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What Caused Rethink Robotics to Shut Down?

The outcome for Rethink Robotics demonstrates that even when companies are in a popular sector, they still face challenges that could make it hard to thrive. As such, the company's closing should not be viewed as a sign of a struggling robotics industry.

Fauna Robotica

In millions of years of evolution, nature has produced many sophisticated locomotor systems that engineers use as inspiration for creating better robots. We show some current technical developments that are highly advanced.

Universal Robots Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Selling the World's First Commercially Viable Collaborative Robot

Universal Robots marks a decade of pioneering collaborative robots, now the fastest-growing segment of industrial automation. The company is poised for continued growth as its cobots continue to lower the automation barrier within a wide range of industries.

LiDAR Solution for Mass Production and Adoption

LiDAR offers a number of advantages over other perception solutions, enabling smart machines to “see” far distances and generate a 3D representation of their surrounding environment to detect obstacles and make intelligent navigation decisions.

Morphological Approaches in Medical Technology

Robotic devices for clinical rehabilitation of patients with neurological impairments come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and employ different kinds of actuators.

Stanford Develops an Electronic Glove That Gives Robots a Sense of Touch

Stanford researchers have developed an electronic glove that bestows robotic hands with some of the manual dexterity humans enjoy.

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NIDEC GPM Strengthens Innovative Capacity Thanks to Mobile Robots

Before their first mission, the robots first travelled all over the factory floor and mapped out their future working environment. For this the robots rely on a powerful laser scanner. On this basis, the mobile robots can get their bearings later ...

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Brain Corp to Provide AI Services to Walmart

Walmart's BrainOS-powered floor scrubbers allow store associates to quickly map a route during an initial training ride and then activate autonomous floor cleaning with the press of a single button.

Amazon AWS RoboMaker

RoboMaker extends the most widely used open-source robotics software framework, Robot Operating System (ROS), with connectivity to cloud services.

Universal Robots Offers Rapid Response Delivery, Enabling Manufacturers to Meet Tax Deduction Deadline

With an industry leading manufacturing process, Universal Robots can meet delivery deadlines for the Section 179 tax deduction incentive that can dramatically reduce the cost of collaborative robots to address repetitive and difficult-to-fill manufacturing jobs

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Novotechnik - New Angle Sensors With Easy Mounting

Users can specify configurations including start- and end-angles for less than 360° maximum range, index point, cw or ccw indication and non-linear curves.

2018 MakeX Robotics Competition Unveiled Global Champions and 2019 Programs to Online Matches

MakeX 2019 will have new themes/programs and put creative competitions online

Locus Robotics Announces Over 3 Million-­‐Units-­‐Picked for Global Logistics and Retail Customers in November 2018

LEADING AUTONOMOUS WAREHOUSE ROBOTICS COMPANY BREAKS HOLIDAY PEAK SEASON RECORDS WITH UNPRECEDENTED PRODUCTIVITY AND SCALE

Hollar Moves Warehouse Cross-Country With Ease Due to inVia Robotics Mobile Robots

Hollar utilizes inVia's Robotics-as-a-Service warehouse automation solution to ease warehouse move while continuing to optimize the goods-to-person fulfillment process

PaleBlue and MHWirth Enter Resource Agreement

PaleBlue has signed an agreement with MHWirth, through MHWirth's recruitment and staffing services partner NES Advantage. MHWirth is a global provider of drilling solutions and services. In this, PaleBlue has allocated a highly skilled team of engineers to work directly with the MHWirth team, participating in selected development projects. MHWirth, a subsidiary of Akastor, is a leading global provider of drilling solutions and services designed for their customers with the goal of promoting safety, improving efficiency, and being a reliable alternative.

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OMRON MICROSCAN: HAWK MV-4000

Awe-inspiring power and superior flexibility is sheathed within the contoured casing of the HAWK MV-4000. This smart camera builds upon the previous generation by quadrupling processing power and achieving real-time trigger response using an FPGA. Its state-of-the-art algorithms make it an excellent tool for any industry, whether the requirement be code reading, code verification, inspection, guidance, gauging or a combination of all four.

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Omron Microscan

Omron Microscan

Omron Microscan is a global leader in the design and manufacture of Machine Vision, Auto ID and Verification solutions. From product inspection to robotic guidance to barcode and direct part mark decoding, Omron Microscan products serve a broad range of applications and are recognized worldwide for high quality and leading technology. Omron Microscan is a business unit of OMRON Corporation.