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...
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The L-731 magnetic linear drive ensures high velocity and acceleration.
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.
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, 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.
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
Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Interview Infineon's Adam White about the Future of Energy Management and Storage
Global distributor Mouser Electronics teams up with Infineon and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to present an exciting video spotlight interview on power management. To learn more, visit www.mouser.com/empowering-innovation.
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