Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Say Hello to Your New Chief Data Collection Officer

Robots in Retail Environments Pivotal to Filling Information and Automation Gaps

How Robotics Can Transform Agriculture

It’s not a stretch to imagine solo and small farm owners keeping up with the major organizations in the business thanks to improved efficiency, maximized output and faster harvest and care times.

Argon Medical Addresses High Labor Costs and Productivity with MiR Robot

The company has turned to collaborative automation to help it compete in this high-cost labor market, while preserving jobs for its skilled, long-term employees.

Omron to Introduce New i4 SCARA Product Family

Top of the line SCARA in speed and precision is designed for easy integration into the production line with predictive maintenance functions

The World of Insect Cyborgs

Instead of attempting to produce complex robots that mimic the insect form, researchers have hijacked bugs to turn them into robots. These cyborg insects have varied uses, from spying to search-and-rescue missions.

Trends in Conveyor Systems and Technology

Conveyors today are built to your specifications to improve efficiency and output of your production line. There’s no reason to settle for a conveyor that’s being shoe-horned into your application

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Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories

CES Asia: Innovation at the Speed of 5G

Rapid pace of global innovation acceleration on display across AI, AR, VR, 5G and more

5 Tips for Writing a Great Robotics Engineer Resume

As a robotics engineer, your education is the most important part of your resume. You’ve obtained a very valuable and specialized degree, so put that front and center in this section.

Festo Underwater robot with unique fin drive

The BionicFinWave uses its two side fins to move along. They are completely cast from silicone and do without struts or other support elements. This makes them extremely flexible and thus able to implement the fluid wave movements of their biological role models

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

North American Machine Vision Market Grows 19% in First Quarter of 2018, Sets New Records

The machine vision systems category increased 17% to $597 million in the first quarter of 2018. Within the systems category, sales of smart cameras climbed 26% to $109 million, while application specific machine vision (ASMV) systems grew 16% to $488 million.

COMAU LAUNCHES MATE - A COMPACT, LIGHTWEIGHT WEARABLE EXOSKELETON FIT FOR WORKERS AT AUTOMATICA 2018

The MATE Fit for Workers exoskeleton uses an advanced spring-based passive structure. MATE delivers lightweight, breathable and highly effective postural support without the need for batteries, motors or other failure-prone devices.

The VTT robot car Marilyn parks in the furthermost lot fully autonomously

Tests on parking with help from the Internet of Things underway in Tampere

Tompkins International Explains Where Grocery Retail is Headed

The New Grocery video illustrates not only where grocery is headed, but even more importantly, where retail is headed today.

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) Brings Safe and Collaborative Autonomous Mobile Robots to Heavy Industrial Transport

The market leader for collaborative mobile robots satisfies a major industry need with a bigger, stronger and faster version of its popular robots

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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!

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SCHUNK Inc.

SCHUNK Inc.

SUPERIOR CLAMPING AND GRIPPING. SCHUNK is a competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology. About 3,000 employees in 9 plants and 33 directly owned subsidiaries ensure an intensive market presence. With more than 11,000 standard components SCHUNK offers the world's largest assortment of gripping systems and clamping technology from one source. Since 2012, Goalkeeper legend Jens Lehmann is brand ambassador for safe, precise gripping and holding.