By Sam Byford for The Verge: Nearly half the jobs in Japan could be performed by robots in a decade or two, according to a recent study by Nomura Research Institute. If that's the case, then the International Robot Exhibition — IREX for short — is going to be the best place possible to get a glimpse of Japan's future. Held in Tokyo once every two years since 1973, IREX is the biggest robot show in the world, and it features everything from cute communication bots to immensely powerful industrial machinery. Companies like Fanuc, which makes robot factory equipment used by Apple and Tesla but generally stays out of the spotlight, take center stage at IREX to demonstrate how effortlessly their articulated arms can pick up entire cars. It's a show where online video companies' dancing idol robots rub shoulders with government-sponsored androids designed to save lives in natural disasters. As you might imagine, it's quite the place to walk around. Cont'd...
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Offering fewer part numbers, a lower list price, and higher functionality compared to the unit it replaces, this new flagship pressure sensor from Festo is arguably the highest value machine and cell level pressure sensor on the market.
Joseph F. Engelberger, an engineer and entrepreneur who pioneered the robotics field, died peacefully at his home this morning, December 1, 2015, in Newtown, Connecticut. Engelberger - widely known as the "Father of Robotics" and creator of the world's first industrial robot - revolutionized modern industrial and automotive manufacturing processes and went on to establish robotics in human services. Engelberger was 90 years old. Engelberger, an industry advocate, author, and international ambassador for robotics, founded Unimation, Inc., in 1956, the world's first industrial robotics manufacturer. Working closely with inventor George Devol, he developed the first industrial robot in the U.S., called "Unimate", which was installed for industrial use in a General Motors plant in 1961. Since then, approximately three million industrial robots have been installed in manufacturing facilities around the world. Full Press Release.
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RoboUniverse confirmed that AJ Fang, Vice President of Mooreland Partners, will deliver the opening keynote session at its Shanghai event, taking place at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center on December 8-10, 2015.
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ABB Robotics awarded IACET accreditation; all training courses approved for Continuation Education Credits
Prestigious accreditation demonstrates commitment to high-quality, lifelong learning; CEUs nationally recognized by wide range of organizations.
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At SPS IPC Drives 2015, the international exhibition for electric automation, systems and components from 24th to 26th November in Nuremberg, Festo presents current research projects from the Bionic Learning Network. The FlexShapeGripper and the eMotionButterflies are inspired by natural principles and demonstrate ways to transfer those to automation.
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