Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

What is Deep Learning

Deep learning is a machine learning technique that teaches computers to learn by example just as we learned as a child. We see this technology in autonomous vehicles.

Is CoaXPress the Future of Autonomous Vehicle Camera Safety Systems?

High-speed CXP 2.0 is ideal for AV and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assist Systems) connectivity applications. Camera images from multiple sources around the vehicle, along with data from sensors capturing object shape, speed and distance.

The Robust Hardware Design and Robotic Software Lies at the Heart of Efficient Robotic Drilling Applications

Presently, end-user industries such as oil & gas, construction, manufacturing, aerospace, and healthcare industries are witnessing significant traction for high precision automated drilling robots.

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) Launches MiR Finance - a "Robot as a Service" (RaaS) Leasing Program

New option lowers financial barriers for investing in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), enables immediate ROI and offers mobile robots at as little as $5.49 per hour

Automated Inspection with Automatic Tool Changers

Using ATI's QC-11 Tool Changer and Tool Stands, the Autocalibration Kit enables each system to recalibrate before moving on to the next inspection job.

Developing a Universal Algorithm for Mobile Robots With Husky UGV

RoboTech Vision is a Slovakia based software company that works in the fields of robotics, visual systems, web applications development, custom software, and mobile applications development.

Robots in eCommerce

This automated grocery fulfillment solution can be placed wherever grocers and their customers need it most. This technology lowers grocer’s last-mile and assembly costs, giving them the flexibility to grow with their customers.

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Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories

North American Robot Orders Down Slightly in First Quarter 2019

North American companies ordered a total of 7,876 robots valued at $423 million during the three months, a decline of 3.5 percent in units and 3.2 percent in dollars compared to the first quarter of 2018.

Robotics in Cancer Surgery

Technological advances in robotic surgery allow for more complicated, less invasive procedures to be performed, which is helping cancer patients who previously may have needed invasive, risky surgeries.

MassRobotics, MassCEC Bring the Worlds of Robotics and Clean Energy Together

"The cleantech sector is ideal for robotics innovation. We believe disruptive ideas will come from startups committed to solving energy challenges using robots, and we want to provide an environment for them at MassRobotics"

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Newest Gripper Unleashes Full Power of Universal Robots (UR) e-Series Cobots

New Scale Robotics harnesses UR's new high-speed communications interface to increase measurement precision and control multiple grippers on one robot

Interview with Sponsor & Exhibitor Mynaric AG released for the 4th Annual UAV Technology Conference

SMi reports: A Q+A has been released with sponsor and exhibitor Mynaric AG, who will also be presenting at the UAV Technology conference in London

Black Swift Technologies Developing Swarming Drones to Autonomously Track the Eyewall of Tropical Cyclones and Hurricanes

Leveraging technology and communication protocols NOAA has demonstrated effective, Black Swift Technologies' unique design dramatically reduces the cost per aircraft ensuring that multiple vehicles can be simultaneously deployed for each storm, dramatically increasing the amount and accuracy of the data captured.

Artificial Intelligence is Powering the Robotics Industry

Increased efficiency and effectiveness demands have proliferated increasing usage of robotics in every aspects of life. Automation has become an integral part of any individual's daily routine. With simple automation, the ultimate control still lies in the hands of human where they set controls for each input to the machine.

VadaTech Announces Suite of One Slot 3U VPX Development Chassis (VITA 66.5/66.4/67.2/KVPX)

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the VTX980/981/982. These are single slot 3U VPX chassis with 750W AC power supply for board bring-up and testing of 3U VPX modules.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

EPC'S NEW 3D Configurator is more than just a fun tool

EPC'S NEW 3D Configurator is more than just a fun tool

EPC is excited to announce our NEW online 3D Configurator. This new tool makes it even easier to configure EPC's products exactly how you need them for your application. The 3D Configurator interface is intuitive and works in any web browser for both desktop and mobile. It'll only take you a moment to learn your way around the program. Careful, though: it's so fun to play with, you may spend a whole afternoon on it!

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC (HDLLC) designs and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear components. Harmonic Drive® gears play critical roles in robotics, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics. We work with industry-leading customers and companies of all sizes to provide both standard product and custom-engineered solutions. The majority of the products sold by HDLLC are proudly made at our US headquarters and manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.