Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

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.

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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Special Tradeshow Coverage for ATX West 2018

ATX West will be held from February 6th - 8th in Anaheim, California. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories

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.

New technique eases production, customization of soft robotics

Scott Schrage, University of Nebraska-Lincoln via Phys.org: The technique, which creates a stronger chemical bond between silicone and an unprecedented array of plastics, could greatly reduce the time, complexity and expense needed to produce the microfluidic devices.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Drone Delivery Canada Commences Testing its Larger 25lbs Cargo Delivery Drone Named the Raven X1400/

The Raven X1400 delivery drone is engineered to provide pay load capacities of up to 25lbs and designed to fly approximately 60km.

Artificial Intelligence Incubator Accelerator (AIIA) Post Launch Update

The four chosen start-ups will receive advice and go-to-market support to get to market and ensure profitability. AIIA also provides selection assistance for global 2,000 enterprises.

Samsung Advocates for Collaborative AI Research at 2018 Artificial Intelligence Summit

Two-Day Event in Silicon Valley Brought Together Diverse Stakeholders, Including Academic and Technical Leaders, to Explore Areas for Collaboration

ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF (ROBO) Surpasses $2 Billion in Assets Under Management

ROBO returned 49 percent to investors in the last 12 months

New AZ Series Products Now with Neugart's Planetary Gear, 42 mm Motor and New Pulse Input Driver with RS-485 Communication

Expanded AZ Series Product Line-up Now Includes New Gear Heads, New Motors and Drivers

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