When Industrial Automation LLC conducted an extensive evaluation of tool changer options in 2011, they were pleasantly surprised with their discovery of IPR Robotics and its flexible, robust line of tool changers.
The Phoenix AUV is equipped with field-swappable acoustic and optical payloads.
Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy Complete First Arrested Landing of a Tailless Unmanned Aircraft Aboard an Aircraft Carrier
X-47B Makes History, Lands on Deck of the USS George H.W. Bush
Seven Track B/C Teams to Train on the ATLAS Robot; Six Track A Teams Pass Critical Design Review of Robots to Advance to DRC Trials at the Homestead-Miami Speedway this December
In a world where many speak fluent Kaizen, completely removing a production step in any manufacturing process remains a celebrated achievement. In its kit production factory, Gripple has done just that thanks to the advent of ultra-reliable desk-top bagging from Automated Packaging Systems.
Universal Robots now performs machine tending at RSS Manufacturing & Phylrich in California. Deploying the robot arms from Denmark has vastly improved the company's ability to stay competitive.
Cincinnati Process Technologies, a leading integrated solutions provider for the plastics injection molding market, today announced an agreement with We-Technology Automation Company (WETEC) of Taiwan, to be the sole North American distributor and service provider for WETEC's line of robots and automation systems for the molding industry.
Tests of a modular snake robot in an Austrian nuclear power plant proved the multi-jointed robot with a camera on its head can crawl through a variety of steam pipes and connecting vessels, suggesting it could be a valuable inspection tool, report researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute.
Company Trails Only iRobot in Total Robots Sold to Military and Police
Veracity Technology Solutions, an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, has successfully developed and delivered a prototype Autonomous Ultrasonic Nondestructive Inspection Instrument (AUNDII), to Tinker Air Force Base. The system is capable of autonomously navigating and scanning the wing skin of the KC-135.
Valin Corporation Introduces New Industrial Robot, Continues to Provide Innovative Automation Solutions
New category of robot available through Valin to revolutionize automation industry.
2012: Second highest number of robots sold in 2012----- 2013: Again a high level of robot sales expected
Jet Propulsion Laboratory: The rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 should look for signs of past life, collect samples for possible future return to Earth, and demonstrate technology for future human exploration of the Red Planet, according to a report provided to the agency. The 154-page document was prepared by the Mars 2020 Science Definition Team, which NASA appointed in January to outline scientific objectives for the mission. The team, composed of 19 scientists and engineers from universities and research organizations, proposed a mission concept that could accomplish several high-priority planetary science goals and be a major step in meeting President Obama's challenge to send humans to Mars in the 2030s. "Crafting the science and exploration goals is a crucial milestone in preparing for our next major Mars mission," said John Grunsfeld, NASA's associate administrator for science in Washington. "The objectives determined by NASA with the input from this team will become the basis later this year for soliciting proposals to provide instruments to be part of the science payload on this exciting step in Mars exploration." NASA will conduct an open competition for the payload and science instruments. They will be placed on a rover similar to Curiosity, which landed on Mars almost a year ago. Using Curiosity's design will help minimize mission costs and risks and deliver a rover that can accomplish the mission objectives. The team's report details how the rover would use its instruments for visual, mineralogical and chemical analysis down to microscopic scale to understand the environment around its landing site and identify biosignatures, or features in the rocks and soil that could have been formed biologically. "The Mars 2020 mission concept does not presume that life ever existed on Mars," said Jack Mustard, chairman of the Science Definition Team and a professor at the Geological Sciences at Brown University in Providence, R.I. "However, given the recent Curiosity findings, past Martian life seems possible, and we should begin the difficult endeavor of seeking the signs of life. No matter what we learn, we would make significant progress in understanding the circumstances of early life existing on Earth and the possibilities of extraterrestrial life." "The Mars 2020 mission will provide a unique capability to address the major questions of habitability and life in the solar system," said Jim Green, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division in Washington. "This mission represents a major step towards creating high-value sampling and interrogation methods, as part of a broader strategy for sample returns by planetary missions."
Multi-million dollar Investment in Advanced Manufacturing supports Aerospace Industry
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