Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

With the Power of Autonomous Iron, Caterpillar Pulls Off the Ultimate Trick Shot in Cat Trial 12: No Hands

On a field in the middle of the Arizona desert, a soccer legend and autonomous Cat® machines use proven technology to conquer challenging obstacle courses and score a major goal in the name of safety and efficiency.

Robots Work Smarter When They Work Together

As a growing number of D & F operations embrace smart robotics, some powerful new synergies are starting to emerge. Each robotic system has strengths to offer, but when combined in an integrated workflow, the whole can be much greater than “the sum of its ’bots”.

Automate 2022 Product Preview

Automate 2022 takes place June 6th - 9th in Detroit, Michigan. The Exhibit hall floor will be loaded with new products and services. Here is a preview of some things to look forward to at this years event.

Talking Automate 2022 with TM Robotics

Automate marks the US launch of Shibaura Machine’s latest robot models — the THE800 and THE1000. These high-performance robots have been designed to meet demand for fast paced assembly applications with higher loads.

Talking Automate 2022 with ATI Industrial Automation

We will have a variety of robotic demonstrations featuring the latest ATI Tool Changers, Material Removal Tools and Force/Torque (F/T) Sensors as well as technologies from our automation partners.

The Future of Automation Is at Automate

Automate is the largest and most inspiring showcase of robotics, motion control, vision, artificial intelligence and related automation technologies in North America. Bringing together 550+ exhibiting automation innovators, manufacturers and suppliers.

Achieving End-to-end Automation With Autonomous Machine Vision

The popularity of machine vision for quality assurance (QA) is increasing, but conventional systems lack the flexibility that most manufacturers need.

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Industrial robots - the perfect worker?

The advantages of automation are clear, so why is the US behind other developed countries for robot deployment? A controversial proponent of adopting automation is the idea that it will take away jobs from humans, leading to exponential unemployment.

Soft Grippers Can Handle Small and Delicate Parts With Greater Ease

This opens up new possibilities in robotic automation and even some cutting edge robotics applications. From injection molding to strawberries and even robotic surgeries, soft gripper technology is making it easier than ever before for robots to pick up anything.

Tote-To-Person AMR - a market and technology study from Interact Analysis & Geek+

Now, G2P is evolving. The latest tote-to-person AMR (T2P AMR) solutions enable robots to bring individual totes to pickers, instead of whole racks.

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See us at Automate 2022: Q-Span® Gauging System automates measurement inspection

Do-it-yourself robotic workstation incorporates existing manual gauges and gauging techniques to increase throughput and process control for QC teams in high-mix, small-batch manufacturing

Stäubli Robotics at 40: Celebrating Four Decades of Automation Milestones at Automate 2022

In the past 40 years, Stäubli Robotics has combined vision with technical expertise and tenacity to push the frontier of industrial automation

GreyOrange Partners with Blue Yonder to Offer End-to-End Automated Warehouse Solutions

Integrated solution enables advanced fulfillment advantages

Gideon launches Casey, the autonomous case picking and process optimization solution

Casey is a complete solution pairing collaborative AMRs and optimization software, helping companies manage labor shortages and surging demand

Qisda selects MOV.AI Robotics Engine Platform™ to power its Autonomous Mobile Robots

MOV.AI announced today that Qisda will leverage the Robotics Engine Platform™ to provide its customers with Automation and Logistics Robots that handle dirty, dull, and dangerous jobs.

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Pleora Technologies – Protect Your Brand with  Visual Inspection

Pleora Technologies - Protect Your Brand with Visual Inspection

A unique distillery uses Pleora's Visual Inspection System to maintain brand quality standards and reduce errors that increase operating costs and slow production. To help ensure brand consistency, the distillery uses Pleora's AI-based Visual Inspection System to add decision-support for manual labelling processes. The camera-based system integrates pre-packaged AI plug-ins that are easily trained on a customer's unique requirements to visually highlight product differences and deviations for operators and inspectors on a display. The distillery trained the Image Compare plug-in to identify key brand elements on the bottle, with a real-time on-screen image overlay then guiding operators as they manually place the emblem. In addition, the system can be used as a training tool to teach new employees on brand quality standards.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

ST Robotics

ST Robotics

Manufacturer of low cost bench top robot arms with a unique approach to robotics. We have a range of robot arms for routine testing, manufacturing, sample handling, education and many others. Our robots are not only affordable but are incredibly easy to use - anyone can apply and program an ST robot regardless of experience or lack of it thanks to our acclaimed manuals and tutorials and unlimited free technical support.