The Changing Role of Robotics in Materials Handling: Industrial Journalist Thomas R. Cutler Interviews Steven Hogg of Bastian Robotics

Short-term, robotic integration will continue to grow as companies continue to establish automation plans, and long-term, robotic automation will be a standard in every facility. This will be a requirement for companies to compete in the global marketplace.

Amazon Hosted A Secretive Robotics Conference In Florida

Michael Grothaus for FastCompany:  Amazon hosted a secret robotics conference in Palm Springs, Florida last weekend, reports Bloomberg. The conference, dubbed "MARS," which stands for "Machine-Learning (Home) Automation, Robotics and Space Exploration," was an invite-only event held at the Parker Palm Springs that brought together experts in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, space exploration, and home automation.

Amazon has not publicly commented on the conference, but reports on social media from attendees leaked its existence. Bloomberg notes that the conference hosted some big names, including film director Ron Howard and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The event was also attended by a number of academics from MIT, the University of California at Berkeley, and ETH Zurich, sources told Bloomberg. Also in attendance were some CEOs and representatives from companies including Rethink Robotics, Toyota Motor Corp., and iRobot.  Cont'd...

Allied Motion Welcomes Kevin McNicholas as New Vice President of Sales

Hired March 14, 2016, McNicholas' primary goal is to develop a sales organization and channel strategy that meets the current and emerging needs of customers while leading Allied Motion to continuously exceed the organic growth rate of the motion control industry.

US Economy: Auto Sector Buys Every Second Industrial Robot

The US economy is one of the front-runners in the global automation race. By 2018, the number of industrial robots sold to 2018 will, on average, rise by at least five percent per annum, to a new record of 31,000 units (2014: 26,202).

Mouser Electronics' Sponsorship Inspires Future Engineers in FIRST Robotics Competition

Mouser Electronics will be a major sponsor of this week's FIRST Robotics Competition Dallas Regional event occurring March 24-26 at the Irving Convention Center. The annual robotics event, which fosters STEM education, attracts hundreds of high school students from across the area.

AUTOMATICA 2016: The Marketplace for Innovation

STARTUP WORLD - part of the AUTOMATICA 2016 trade fair in Munich, Germany - will offer thriving startup companies active in industry automation and service robotics the opportunity to present at a leading international exhibition.

2016: Six Trends Affecting Safety In The Workplace

Safety is a complex topic, but these six factors are helping to not only increase workplace safety this year but also efficiency, quality and employee well-being.

ABB to feature an IRB 1200 robot paired with the PickOne Perception system at MODEX 2016 in Atlanta

The innovative vision system is designed for singulation tasks often found in Third Party Logistics and Mail Order Fulfillment Companies

Dorner's New Universal Drive Simplifies Motor and Mounting Package Options for 2200 Series Conveyors

This new drive technology, developed by Electric Torque Machines (ETM), along with Dorner's unique mount package is designed to integrate universally across the 2200 Series end drive conveyor line. An advantage the Universal Drive brings to operators is the ability to save time by reducing SKUs and stocked service items into one manageable part number.

Electric Enterprise Offers Fastest Turnaround for Servo Motor Repair

For manufacturers who rely on CNC machines, they know that servo motors are one of the first components to break down. Electric Enterprise offer one of the industries fastest turnaround times with 24hr repair.

Highly Dynamic XY Linear Motor Scanning Stage, Introduced by PI

The L-731 magnetic linear drive ensures high velocity and acceleration.

IoT Development Enters the Open Innovation Craze

NEXCOM's NexROBO robot control simulation software can assist the application development of smart robots, thereby freeing up the time required for developing motor drives and controllers for laboratory testing and the time to code motor control programs.

February Fundings And Acquisitions

It's too early to tell whether the record-breaking pace of 2015 fundings for robotic startups and the number of acquisitions will carry over into 2016, nevertheless here are the transactions that happened in February

AIA Launches Startup Competition

AIA, the world's largest trade association for advancing vision and imaging, announced today the call for companies looking to participate in its startup competition at The Vision Show.

AUTOMATICA 2016: Breakup in a new era of smart robotics and automation

On June 21 to 24, 2016, up to 850 companies are going to display their solutions for the optimization of production processes and professional service robotics in six exhibition halls

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

Stäubli – TP80 Fast Picker robot

Stäubli - TP80 Fast Picker robot

Introducing the TP80 Fast Picker, a new series that delivers speeds in excess of 200 picks per minute, and more flexibility at a lower cost. Stäubli has long set the standard for high speed and precision in robotic performance, ensuring the highest possible throughput and shortest cycle times.