Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Thanks to Robotics Demand, Servo Motors and Drives to Grow to $15.92 Billion by 2022

This brief coverage of some of the emerging uses of servo motors and drives emphasizes the improvements made possible as these components become increasingly advanced. Such progress should continue over the foreseeable future...

Universal Robots Continues to Dominate Cobot Market but Faces Many Challengers

We identified more than 30 vendors that are currently marketing over 80 cobot models, and we expect this number to grow. More than 80 percent of collaborative robot suppliers generated less than $10m in revenues last year.

Interview with Michael ImObersteg, Future Robotix

We are targeting those industries that require precise, small, high-torque motors and complementary components such as high precision planetary gearboxes, slip rings, sensors and encoders.

Universal Robots hires more than 20 former Rethink Robotics employees

Reinforcing both companies’ pioneering roles in collaborative robotics, Universal Robots welcomes more than 20 Rethink staff members, incorporating valuable expertise in engineering, product development, and customer applications.

Smart Cities are the Future

Well-designed smart technology tools can help government agencies, the environment and residents. Smart cities can upgrade the efficiency of city services by eliminating redundancies and finding ways to save money, as well as provide higher-quality services at a lower cost.

How Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Improve Patient Care

By working in tandem with AI and robotics in healthcare, humans can deliver a higher quality of care for patients in very measurable ways.

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Yeti Snow Technology

Yeti has the goal to develop an autonomous snow clearing service for use on future airports. The product will be introduced in steps, in parallel with the development of technology for self-driving vehicles.

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LG to develop smart shopping cart robot with E-mart

The South Korean tech giant said the robot will be developed by its research lab, which has been releasing various robots under the CLOi brand.

ABB to Build the World's Most Advanced Robotics Factory in Shanghai

Milestone investment will combine connected digital technologies, state-of-the-art collaborative robotics and cutting-edge artificial intelligence research to create the most sophisticated, automated and flexible Factory of the Future.

The ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF (ROBO) Turns 5

Team behind first-ever robotics, automation and AI index to ring NYSE Closing Bell with robot in Honor of Fifth Anniversary.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Platinum Tools® Debuts New Waterproof RJ45 Coupler System; Now Available

Rated to Meet Harsh Environmental Conditions Commonly Found in Outdoor and Indoor Installs, such as Industrial Manufacturing, Wireless and Broadcast Towers, Security Systems, Outdoor Entertainment Venues, LED Lighting, Emergency Communications, Marinas, and More

New FlexArm GH-60 Tapping Arm- 2" Capacity; Taps Quickly and Consistently

Full 360-degree movement allows operators to easily position taps with guaranteed perpendicularity.

UWF partners with IHMC to develop first intelligent systems and robotics Ph.D. in Florida

The program will be the first of its kind in Florida and one of only a few in the nation.

Velodyne Lidar Showcases Groundbreaking Technology for Security and Safety Applications at the Unmanned Security Expo

Velodyne Lidar Sensors Power Aerial and Ground Robotics to Mitigate Security Threats

PaR's new European Handling Solutions Centre of Excellence in UK now open

Facility features advanced decommissioning equipment and cutting-edge anti-sway crane safety technology

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Swift Naviagtion - Ruggedized Robustness for Robotic Applications

Swift Naviagtion - Ruggedized Robustness for Robotic Applications

Duro® is a ruggedized version of Swift Navigation's Piksi® Multi RTK GNSS receiver. Built to be tough, Duro is designed for easy integration into existing equipment. This affordable, easy-to-deploy GNSS sensor delivers robust, centimeter-accurate positioning while protected against weather, moisture, vibration, dust, water immersion and the unexpected that can occur in outdoor long-term deployments.

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maxon precision motors

maxon precision motors

maxon precision motors is a leading supplier of high-precision DC brush and brushless servo motors and drives. These motors range in size from 4 - 90 mm and are available up to 500 watts. We combine electric motors, gears and DC motor controls into high-precision, intelligent drive systems that can be custom-made to fit the specific needs of customer applications.