Swisslog Introduces TransCar® LC3 - the Next Generation of Automated Guided Vehicles for Hospital Material Handling

New Swisslog TransCar Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) features advanced navigation and user interface capabilities that enable efficient and cost-effective automation of bulk supply movements within hospitals.

Robotic Arm Wriggles around Obstacles

Whether reaching for a book out of a cluttered cabinet or pruning a bush in the backyard, a person's arm frequently makes contact with objects during everyday tasks. Animals do it too, when foraging for food, for example.

Healthcare Providers Prefer Robotic Helpers

Roboticists are currently developing machines that have the potential to help patients with caregiving tasks, such as housework, feeding and walking. But before they reach the care recipients, assistive robots will first have to be accepted by healthcare providers such as nurses and nursing assistants.

Cornell Robot Foresees Human Action

A robot in Cornell's Personal Robotics Lab has learned to foresee human action and adjust accordingly.

ONR Provides Common Controller Software Requirements

The Office of Naval Research has developed a blueprint for software that will be able to control multiple military unmanned systems.

EMpro Measuring Devices

EMpro devices work as stand-alone units or can be integrated into an energy management system with plug-in expansion modules.

Stäubli to showcase new technology for medical industry automation at OrthoTec 2013

June 5-6, 2013 in Winona Lake, Indiana

Are Robots Creating More Jobs in the US?

More than 14,000 online job ads required knowledge of robotics in the United States during the last 90 days, growing 10% year-over-year, according to WANTED Analytics™.

Three New Safety Light Curtain Variants with IP 69K Housings

Designed for use in washdown applications

New Method Joins Gallium Nitride and Diamond for Better Thermal Management

Demonstration may lead to three times more efficient RF systems

DARPA Seeks Clean-Slate Ideas For Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs)

Goal is to investigate radical concepts for 20X increase in MANET size

Health Robotics Appoints Gordon Meyer to Board of Directors

Mr. Meyer has more than 30 years' experience in the health care industry

Seahorse's Armor Gives Engineers Insight Into Robotics Designs

The tail could be compressed by nearly 50 percent of its original width before permanent damage occurred.

Ganesh Machinery Makes Waves at National Industrial Machinery Event

Ganesh Machinery Garners Major Success at the 2013 Precision Machining Technology Show in Columbus, Ohio

Metcam Adopts New Technologies; Expands Production Capacity; Resulting in Record Sales Growth

Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, today announced it has completed implementation of a number of improvements, from plant configuration changes and floor space expansion to installation of more than $2 million in new equipment. These enhancements, accompanied by continued diversification of its customer base and expansion of customer relationships, enabled Metcam to achieve record sales in 2012.

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Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

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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.