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Too much safety standards may render robots useless

01 Oct 2014  | Rick Merritt

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Mobile bot glides on lidar

Adept robotics

Adept showed its mobile robotics platform (above), which uses lidar to map a room and move on any programmed path without the need for the painted lines used on factory floors today by autonomous guided vehicles.

The Universal Robot (below) puts force sensors and at least one microcontroller into each joint and can be programmed via a purpose-built x86 tablet.

 Universal Robot

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