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Metaverse Companies: The World of the Virtually Limitless Possibilities

Here, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of metrology-tested, high-precision optical components – investigates the fascinating metaverse and explores some of the most recent advances.

Ottonomy.IO Partners with Pittsburgh International Airport's xBridge to Innovate Customer Experiences at the Airport

Volunteer customers will be able to order and receive beverages at designated drop-off points in PIT's Airside Terminal. Ottobot from Ottonomy is the first fully autonomous robot for deliveries inside airports and is currently deployed at multiple airports.

General Purpose Programming Languages Are the Future for the Industrial Automation Industry and Are Overtaking Traditional PLC IEC 61131-3

IEC 61131-3 is the de facto standard in the industrial automation industry. It encompasses 5 different programming “languages”. It makes designing simple programs straightforward and easy, and it does this very well.

Subsea Technologies: Optical Components in Deep Waters

Here, Knight Optical dives into the world of subsea technologies and runs through the optical components that are used to guarantee their high performance.

Tazza! A 3D-Based Robot Pick-and-Place Vision System

The vision system performs three key tasks: scanning in 3D the raw white vessels; analyzing the 3D scans to establish the vessels’ size, shape, position; and communicating the results to the cobot so it can accurately reach the teacups as they move along the production lin

How to Choose the Right Sensor in Ambient Conditions

One of the key considerations while choosing the perfect set of sensors for your robotic designs include their resistance to ambient situations such as temperature, lights, interferences and obstructions.

Automatic Forest Fire Detection System With AI Enables Early and Efficient Fire Fighting

Instead of elaborately programming a solution, neural networks and deep learning algorithms teach an image processing system to see, recognize and verify objects - in this case smoke.

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Mouser Gives a Closer Look at Autonomous Mobile Robots in New Installment of Empowering Innovation Together

The final installment of Mouser’s 2022 Empowering Innovation Together program explores the cutting-edge applications of autonomous mobile robots and includes a new episode of The Tech Between Us podcast.

How AI is reshaping the edge computing landscape

How much computing power is needed at the edge? How much memory and storage are enough for AI at the edge? Minimum requirements are growing as AI opens the door to innovative applications that need more and faster processing, storage, and memory.

6-axis robots for injection molding open possibilities for manufacturers

6-axis robots in particular, aside from being among the most widely-used industrial machines in general, have become known as the trusted workhorse of injection molding loading and unloading.

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Renice CFast 2.0 Card for Factory Automation

Renice X5D CFast is a compact storage card with SATAIII 6.0Gbps interface, compliant with the CFast 2.0 standard and ATA protocol. CFast 2.0 Memory Card combines ultimate speed, extremely high reliability and ultra-low power consumption needed to record cinema-quality 4K and 6K videos. Renice CFast Cameras Card delivers a sustained write speed up to 470MB/s and 520MB/s data transfer speeds. Up to 960GB storage capacity makes Renice X5D CFast Card the right memory solution for the new generation of professional camera applications.

Dobot Launches Nova Collaborative Robots for Retail Automation

November 22, 2022, Shenzhen, China -- Labor shortages and rising costs around the world are two major headwinds to the retail and service sectors, opening up new opportunities of automation transformation. To better capture this newfound demand, Dobot has developed the Nova Series of collaborative robots designed specifically for retail customers to handle tasks such as making coffee, cocktail, ice cream, noodles, fried chicken, and even physical therapy.

Digital Event to Showcase Powerful Automation Solutions from HEIDENHAIN

Online opportunity for North Americans to view debuts from SPS Show from Dec. 5-8 at link

DENSO Increases Efficiencies, Improves Morale with Fleet of MiR250 Autonomous Mobile Robots

Tier 1 automotive supplier reached fast ROI with Mobile Industrial Robot's safe, flexible AMRs tasked with transporting materials around its 800,000 square foot powertrain component production facility in Athens, Tennessee

MVTec is setting new standards in machine vision with HALCON 22.11

• Synergy of classic machine vision and deep learning reaches a new level • New feature allows bin picking of unknown objects • To be released on November 22, 2022

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RZ/T2M Group Microprocessors

RZ/T2M Group Microprocessors

Renesas Electronics RZ/T2M Group Microprocessors integrate functions for motor control, networking, and functional safety (FuSA) into a single chip. The RZ/T2M Group MPUs feature a dual Arm® Cortex®-R52 CPU for real-time control and large, tightly coupled memory (576KB) directly connected to the CPU to realize high-performance real-time processing.

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MVTec LLC

MVTec LLC

MVTec is a leading international manufacturer of software for machine vision used in all demanding areas of imaging like the semi-conductor industry, inspection, optical quality control, metrology, medicine or surveillance. In particular, software by MVTec enables new automation solutions in settings of the Industrial Internet of Things. MVTec is the developer and vendor of the general purpose machine vision software products HALCON and MERLIC.