Automate 2017 - RightHand Robotics Unveils New Picking Solution for Logistics, E-Commerce, and Material Handling Industries

Company Also Announces Series A Funding Led by Playground Global

Soft Robotics Updates Brand; Launches New Site

"We are excited to officially unveil our new logo and website. The past three years have been spent building the technology and solving customers' problems. We have created a great product and felt this was the perfect time to build upon this growth and create an iconic brand," said Carl Vause, CEO of Soft Robotics Inc.

Training the next generation workforce for America's new Industrial Revolution

Wake Tech Community College launches Collaborative Robotics program with donation of ABB's YuMi® robot

Low-cost Spring Applied Brakes for Servo and Stepper Motors

Inertia Dynamics type FSB brakes are designed to decelerate or hold inertial loads when the voltage is turned off. These brakes can be mounted to a bulkhead or motor.

The cost of functional safety for food processing

In 2014 in the UK, a large food manufacturer had to pay a £800,000 fine after a serious industrial accident. An engineer was trapped by the machinery while examining a conveyor belt and suffered major injury and ongoing nerve damage. An investigation revealed that this dangerous accident could have been prevented if a guard was in place on the machine. Here, Jorgen Saxeryd, safety products and functional safety advisor to ABB's food and beverage program explains how safety procedures must be developed in food processing plants.

Mnuchin on robots taking US jobs: 'It's not even on our radar screen ... 50-100 more years' away

David Reid for CNBC: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he was not worried about the mass displacement of U.S. workers by robots and could be a century before a labor crisis eventuates. "It's not even on our radar screen ... 50-100 more years," Mnuchin said.

Automate 2017 - OptoForce Brings Sense of Touch to U.S. Robots

Automate Demos to Showcase Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors that Automate Manufacturing Tasks, Reducing Production Costs and Returning Jobs to the United States

Automate 2017 - TM Robotics Partners with ASG to Sell Toshiba Machine Industrial Robots Worldwide

Company to launch relationship with TM Robotics from booth #1668 at this year's AUTOMATE Show

Automate 2017 - TQ Systems Debuts RoboDrive Advanced Robotic Solutions at Automate 2017

RoboDrive motors were designed by researchers at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for the International Space Station. TQ RoboDrive is ideally suited for robotics because the motors are extremely compact, are half the weight and half the power losses at the same torque as other commercially available motors, and feature strong dynamics and precision.

How Open-Source Robotics Hardware Is Accelerating Research and Innovation

Erico Guizzo for IEEE Spectrum: We've seen how, over the last several years, open source software-platforms like the Robot Operating System (ROS), Gazebo, and OpenCV, among others-has played a huge role in helping researchers and companies build robots better and faster. Can the same thing happen with robot hardware?

SCHUNK Opens Service and Technology Center in Houston, TX

Last Thursday, SCHUNK held its official grand opening event to launch their new Service and Technology center in Houston, Texas.

Automate 2017 - A3 Previews Automate 2017 Show and Conference

Industry Leaders Gather to Network, Showcase Solutions and Discuss the Future of Automation

Yale Robotic Lift Truck Honored by Plant Engineering for Innovation

Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces the Yale MPE080VG end rider with Driven by Balyo technology as a Plant Engineering Product of the Year finalist

Asyfeed Pocket Module Feeding System Handles Swiss Watches' Most Delicate Parts

The feeding system can handle parts smaller than 0.1 mm and up to 10 mm in size.

Talking AUTOMATE 2017 with Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR Robots)

We will be exhibiting our MiR100™ robot-a collaborative and safe, cost-effective autonomous mobile robot that quickly automates internal transportation and logistics.

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Festo - Complete Mechatronics Motion Solutions

Festo - Complete Mechatronics Motion Solutions

Mechatronic Motion Solutions from Festo is a unique system of components, modules, and software. It integrates all types of pneumatic, servopneumatic and (electro)mechanical automation motion and combines them according to your task. Irrespective of the control system environment you use, Mechatronic Motion Solutions always provides the appropriate interfaces. The fingers can be actively moved and their strength amplified; the operator's hand movements are registered and transmitted to the robotic hand in real time. The objectives are to enhance the strength and endurance of the human hand, to extend humans' scope of action and to secure them an independent lifestyle even at an advanced age.