RE2, Inc. Awarded Contract to Develop Exoskeleton Simulator

-RE2 partners with Ekso Bionics and Stanford to develop the Biomechanical Exoskeleton Simulator System-

Lenze Electro-Mechanical Business Development Manager to Discuss Rightsizing Geared Motors and Drives at MODEX 2014

Lenze to present educational seminar

Timo Boll vs. KUKA Agilus Robot

From KUKA's Youtube page: On  March 11th 2014 ping pong champion Timo Boll will challenge KUKA's Agilus robot to a ping-pong showdown. Watch the final on March 11th 2014 at www.kuka-timoboll.com to find out the winner. Timo Boll, German table tennis star, is the new brand ambassador for KUKA Robotics in China. The collaboration celebrates the inherent speed, precision, and flexibility of KUKA's industrial robots in tandem with Boll's electrifying and tactical prowess in competition. To celebrate the new KUKA Robotics factory in Shanghai, the two giants will battle to the end on March 11th 2014. The 20,000 sq. meter space will produce the KR QUANTEC series robot as well as the KRC4 universal controller for the Asian market. As a market leader in China, KUKA aims to further develop automation in the country while providing a modern and employee-friendly working environment.

Tolomatic's ERD Electric Cylinder Receives USDA Approval

New hygienic designed ERD electric cylinders are IP69K, stainless steel and USDA approved.

Teledyne Dalsa GigE Vision Camera Features 5M Resolution at 51fps

Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in machine vision technology, has expanded its Genieâ„¢ TS series with the addition of a new 5M camera that can reach speeds up to 51 frames per second (fps) in fast mode.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market (UAV) Worth $114.7B by 2023

HALE UAVs forecast to constitute the largest share of the UAV market

Raytheon brings engineering to life for thousands of students across the nation

Week of celebration spotlights the importance of opening the engineering pipeline for women with Girl Day, Feb. 20

Seegrid Automated GT10 Tow Tractor Named 2014 Edison Award Finalist

The Seegrid automated GT10 tow tractor product has been named a 2014 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards. The distinguished awards inspired by Thomas Edison's persistence and inventiveness, recognizes innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

Advanced Drones Manufacturer, Aibotix, Acquired by Hexagon

Hexagon, leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation solutions, has acquired Aibotix, a manufacturer of intelligent multicopter systems for high-efficiency aerial applications.

IPR Robotics Recognizes Michigan Manufacturing Excellence

Two suppliers were recognized as IPR Robotics Suppliers of Excellence for 2013.

HALCON 11: 3D Vision and Identification

Modern industrial production is no longer imaginable without 3D imaging.

11th Annual International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2014 Opens Today

International LiDAR Mapping Forum will be held February 17-19, 2014 in Denver, CO

"iglide® on tour:" Around the world with 56 plastic bearings on board

To celebrate the 30 year anniversary of its iglide plastic bearings, the tribo-polymer specialist igus® is sending its small car on a big trip around the world.

Tunzelbots

Eugénie von Tunzelmann: Ever since reading Richard Dawkins' book 'The Blind Watchmaker' I'd wanted to try my hand at some evolutionary programming. The idea is to model natural selection inside the computer by generating procedural creatures and allowing them to vary and improve over time without user intervention. The code to build and rig the robots was written in Python, as was the code to run the rigid body simulation, using the Open Dynamics Engine to drive the sim. I wrote an importer for Side Effects' Houdini to read in my robot simulations so I could render them out as pictures.

Automation platform CPX from Festo helps achieve goal of integrated industry

An important milestone on the road towards Integrated Industry is the concept of integrated automation from Festo.

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Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.