Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Detecting New Solutions: How Intelligent Sensors Can Support Industry 4.0

Innovation Stage Q&A with SICK Inc. - To explore the impact of I4.0 and sensors in automated pharmaceutical manufacturing, we spoke with Ron Stuver, director of business consulting at SICK, Inc. (Booth LS-6419), a leading provider of manufacturing sensors.

Practicalities of Small Collaborative Robots

ISO 15066 is the emerging standard for collaborative robotics and covers all aspects of robot safety. The ISO15066 definition of a collaborative workspace is the operating space where the robot system and a human can perform tasks concurrently.

PACK EXPO 2019 - Harmonic Drive

Harmonic Drive is well-known for our zero-backlash strain wave gear products. Many machine designers and builders don’t realize that we also manufacture Planetary gears. Booth #LS6068

Robot Control with Semantic Commands

We are developing a general purpose, robotic control software platform that allows the user to use semantic commands, in a simulated VR environment.

Who’s Winning the Robot Race?

Three-quarters of total robot sales are currently attributed to just five countries — China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, the United States and Germany.

PACK Expo is Coming to Las Vegas

Whether you’re looking to maximize shelf impact, create a more e-commerce friendly package, increase sustainability, functionality or achieve other product differentiations, you’ll find the packaging solutions you want at PACK Expo.

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Building a Sustainable Future with Today's Packaging Solutions

Packaging Professionals Address Innovation Stage Topics set for PACK EXPO Las Vegas. By: Sean Riley, senior director, media and industry communications, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

Robot End-Effector Market to Reach US$ 6.5 Bn by 2025

The food & beverage industry will provide attractive growth potential to the market. The Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) or Automated mobile Robots (AMR) are highly suitable for materials shifting operations in the food manufacturing companies.

Study: A robot with a firm yet gentle grasp

UB engineers develop a dynamic gripper that mimics the adjustable grip of a human hand, an advancement that could improve industrial safety

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Built Robotics Raises $33M to Transform Construction Equipment into Autonomous Robots

-Built Robotics has closed a $33 million Series B led by Next47, the new global venture fund backed by Siemens. This brings Built's total funding to $48 million. -Built Robotics has announced over $100 million in customer commitments for its autonomous construction solutions. -Built Robotics will use the capital to scale its fleet of autonomous robots, expand into new construction verticals, and develop tools to support the next generation of equipment operators.

ADLINK Technology Joins ROS 2 Technical Steering Committee

ADLINK Technology is now part of the ROS 2 Technical Steering Committee (TSC) organized by Open Robotics.

Latest MapleMBSE release from Maplesoft democratizes systems engineering process

Integration with model management tools expanded to include Teamwork Cloud 19

New Record Sales of Collaborative Robots Reveal Increasing Demand for End-Of-Arm-Tooling

With a growth of 23 percent in annual installations of collaborative robots (cobots) from 2017 to 2018, the new World Robotics Report, published by International Federation of Robotics shows a huge demand for end-of-arm-tooling, (EoAT). In 2018 almost 14,000 new cobot arms were installed, and if this rise continues, that number will double in approximately three years, prompting an unprecedented EoAT market opportunity that OnRobot is ready to address.

Omron supports flexible production needs with its most advanced and versatile safety light curtain to date

Omron Automation Americas, a global leader in industrial automation and safety solutions, recently announced the launch of a cutting-edge safety light curtain that supports flexible production needs and provides high levels of environmental resistance.

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Dorner Mfg. Corp.

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Founded in 1966 and based in Hartland, Wisconsin, Dorner is a privately held World Leader in the design, applications, manufacturing, and integration of conveyor systems. Companies from over 1,200 different industries worldwide turn to Dorner to achieve improved efficiency, productivity, and a positive ROI.