ROS is an open-source, meta-operating system for robots which provides the services expected from an operating system, including hardware abstraction, low-level device control, implementation of commonly-used functionality, message-passing between processes, and package management. Robotnik has developed the ROS driver that allows its simulation in Gazebo as well as the real control of the hardware of... Read More
Nao Robot, the most used humanoid in research, it’s already available in ROS. The driver has been developed by the Humanoid Robots Lab of Freiburg and essentially wraps the needed parts of Aldebaran’s NaoQI API and make it available in ROS. I also provides a complete robot model (URDF), making possible the simulation using Gazebo,... Read More
Robotnik and Canadian company Kinova have recently signed an agreement for the distribution in Spain of the Kinova JACO robotic Arm. This robot, which is mainly used in rehabilitation applications, has 6 degrees of freedom and includes an anthropomorphic hand which gives a reach of approximately one meter. It has a load capacity of 1.5kg... Read More
The upcoming 7th of April, Robotnik Automation will be attending the “2011 European Robotics Forum“. We will be presenting our Summit Mobile Platform. Summit adds to our broad range of mobile platforms we currently offer, bringing extreme usability and low cost. Each wheel of the robot has a drive motor mounted on each axis with an... Read More
On February, experts from all over the world met at the 4th annual ExpertDays on Service Robotics, hosted by SCHUNK. The symposium for applied service robotics primarily focused on market development and efficiency. This event made clear that standardized platforms and components can contribute to economic and highly developed solutions. This applies for light-weight arms,... Read More
Barrett Technology posted another record year in 2010, bucking the industry by any measure. Once again, top and bottom lines hit all-time highs for Barrett with continued strong demand for its WAM-arm systems and interest in Barrett’s new fully-integrated Force-Torque sensor and tactile-sensing arrays. According to CEO William Townsend, “Barrett experienced exceptional growth in 2010,... Read More
Robotnik, in collaboration with the Robotic Intelligent Lab. of the University Jaume I in Castellón, attended the TV show “El Hormiguero“ in Cuatro TV, doing a demonstration of the robot Nao. The demonstration took place on Wednesday March 2. The Nao were practising tai chi and dancing “Thriller“ byMichael Jackson. This magnificent Aldebaran Robotics humanoid... Read More
The upcoming 5th of March, Robotnik Automation will be attending the “VISSAPP 2011, internacional Conference On Computer vision Theory and Applications”. We will be announcing the debut Humanoide Robot NAO. NAO is a 58-cm tall humanoid robot used for academic purposes worldwide. Fully interactive, fun and permanently evolving, Nao is a standard platform for teaching... Read More
The upcoming 6th, 7th, and 8th of March, Robotnik Automation will be attending the “HRI 2011 Human-Robot Interaction” in Lausanne (Switzerland). During the conference we will show the full range of products we have currently on the market (mobileplatforms, robotic arms and hands …) and answer any questions you have about it. In addition, Robotnik... Read More
Robotnik Automation wish you Merry Christmas.
As part of the Technological Innovation awards hosted by the newspaper “El Mundo “, Robotnik Automation was invited to show their products, which highlights the importance of Robotnik in this area within the national field. During the awards we talked to the Mayoress of Valencia Rita Barbera who became very interested in robot Nao. She... Read More
The 14th of December took place in the Valencia Trade Fair the Second Edition of the “Innovator Awards” hosted by the newspaper “El Mundo”. The winners were the Valencian company’s leaders in the field of technological innovation. One of the winners was the Valencian businessman Hector Dominguis, creator of the robot, Tirant III, which has been developed by GrupoDominguis and Robotnik, and which replaces the human being in nuclear power plants pipes maintenance tasks. This award recognizes our leadership in the world of technological innovation and places us at the forefront of the market for service robotics.
Through this initiative we want to show future generations that robotics is not so far from reality as they can think. Nao Robot shows children that today a robot can do virtually anything. Through these demos the robot dances, tells stories and even play football. In a word, we try to open the field of... Read More
Robotnik – spanish distributor of NAO. This humanoid robot, used by the most advanced robotic labs among the world, is an unbeatable tool for Research and Education and is also the standard platform for Robocup – “Robot Soccer World Cup”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIuRc1r_N34 http://www.aldebaran-robotics.com/
The upcoming 9th of September Robotnik Automation will be at “XI Workshop of Physical Agents 2010” at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. At 19:00 there will be a presentation about the different applications of several of our products: –Barrett Hand –WAM -Modular Robotic Arm –Mobile Platform Guardian –Mobile Platform Summit We invite you to come to the Polytechnic University... Read More
The upcoming 26th to 30th of July, Robotnik Automation will be presenting at the IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics. We will be announcing the debut of our new Summit Mobile Platform. Summit adds to our broad range of mobile platforms we currently offer, bringing extreme usability and low cost. Each wheel... Read More
The upcoming 28th, 29th, and 30th of June, Robotnik Automation will be presenting at the 2010 Robotics Science and Systems Conference. We will be announcing the debut of our new Summit Mobile Platform. Summit adds to our broad range of mobile platforms we currently offer, bringing extreme usability and low cost. Each wheel of the... Read More
On the 14th of June the newspaper “El Mundo” published a three page spread of the important agreement recently reached between Robotnik and the Valencian General Government. Under that agreement Robotnik will provide The Hospital La Fe in Valencia with six auto-guided robots that will transport – among other hospital goods – pharmaceuticals and residual... Read More
Past 17th of May, within the National Conference of Robotics, we did perform at the University of Málaga a demonstration of the new version of Guardian Mobile Platform and show the full range of Robotnik products.
On the 3rd of May Anchorage (USA) will host the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), during this event Barrett Technology will present the new generation of Barrett Hand to the world, the BH8-280.
The previous Third of May the supplement “Innovadores” of the newspaper “El Mundo” conducted an extensive article about the different applications of our mobile platforms. The article focused on two of our mobile platforms, Guardian and Rescuer, highlighting different applications such as explosive ordenance disposal, toxic gas detection and disinfection of contaminated sites and others.... Read More
Los informativos de Canal 9 emitieron el pasado día 03/05/2010 un amplio reportaje acerca nuestro catalogo de productos.La televisión valenciana destaco las diferentes aplicaciones de nuestras plataformas móviles Rescuer y Guardian haciendo especial hincapié en aplicaciones de seguridad y protección civil. Un reportaje que pone de relieve la importancia de nuestra empresa en el campo... Read More
Already available robotics kits for the next call of ECHORD project 2009.
On the 17th of June, during the National Days of Robotics, we are holding a presentation in Madrid at the University Carlos III, where we will be demonstrating the uses of the Barrett Wam Arm and the Barrett Hand. At this presentation, Mr. William T. Townsend – who is the president of Barrett Technology – will... Read More
Robotnik took part in the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics ’09 in order to show its’ products. The goal of this biennial conference is to provide a forum to discuss the state-of-the-art of mechatronics, to present recent research results and prospects for development.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently announced a new initiative to create robotic autonomous manipulators that mimic human arms and hands. DARPA will use RE2, Inc. and Barrett Technology, Inc, to provide the program’s government furnished hardware, software, integration services, and manipulation expertise for this multi-year robotics research program. Both are leading U.S.-based... Read More
At the opening of CeBIT’09, Barrett Technology, a company of which Robotnik is a dealer at a European level, held a demonstration with the assistance of the Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Robotnik has been in the practic demostración of the Guardians Project. This project is oriented to give firemen support in very hard circumstances. This test counted with the Castellón Firemen Consortium, and was made in the Jaume I University.
Robotnik presented the Guardian robot, designed for people rescue, explosive defusal and to help firemen extinguish fire in hard conditions.
Robotnik presents its new GUARDIAN robot. It has a very high mobility and is complemented by one or two hydraulic arms with a high load force, a stereo vision head and an advanced telecontrol.
Robotnik was in the Hannover fair in MasMicro’s project stand to make it’s new line of products known. Hannover’s fair is an anual essential date. There can be found the most important innovations in many technological fields. .
Robotnik was present with it’s partner Shunk in the fair “Bienal de la Maquina-Herramienta” of Bilbao to introduce it’s new Modular Arm.
Robotnik is a new member of EURON, the “European Robotics Research Network” . EURON is a community of people with a common interest: robots. Its purpose is to bring together the best groups and resources in research, industry and education in Europe and to demonstrate Europe’s world class position in robotics.
The London Science Museum has opened an exhibition about the GUARDIANS project, with the title “Robots to the Rescue!”.
Robotnik took part in the last National Robotic Conferences in Barcelona the days 14 and 15 of May. Robotnik also launched it’s new products line.
Robotnik, new member of EUROP (European Robotics Platform).