Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Why CA Technologies is Moving into Collaborative Robotics

Chris Preimesberger for eWeek: CA Technologies is adding collaborative robot research and development to its already-packed product dance card.

Industrial Robots: Encoders for Tool Center Point Accuracy

The use of secondary encoders on all of a robot’s axes, as well as the use of linear encoders for positioning the robot relative to the workpiece, enables a level of accuracy at the tool center point

Autonomous Underground Mining Vehicles Are a Thing Now

Depending on how tests of below-ground and above-ground equipment progress, multiple technologies could be incorporated into single vehicles to make them maximally adaptable to operator needs.

Mobile Robotics: Thinking in Terms of Fleet Productivity Is Key to Success

In this article, we will explore the basis and the future implications of this major transition. We will focus on two applications in particular: agriculture and last mile delivery.

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Omni-chassis: An Evolutionary Step in Robotics

William G. Lovell for Electronic Design: I began using it for a new type of robot called the “Omni-chassis.” This is a powered robotic chassis that can carry different payloads or functioning modules.

Ocado's collaborative robot is getting closer to factory work

Matt Burgess for Wired: The ARMAR-6 prototype robot can help humans with basic maintenance tasks in prescribed scenarios. But it still needs to get smarter

How Robotics and Automation Will Affect Labor in the Food System

FoodTank: From seed to table, a revolution in technology that prioritizes robotics and automation is on the cusp of transforming the work required to produce, transport, sell, and serve food.

Furrion Showcases World's First Exo-Bionic Racing Mech in Motion and Unveils X1 Mech Racing

Furrion's Exo-Bionic development team unveiled a short film revealing the first look of Prosthesis in motion and the launch of a brand-new sport–– the X1 Mech Racing League.

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New 60mm OD Frameless Brushless Servo Motor Kits from Maxon

With an outer diameter of only 60mm these frameless brushless servo motors are extremely compact.

ARxIUM Introduces New Applications for RxWorks Pro

Health system pharmacy software now includes advanced location pricing and business intelligence capabilities

ATI Develops Universal Compliance Compensator

ATI Industrial Automation's new U1-050 Universal Compliance Compensator combines a variety of features to achieve the highest level of adaptability in tasks such as automated assembly, bin picking, loading and unloading machines, robotic finishing, and more.

RoboBusiness Announces Co-Location at PTC's LiveWorx'18 Event

Located at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts, LiveWorx is a global technology conference and marketplace for solutions engineered for a smart, connected world and a gathering place for all who thrive on the business of industrial technologies.

Allied Motion Acquires Original Equipment Steering Business from Maval Industries

Consistent with Allied's strategy to provide higher level system solutions, the addition of the Maval OE product line enables Allied to provide a fully integrated steering system solution to its customers.

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Maplesoft - Free Whitepaper: Developing a Robot Model using System-Level Design

Maplesoft - Free Whitepaper: Developing a Robot Model using System-Level Design

This paper uses NAO, the humanoid robot from Aldebaran Systems, to demonstrate how MapleSim can be used to develop a robot model, and how the model can be further analyzed using the symbolic computation engine within Maple.

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