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A.I. —Rules, Learning and Reason

There needs to be standards by which developers are held accountable for the use and impact of their A.I. technology. Appropriate laws need to be written to govern the use of A.I. And most importantly, A.I. is a tool not a replacement for humans.

How Robotics are Automating a Solution to the Labor Shortage & Growing Customer Demands

While it’s true that robots are making their way into more and more operations, the truth is there are not enough skilled workers to fill the number of available jobs.

The Future of “Cobots” is AI Voice Interface at the Edge

The growing presence of AI powered everything in our personal lives is quickly creating an enormous population of people who are not only comfortable using voice to operate technology but prefer it.

Winner of Fetch Robotics FetchIt! Challenge Executes Complex Manufacturing Tasks Using Autonomous Mobile Robotic Arm

Georgia Institute of Technology Awarded Prize Package Worth Over $150K In Inaugural Contest Hosted at IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Surgical Robots and Their Rapid Adoption in Minimally Invasive Surgeries

By using robot arms controlled through a computer, surgeons are now able to perform small incision surgeries that are minimally invasive and offer an improved level of precision.

The Strangest Reasons We've Seen Robots Engineered For So Far

Robots — we can't live with them and we can't live without them. Some potential applications of robotics are strange but ultimately very promising, while others seem downright pointless.

Drive Systems – Success Through Interdisciplinary Approaches

There is much more to consider than just the design and the motor selection. Interdisciplinary thinking, specific engineering knowledge, depth of experience, and a clear understanding of the requirements are critical factors.

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DHL Express Launches Its First Regular Fully-Automated and Intelligent Urban Drone Delivery Service

DHL Express and Ehang entered into a strategic partnership in China to realize a major innovation in smart logistics • Solution includes fully autonomous loading and offloading and will increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness with less energy consumption

SCARA Robots - The Next Move in Automotive Sector; Towards the Automation!

SCARA robots offer a better precision at a very low operational cost. This has led to a greater adoption of SCARA robots in the automotive industry, thereby propelling the global SCARA robots market.

XPRIZE and California Governor Gavin Newsom Partner To Design an Incentive Prize For Innovation To Battle Wildfires

This competition hopes to leverage cutting edge sensors, networks, artificial intelligence, robotics and material sciences to both detect wildfires at their earliest inception and extinguish them before they spread.

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NXT Robotics Corp. Launches Its 5th Generation Autonomous AI Security Patrol Vehicle and Platform

Maverick's baseline model includes four high resolution PTX security cameras which can be used to do AI based analysis of a physical environment along with license plate detection and facial and object recognition.

VadaTech Announces a New VITA 57.4 (FMC+) module with 12 TX/RX Fiber MTP/MPO

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the FMC258. The FMC258 is an FPGA Mezzanine Module per VITA 57.4 (FMC+) specification. It has a single Board-Mount Optical Assembly, providing 12 channel full-duplex transceivers with Clock Data Recovery (CDR) and front-panel Fiber I/O via MTP/MPO.

Winner Announced in Younger Geospatial Professional of the Year Award

Gabrielle Getz is the winner of the inaugural Younger Geospatial Professional of the Year Award for 2019. Derek Shanks, Product Manager at Trimble and Ryan Rideout, Arch III at Perkins and Will make up the Top 3.

Bimba Launches IntelliPress™ Electric Bench Top Press

The IntelliPress is offered in force ranges of up to 3,000; 6,000; or 12,000 pounds of output force. Additionally, it is available in three configurations with varying degrees of electronic control integration - allowing for off the shelf operation, or component level configurability.

The World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics 2019 to take place in the largest petrochemical hub of Europe

Global industry leaders of inspection, maintenance and cleaning robotics for capital-intensive infrastructure gather in Rotterdam

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PI USA - Why Use a Hexapod Robot?

PI USA - Why Use a Hexapod Robot?

Hexapod micro-motion robots are based on very flexible concept that can easily solve complex motion and alignment problems in fields including Optics, Photonics, Precision Automation, Automotive, and Medical Engineering.

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Staubli Corporation

Staubli Corporation

Stäubli is a leading manufacturer of textile machinery, quick release couplings and robotics systems. With a workforce of over 4500 employees Stäubli is present in 25 countries supported by a comprehensive distribution network in 50 countries worldwide. Stäubli's North American headquarters is located in Duncan, South Carolina and has over 200 employees supporting Textile, Connectors and Robotics customers, with a dynamic sales force strategically placed on the West Coast, Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere throughout the continent.