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RoboticsTomorrow Newsletter - Apr 6/16

Special Tradeshow Coverage for XPONENTIAL 2016

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RoboticsTomorrow Newsletter - Apr 6/16
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Special Tradeshow Coverage for XPONENTIAL 2016

XPONENTIAL 2016 (formerly AUVSI) will be held from May 2nd - 5th in New Orleans, LA. This Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Man Vs Machine

The result of this rung-in change is intended to be that man and machine respectively do what they can do best. The weaknesses of one are compensated for by the strengths of the other.

My Business and Marketing Tips for Robot Integrators

Although I mention "robot integrator" in the title specifically, these principles can be applied to any business within the industry, including: Custom Machine Builders, Controls Integrators, Engineering Companies and more.

The Changing Role of Robotics in Materials Handling: Industrial Journalist Thomas R. Cutler Interviews Steven Hogg of Bastian Robotics

Short-term, robotic integration will continue to grow as companies continue to establish automation plans, and long-term, robotic automation will be a standard in every facility. This will be a requirement for companies to compete in the global marketplace.

Autonomous Driving Systems

Combining on-vehicle sensor data with high resolution maps adds another safety level to the autonomous driving system. The automotive industry is looking to its partners and suppliers as they develop HD maps.

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National Robotics Week delights kids

Greg Nichols for ZDNet:  The seventh annual National Robotics Week, which kicks off this week, will see more than 250 events take place across all 50 states.

Robotics makes baby steps toward solving Japan's child care shortage

Roy Bishop for The Japan Times:  Child care is a hard job, but somebody, or something, has got to do it.  Japanese researchers have developed androids to meet that need, which includes happily reading that fairy tale again and again and again.

Collaborative Robots Will Transform Logistics Says DHL Group

Patrick Burnson for Logistics Management:  “Robots work in many industries but haven’t made an impact on logistics yet because of the complexity of the work – handling a wide array of different things in an infinite number of combinations, close to people and in confined spaces,” says Matthias Heutger, Senior Vice President Strategy for the Group.

Cafe X Robotic Barista

From LAUNCH Festival 2016:  CafeX unveils fully automated robotic cafe at Launch Festival; companion iOS & Android app will allow users to order drinks prior to arrival; works w/ local coffee growers in ea mkt; cafe is ~60 sq ft & is open 24 hrs/day.

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>>> Featured Product

Innovative, Modular, Dual Belt Conveyor Pallet Systems

Dorner's 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet Systems feature the latest advancements in pallet traffic management. A unique pin tracking system guides pallets through merges and curves while maintaining product orientation. The fast belt change capability increases efficiency and reduces downtime in assembly automation processes. They are available in lengths up to 25 ft., can handle loads up to 500 lbs. and travel at speeds up to 114 ft/min.

Learn More About Dorner Mfg. Corp.

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>>> Featured Company

BitFlow, INC.

BitFlow has been developing industrial frame grabbers and software for the imaging industry since 1993. We specialize in interfacing to cameras with very high data/frame rates; working in environments with complex triggering and I/O requirements; and running in applications where every CPU cycle is precious.

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FANUC America Expands Operations in 2016
Gestures improve communication - even with robots
Is CoaXPress the Safest Bet in Machine Vision Interfaces?
Yaskawa and Clearpath Partner to Develop Mobile Manipulation Solution
Endeavor Robotics the Industry's Leading Ground Robot Company Goes Private to Capitalize on Emerging Opportunities
Kinema Systems Announces World's First Self-Training Robot Picking Solution
May 02 - 05 2016, New Orleans, LA
May 03 - 05 2016, Hartford, CT
May 11 - 13 2016, Sydney, Australia
RAPID 2016
May 16 - 19 2016, Orlando, FL
May 24 - 26 2016, Les Docks de Paris
Jun 01 - 03 2016, Odense, Denmark
Jun 07 - 09 2016, Detroit, MI
Jun 21 - 24 2016, Munich, Germany
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