Self-folding electronics could enable advanced robotics

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: The development, reported in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, could lead to new ways for people to interact with machines and even create self-folding robots.

Germany's Siemens to Set up Robotics Research Center in China

Reuters: The Siemens research center at Beijing's Tsinghua University would focus on combined mechanics and electronics, human-robot collaboration and the application of artificial intelligence in robotic controllers, the German firm said.

Disruptive Changes from Robotics Driving the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Cobots and mobile robots are both new technologies that are still being developed and industry is just now learning how to implement them. Further, these examples represent new applications that use robotics in applications where they have never been used before.

Japan Bebot, the World's Most Advanced AI Concierge

Multilingual correspondence through smartphones can be realized in real time at any time, 365 days, for foreigners' inquiries and requests to visit Japan. The service is in full use offering accommodation facilities like Holiday Inn and Grand Bell Hotel and car rental service "Times Car Rental".

Talking PACK EXPO with Harmonic Drive

Come see how our IP65 FHA Rotary Actuator withstands water being sprayed at it during the entire show! We will also have a variety of product configurations and sizes that visitors can see up close.

What Can 80 Engineers Do with 40 Robots in 24 Hours?

Ian Wright for Engineering.com: The inaugural Robotiq User Conference (RUC) will demonstrate what 80 engineers can do with 40 robots in 24 hours.

Talking PACK EXPO with Craig Tomita of Universal Robots

Our Pack Expo booth S-8257 will showcase a new mobile and modular tabletop system featuring vision-guided multiple part feeding and kitting with conveyor tracking and case loading/unloading.

Talking PACK EXPO with Doug Stoll of Intelligrated

The booth demonstration showcases a unitizing approach to robotic palletizing in which loads are built directly onto slip sheets or conveyor, a practice common in manufacturing operations serving a variety of international markets or handling empty containers.

Sony backs Acutronic Robotics' hardware robot operating system

Darrell Etherington for TechCrunch: Acutronic was set up in 2016, and offers a way to allow components combine in new robotics systems easily with ready-made compliance with industry and commercial standards for easy deployment.

This drone can pinpoint a specific package in a giant warehouse

Siyi Chen for Quartz: A prototype created by the scientists can catalogue items instantly as the drones fly up and down the aisles.

PACK EXPO Q&A with Dorner Mfg. Corp

One of the conveyors in action at PACK EXPO is the 3200 Series Precision Move, a conveyor that uses a servo motor, timing belt and the latest advancements in drive technology for applications involving extremely accurate movement of product at specific times, distances and intervals.

Talking PACK EXPO with Oriental Motor USA Corp.

We will be introducing our new BLE2 Brushless Motor & Driver at this year's Pack Expo International show. We have two large demos, one showcasing the benefits of our speed control and another showcasing the benefits of position control, which saves money over servo systems.

Talking PACK EXPO with Sebastien Schmitt of Stäubli

We had introduced the new TX2 at Automate which is part of the smart factory that we will have set up at PACK EXPO. If you didn't have a chance to learn about the levels of the MRC-Man Robot Collaboration, it would be a good time to stop by and allow us to show you how the TX2 will be used in the packaging market.

Talking PACK EXPO with FANUC Robotics

FANUC America will be introducing a new high-speed compact palletizer for the first time at the show. This robot is well suited for high-speed palletizing cases and bags. It will be in action at 100% speed.

San Francisco City Supervisor proposes tax on Robots

Janie Har, Associated Press: Jane Kim, the city supervisor who is pushing the robot tax, says it's important to think now about how people will earn a living as more U.S. jobs are lost to automation.

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