MANHASSET, NY Robots are becoming a staple in a host of environments and applications, from the classroom and the factory floor to the surgical theater, the combat zone and the space station. And almost every week, somewhere in the world, one can find young people and adults engaged in robotics competition.
In our special digital edition "Robotics: on the road to autonomous assistants," EE Times takes a look at the robots being used in manufacturing, Earth and space exploration, medicine and weaponry. We also explore how the pursuit of robotics expertise can launch careers in computer hardware/software and mechatronics.
Dig into the following stories in our digital edition.
Robots' work is never done…p. 3
Lending astronauts a hand…p. 6
Intuitive: lone beacon of success in surgical robotics…p. 8
MEMS revolutionizing robots, big and small…p.13
Dog' harnesses MEMS for self-orientation…p.17
RoboCup team has the right stuff…p.19
David Barrett on the robotsand robotocistsin our future…p.27
The softer side of military robots…p.31
Kit robot builds bridge from amateurs to pros…p.37
Machine vision goes to bat for baseball 'bot…p.42
View Issue here.