NYU School of Engineering Professor Honored for Study of Energy Expenditure in Robotic Systems

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Selects Joo H. Kim for the 2015 Freudenstein / General Motors Young Investigator Award

NYU School of Engineering Professor Honored for Study of Energy Expenditure in Robotic Systems

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Selects Joo H. Kim for the 2015 Freudenstein / General Motors Young Investigator Award

Foxconn Seeks Manufacturing Sites in India

SEAN MCLAIN for WSJ.com:  Foxconn became the latest global giant to declare its intention to tap into India’s budding manufacturing potential.

The company is looking for manufacturing sites in India. So far it hasn’t been able to settle on any in particular, Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou told a news conference in New Delhi.

“India is a big, big country. Too many places, too many states, too many cities. The choice is difficult,” he said.

Foxconn is the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer by revenue. The Taiwanese company—known officially as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.—is looking to tap India’s massive labor pool and has big ambitions for its Indian investments. It has long-term plans for Asia’s third-largest economy and hopes to do more in India than simply assemble smartphones and laptops. “We want to bring the whole supply chain here,” Mr. Gou said.

Analysts say Foxconn is looking to diversify its global network of factories as the company faces more competition and rising wages in China, where it has most of its manufacturing operations.  Cont'd...

Nachi Continues to Expand the World's Fastest & Lightest Compact Robot Series

Nachi announces the Global Launch of the World's Fastest and Lightest Compact Robot (MZ04), the Safe Robot Version (MZ04E) and the Extended Reach Model (MZ03L).

Nachi Introduces A Game-Changer in Robotic Vision Systems!

Using "Pattern Matching" Integrated Into Robot To Identify Parts Instead Of Features, Nachi's NV-PRO EX 3d Surface Pattern Matching Vision System Combines The Most Effective Attributes Of Several Traditional Sensing Solutions To Create An Innovative Technology With Advanced Application Capabilities.

North American Robotics Market Sets New Records in First Half of 2015

In the first half of 2015, sales of all types of robots continued to grow in a number of key industrial segments.

Future is Here Now: Russia is Preparing the 4th Open Innovations Forum 2015

From October 28 to November 1, 2015, Moscow will host for the fourth time the annual Open Innovations Forum - the largest event in Russia that focuses on technology entrepreneurship and innovation-driven development.

SoftBank Launches 'SoftBank Innovation Program'

Program seeks innovative solutions and technologies to be jointly commercialized

Drone World Releases Phantom 3 Bundle Pro Upgrade Kit

The leading Phantom 3 kit retailer adds a professional-level Phantom 3 bundle to their line-up of exclusive drone kits.

The Hague to Host European Trade Fair on Drones

The exposition is expected to attract 2,500 international visitors.

Chinese factory replaces 90% of humans with robots, production soars

By Conner Forrest for TechRepublic:  In Dongguan City, located in the central Guangdong province of China, a technology company has set up a factory run almost exclusively by robots, and the results are fascinating.

The Changying Precision Technology Company factory in Dongguan has automated production lines that use robotic arms to produce parts for cell phones. The factory also has automated machining equipment, autonomous transport trucks, and other automated equipment in the warehouse.

There are still people working at the factory, though. Three workers check and monitor each production line and there are other employees who monitor a computer control system. Previously, there were 650 employees at the factory. With the new robots, there's now only 60. Luo Weiqiang, general manager of the company, told the People's Daily that the number of employees could drop to 20 in the future.

The robots have produced almost three times as many pieces as were produced before. According to the People's Daily, production per person has increased from 8,000 pieces to 21,000 pieces. That's a 162.5% increase.  Cont'd...

MapleSim Used to Speed up Development of High-fidelity Robotic Manipulator Models

ABB's Robotics business unit recently sought a more user-friendly tool to develop high-fidelity manipulator models that can be integrated with other software tools for simulation. Using MapleSim, engineers eliminated the need to derive and manipulate equations.

Join DARPA to Envision the World of 2030

The physics of harnessing light to see around corners …

Hypertherm expands robotic capabilities with purchase of Jabez Technologies, creators of Robotmaster Software

Jabez Technologies, creators of software to simplify complex robotic programming, is joining Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of plasma, waterjet, and laser cutting systems, to make it easier for companies to utilize robots for manufacturing applications.

The Crowning Conclusion: Universal Robots Saves 9 Hours of Production Time at Glidewell Laboratories

Having a UR5 robot tend four CNC machines milling dental crowns optimizes a substantial part of the production cycle at Glidewell Laboratories in Newport Beach, California.

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