Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

FABTECH Expo Q&A with ACIETA

Acieta offers insight from three different segment experts: how automation can apply to fabrication, welding, and overall manufacturing process improvement.

Adaptive Robots

It combines high-performance force control, computer vision and advanced AI technologies, which enables the robot to adapt to the complicated environments, and accomplish better “hand-eye” coordination like human does.

RoboticsTomorrow - Special Tradeshow Coverage
FABTECH EXPO Chicago

FABTECH EXPO takes place in Chicago, IL November 11th - 14th. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Teradyne to Acquire AutoGuide Mobile Robots

• Supplier of High-Payload Autonomous Mobile Robots Complements Teradyne MiR’s Leading AMR Position. • AutoGuide offers uniquely modular autonomous mobile tuggers and forklifts for high-payload material transport of up to 10,000 pounds (4,500 kg).

Is Software the Future of Robotics?

Robots and software work hand in hand, but what does this mean in concrete terms? How is software essential for robots? Why and how is it necessary to develop software specifically adapted to robotic applications? What are the future trends in software for robotics?

FABTECH Expo Q&A with OCTOPUZ Inc.

Visit the OCTOPUZ team at FABTECH 2019 in Booth B23113 to be the first to see what’s new with the industry-defining OCTOPUZ Offline Robot Programming Software! In the meantime, be sure to stay tuned to our social media networks and website for more information.

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Slotless Brushless Servo Motors Improve Machine Performance.

From the outside it looks just like any other industrial brushless servo motor but inside it utilized advanced manufacturing techniques to provide higher torque, higher speed, smoother operation, higher efficiency, and better inertial matching in a smaller package.

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Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories

Continuous operation excellence

Food and beverage production is becoming continuous to keep up with rising demands. To maintain the flow of products and to make sure there are low levels of waste, spoilage or contamination inside a continuous system, automation must be integrated into the production line.

ABB demonstrates concept of mobile laboratory robot for Hospital of the Future

• Mobile and autonomous YuMi® laboratory robot will be designed to work alongside medical staff and lab workers • New robotics technologies will be developed in ABB’s first global healthcare research hub at Texas Medical Center (TMC) Innovation Institute in Houston

World's first haptic telerobot hand (Tactile Telerobot) to officially launch at first public event at CEATEC 2019 in Japan

The exhibit will be divided into several scenario-based themes, each demonstrating a distinctive way to implement the technology. There will be scenarios for the use of robots in a kitchen, school, fish market, living room, laboratory and skill sharing.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

'Drones are Now': UAS Industry Leaders Partner to Kick Off FAA National Drone Safety Awareness Week

Commercial UAV Expo Americas, DRONERESPONDERS, National Press Photographers Association, Sundance Media Group, and others to host special October 29 event in Las Vegas

KUKA Robotics Showcases LBR iiwa Solution and Human-Robot Collaboration Strategies at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest Show 2019

KUKA will be exhibiting and presenting at the Midwest's largest medtech event from Oct. 23-24

CloudMinds XR-1: One of the First Intelligent 5G Humanoid Robots Awakens with Sprint at MWC Los Angeles 2019

• Meet one of the world's first-ever humanoid service robots powered by cloud artificial intelligence, Sprint True Mobile 5G and proprietary vision-controlled grasping tech that enables it to perform many tasks • The global leader in cloud AI architecture and robotics will introduce the XR-1 to guests at the Sprint exhibit - South Hall #1702

Khronos Releases OpenVX 1.3 Open Standard for Cross-Platform Vision and Machine Intelligence Acceleration

Royalty-free for end users, OpenVX specification defines new feature sets for enhanced implementation flexibility and performance; open source Raspberry Pi implementation available.

ExRobotics and Yokogawa Collaborate to Accelerate Adoption of Robotics for Inspection of Facilities in Hazardous Environments

Even on normally unmanned facilities, a human presence is generally still needed for regular inspection work, so deploying robots can have a significant positive impact on worker safety by minimising worker field trips, which in turn reduces operating costs.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

TUV Rheinland Robot Integrator Program

TUV Rheinland Robot Integrator Program

The industry's first comprehensive Robot Integrator Program saves robot integrators significant time and cost investments by allowing them to mark each cell compliant with ANSI/RIA R15.06 with the TUV Rheinland Mark. As opposed to a traditional certification or an on-site field labeling, TÜV Rheinland's Robot Integrator Program certifies the knowledge and skill-set of robot integrators in addition to testing robotic cells and processes against ANSI/RIA R15.06. This reduces the need for frequent onsite or off site testing and allows manufacturers to apply a single TÜV Rheinland label to multiple cells. The Robot Integrator Program individually assesses a robot integrator's understanding of the ANSI/RIA R15.06 standard along with the ability to consistently produce compliant robot cells. Following the requirements and procedures of the new program will enable robot integrators to produce individually compliant robotic cells under one serialized TÜV Rheinland Mark, which meets the national electric code and allows acceptance by Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and end users.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

IDS Imaging Development Systems Inc.

IDS Imaging Development Systems Inc.

IDS is a leading manufacturer of industrial cameras "Made in Germany" with USB or GigE interfaces. Equipped with state of the art CMOS sensors, the extensive camera portfolio ranges from low-cost project cameras, to small, powerful models with PoE functionality or robust cameras with housings that fulfill the prerequisites for protection code IP65/67. For quick, easy and precise 3D machine vision tasks IDS offers the Ensenso series. With the novel vision app-based sensors and cameras of IDS NXT the company opens up a new dimension in image processing. Whether in an industrial or non-industrial setting: IDS cameras and sensors assist companies worldwide in optimizing processes, ensuring quality, driving research, conserving raw materials, and serving people. They provide reliability, efficiency and flexibility for your application.