Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

What is Structured Light Imaging?

Structured Light imaging is commonly used for machine vision because it can yield high resolution results. Some of the methods can be used effectively in moderate and high-speed applications.

Lending A Hand – Or Four: How A New, Four-Arm Robot Will Forever Change Neurosurgery

Two hands are better than one, so consider how doubling that to four hands – with robotic steadiness – will forever change neurosurgery, and especially life-threatening blood clots and brain tumor resections.

USA Ranks 9th In Global Robotics & Automation Job Loss Report

John Koetsier for Forbes: In worst-case scenarios, 800 million jobs could be lost globally; in best-case scenarios, robots squeeze humans out of just a few at-risk occupations.

5 Ways Robots Help Keep People Safe

Contrary to sci-fi tales of robots taking over, there’s an abundance of ways that robots help keep people safe. Across a variety of industries, robots are minimizing the chances of injury and death at worksites.

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AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 will take place in Denver, CO April 30th - May 3rd. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Exyn Technologies and Velodyne LiDAR Create Fully Autonomous Indoor Aerial Vehicles

Collaborative effort proves the business case of 3D LiDAR, sending autonomous navigational technologies into perfect flight

VTT has 3D printed a smart metal part: a step towards artificial intelligence

VTT's proof of concept demo showed that a range of sensors or smart identifications can be added to 3D printed metal parts during manufacture, in order to track the performance and condition of machines or devices, or verify the authenticity of the parts.

BitFlow Predicts Vision-Guided Robotics to Become Major Disruptive Force in Global Manufacturing

As the plant floor has become more digitally connected, the relationship between robots and machine vision has merged into a single, seamless platform, setting the stage for a new generation of more responsive vision-driven robotic systems.

Finalists Named for AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards

Winners will be announced at XPONENTIAL in Denver, May 1

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

VadaTech Announces an OpenVPX Switch with Integrated Health Management

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the VPX004. The VPX004 is the most feature-rich OpenVPX Switch with integrated health management in the market.

Embedded Vision Alliance Announces 2018 Vision Tank Finalists

Finalists Represent Excellence in Computer Vision Innovation

SoftBank Taps DroneDeploy as the Drone Software Platform Choice in Japan

Industry-defining Partnership Positions DroneDeploy to Become the Universal Drone Operating System

ABB and the Economist Launch Automation Readiness Index, Global Ranking for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Advanced automation can mean better, more meaningful jobs for humans. But even countries most ready for the future of work must rethink education and training to prepare people for the jobs of tomorrow, a new study finds.

Agenda & Key Themes Released for 2018 Energy Drone Coalition Summit

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maxon motor’s - Exoskeleton Joint Actuator

maxon motor's - Exoskeleton Joint Actuator

A brushless DC motor solution for use in hip and knee exoskeletons. This complete joint actuation unit consists of motor, gearhead, encoder and position controller. Fitting absolute encoder directly at the joint rotation provides designers increased positioning accuracy. The unit will deliver 54Nm of continuous torque and 120Nm on a 20% duty cycle. The system can be operated on supplies between 10 and 50V DC and the actuation speed is up to 22rpm.

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Honeywell Intelligrated

Honeywell Intelligrated

Honeywell Intelligrated is a leading single-point provider of automated material handling solutions with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Intelligrated designs, manufactures and installs complete material handling automation solutions, including conveyor systems, IntelliSort sortation systems, Alvey palletizers and robotics, Real Time Solutions order fulfillment systems, warehouse control software and advanced machine controls.