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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

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Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018 fosters STEM career support through two-day Mars Rover challenge for students

The SME Education Foundation inspires, prepares and supports the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists through STEM education opportunities. On Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2, students ages 16 and older get to test their design skills and learn about the intricacies of manufacturing with Ripple3D's Mars Rover Challenge.

At BrewExpo America 2018, Festo Introduces Industry 4.0 Automation for Improving Brewhouse and Packaging Line Agility

- A single cyber-physical pneumatic terminal replaces 50 different hardware components - Downloadable apps give breweries the power to quickly adapt to market opportunities - Intelligent valves overcome actuator variance to ensure specified travel time for greater process consistency - On Thursday, May 3, from 11-12:30 in Room 204, Festo presents Equipment Design Considerations for Compliance to the Food Safety Modernization Act

Stäubli showcases automotive solutions at Nissan Innovation Conference

Stäubli offers a diverse range of fluid and electrical connectors that improve quality, productivity and safety in the automotive sector

Robby Technologies Hires Former Apple Exec Saumil Nanavati to Guide Deployment of Autonomous Delivery Robots

AI veteran set to take self-driving robots from novelty to business necessity

Packsize Introduces PackBot, a Service-Minded On Demand Packaging Robotic System

Robotic automation from Packsize efficiently produces custom corrugated cartons to increase output and minimize manual labor dependencies

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Stäubli TX2-60 Industrial Robot

Stäubli TX2-60 Industrial Robot

TX2 robots: redefining performance by offering collaborative safety and high performance in a single machine. These pioneering robots can be used in all areas, including sensitive and restrictive environments, thanks to their unique features. Safety functions are easy and inexpensive to implement. They allow a higher level of interactions between robots and human operators, while still guaranteeing protection of your people, production and investment.

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Novotechnik

Novotechnik

Novotechnik develops and manufactures a wide variety of rotary angle sensors and linear position transducers, potentiometers, components and other related products for motion control. All of our products are produced to the same standards of the highest quality and true reliability.