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RoboticsTomorrow Newsletter - Feb 18/15

Why I Automate: MPI Systems

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RoboticsTomorrow Newsletter - Feb 18/15
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Why I Automate: MPI Systems

The latest figures show that 179,000 industrial robots were sold worldwide in 2013, according to the International Federation of Robotics. That was a 12 percent jump over 2012. The increase is expected to continue when the final numbers are tallied for 2014.

Communicating Cars the Future?

If uninterrupted conversations between cars make driving safer, then self-driving cars will become safer as well.

European Research Consortium Collaborates to Develop Unmanned Robot to Manage Vineyards

A European research consortium comprising Spanish, French, Italian and German universities and companies is working on the development of an unmanned robot, equipped with non-invasive advanced sensors and artificial intelligence systems, which will help manage vineyards.

Changing Automation with Sensitive Robots

Critics of automation claim robots are out to replace people. The near future will show that people are definitely in control and will be able to leverage technology for greater profitability and professional satisfaction.
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From iaac:  Minibuilders was conceptualized as a community of three modestly sized robots which were tasked with very specific jobs that aggregated to a large scale operation. Each robot completes its programmed job in sequence to fully construct an automated, inhabitable structure... (full article)

Boston Dynamics' Spot

From Boston Dynamics' Youtube page:  Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a sensor head that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain. Spot weighs about 160 lbs.  At this time Boston Dynamics hasn't released any additional info.

The Art of Electronics Third Edition Coming In April

At long last, here is the thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the hugely successful Art of Electronics. It is widely accepted as the best single authoritative book on electronic circuit design. In addition to new or enhanced coverage of many topics, the Third Edition includes: 90 oscilloscope screenshots illustrating the behavior of working circuits; dozens of graphs giving highly useful measured data of the sort that's often buried or omitted in datasheets but which you need when designing circuits; 

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EPSON High Performance SCARA Robots

EPSON Robots is the global leader in PC controlled precision factory automation, with an installed base of over 28,000 robots and a product line of hundreds of models of easy to use SCARA, Cartesian and 6 axis robots based on a common PC based controls platform. EPSON offers powerful options such as Vision Guide, Conveyor Tracking, .Net Connectivity, GUI Builder, Force Sensing, DeviceNet, Profibus, EtherNet/IP, Ethernet I/O and more. 

Learn More About Epson Robots

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SCHUNK designs and manufactures an unmatched selection of gripping systems including grippers, rotary modules, linear modules, robotic components, sensors and accessories. SCHUNK lives its mission that "with a pioneering spirit and perfection, we are setting worldwide standards". 

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Call for Startups Announced for Automate Launch Pad Competition

SME's AeroDef 2015 Speakers Explore the Digital Tapestry of Product Development

3D Systems Completes Acquisition of Cimatron


Grabit Inc. Launches New P-Series Robotic Grippers

Pleora Launches New Professional Services to Simplify Vision System Design



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