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Automation Advancing the Pharmaceutical Industry

By having robots perform the job of human hands, the process of getting a new drug to market is significantly improved. Having a robot do the work can ensure accuracy and repeatability across multiple trials

What Caused Rethink Robotics to Shut Down?

The outcome for Rethink Robotics demonstrates that even when companies are in a popular sector, they still face challenges that could make it hard to thrive. As such, the company's closing should not be viewed as a sign of a struggling robotics industry.

Fauna Robotica

In millions of years of evolution, nature has produced many sophisticated locomotor systems that engineers use as inspiration for creating better robots. We show some current technical developments that are highly advanced.

Universal Robots Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Selling the World's First Commercially Viable Collaborative Robot

Universal Robots marks a decade of pioneering collaborative robots, now the fastest-growing segment of industrial automation. The company is poised for continued growth as its cobots continue to lower the automation barrier within a wide range of industries.

LiDAR Solution for Mass Production and Adoption

LiDAR offers a number of advantages over other perception solutions, enabling smart machines to “see” far distances and generate a 3D representation of their surrounding environment to detect obstacles and make intelligent navigation decisions.

Morphological Approaches in Medical Technology

Robotic devices for clinical rehabilitation of patients with neurological impairments come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and employ different kinds of actuators.

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NIDEC GPM Strengthens Innovative Capacity Thanks to Mobile Robots

Before their first mission, the robots first travelled all over the factory floor and mapped out their future working environment. For this the robots rely on a powerful laser scanner. On this basis, the mobile robots can get their bearings later ...

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Brain Corp to Provide AI Services to Walmart

Walmart's BrainOS-powered floor scrubbers allow store associates to quickly map a route during an initial training ride and then activate autonomous floor cleaning with the press of a single button.

Amazon AWS RoboMaker

RoboMaker extends the most widely used open-source robotics software framework, Robot Operating System (ROS), with connectivity to cloud services.

Universal Robots Offers Rapid Response Delivery, Enabling Manufacturers to Meet Tax Deduction Deadline

With an industry leading manufacturing process, Universal Robots can meet delivery deadlines for the Section 179 tax deduction incentive that can dramatically reduce the cost of collaborative robots to address repetitive and difficult-to-fill manufacturing jobs

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VadaTech Announces New Boards with Quad DAC @ 12 GSPS with 3 GSPS Quad ADC, Kintex UltraScale™

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the AMC598 and VPX598. Both of these boards provide quad ADC with sample rates of up to 3 GSPS (AD9208) at 14-bits and a quad DAC (Analog Devices AD9162 or AD9164) with update rates of up to 12 GSPS and direct RF synthesis at 6 GSPS,16-bits making it suitable for signal capture/analysis applications such as COMINT/SIGINT, radar, research and instrumentation.

Xvisio to Unveil eXLAM-80X, the Ultimate VSLAM Solution for AR/VR, Robotics, Drones, Gaming and More at CES

Xvisio Technology Selected as CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree

Improved Tails Provide Greater Access for Better Cleanings on Dorner's New AquaGard 7350 V2 Sanitary Conveyor Platform

The AquaGard 7350 V2 with tip-up tails provide ample access to the inside of the conveyor for effective, fast cleanings, and easy maintenance. Tails can be tipped up in just a few seconds with no tools, and then retracted and locked back into place with the same minimal effort.

Tomahawk Robotics Raises $2.4 Million in Seed Funding Led by Mosley Venture Partners

Investment firm Mosley Venture Partners invests in Tomahawk Robotics, furthering the development of Kinesis, a multi-domain collaborative robotic control solution ushering in robotic Internet-of-Things (IoT)

CES 2019: Honda Creates New Categories of Technology to Enhance Work, Offer Convenience, Reduce Carbon and Save Lives

Mobility, robotics, and energy management solutions will support people's daily lives

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