Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Leveraging Advanced 3d Measurement for Packaging & Logistics Applications

Generating accurate height data of boxes relative to the conveyor system is challenging to achieve with a single measurement tool. More often than not, this requires additional system configuration and potentially scripting.

Maximizing the Benefits of Customized Solutions

Our focus in this article is on the creation of customized automated workholding and material-handling solutions and the steps that must be completed from drawing board to final construction in order to ensure that the needs of the end user will be successfully met.

The Industrial Robotics Industry: Is Reemergence of the Industry on the Cards Post the COVID-19 Pandemic Settles?

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire world came to a screeching halt. The industrial robotics market also experienced a drastic downfall. However, the industry is expected to regain its grasp by 2022, looking at the increasing demand for industrial robots.

Robotic Finishing Systems

In this article, Arcos introduces the new robotic finishing systems, developed to allow companies to leverage this change to lower internal costs, increase revenue and outpace the competition.

5 Challenges a Motor Has to Overcome on Mars Home

Outer space is unforgiving. This is why precision drives embarking on a trip to other planets need to meet extremely high quality standards.

Next-Generation Industrial Robotic Capabilities Advanced by Artificial Intelligence

As barriers between human activities and robotic capabilities diminish — moving beyond the fenced activities of last-generation industrial robots — new collaboration and workflow models are bringing humans and robots together in industry.

Smart ArM: Pushing the limits of the human body

The result of several years of research, the design of this prosthesis represented a real challenge as it involved creating a prosthetic elbow. This article looks back at this technological feat and human adventure.

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Autonomous Security Robot: The Future of Security and Surveillance for Organizations?

Autonomous security robots are increasingly being adopted by many organizations in different industries R

CDC Awards $1.5 Million for Research to Reduce Exposures to Workplace Hazards through Robotic Technology

The Initiative supports research in the U.S. that will accelerate the development and use of co-robots, an emerging robotic technology that complements, not replaces, human workers.

Velodyne Lidar Unveils Breakthrough Solid State Sensor for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomy

Available in Affordable Mass Quantities, Velarray H800 is the First in a Family of Solid State Sensors to Enhance Automakers’ Safety Features

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

MORBiZ Releases New Blog about Hiring a Marketing Agency vs. an Employee

MORBiZ has released a new blog about the benefits of hiring a marketing agency compared to hiring an in house marketing employee.

UltraFlex induction preheating steel bolts at 175 °F (79 °C) for a heat-staking process

A recent application setup by UltraFlex demonstrated the energy- and time-efficient simultaneous preheating of stainless steel bolts.

New eSMART HMI Series from Exor features Cloud-Based Solutions

The New eSMART Series HMI products from Exor combine state-of-the-art features and top performance with an outstanding design. They have been designed to offer an outstanding price/performance ratio for challenging applications. They are the ideal choice for HMI applications including factory and building automation.

British start-up launches affordable and dexterous VR-controlled robotics arm

Extend Robotics arm uses cloud-based teleoperation software, featuring human-like dexterity and intelligence, with multiple applications in healthcare, utilities and energy

Novotechnik - New Automotive Applications Brochure

The brochure describes various automotive motion control applications, safety considerations for sensors, quality and touches on customization.

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BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow has offered a Camera Link frame grabbers for almost 15 years. This latest offering, our 6th generation combines the power of CoaXPress with the requirements of Camera Link 2.0. Enabling a single or two camera system to operate at up to 850 MB/S per camera, the Axion-CL family is the best choice for CL frame grabber. Like the Cyton-CXP frame grabber, the Axion-CL leverages features such as the new StreamSync system, a highly optimized DMA engine, and expanded I/O capabilities that provide unprecedented flexibility in routing. There are two options available; Axion 1xE & Axion 2xE. The Axion 1xE is compatible with one base, medium, full or 80-bit camera offering PoCL, Power over Camera Link, on both connectors. The Axion 2xE is compatible with two base, medium, full or 80-bit cameras offering PoCL on both connectors for both cameras. The Axion-CL is a culmination of the continuous improvements and updates BitFlow has made to Camera Link frame grabbers.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

PI USA (Physik Instrumente)

PI USA (Physik Instrumente)

PI is a privately held company that designs and manufactures world-class precision motion and automation systems including air bearings, hexapods and piezo drives at locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded 5 decades ago and today employs more than 1300 people worldwide. PI's customers are leaders in high-tech industries and research institutes in fields such as photonics, life-sciences, semiconductors and aerospace.