Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews
FABTECH EXPO takes place in Chicago, IL November 11th - 14th. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.
• Supplier of High-Payload Autonomous Mobile Robots Complements Teradyne MiR’s Leading AMR Position. • AutoGuide offers uniquely modular autonomous mobile tuggers and forklifts for high-payload material transport of up to 10,000 pounds (4,500 kg).
Robots and software work hand in hand, but what does this mean in concrete terms? How is software essential for robots? Why and how is it necessary to develop software specifically adapted to robotic applications? What are the future trends in software for robotics?
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This method teaches a robot how to perform a single example task, while simulation addresses the problem in a more statistical way, conducting tens of thousands of virtual experiments to find the right solution for performing that task.
Many applications would benefit from a brushless motor without a sensor. There are various options for realizing this. A method developed by maxon is now setting new standards for precision and reliability.
From the outside it looks just like any other industrial brushless servo motor but inside it utilized advanced manufacturing techniques to provide higher torque, higher speed, smoother operation, higher efficiency, and better inertial matching in a smaller package.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories
Food and beverage production is becoming continuous to keep up with rising demands. To maintain the flow of products and to make sure there are low levels of waste, spoilage or contamination inside a continuous system, automation must be integrated into the production line.
• Mobile and autonomous YuMi® laboratory robot will be designed to work alongside medical staff and lab workers • New robotics technologies will be developed in ABB’s first global healthcare research hub at Texas Medical Center (TMC) Innovation Institute in Houston
World's first haptic telerobot hand (Tactile Telerobot) to officially launch at first public event at CEATEC 2019 in Japan
The exhibit will be divided into several scenario-based themes, each demonstrating a distinctive way to implement the technology. There will be scenarios for the use of robots in a kitchen, school, fish market, living room, laboratory and skill sharing.
Robotics and Automation - News Headlines
Care institutions and hospitals are facing serious staffing shortages, as fewer and fewer people choose to become healthcare professionals, while at the same time the number of old (and sick) people is constantly on the rise. Heavy work pressure has proven to be related to poor quality of care and to incidents such as medication errors, which 13.8% of nurses deal with weekly.
Pilot program launches in Virginia; Wing drones transport select FedEx deliveries directly to homes through the air
Industry leader will demonstrate variety of connection solutions focused on driving efficiency and safety at all stages of vehicle manufacture
With this acquisition, Shopify is changing the fulfillment industry. The transaction adds 6 River Systems' cloud-based software and fleet of collaborative mobile robots called "Chuck" to the Shopify Fulfillment Network, accelerating its growth.
Simplified Motion cost effectively applies electrics to basic motion. CPX-AP-I improves the performance of mixed valve terminal and I/O systems. Festo Booth #721.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Product
Midwest Motion Products, Inc. (MMP), is a well-established, healthy, & growing Family Owned Business, founded in 2001. MMP specializes in cost-effective standard DC Gearmotors, Motors, Controls, and ancillary equipment. Known world-wide for our "Lightning Fast" delivery capabilities, you can have a Standard Planetary or Right Angled DC Gearmotor BUILT and SHIPPED, often on the very same day you call. Offering Brushed and Brushless designs, with winding voltages ranging from 12 VDC to 120 VDC, we can deliver your "Robust & Reliable" samples within HOURS, instead of weeks, or even months.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Company
ATI Industrial Automation is a world-leading developer of robotic accessories and robot arm tooling, including Automatic Tool Changers, Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensing Systems, Utility Couplers, Robotic Deburring Tools, Robotic Collision Sensors, Manual Tool Changers, and Compliance Devices.