Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Dual-Arm Collaborative Robots Increase Flexibility and Accuracy

James Anderton for Engineering.com: Robotics are an ideal technology for fine assembly tasks, such as those in the electronics industry.

Machines and Robots Driven by Muscle Like Acting NiTi Alloys

The biomechanically inspired machine that is discussed in this paper refers to the antagonistic muscles pairs, which belongs to the Skeletal Muscles and are normally arranged in opposition so that as one group of muscles contract another group relaxes or lengthens.

Collaborative robotics at the Automate and ProMat trade shows

Collaborative robots need safe, sensitive and flexible end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) and there were many vendors - and some breakthrough technologies - demonstrated at the two shows.

Robotics Ignite Agricultural Revolution

Advanced robotics will make jobs such as harvesting easier for farmers. In time, when robots finally learn how to harvest each individual crop, farms will be able to produce more yields for human consumption.

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AUVSI – All Things Unmanned

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DARPA taps Boeing for unmanned reusable spaceplane

Ross Wilkers for Washington Technology: Boeing has emerged as the winner of a DARPAcompetition to design and test an unmanned reusable spaceplane.

Meet the Robotics Wiz Behind Old Spice's Giant Mechanical Sea Creature

David Gianatasio for AdWeek: Unless you’ve been lost at sea, you’ve probably heard about the giant robotic squid that Old Spice deployed last weekend for a wacky, high-profile internet game on Twitch.

Drones, autonomous vehicles on Echodyne's radar as it pulls in $29M from investors

Matt Day for Seattle Times: Echodyne’s radar arrays are designed to bring some of the power and precision of massive, heavy, military-grade radars to a tablet-sized device.

Americans no longer have to register non-commercial drones with the FAA

April Glaser for Recode: The court ruled that the FAA’s drone registration rules, which have been in place since 2015, were in violation of a law passed by Congress in 2012.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

IA-3118-E: High Power @ High Voltage Monitoring & Control

Online-Devices is pleased to announce the new Intelligent-Appliance Ethernet Relay controller, IA-3118-E, designed to Monitor and Control high power, high voltage tasks.

Spin Secures $8 Million Series A Funding Round Led by Grishin Robotics

Nation's first stationless bikeshare company plans rapid expansion across U.S. cities with goal to build one of the largest dockless bikeshare fleets in the world

Global Motion Control Shipments Grow 13.6% to Begin 2017

Global shipments for motion control products increased by 13.6% to $858.4 million in 2016, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA), the industry's trade group.

Novatio Solutions Selected To Power Fujitsu Digital Workforce

Novatio To Power Fujitsu's Internal Robotic Process Automation Workforce With Operational Agility And Expertise

Maple 2017 Offers Increased Mathematical Power, Stronger Visualizations and Flexible Deployment Options

New version of Maple expands functionality further with easy sharing of user-written packages

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The PF/PFC series tin-can stepping motors are conventional magnet-driven rotary stepper motors with a permanent magnet in their rotor core. Rotating in proportion to the number of pulses sent to the motor, the stepper motor is frequency synchronized and can change speed depending on the frequency of the pulse signal.

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