Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

How many robots does it take to change a light bulb?

Tim Sandle for Digital Journal: A newly created robotic gripper has researchers at University of California - San Diego excited. The 'friendly' new robot could help advance the automation of construction and building works.

Wind River Brings Safety-Critical Expertise to Functional Safety for Industrial IoT

With the accelerating growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), it is increasingly important to identify and implement safety-related systems for smart grids, connected vehicles, robotics, industrial control systems, smart factories, and more.

The Software-Based Platform for Motion Control, Machine Vision, and Programmable Logic Controllers

Besides being expensive and proprietary, migrating to newer products is challenging when hardware components are involved.

Interview with Shaoshan Liu and Zhe Zhang of PerceptIn

Using our technology, we are able to reduce the cost of the whole vehicle (including the chassis, the computing hardware, and the sensing hardware, and the software stack) under $10,000 USD.

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Special Tradeshow Coverage for FABTECH 2017

FABTECH 2017 will be held from November 6th - 9th in Chicago, Illinois. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Zume Pizza lands $48 million in funding for robotic pizza delivery

Greg Nichols for ZDNet: The process begins on a robotic assembly line in a centralized kitchen, but pizzas finish cooking in ovens inside of trucks en route to delivery.

Sony will relaunch its robotics business in 2018 with a dog-like robot designed for homes.

Amit Katwala for IMECHE: The new model will incorporate internet connectivity and have the ability to control domestic appliances with voice commands, like the Amazon Echo or Google Home devices, but will also behave and move like a real dog.

The future of robots could be tiny origami bots that fold into different shapes

Guanhong Hu for Quartz: Shuhei Miyashita and his team used the origami concept to make exoskeletons for a magnetic cube robot, called “Primer”, letting it morph on demand to do various things in different conditions.

Colleges Are Marketing Drone Pilot Courses, but the Career Opportunities Are Murky

Elizabeth Woyke for MIT Technology Review: At least 15 community colleges offer them, but it’s not clear how many students parlay their new skills into jobs.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

CEVA and LG Electronics Partner for Smart 3D Camera Solution

LG's high-performance 3D camera module utilizes Rockchip RK1608 with multi-core CEVA-XM4 vision DSPs to process a range of advanced workloads - including Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM), Stereo Disparity and 3D point cloud - for a wide range of markets and applications

3rd Annual UK Robotics Week Returns from 21st to 29th June 2018

UK Robotics Week 2018 officially launches today; call for participation now open to schools, academic institutions and industry to engage public in UK innovation

New NIOSH Center to Study Safety and Health Implications of Occupational Robots

"Robots working collaboratively with humans present a new workplace risk profile that is not yet well understood," said NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D.

Charter Exhibitor, ASG, Returns to Assembly Show for the Fifth Year Running

ASG to present new product applications in Booth #323 at this year's Assembly Show

Epson to Demonstrate Newly Launched T3 All-in-One SCARA Robot at The ASSEMBLY Show

At the ASSEMBLY Show, Epson Robots will be showcasing its newly launched T3 All-in-One SCARA robot, the revolutionary Flexion™ N2 6-Axis robot, as well as a selection of its leading 6-Axis and SCARA robots. Epson will also lead a discussion on how to take the plunge in automation.

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BLE2 Series Brushless Motor & Driver

BLE2 Series Brushless Motor & Driver

The BLE2 Series replaces our popular BLE Series and continues our brushless motor advantages by featuring an all new compact, high-power and high-efficiency brushless DC motor combined with a Driver that can be digitally set and controlled via external DC voltage or by the front panel. The BLE2 Series can easily compete with larger 3-phase inverter driven motors in many more applications, with built-in simple holding torque function, saving space and increasing performance thanks to the advantages of a brushless motor design. The BLE2 Series has a maximum speed of 4000 r/min, achieving a speed ratio of 1:50 (80 to 4000 r/min). The new motor structure is small than previous models and enables high power and high efficiency while incorporating easy setting, installation and wiring. The new motor connector offers IP66 degree of protection and allows for easy and direct connection between motor and driver with two available orientation of cable outlet direction. Standardized use of stain

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KEBA Corp.

KEBA Corp.

KEBA AG was founded in 1968 and is an internationally successful electronics company headquartered in Linz (Austria). KeMotion is KEBA's automation solution for boosting robot and machine productivity. KeMotion with its five core components (robotics, PLC + motion, control + drives, safety, HMI) stands for the fast, open and customizable automation of robots and machines in the Industry 4.0 era. Thanks to the scalable hardware in combination with many high-performance technology functions and turnkey software packages, the user can quickly and easily attain the optimum solution. KeMotion is designed for a wide range of applications: Grinding, Plate bending, Painting, Welding, Pick & Place, Palletizing, Handling, CNC, Wafer handling, Gluing, Service robotics, Textile printing, Pressure die-casting, Plastics, and many more