Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Carnegie Mellon Research - Invisible, Stretchable Circuits

The mission of my lab is to discover new types of materials that will allow machines, robots, and electronics to be more compatible with our everyday environment.

The Many Uses of Bellows

Bellows are most often used to protect critical components. Actuators used in motion control equipment are often exposed to contaminants ranging from dust and abrasive grit to metal chips and weld spatter.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Students Creating Security Robot Prototype for U.S. Air Force

Using an all-terrain wheelchair as a platform, the undergraduates are building a communications network and algorithms for autonomy, navigation, and vision processing as part of a student challenge

Getting Exoskeletons and Transporters into Every Home

We picture a reality where they have safe robots in the home to help lift heavy pots off the stove or heavy baskets off the floor, or walking robots that can carry groceries home or carry luggage.


Conventional vs. Robotic Palletizing

Rather than getting immersed in ambiguous statistics and marketing buzzwords like flexible or fixed automation, this paper looks at the specific applications that favor each technology to chart the future of palletizing automation.

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Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories

Ava Robotics Announces New Video Collaboration Solution to Increase Productivity and Eliminate Physical Boundaries

Start-up Founded by Former iRobot Ava Remote Presence Team to Further Vision for Autonomous Robots in the Workplace by Leveraging Cisco Video Technology

Artificial Intelligence Startup Announces New Breed of Mobile Autonomous Robots

With this new application in mobile robotics, the company plans to use its Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) technology combined with deep learning and to pioneer in a new generation of robots.

Segway Robotics Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Loomo - The World's First Mobile Robot Sidekick

Loomo can follow the rider autonomously as a robot sidekick, and also has a playful personality. Loomo also comes with a free Android-based SDK for professional developers and enthusiasts alike to build on top of Segway's mobility + AI platform.

LineRanger robot: Innovative live-line inspection solution

Hydro-Québec has developed a robot to inspect transmission line conductor bundles. This world first is a product of the inspection and maintenance robotics team that works out of the company’s research centre, IREQ.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

New Industrial Grade, Long Range, Multi-Drop Power Relay Controller.

Online-Devices announces a new Industrial Grade, cost effective Relay Controller - the IA-2216-5 by Intelligent-Appliance, a leading designer and manufacturer of intelligent relay modules, specializing in Industrial Data Acquisition and Control Systems.

Drone Delivery Canada Completes First Ever Test Flights in the United States of America


Belden Universal Announces Design and Performance Upgrades for its Pick and Place Universal Joints

The stainless-steel component is based on Belden's unique hybrid design, combining the higher torque capacity of a pin + block joint with the needle bearing's ability to continuously operate at high speeds with low friction. It mitigates corrosion issues, contamination, burnout, and joint seizure.


Feature-Rich Instrument at an Economical Price

Advanced Motion Controls Announce 6 New Servo Drives capable of 100A peak and 60A continuous output

This new power range comes with a variety of network options including EtherCAT, CANopen, POWERLINK, Modbus and more.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

Novotechnik - Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors

Novotechnik - Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors

Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors. The series features easy mounting in small and narrow spaces with a 5 mm body depth and mounting flanges with metal inserts. The sensors make measurements only 6 mm from edge of product for close-to-wall measurement applications. Vert-X 05E Series sensors measure angles from 0 to 360°, rotational speed and direction with repeatability to 0.1°.

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.