Sixth Annual Robotics Alley Adds Policy Forum, Lifetime Achievement Award

The sixth annual Robotics Alley Conference & Expo will once again highlight how robotics and automation are changing the way we live and work. This year, it will be held Feb. 28 - March 1 at The Depot Minneapolis. The event will feature experts on how new technologies will impact shopping, travel, health care, agriculture, manufacturing and more.

Robotmaster V6.5 now released!

Hypertherm Robotic Software Inc has just released Robotmaster version 6.5!

KUKA Introduces KUKA Marketplace and KUKA Connect

The KUKA Marketplace allows customers to purchase and browse new KUKA products while providing user guides and videos for additional information.

Global Motion Control Shipments Grow 10.3% in 2016

Global shipments for motion control products increased by 10.3% to $3.3 billion in 2016, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA), the industry's trade group.

How Dynamic Group Quadrupled Production Capacity with Collaborative Robots

This application produces a medical device with parts that are extremely heat sensitive, so cycle times have to be consistent from part to part.

Robomatter's Robotics Curriculum First To Be Certified By ITEEA

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association recognizes Robomatter's excellence in developing engineering curriculum as part of Robomatter's Robotics Curriculum Continuum

Raspberry Pi-powered arm: This kit aims to make robotics simple enough for kids

Nick Heath for TechRepublic:  Think it's tricky to build and program a robot arm? Think again.

Powered by the Raspberry Pi, the MeArm Pi is a robot arm designed to be simple enough that kids aged 11+ can build and program it.

The lightweight plastic arm, which can pick up small objects such as Lego bricks, comes as a kit that keeps the number of screws to a minimum and is relatively straightforward to assemble using the included hex keys. It can be controlled via the Pi, either using joysticks attached to the included Pi HAT add-on board or by programming it from the Pi.  Cont'd...

GeckoSystems Secures MOU to Develop Fully Autonomous Ice Rink Resurfacing Mobile Robot

Artificial intelligence technologies and applications span Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Statistics, Mobile Robots, Service Robotics, Drones, Self-driving Cars, Driverless Cars, Driver Assisted Cars, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Homes, UGV's, UAV's, USV's, AGV's, Forward and/or Backward Chaining Expert Systems, Savants, AI Assistants, Sensor Fusion, Subsumption, etc.

New super accurate magnetic scales equals quality of optical scales

BOGEN has introduced a more compact version of the magnetic measuring head IKS9. In addition to the existing design style with an 11 mm wide body, the measuring head IKS9 is now available in 9 mm width to be used in the most confined spaces. Despite reducing the package size, the IKS9 benefits remain the same - the highest accuracy for magnetic measurements with freely selectable resolutions.

Rethink Robotics Releases Intera 5: A New Approach to Automation

Rethink Robotics announced Intera® 5, a first-of-its-kind software platform that connects everything from a single robot controller, extending the smart, flexible power of Rethink Robotics' Sawyer™ to the entire work cell and simplifying automation with unparalleled ease of deployment. 
Built on the backbone of the industry's best train-by-demonstration software that powers the world's fastest-to-deploy robots, Intera 5 is paving the way for connected manufacturing environments and helping companies build factories of the future. Intera 5 fundamentally changes the need for integration, making it substantially easier and more affordable, allowing manufacturers to deploy full work cell automation in a matter of hours, not weeks. 
Intera 5 is much more than the latest version of Rethink Robotics' software; it's a new way to approach automation that allows manufacturers to control the robots, orchestrate the work cell and collect data.   Full Press Release:

Design News Recognizes Top Companies and Individuals at the 2017 Golden Mousetrap Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony held at UBM's Advanced Design and Manufacturing event in Anaheim, CA

THE BEST THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES - US Digital Introduces New Addition to Miniature Optical Encoder Portfolio at ATX West 2017

US Digital announced the introduction of the E8T miniature optical encoder. Combining small form factor and resolutions up to 720 CPR, the E8T is ideally suited for medical and other space sensitive applications that require reliable position and velocity feedback. The E8T's small package footprint fits motors as small as National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) size 11.

New Free Guide to Controllers for Small Assembly Robots

Helps prospective buyers better understand the devices used in robot programming, operation and communication with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Rethink Robotics Releases Intera 5: A New Approach to Automation

Extensible software is redefining automation deployments and providing a gateway to the factory of the future

ATX 2017 - Datalogic Showcases State-of-the-Art Products & Technologies at ATX West

Datalogic will be exhibiting at North America's largest annual automation technology event - ATX West.

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Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces new lightweight versions of select gearhead products. The new gearheads are ideal for designs where weight is a critical factor. Building on the success of Harmonic Drive LLCs current gear units, new lightweight versions were the next logical evolution of the CS/ SH product lines. With weight reductions of 20-30% without any reduction in torque ratings, the Lightweight (LW) gear units provide exceptional torque density.