Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Collaborative robots in the classroom deliver hands-on learning

RAMTEC Career center in Ohio is home to the largest, most comprehensive robotics education center in the U.S.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) - The Future of Outsourcing

RPA systems are used to automate basic and repetitive office tasks. A technology like this can have massive impact on the future of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).

Wireless Electric Planters Optimize Crop Yield

Coupled with the electrification of farming vehicle systems and rising seed costs, the farmer faces a unique challenge: accurately planting seed in order to optimize crop yield.

The next great CEO could be a robot, Alibaba's Jack Ma says

Brett Molina , USA TODAY: Jack Ma, the founder and chairman of Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba, predicts "a robot will likely be on the cover of Time magazine as the best CEO" in 30 years, according to published reports.

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AUVSI – All Things Unmanned

If you are interested in drones, intelligent robotics and unmanned systems, you might want to visit the AUVSI Xponential on May 8 – 11 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Dallas Convention Center.

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FIRST® Kicks Off World's Largest Celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for Students

This week, more than 15,000 students from around the world traveled to Houston, putting their innovation skills to the test at the annual FIRST Championship Presented by Qualcomm Incorporated, held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Minute Maid Park and Discovery Gree

Assessing the Potential of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Global X for Nasdaq: Recent technological advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are disrupting a range of industries from manufacturing, to health care, defense, and transportation.

More Farmers Considering Drone Use

Hoosier Ag Today: A new poll finds 21 percent of farmers plan to operate a drone this year. The poll found 21 percent of farmers will operate the drone themselves, while another 12 percent of farmers indicated they would opt for a third-party entity to fly drones.

Marble and Yelp Eat24 start robot food delivery in San Francisco

Lora Kolodny for TechCrunch: Marble is one of a handful of ventures developing ground-based robots that can navigate autonomously to a customer’s address. Their machines look like a large kitchen appliance crossed with a Mars rover.

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Yaskawa Motoman Educates Students About Automation Career Paths

Students who attended Yaskawa Motoman's National Robotics Week facility tours had the opportunity to see live robotics demonstrations and learn about the future careers they could have in automation.

SCHUNK Receives Hermes Award at Hannover Messe

The Hermes Award, one of the world's most coveted technology prizes for innovation, was awarded to SCHUNK last week, during the opening of the Hannover Messe by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel!

Automate 2017 Show and Conference Participation Hits New Heights

Includes Visitors from Over 70 Countries Including China

Robotics Engineering Company Mark Roberts Motion Control Wins The Queen's Award

London, UK, 25th April 2017, Mark Roberts Motion Control Ltd., industry leaders in moving camera robotics receives the highly prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2017.

SAP and KUKA Cooperate to Design the Factory of the Future

The integration of KUKA robots into SAP's digital manufacturing showcase at Hannover Messe is driven by comprehensive standard protocols, such as OPC Unified Architecture.

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BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow has offered a Camera Link frame grabbers for almost 15 years. This latest offering, our 6th generation combines the power of CoaXPress with the requirements of Camera Link 2.0. Enabling a single or two camera system to operate at up to 850 MB/S per camera, the Axion-CL family is the best choice for CL frame grabber. Like the Cyton-CXP frame grabber, the Axion-CL leverages features such as the new StreamSync system, a highly optimized DMA engine, and expanded I/O capabilities that provide unprecedented flexibility in routing. There are two options available; Axion 1xE & Axion 2xE. The Axion 1xE is compatible with one base, medium, full or 80-bit camera offering PoCL, Power over Camera Link, on both connectors. The Axion 2xE is compatible with two base, medium, full or 80-bit cameras offering PoCL on both connectors for both cameras. The Axion-CL is a culmination of the continuous improvements and updates BitFlow has made to Camera Link frame grabbers.

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Denso Robotics

Denso Robotics

DENSO offers a wide range of compact four-, five- and six-axis robots, for payloads up to 20 kg and reaches from 350 to 1,300 mm. Repeatability is to within 0.015 mm. ANSI and CE compliance allows global deployment. UL-listed models are available for both the U.S. and Canada.