Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Advancing AMR's with LIDAR

Advanced 3D lidar sensors emit pulsed light waves into the surrounding environment. These pulses bounce off surrounding objects and return to the sensor. The sensor uses the time it took for each pulse to return to the sensor to calculate the distance it traveled.

Robotics Pioneer Exotec Raises $335M Series D to Improve Supply Chain Resilience for Global Retailers

Goldman Sachs Asset Management invests in Exotec robotic systems to improve warehouse working conditions while also optimizing operational efficiency

Trends Shaping the Automation Industry

The topic of retrofitting, i.e., the modernization of machines and systems into the digital age, is also an important trend in terms of sustainability, energy saving and resource optimization that we are also serving.

From Good Wood - Fully Automatic Wood Parts Inspection

"The German Brush Company" has implemented an image processing system from the Bavarian system house Simon IBV GmbH that uses robust IDS industrial cameras and SIMAVIS® H image processing software to detect even barely perceptible tolerance deviations particularly reliably.

End to End Automation Will Be Essential to Meet Changing Demands

Warehouse automation isn’t brand new, and many units have some degree of automation integrated. The next step, and the key to ultimate efficiency, is to fully automate warehouse logistics.

Opinion: EU AI Act Will Stifle Robotics Innovation

Any policy that slows down the use of automation will cause operational inefficiencies. This is the last thing we need considering the global supply chain crisis.

Solving Worker Shortages in Food Service With Automation

There is no doubt that technology will become a critical component of our everyday food experiences within the next five years. Robotics and AI will facilitate better access to healthy food, while also reducing food waste to help our planet.

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How Are Cobots Disrupting Automotive Manufacturing?

Cobots are creating a disruption in automotive manufacturing, offering a number of benefits to businesses. How and why are these cobots being used, and what will their long-term impact be?

NVIDIA Builds Isaac AMR Platform to Aid $10 Trillion Logistics Industry

DeepMap, Metropolis, and ReOpt improve performance for fleets of autonomous mobile robots amid expectations for nearly 6x increase in robot sites by 2025.

Stanford engineers develop a robotic hand with a gecko-inspired grip

Aiming to create a robotic gripper that can grasp with delicate strength, researchers combine adhesives based on gecko toes with a customized robotic hand.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

GreyMatter Adds Assisted Picking Solution with Launch of Ranger Assist

New person to goods (P2G) capability offers additional flexible automation solution for smaller spaces, quick ramp up and fast-moving inventory segments

Virtual reality robotics startup secures £150,000 investment offer to drive growth

Tech startup Extend Robotics has secured an offer of £150,000 investment from British entrepreneur Peter Jones after a successful pitch on this season of Dragons' Den on the BBC.

Powermat Unveils 300W Wireless Charging Platform with Integrated Beacon Docking Technology for Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) and Commercial Robotics

Wireless Power Solutions Improves the Reliability and Productivity of Commercial Autonomous Robotics Operations with Minimal Human Interference

Formic Technologies Raises $26.5 Million Series A Led By Lux Capital

The new investments will help Formic accelerate deployments of Robotics-as-a-Service for U.S. manufacturers

Kneo Automation Industrial Solutions for a Digitized Shop floor with Industry 4.0

The digitization of shop floor management is an essential concern for many production companies, hence Kneo's End to End automation solution helps you to monitor the entire production process easily and make your factory to be competitive in the market

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CIMON-XPANEL - Industrial Operating Touch Panel

CIMON-XPANEL - Industrial Operating Touch Panel

CIMON-XPANEL is a Windows CE based HMI unit. A combination of software and hardware, suitable for various monitoring needs within industrial sites.

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Onshape

Onshape

Onshape is the only Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product development platform that combines CAD, built-in data management, real-time collaboration tools, and business analytics.