Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

The Benefits of Automating Production Lines with Robots

Robots have come a long way since their introduction to industry in the 60s. While they are most often found in the automotive industry, use of robots in a number of different industries is becoming much more common.

How Robots Are Changing Nuclear Disaster Protocols

Despite modern advancements, a great deal of robots, such as the one deployed to Fukushima in March 2017, have died as a result of the high radiation levels.

First Trust to Launch First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF

An index-based ETF that provides exposure to companies engaged in artificial intelligence, robotics and automation.

Mouser Electronics - Empowering Innovation Together

Mouser stocks the widest range and most technologically advanced robotic products in the industry. The Empowering Innovation Together program invites readers and viewers to consider the unexplored possibilities that advanced technology such as robots can offer.

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Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories

Is Drone Delivery Good for the Environment?

Constantine Samaras and Joshuah Stolaroff for Smithsonian: Reducing the need for trucking by delivering some packages with electric drones could save fuel, and potentially carbon emissions. But how much?

Why robotics needs a radical reboot

Laboratory News: For artificial systems to behave anything like living systems we need to fundamentally rethink the standard view of what behaviour is all about says Dr Rupert Young

This four-legged robot can open doors and we're all doomed

Mike Murphy for MarketWatch: Boston Dynamics showed off its latest advanced robot Monday, which left some people wondering if it was a technological marvel or dystopian nightmare fuel.

The Tale of the Painting Robot that didn't Steal Anyone's Job

Matt Simon for Wired: Today, three of these machines from Universal Robots handle the brute sanding and painting, while humans handle more complicated tasks like assembly. Some of these workers even turned into robot technicians.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

DecaWave Announces New Module Aimed at Democratizing Ultra-Accurate, Ultra-Reliable Real-Time Location Services

Easy development and low-cost change the game for high-performance micro-location implementations in consumer and industrial markets

Vacuum generator from Schmalz: Creating a vacuum without compressed air

The electrical vacuum generator ECBP is ideal for handling airtight and slightly porous workpieces. It features an integrated speed control function, which regulates the power of the pump to suit the process or workpiece: Moving porous workpieces such as cardboard requires considerable suction capacity and thus considerable energy.

Lockheed Martin Launches Unmanned Vehicle Control Software that Can Simultaneously Control Multiple UAV Types, Operating Anywhere on Earth

VCSi is based on 25 years of experience and 1.5 million flight hours

iBASEt Launches Digital Manufacturing Suite Providing the Foundation of Digital Transformation for Discrete Manufacturers

New solution paves the way for advanced analytics, digital thread, IIoT, automated inspection and augmented reality

ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF (ROBO) Appoints BNY Mellon as New Custodian and Securities Lending Agent

BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has been appointed to provide custody and transfer agency services to ROBO Global, creator of the world's first ETF to track the global robotics, automation and artificial intelligence (RAAI) sector.

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