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Talking Drone Telepresence with Renner Vaughn of Cape

Our technology enables organizations across a wide spectrum of industries, from public safety and oil and gas to telecommunications and utilities, to integrate drones into daily workflows to reduce costs

Ridgeback Takes 3D Printing to the Next Level

How can you print something larger than the printer itself? That’s the problem researchers Xu Zhang, Mingyang Li, Quang-Cuong Pham, and others set out to solve at the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing...

Benefits of Collaborative Robots

It is true that a collaborative robot is designed to work without additional physical guarding like fencing. But the robot is rarely a lone component in a system.

FLIR Systems to Advance Its Unmanned Solutions Strategy with the Acquisition of Endeavor Robotics

Acquisition of Proven Leader in Mission-Critical Robotics Systems for $385M Will Provide FLIR Entry Into Attractive Unmanned Ground Vehicles Market for Military, Public Safety, and Critical Infrastructure

Interview with COMAU – The e.DO Experience

Comau developed e.DO precisely to support and stimulate students' involvement and creativity during in-school and extracurricular learning activities.

How Do You Know If Your Company Is Ready For AI?

Regardless of the size of the company or industry in which it operates, adding automation into a business environment can mean a significant shift in the way an organization conducts itself.

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MiR500 Mobile Cobots Make Traffic Safer in Kverneland’s Factory

“The robot saves at least five hours in transport time a week, and the working day is quieter and calmer,” Broberg said. “I already take 15,000 to 17,000 steps a day in my job, so I definitely don’t miss the walk to the pallet stacker."

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SoftBank pumps $37m into Boston Dynamics

Japanese investment and telecoms giant SoftBank puts $37m into next generation robotics company Boston Dynamics after it bought the business from Google.

A Step Closer to Self-Aware Machines - Columbia engineers create a robot that can imagine itself

Columbia Engineering researchers have made a major advance in robotics by creating a robot that learns what it is, from scratch, with zero prior knowledge of physics, geometry, or motor dynamics.

ASU's Southwest Robotics Symposium previews the new technology guiding the next wave of human-robot interaction

“We can rely on the brain of the human and the muscles, eyes and sense of touch of the robot in places where humans cannot, or should not, be,” said Khatib. “For example, we will be able to safely repair underwater structures

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New LCR16 Series Linear Rotary Actuator, 35mm stroke, 24VDC operation with 5 micron encoder

The actuator is constructed with a direct drive brushless servo motor. It's designed with linear guide built-in lubrication to offer long life cycle.

Milrem Robotics' THeMIS UGV Strengthens Its Position as The Industry Standard

The unmanned warfare systems developer Milrem Robotics is the most represented company in its field at this year's IDEX with the widest selection of different weaponized unmanned ground systems on display.

Stäubli Robotics Brings Stericlean Solutions for Pharma and Biotech to INTERPHEX

Stäubli's sensitive environment robots are designed to meet stringent safety standards

VadaTech presents a Base Board for Wideband Massive MIMO Software Defined Radio at MWC19

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the ATC500. The ATC500 is an AdvancedTCA Blade with two XCVU13P FPGAs and multiple ADRV9009 for Wideband Massive MIMO Software Defined Radio.

Manufacturers are Throwing Away as Much as $80,000 - $90,000 per Shift Operation Due to Improper Integration of Collaborative Robots

According to Ultra Tech Automation, Manufacturers Are Paying a Price-Cost, Status, Lack of Innovation-Because They Don't Know How to Effectively Deploy Their "Cobots"

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SICK, Inc. - Low-Cost LiDAR: Higher Technology That's Easy to Use

SICK, Inc. - Low-Cost LiDAR: Higher Technology That's Easy to Use

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is one of the most reliable methods for parts sensing in factory automation today. SICK has made this technology affordable and easy to use! Click on the video link below to learn about the TiM1xx LiDAR sensor and how it provides: - Area scanning LiDAR technology in a standard sensor package - 200-degree field of view and 3 meter sensing range allows for 169 square feet of area scanning - Compact size and light weight enables ease of deployment in "non-standard" type applications, like end-of-arm robotic tooling - Wide area scanning without having to mount a transmitter and receiver makes installation much easier - IO Link for easy configuration

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