Investors inject millions into On Robot

The Danish robot company On Robot has just received a capital contribution worth millions of Danish kroner. The investment is for the further development of their unique collaborative gripper for cobots that are able to work alongside humans. The investment comes from an experienced team of investors with substantial knowledge of the robot environment, including The Danish Growth Fund, Enrico Krog Iversen, former CEO of the successful Danish robot company Universal Robots, as well as Thomas Visti, CEO of Mobile Industrial Robots.

Japanese Robotics Giant Gives Its Arms Some Brains

Will Knight for MIT Technology Review:  The big, dumb, monotonous industrial robots found in many factories could soon be quite a bit smarter, thanks to the introduction of machine-learning skills that are moving out of research labs at a fast pace. Fanuc, one of the world’s largest makers of industrial robots, announced that it will work with Nvidia, a Silicon Valley chipmaker that specializes in artificial intelligence, to add learning capabilities to its products. The deal is important because it shows how recent advances in AI are poised to overhaul the manufacturing industry. Today’s industrial bots are typically programmed to do a single job very precisely and accurately. But each time a production run changes, the robots then need to be reprogrammed from scratch, which takes time and technical expertise.   Cont'd...

ENCODER PRODUCTS COMPANY INTRODUCES THE PROGRAMMABLE MODEL 25SP ENCODER

The Model 25SP Programmable Size 25 Accu-CoderPro™ shaft encoder is specifically designed for the challenges of an industrial environment.

Rethink Robotics' Sawyer Enters Korean Market with TPC Mechatronics

Global manufacturer uses smart, collaborative Sawyer robot to improve results for customers

Toshiba Machine's BAIII Cartesian Robot Series from TM Robotics Eliminates Calibration Steps for Significant Time and Cost Savings

Toshiba Machine Adds Plug-and-Play Capabilities To Its Most Recent Actuator for Immediate Results, Improved Time to Market

Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Debut Video of Transformative 3D-Printed Autonomous Vehicle

It is the latest series from Mouser's highly popular Empowering Innovation Together™ educational program.

Microscan Demonstrates Inline Inspection at The ASSEMBLY Show 2016

Microscan will showcase machine vision innovations, vision-guided robotics and new products from booth #1705 at The ASSEMBLY SHOW at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL October 25-27.

Rethink Robotics Leads in Research and Education with Open Source SDK

Introduces high performance Sawyer robot with software development kit

Google Canceled the Launch of a Robotic Arm After it Failed the 'Toothbrush Test'

Mark Bergen for Bloomberg:  Google published research this week detailing how its software enables robots to learn from one another. To demonstrate, the company’s scientists showed videos featuring robotic arms whirling inside its labs. Google’s robotics group built those machines and wanted to sell them to manufacturers, warehouse operators and others. However, executives at Google parent Alphabet Inc. nixed the plan because it failed Chief Executive Officer Larry Page’s "toothbrush test," a requirement that the company only ship products used daily by billions of people, according to people familiar with the situation.   Cont'd...

SWaP Old VME Power Supplies For New Power-Packed Models

Announcing our new power supplies for VME embedded systems in industrial and military markets.

Omron Exhibits at CEATEC JAPAN2016

-Announces +Think New Technology Solutions for Social Issues -Holds Guinness World Records ® Certification Ceremony for Robot Table Tennis Tutor

NEXCOM EtherCAT Master Controllers Accelerate Real-Time Control to Push Production to Full Throttle

Targeting high-speed real-time motion control systems, NEXCOM master controllers NET series can accelerate the execution of complex automation schemes, intricate robot control, and sophisticated image processing, allowing deterministic control and machine vision integration of advanced motion control applications.

Cartoners, Case Packers, and Palletizers for Track and Trace Serialization of Pharmaceutical Packaging Lines

By integrating OEM serialization systems with packaging machinery, pharmaceutical manufacturers can secure their supply line from counterfeiting and meet current and future pedigree requirements.

Special Tradeshow Coverage for PACK Expo International

PACK Expo will be held from November 6th - 9th in Chicago, Illinois. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Introducing the ServoBelt Rotary Stage Family from Bell Everman

ServoBelt Rotary Stages from Bell Everman are compact, high-torque rotary stages that offer through hole size and speed comparable to direct-drive rotary tables costing thousands more.

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Stäubli – Robotic tool changers

Stäubli - Robotic tool changers

Stäubli offers a complete range of robotic tool changing systems for payloads of 20 kg to 1,530 kg and torsion moments from 30 to 12,500 Nm, designed for use in virtually every industry. The tool changers adapt to customer-specific applications with different modules for media, data, power, etc. The new MPS 130 robotic tool changer is powerful, very robust, and designed for a huge range of applications. It features multiple couplings for air/vacuum connections, and can be equipped with connectors for data and electrical transmission. Very compact dimensions, with a coupled height of only 67 mm, make the MPS 130 the first choice for applications requiring a high number of mating cycles.