Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Integrated Ultra-compact Barcode Imagers Enable Automated Laboratory Diagnostics

The EUROPattern Microscope is a high-performance automation solution designed for the evaluation of immunofluorescence slides in autoimmune diagnostics.

The Impact of 3-D printing on Supply Chains

Presently, 3-D printing is having a small effect on distribution, but in the future it could put a serious dent in the supply chain.

JIBO

From JIBO's Indiegogo campaign: Friendly, helpful and intelligent. From social robotics pioneer Dr. Cynthia Breazeal.

The First 5 Material Liquid Cooled 3D Printer

The most unique feature is the ability to print in 5 different colors or materials in a single print, without doing any manual color swapping.

OpenFPV

From Tilman Griesel's posts on DIY Drones: Open source project to make FPV(first person view) with the raspberry pi easy to use for every one. OpenFPV is a project that us

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Robotics and Automation - Featured Story

Robot With Broken Leg Learns To Walk Again In 2 Minutes

From Medium:

Today, Antoine Cully at the Sorbonne University in Paris and a couple of pals say they’ve developed a technique that allows a damaged robot to learn how to walk again in just a few seconds. They say their work has important consequences for the reliability and robustness of future robots and may also provide some insight into the way that animals adapt to injury as well... (cont'd)

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

TURCK Extends RFID Capabilities with HF Solution with Extended Surface Area

The Q80L800 HF read/write head improves performance and tag read rates for larger sensing areas

Neptec Technologies and Peck Tech Consulting Launch Joint Venture to Provide Global Mining Market with Innovative Sensor-Driven Automation Products and Services

"Neptec Technologies and Peck Tech have been working together for more than three years on adapting Neptec's Space technologies for the mining market, and now we're combining our strengths to create a unique venture to address the immediate need of our clients for innovative, machine-agnostic products and services for both open-pit and underground mining"

Microscan Exhibits Clinical Lab Automation Solutions at AACC Clinical Lab Expo 2014

Microscan, the number-one brand of embedded clinical barcode readers worldwide and leading innovator of machine vision solutions for the life sciences, announces that it will demonstrate new embedded OEM solutions from Booth #2652 at AACC Clinical Lab Expo 2014, July 29-31 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

Us Digital - E5 Optical Kit Encoder

Us Digital - E5 Optical Kit Encoder

Precise speed is critical for controlling autonomous robot movement in environments where collisions with other machines or humans are possible. US Digital encoders provide the ideal solution for robotic applications, as the small package size allows system designers to optimize their designs without giving up on performance. The E5 optical kit encoder easily mounts and dismounts to an existing shaft, providing digital feedback information. The E5 encoder is an improved replacement for HEDS-5500 series encoders and accommodates standard NEMA motor sizes 17-34. Features include 32-1250 cycles per revolution (CPR), A&B quadrature with optional index and latching 5 pin or 10 pin cable connectors. US Digital has best-in-industry lead times, with standard orders shipping with 1-2 business days.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

REIKU Drossbach

REIKU Drossbach

Almost 85% of Robotics Downtime can be directly attributed to cable or hose failures. For over 40 years REIKU has been recognized as the Global Leader in Hi Tech Cable Protection Systems. The cost of production downtime and the eventual replacement of failed cables and hoses can be dramatically reduced or even eliminated with REIKU Robotic Cable Management System Solutions. REIKU works closely with all of the major Robot manufacturers developing "customer oriented system solutions".