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RoboticsTomorrow Newsletter - June 17/15

Robots Help with Lean Manufacturing

RoboticsTomorrow Newsletter
RoboticsTomorrow Newsletter - June 17/15
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Robots Help with Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing is thinking "out of the box". Removing time, effort, and cost from the manufacturing processes is the solution to Lean manufacturing and competitiveness.

Amazon Challenges Robotics' Hot Topic: Perception

Capturing and processing camera and sensor data and recognizing various shapes to determine a set of robotic actions is conceptually easy. Yet Amazon challenged the industry to do a selecting and picking task robotically and 28 teams from around the world rose to the competition.

RoboticsTomorrow Related Kickstarter Projects - June 2015

Here are some crowd funding projects of interest.

The Line Between Hype And Reality For Robotic Process Automation

RPA can bring about a "virtual integration" of multiple systems while executing repetitive work more accurately and reliably than humans can.

Disasters Are Good For Unmanned Systems

Essentially, USAR robots act as the eyes and ears in environments that that are too difficult or too dangerous for humans to go.

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6 robotics companies in India you need to know

By Sainul Abudheen K for e27:  Be it manufacturing, design or construction — robotics is widely being used by enterprises globally to bring in efficiency, reduce cost and save time. Smart entrepreneurs are further exploring the scope and possibilities of robotics so that human beings can ultimately use robots for almost everything.

Rockwell brings factory-automation tools to smartphones, tablets

By John Schmid of the Journal Sentinel:  The Texas facility that mass-produces State Fair corn dogs and Jimmy Dean Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick retooled itself recently as a hyper-automated smart factory. It installed 1,500 sensors to collect gigabytes of data on everything from raw meat inventories to wastewater and electrical usage.

Why Robots and Humans Struggled with DARPA's Challenge

Will Knight for MIT Technology Review:  When some of the world’s most advanced rescue robots are foiled by nothing more complex than a doorknob, you get a good sense of the challenge of making our homes and workplaces more automated.

Japan's Robot Revolution Is Attracting Venture Capitalists

by Shigeru Sato and Monami Yui for Bloomberg Business:   Venture capitalists who have long avoided investing in Japan may think again as startups in the country develop a new generation of robot technology, according to consultant Koichi Hori.

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US Digital - E4T Miniature Optical Kit Encoder

US Digital is pleased to announce the launch of the E4T, their latest series of miniature high performance optical encoders. The E4T series delivers a marked performance increase over similar encoder models and designed to be an enhanced replacement for the E4P encoder series. The E4T utilizes state of the art transmissive optical sensing technology, and incorporates US Digital's own proprietary OptoASIC. Assembly of the E4T is simple and efficient and retains the previous E4P's form factor. Key features of the new E4T include: • Mechanically and Electrically Interchangeable with E4P • Improved Quadrature Signal Strength • 100 kHz Frequency Response • Transmissive Optical Design • Collet Style Push on Optical Disk Design (Patent Pending) • Simple & Efficient Assembly Process As with all of our products the E4T is designed and manufactured in their Vancouver, Washington USA facility.

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Güdel

Güdel Inc. is the US subsidiary of Güdel Group, a global manufacturer of robotic automation products, systems and services for welding and metal fabrication. Güdel supplies linear motion modules, robot track motion units, gantry robots and components to OEMs, systems integrators and machine builders serving the automotive, aerospace, logistics, heavy industrial and power generation industries.

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News
OCTOPUZ v1.4 Release - What's New?
Adept Technology Adds New Distributor
Patti Engineering Announces Growing Demand for Expertise in Industrial Robotic Integration
MICROMO Announces the New DMC-30019 Controller for the Piezo LEGS® Motor Series
Festo Introduces Linear Actuator DFPI-NB3 with Integrated Displacement Encoder
STAUBLI ROBOTICS HOSTS TECH DAYS - SOLUTIONS FOR LIFE SCIENCES
Güdel, Inc. Releases White Paper on Machine Tending Applications
Events
CHINA INTERNATIONAL ROBOT SHOW (CIROS)
Jul 08 - 11 2015, Shanghai, China
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING MEDICAL, BIOPRINTING AND DRUG DISCOVERY
Jul 27 - 29 2015, Boston, MA
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR DEFENSE & AEROSPACE
Aug 31 - 02 2015, Washington, D.C.
ROBOBUSINESS
Sep 23 - 24 2015, San Jose, CA
CMTS - CANADIAN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY SHOW
Sep 28 - 01 2015, Mississauga, ON
RIA NATIONAL ROBOT SAFETY CONFERENCE
Oct 12 - 14 2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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