What's Happening in Robotics? Five Trends to Watch

2016, through mid-June, shows 56 startups received $427.5 million; and that 20 acquisitions have happened thus far totaling $4.53 bn (from the 11 reporting amounts involved).

Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Launch Groundbreaking Contest to 3D-Print Design Aboard International Space Station

The I.S.S. Design Challenge, co-sponsored by Mouser's valued suppliers Amphenol and Intel®, is a call to college and university students, engineers, and makers, to create a 3D-printable project designed to help I.S.S. astronauts in space.

SPIE announces scholarship awards to more than 135 photonics students

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced education and travel scholarship awards totaling of $351,000 made so far this year to more than 135 students. Among named awards is a new scholarship honoring the memory of Laurin Publishing and Photonics Media founder Teddi Laurin.

Kyntrol Introduces New Technology Actuators that Provide High Force in a Compact Package

Kyntrol's new Electro-Hydraulic Actuators use hydraulic technology coupled with electric servo accuracy to deliver a standalone, compact package that is reliable, simple to set up and customizable to the application's motion control needs. The compact design moves up to 20,000 pounds with repeatable positioning to 0.001 of an inch.

Packaging Robot Market size is expected to witness substantial growth and is expected to grow at over 9% CAGR from 2016 to 2023

"Packaging Robot Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 - 2023"

Over half of global business leaders embrace robots, and 94% open to a robotic future

- Robotic Workforce Research reveals one third of businesses believe the speed of change will be fast, and have imminent plans to automate - Almost half of respondees believe 10% - 30% of their business to be automatable

A Sure Bet: FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas to Showcase Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Innovation

Attendee and Media Registration Now Open for North America's Premier Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding and Finishing Event

IMTS - New ATI Products and Solutions at the IMTS 2016 Show

Visit ATI at Booth #N-6429, September 12-17, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Igus Receives the Ten Thousandth Readycable Order from Robotics Company

Robotic welding systems have been widely used in large scale automated manufacturing facilities, particularly in the automotive industry, for a number of years.

Ford's new robots can build cars, make coffee

Ford Motor Company announced today its early testing of a new type of assembly line robot that were co-developed with German robotics company KUKA Roboter GmbH with the intention of assisting human line workers. Two of these three-foot-tall machines are in use at the Cologne, Germany factory, where they assist human workers to install shock absorbers on Ford Fiestas. These workers would have originally had to juggle the shocks and tools to install them, but now the robot helps them position and install the parts.  More...

What does the future hold for robotics?

The robotics revolution is upon us. It has long been the topic of sci-fi thrillers, but now it has arrived, it looks very different to the way we envisioned it. Mechanical men don't march among us, in fact robots are mainly used in industry and they have only just been permitted to operate outside a robot cell. Graham Mackrell, managing director of precision gearing expert Harmonic Drive UK explores what a robotic future really looks like.

ABB announces 2016 North American Robotics Value Provider Award winners

Awards recognize select Value Providers for innovation, outstanding performance and leadership

Intelligrated hires Tom Tobin as senior sales manager, Midwest regional sales and operations

Industrial automation and robotics expert to help drive continued regional growth

Robotiq and Varioptic announce the availability of the Robotiq Camera

The Robotiq Camera includes a CMOS sensor and a Caspian module from Varioptic. It has the ability to focus from as close as 70 mm to infinity and comes with a software package for Universal Robots which allows the camera to be setup within minutes. It will fit all UR wrists and is accessible directly from the robot controller.

IMTS - MODULA LAUNCHES MODULA ONEPICK, THE NEW VERTICAL LIFT AT IMTS 2016

Modula, one of the world's leading manufacturers of automated storage and retrieval systems, will present the latest version of the company`s most successful product - the Modula Lift - during the IMTS 2016 in Chicago's McCormick Place from September 12th to 17th (booth# E-4328). Modula selected North America's largest manufacturing exhibit to introduce Modula OnePick, a highly customizable edition of their original Lift.

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