TM Robotics Partners with A-Tech to Sell Toshiba Machine Industrial Robots Coast to Coast in Canada

A-Tech will offer full line of Cartesian, 6-Axis and SCARA robot systems for automation and materials handling needs in a variety of industries

Metallic glass gears make for graceful robots

Science Daily:  Throw a baseball, and you might say it's all in the wrist.  For robots, it's all in the gears.   Gears are essential for precision robotics. They allow limbs to turn smoothly and stop on command; low-quality gears cause limbs to jerk or shake. If you're designing a robot to scoop samples or grip a ledge, the kind of gears you'll need won't come from a hardware store. At NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, technologist Douglas Hofmann and his collaborators are building a better gear. Hofmann is the lead author of two recent papers on gears made from bulk metallic glass (BMG), a specially crafted alloy with properties that make it ideal for robotics.   Cont'd...

FANUC Robotics Integrator Remtec Automation Announces Growth in Automated Robotic Material Handling Projects

Remtec Automation sees uptick in automated robotic pick-and-place, palletizing and case-packing conveyor projects due to tight labor market in manufacturing.

Tolomatic adds extreme-force capability to electric linear rod actuator offering

Tolomatic's new electric linear rod actuator is more efficient, accurate and flexible compared to hydraulic cylinders--and without the messy leaks or noisy operation of hydraulics.

Official Sponsor of MAC Formula Electric

MAC Formula Electric represents McMaster University at Formula Student. Their goal is to compete and place in the top 10 on the world stage. OCTOPUZ is proud to be an official sponsor and wish Jackson and his team continued success on their journey to race in Europe!

New Compact Right-Angle, Flange-Mounted Planetary Gearbox

Neugart USA introduces its new compact right-angle, flange-mounted WPLFE gearbox for applications with tight space constraints and powerful torque requirements.

RobotShop.com Wins Legal Battle Against Robotshop35.com

On October 10, 2016, the Commercial Court of Rennes acknowledged that Mr. Quibel and Robot Access Services engaged in passing off and unfair competition against RobotShop by operating robotshop35.com

The University of Manchester Uses MapleSim in Robotics and Control Systems Courses

The University of Manchester, the largest single-site university in the UK, has a reputation for producing some of the world's greatest engineering and mathematical minds. Twenty-five Nobel Prize winners have either worked or studied at the University.

A new standard in robotics

Phys.org:  On the wall of Aaron Dollar's office is a poster for R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), the 1920 Czech play that gave us the word "robot." The story ends with the nominal robots seizing control of the factory of their origin and then wiping out nearly all of humanity. Dollar, fortunately, has something more cheerful in mind for the future of human-robot relations. He sees them as helpers in our daily lives—performing tasks like setting the table or assisting with the assembly of your new bookcase. But getting to the point where robots can work in the unstructured environment of our homes (as opposed to industrial settings) would take a major technological leap and a massive coordination of efforts from roboticists around the globe. The living room has been called the last frontier for robots—but first, the robotics community needs some standards that everyone can agree on. Enter a suitcase-sized box containing 77 objects. It contains things like hammers, a cordless drill, a can of Spam and a nine-hole peg test. As ordinary as they may seem, these carefully curated household items could be the future of a new kind of standardization for robotics. Known as the Yale-CMU-Berkeley (YCB) Object and Model Set, the intent is to provide universal benchmarks for labs specializing in robotic manipulation and prosthetics around the world.   Cont'd...

New Standard Helps Optical Trackers Follow Moving Objects Precisely

Throwing a perfect strike in virtual bowling doesn't require your gaming system to precisely track the position and orientation of your swinging arm. But if you're operating a robotic forklift around a factory, manipulating a mechanical arm on an assembly line or guiding a remote-controlled laser scalpel inside a patient, the ability to pinpoint exactly where it is in three-dimensional (3-D) space is critical.

Collaborative Robots - A Step Towards Automated Future!

Collaborative robots market is expected to grow during the forecast period. The rising need for collaborative robots in automation industry is acting as a driver for this market and is expected to serve as a market opportunity for future growth.

FABTECH 2016 Las Vegas is a Knockout

Cutting-edge technologies, expert perspectives and large industry attendance define North America's premier manufacturing tradeshow and conference

US Digital Introduces New High Resolution E4T Optical Encoder Now with 400 and 500 CPR

Vancouver, Washington - November 22, 2016 - US Digital, a US manufacturer of quality motion control since 1980, today announced the addition of 400 and 500 cycles per revolution (CPR) resolutions to its existing E4T line of miniature optical encoders. Specifically designed for robotics, medical and other industrial automation applications, the new E4Ts deliver position and velocity feedback, while fitting National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) motors as small as size eight.

World's First Robot with Closed System Transfer Device to be Introduced by Equashield to Further Protect Pharmacy Staff during Hazardous Drug Compounding

A High Throughput Robot, Equashield® Pro, will be introduced in December at American Society of Health System Pharmacy (ASHP) Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas

RobotShop's Black Friday Treasure Hunt is back this year!

Robotics Tomorrow is stoked to let you know that RobotShop's Black Friday Treasure Hunt is back this year! Participate in RobotShop's Black Friday Treasure Hunt sale by searching their catalog in order to find your free product.

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