Recently, GstarCAD makes its public appearance at India-International Build Expo-2012. Visitors were impressed by the capability of GstarCAD for helping them realize their designs in the real world.
At a special ceremony on Thursday, August 30 in Taipei, Taiwan, during the 43rd International Symposium on Robotics (August 29-31, 2012).
From Robotic Industries Association: North American robotics companies sold more industrial robots in the second quarter of 2012 than any previous quarter in history, according to new statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group. A total of 5,556 robots valued at $403.1 million were sold to North American companies, a jump of 14% in units and 28% in dollars over the same quarter in 2011. Orders in the first half of 2012 totaled 10,652 robots valued at $747 million, increases of 20% in units and 29% in dollars over the same period last year. "Obviously, we're thrilled about the great results so far this year," said Jeff Burnstein, President of RIA. The strong sales reflect increased demand for robotics in industries such as automotive, plastics & rubber, and metals. However, as the economy slows, it's not clear that these numbers will remain as strong heading forward." Orders for spot welding robots, used primarily in automotive solutions, jumped 68% in the first half of 2012. Other big jumps were seen in coating & dispensing (+42%), arc welding (+20%), and assembly (+19%). Material removal orders, a smaller application area, rose 364 percent. Automotive related orders accounted for 65% of units and 64% of dollars in the first half of 2012. This represents sharp gains of 44% in units and 56% in dollars over the opening half of 2011. "It's great that the auto related numbers continue to post huge gains, but as we know, automotive industry purchases are cyclical," Burnstein explained. "However, we were disappointed to see non-automotive related orders fall eight percent in units and one percent in dollars in the first half of the year, with even sharper declines in the second quarter alone." RIA estimates that some 220,000 robots are now used in the United States, placing the US second only to Japan in robot use.
Extremely low size, weight and power (low SWaP) intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance payloads will be demonstrated at AUVSI in HoodTech's booth #4615.
As UAS technology trickles down from the military into commercial applications, know which sectors are poised to grow the fastest will help businesses stay ahead of the market and capitalize on the coming expansion.
Flight Adds Momentum to Team's Preparations for Carrier Suitability Testing
AHRS-8 will be on display at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America August 6-9, Booth #3436
Tech Source H.264 XMC Card Eases Video Compression Challenges in UAV and Other Surveillance Applications
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In addition to smartphone robotics innovators, Quantum is already pursuing potentially lucrative new robotics targets around the globe.
From terrorist plots to industrial disasters and violent weather systems, law enforcement and first responders must face a host of potentially dangerous crises.
Health Robotics' i.v.STATION Robot Wins Vodafone Award for Neonatal Care at Mangiagalli's Policlinic, Milan
After extensive due diligence, i.v.STATION will allow us to close the loop in therapeutics, and offer maximum safety to our life-critical newborns.
Intelligrated® (www.intelligrated.com), a leading North American-based provider of automated material handling solutions, services and products, announced today that its acquisition by a holding company owned by the Permira funds has been successfully completed, in a transaction at a valuation in e
Strong growth in international and U.S. markets fueled 50% growth in Home Robot revenue
The mosquito-like robots are designed to swarm offshore oil spills, land on a spill, and vacuum up the oil into a floating, detachable tank that can be retrieved by emergency response vessels.
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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product
IPR Robotics offers a wide range of servo-driven 7th axis linear rails for industrial robots. These rails come in ten different sizes and are constructed from modular high strength extruded aluminum sections to handle payloads of 100 kg to 1600 kg or from steel to handle 2000 kg payloads. This variety of rail sizes allows each application to be sized correctly, controlling the space required and the price point. The drive train design of these rails utilizes helical gear-racks and is proven over 10 years to be repeatable and reliable, even in tough foundry applications.