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Landmark Study Reveals Wearable Robotics Significantly Boost Safety and Efficiency in Industrial Environments

The four-year study, the first of its kind, tracked ergonomics, safety, and injury metrics across more than 65 million lifts at over 40 sites in five industries: Construction, Food & Beverage, Logistics, Manufacturing, and Retail.

Machine Vision Brings Sight and Insight to Industry 5.0 Strategies

Being human-centric, 5IR has far-reaching implications for employees. 5R brings them back onto the plant floor, a step that adds agility and flexibility to automated yet rigid manufacturing processes by enabling the workers to play an active role in decision making.

Automating pick-and-place in food manufacturing

The requirements included automatic pick and place of up to 60 keys per minute, seamless integration with the existing production line and a minimal factory floor footprint.

How robots touch on the future of agriculture

One thing robot researchers are trying to mechanize is the human sense of touch. Sheeraz Athar, one of She’s PhD students, is changing the game by re-thinking how touch works.

Mecademic robots achieve sense of touch with Bota sensors

Mecademic’s plug-and-play micro-automation robots are designed for precision applications in areas such as component manufacturing. To give its robots the required sense of touch, Mecademic has focused on perfecting the use of force torque sensors from Bota Systems.

The Core of Optimizing Robotic Performance: Sensors in Warehousing

Without any external input to guide its actions or decisions, a robot would behave like a machine, performing tasks without adaptation or autonomy. Serving as the critical link between the robot and its environment, sensors enable the robot to perceive and interpret.

Strawberry Harvesting Robot– Ripe for the Future

While the current focus is on strawberries, the system is designed to be scalable and adaptable to other crops, such as tomatoes or peppers, offering a versatile solution for farmers.

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Can Robotics Truly Drive Down Energy Costs?

The use of robotics in manufacturing has benefits far beyond efficiency. As such, this technology can be a sound investment even if it does not deliver significant electrical consumption reductions.

Standard Bots Secures $63M in Funding to Propel American Manufacturing Forward with AI-Driven Robotics

With VC support from General Catalyst, Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund, and Samsung Next, Standard Bots is bringing to market software and hardware engineered for next-gen AI robotics arms, serving renowned organizations such as NASA

Agriculture Robots Market is projected to surpass USD 80 billion revenue by 2032

Farmers and agricultural enterprises are embracing robotic solutions to optimize crop production while reducing environmental impact. These technologies enable precision agriculture, efficient resource utilization, and eco-friendly farming.

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Purism Announcing MiMi Robot Crowdfunding Campaign

Purism is a US based Social Purpose Corporation. The company was started for the purpose of providing customers with a real choice in terms of a privacy/security first computers and later smartphones

Knight Optical to be Acquired by Torrent Photonics LLC

This strategic move is set to expand the global reach and capabilities of both companies, providing an enhanced product portfolio, volume manufacturing capabilities and a seamless customer experience.

New, ultra-compact multi-axis motion controller for robot applications

The MicroMACS6 motion controller is designed for embedded integration in kinematic applications, such as Delta, SCARA, and lightweight robots. Compact size and weight make the motion controller advantageous for mobile robots, including AGVs (automated guided vehicles).

Photoneo Announces Technology and Applications Conference 2024

The international conference is designed to showcase the latest advancements in 3D vision and AI-driven automation. The event will bring together robot manufacturers, robot system integrators, vision system integrators, and vision camera distributors.

uEye ACP series provides added customization options for board-level cameras

Cost-effective from lot size one, readily available, highly variable

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ElectroCraft's Motion Control for Mobile Robots

ElectroCraft's Motion Control for Mobile Robots

ElectroCraft is showcasing its award-winning mobile robot technology including their powerful and compact wheel drives, high-torque-density brushless DC motors, precision linear actuators as well as servo motor drive technology at a variety of conferences and tradeshows including the Boston Robotics Summit. Robotics Summit is the premier symposium for the sharing of ideas, technology, and market developments for robotic technologies across industries. Beyond a showcase and pitch of product, ElectroCraft is eager to participate in the collaborative discussion of challenges and opportunities that will shape the near and long-term robotic marketplace.

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Omron Automation

Omron Automation

Omron is an industrial automation partner that creates, sells and services fully integrated automation solutions that include robotics, sensing, motion, logic, safety, and more for manufacturers in the automotive, semiconductor, food and beverage packaging and other industries. Established in 1933, Omron helps businesses solve problems with creativity worldwide, with more than 37,000 employees serving over 110 countries. Adept Technologies is now a valued part of the Omron family.