Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

NEXCOM IoT Controller Solution Brings Intelligence to Manufacturing

In this white paper, NEXCOM will explain how the NEXCOM IoT controller NIFE 100 provides a unique open-architecture solution with the configuration flexibility to surmount communication barriers in building the Factory-of- Things and supporting the necessary data communicati

Grabit Inc. Demos Electrostatic Gripper

From Grabit Inc.: Enhanced Flexibility Grabit technology eliminates the need for part-specific grippers and minimizes gripper changeover, dramatically reducing costs and downtime.

High-torque, Compact Motors And Rugged Design Create Economical, Light-weight Bomb-disposal Robot.

In a world in which an abandoned suitcase, a box, or even a pile of rubble can conceal an improvised explosive device (IED), bomb-disposal robots have become essential.

UCSD Investing in Robotics

San Diego already has major industry and defense players and employers with many robotics technologies and applications. There are also significant manufacturing sectors in San Diego and nearby Tijuana.

Gartner Says By 2017, 50 Percent of Internet of Things Solutions Will Originate in Startups That Are Less Than Three Years Old

Similar to other technology advances historically, the growth promise associated with the early stages of IoT will lead to the creation and funding of a large number of startup organizations that will maneuver to capture what they perceive to be early opportunities or overlo

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Meet Lowe's New Robot Retail Workers

From Business Insider:

Lowe's is introducing a fleet of multilingual robots at one of its Orchard Supply Hardware stores to help out with customer service, the Wall Street Journal reports. 

The 5-foot-tall robots, called OSHbots, will greet customers at the door and ask them what they need, according to a video posted by Lowe's Orchard Supply Hardware Co. store in San Jose, California, where the first robots will be located... (full stories)

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

New Modular 3D Printer, MM1, Announces Open Source Platform and Offers RepRap Upgrade Kit

MakerMex seeks to make 3D printing technology available to everyone with the MM1, recently funded on Kickstarter.

Bimba Manufacturing Announces MythBuster Jamie Hyneman Joining its Product R&D Team

Special Effects Guru to Advise Company on Strategic Development

Tata Technologies Showcases Additive Manufacturing, Online Training at Autodesk University 2014

In-house application engineer expert to give AU attendees an inside look at 3D techniques and capabilities

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

The Rd2 Products From Nabtesco Offer Quick, Cost Effective And Easy Solutions.

The Rd2 Products From Nabtesco Offer Quick, Cost Effective And Easy Solutions.

In the styles of right angle, pulley or straight input motor mounting, the premade bolt circle and motor shaft coupling saves time and money when bolting up your predetermined motor configuration. The many styles of configuration will help save space to meet all any physical constraints. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of our RD2 product line of speed reducers!

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

Staubli Corporation/Multi-Contact USA

Staubli Corporation/Multi-Contact USA

Known worldwide for the quality of our design and innovation for more than a century, the Stäubli Group has brought its renowned engineering expertise and technological ingenuity to the forefront of robotics. Since 1982, we have built a highly regarded robotics business, and more significantly, transformed the way thousands of manufacturing operations perform. Today Stäubli Robotics is a leading player in robotics around the world, consistently delivering engineering as effective and reliable as our service and support.