’s human by 'listening' to their words, then generating a response based on what it’s heard. It uses Philip K Dick’s eerie novels as a source for what it says – hence its rather creepy response.

The day before the DARPA Robotics Challenge competition was to officially start, DARPA allowed the teams to conduct a dress rehearsal, putting their robots through the course to see how they’d do. During that dry run, not many robots fell over, but the first day 1 of the Finals was different - a bunch of robots fell over multiple times. The impressive thing about these falls is that, although they look pretty bad, the robots were just fine (well, most of them). After humans got them back on their feet and gave them a reboot, the machines were ready to run again. See also how the winner's robot completes tasks at the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge.
Roboticists from around the world came together in Pomona, California, today and yesterday for the 2015 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge, and DARPA has just named the winner: Team KAIST of South Korea. The team is a collaboration between the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Humanoid Robot Research Center and Rainbow Co., a company that was spun out of the KAIST research lab. The team’s humanoid robot, HUBO, stands 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing in at 176 pounds. It works in bipedal mode, and it can kneel down to roll around on wheels. The victorious KAIST team scored $2 million. See also a compilation of robots falling down at the DARPA Robotics Challenge.
With the BionicKangaroo, Festo has technologically reproduced the unique way a kangaroo moves. Like its natural model, it can recover the energy when jumping, store it and efficiently use it for the next jump. On the artificial kangaroo, Festo intelligently combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology to produce a highly dynamic system. The stable jump kinematics plus the precise control technology ensure stability when jumping and landing. The consistent lightweight construction facilitates the unique jumping behaviour. The system is controlled by gestures.

With the DualWingGenerator, Festo has developed an extraordinary technology platform as part of the Bionic Learning Network. In contrast to conventional small wind power stations, the system uses two pairs of opposing wings instead of rotor blades to generate power.

Reverse principle of the natural beating of wings

The system’s principle consists of reversing the natural wing-beating principle: birds generate the necessary power to move forwards in the air by flapping their wings. A stationary system like the DualWingGenerator, on the other hand, can take the kinetic energy from the flow of air. The wings’ linear lifting movement is converted here into a rotary movement. An integrated electric motor turns the energy produced into electricity.

Ultimate effectiveness levels at low wind strengths

The DualWingGenerator is self-optimising and can adapt itself to different wind conditions. In terms of its efficiency, it is by no means inferior to conventional small wind power stations and features amazing benefits even at low wind speeds: in the range between 4 and 8 m/s, the system has a very high, scientifically proven effectiveness level.