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Low-cost, LiDAR-based Navigation for Mobile Robotics

Using the ROS Navigation suite from the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF), we highlight a solution employing the Rhoeby Dynamics R2D LiDAR, a low-cost LiDAR device

Think You Know Industrial Robots? Think Again

Jim Lawton for Forbes:  Peter Drucker said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” and in my experience there’s no industry where that wisdom holds more true than manufacturing. I’m not a hardened cynic, just a pragmatist, having spent the maj

How Universal Robots Doubled Production at Tegra Medical

Medical device manufacturer Tegra Medical faced profit erosion as costs went up and customers demanded price cuts. Deploying three collaborative robot arms from Universal Robots to tend the machines manufacturingmedical instruments doubled throughput, freed up 11 full time p

MIP Robotics Launches Its First Model of New Generation Industrial Robot “MIP Junior”,

MIP robotics is a startup founded in 2015 and based on research conducted for many years. The company aims to provide accessible, industrial robots, especially for SMIs (small and medium industries). In other words, like 3D printing in recent years, MIP wants to democratize


Special Tradeshow Coverage for FABTECH 2015

FABTECH 2015 will be held from November 9th - 12th in Chicago, Illinois. This Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Drone giant DJI launches crop-spraying drone

From BBC:

Billion-dollar drone company DJI is expanding from consumer and camera drones into the agriculture industry.

The Chinese firm's latest model is a crop-spraying drone, which it claims is "40 times more efficient" than manual spraying, despite having just 12 minutes of flight time.

It will be released in China and Korea where hand-spraying is more common.

DJI made $500m (£332m) in drone sales in 2014 and some analysts predict the firm will hit $1bn in sales this year.

The Agras MG-1 has eight rotors and can carry up to 10kg of crop-spraying fluids per flight.

The foldable device is also dustproof, water-resistant and made of anti-corrosive materials, the firm says on its website (in Chinese).

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New Robotmaster Website is launched by Hypertherm's Robotic Software Team

Hypertherm's Robotic Software Team presents its new rebranded website.

Machine Pro Products Offering Special Discount on Industrial Products

Machine Pro Products, a St. Henry, Ohio based company specializing in providing the highest quality DIN rails at the lowest possible prices, is continuing on its mission to be an unparalleled source for any DIN rail related industrial product.

A shared vision: SICK AG and MVTec Software GmbH step up cooperation

Up to now, cooperation between the two companies has been limited to 3D cameras but it will now be expanded to include various sensors in the vision sector.

The Robotic Industries Association Announces New Director of Standards Development

New Director brings expertise in project management, facilitation, communication

Belden Connectors Offer Efficient Way to Transmit High Levels of Power

Latest Lumberg Automation Product Is Excellent for Harsh Environments

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Nanotec - High-performance DC servo motor with integrated controller

Nanotec - High-performance DC servo motor with integrated controller

Nanotec's PD6-C motor is ideally suited for applications that require high power density and high efficiency as well as compact size. It comes in two versions - as a high-pole stepper motor in various lengths with a maximum nominal torque of 8.8 Nm, and as a low-pole BLDC motor with a flange size of 80 or 86 mm and a nominal output of 534 W. The motor controller and the encoder with 4096 increments are integrated in the motor. Call (781) 219-3343 or visit for more information.

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