Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews
Automate & ProMat 2019 take place at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL April 8th - 11th. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.
The challenges around outdoor snow removal are two-fold. First, businesses and commercial sites must keep walkways and pathways clear for safety reasons and they face a labor shortage of those willing and able to do such incremental work.
The team needed a robotic system for WEAVE that could quickly but efficiently assist in repositioning 1,000 optical fibers every hour to prepare for the next observation. They would also need a way to traverse the enormous work area and connect utilities
Flexibility and efficiency have become primary differentiators in the e-commerce fulfillment market as retailers and Third-Party Logistics (3PLs) struggle to cope with volatile product demand, seasonal peaks, and rising consumer delivery expectations.
Booth #9530 - We will be using a cobot from Universal Robots to demonstrate safety evaluation and testing for a robot cell. We will also touch on the technical specifications for important robotics standards.
Booth #8360 - piCOBOT®, an EOAT designed for collaborative robots (cobots) using brand new technology from Piab to handle products on a Universal cobot.
Booth #7536 - We are highlighting our recently released Compliant Deburring Blade as well as our low-cost, high-performance Axia80 Force/Torque Sensor.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories
Researchers create new kind of robot composed of many simple particles with no centralized control or single point of failure
In a new study published today in Nature, researchers at Columbia Engineering and MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) demonstrate for the first time a way to make a robot composed of many loosely coupled components, or “particles.”
More than 20,000 AMRS were shipped in 2018 – double the number sold the year before - according to the results of our freshly released quarterly mobile robot market tracker which shows that AMR demand continued to surge in Q4.
Emerging Companies with Range of Offerings from Augmented Reality Headsets to Intelligent Robotic Software to Soft Robot Hands and Wireless Charging for Drones
Robotics and Automation - News Headlines
New rugged computer from global industrial and IoT computer manufacturer is rated for extreme environments, highly configurable and can be pre-loaded with AWS IoT Greengrass.
Held once every two years in the United States, Automate is the broadest automation solutions event in North America, aiming to give an overview of the automation industry. The IDS Inc. team is available at booth 9528 and explains how IDS cameras and solutions help with automation projects.
As technology has changed to more automated equipment in industrial applications, customers are shifting from using systems that use PROFIBUS protocol to ones that use PROFINET due to the increased data transmission rates required to maintain operational efficiency in real-time.
RE2 Robotics Performs Robotic Disaster Clean-up at Tyndall Air Force Base in the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael
"Tyndall Air Force Base sustained catastrophic damage during Hurricane Michael. When we were asked to use the Air Force-funded RADR robotic retrofit kit technology to assist with the clean-up efforts, we deployed our team without hesitation," stated Jorgen Pedersen, president and CEO of RE2 Robotics.
Stats show $3.827 billion in shipments in 2018, up 8 percent over 2017
Robotics and Automation - Featured Product
The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Company
Almost 85% of Robotics Downtime can be directly attributed to cable or hose failures. For over 40 years REIKU has been recognized as the Global Leader in Hi Tech Cable Protection Systems. The cost of production downtime and the eventual replacement of failed cables and hoses can be dramatically reduced or even eliminated with REIKU Robotic Cable Management System Solutions. REIKU works closely with all of the major Robot manufacturers developing "customer oriented system solutions".