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

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.

OMRON to Launch Succession of AI-Equipped Controllers from Fiscal Year 2017

- For Manufacturing Floors of Future That "Bring out Human Capabilities" -

IFR: Robots Benefit the US Industry: 261,000 New Jobs Created in Automotive Sector Alone

The US automotive industry has installed a new record of approximately 17,500 industrial robots in 2016. In the last seven years, the operational stock increased by about 52,000 units (2010-2016). These are preliminary results published by the Statistical Department of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). During the same period, the number of jobs in the US automotive sector rose by 260,600 - according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

COMAU TO SHOWCASE ITS ADVANCED AUTOMATION PARADIGM AT HANNOVER MESSE 2017

• HUMANufacturing: humans and machines working side-by-side • Worldwide premiere of the e.DO "people make robotics" professional robot kit • European launch of the Agile AGV • AURA collaborative robots • Robot Application Park demonstration • Targeted Digital Manufacturing training seminars

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 Green.

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

Championship Presenting Sponsor Qualcomm Incorporated and Others Celebrate Young Inventors from 33 Countries at FIRST Championship in Houston

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.

Rethink Robotics Introduces New ClickSmart Family, Brings Single Source Solution to Market

Rethink Robotics' ClickSmart family of gripper kits shows that smart automation no longer stops at the wrist

AccuFast II Laser-Based Seam Finder Improves Weld Quality, Reduces Cycle Times

AccuFast II utilizes a non-contact, commercial point laser instead of "touch" sensing with the weld wire, which allows the robot to quickly and accurately locate welding seams. It greatly reduces cycle times not only by removing the need to cut the weld wire, but it also provides faster search speeds by eliminating wire deflection.

Introducing the Thinnest Moving Coil Linear Motor in the World

SMAC Moving Coil Actuators introduces the LCA6. At 6mm wide, SMAC Moving Coil Actuators claims that the LCA6 is the thinnest linear moving coil in the world. The LCA6 is cross roller guided, increasing accuracy. Flat coils are centred between cross rollers so deflection load is reduced and rigidity is increased

Online STEM Courseware Environment, Möbius, Now Widely Available

University of Waterloo developing Möbius course materials for adoption

SCHUNK EGL: Intelligent Gripping Module

The SCHUNK EGL 70 mechatronic parallel gripper combines power and intelligence. With variable gripping force between 50 and 600 N it is one of the most powerful and flexible mechatronic grippers on the market and was specifically developed for industrial applications.

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Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.