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Companion Robots for Seniors

Support robots are already a factor in Japan, where a quarter of the population is already greying. Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry expects the robotic service industry to grow to nearly $4 billion annually by 2035—25 times its current level.

Meet the Free-flying Camera on the ISS

Meet the new colleague for the crew of the International Space Station (ISS): an autonomous camera drone. The small sphere films the astronauts at work and this drone could potentially save about ten percent of their valuable working time.

Synapse Unveils "Gerard," The Contextually-Aware Robotic Assistant That Really Understands Us

Autonomous robot showcases contextual awareness and next-generation natural UI

Automation Advancing the Pharmaceutical Industry

By having robots perform the job of human hands, the process of getting a new drug to market is significantly improved. Having a robot do the work can ensure accuracy and repeatability across multiple trials

What Caused Rethink Robotics to Shut Down?

The outcome for Rethink Robotics demonstrates that even when companies are in a popular sector, they still face challenges that could make it hard to thrive. As such, the company's closing should not be viewed as a sign of a struggling robotics industry.

Fauna Robotica

In millions of years of evolution, nature has produced many sophisticated locomotor systems that engineers use as inspiration for creating better robots. We show some current technical developments that are highly advanced.

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NIDEC GPM Strengthens Innovative Capacity Thanks to Mobile Robots

Before their first mission, the robots first travelled all over the factory floor and mapped out their future working environment. For this the robots rely on a powerful laser scanner. On this basis, the mobile robots can get their bearings later ...

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Universal Robots Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Selling the World's First Commercially Viable Collaborative Robot

Universal Robots marks a decade of pioneering collaborative robots, now the fastest-growing segment of industrial automation. The company is poised for continued growth as its cobots continue to lower the automation barrier within a wide range of industries.

Brain Corp to Provide AI Services to Walmart

Walmart's BrainOS-powered floor scrubbers allow store associates to quickly map a route during an initial training ride and then activate autonomous floor cleaning with the press of a single button.

Amazon AWS RoboMaker

RoboMaker extends the most widely used open-source robotics software framework, Robot Operating System (ROS), with connectivity to cloud services.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

e-con Systems launches 5MP Low Noise USB 3.1 Gen 1 Camera

See3CAM_CU55 - 5MP Low Noise Fixed focus USB 3.0 Camera based on AR0521 CMOS Sensor and ISP from OnSemi™; Features superior low light sensitivity; Streams Full HD@60fps

Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund selects ATTAbotics for funding

Funding helps local tech company scale operations in Calgary

Platinum Tools® Announces New EXO Termination Kits; Now Available

Featuring the EXO Crimp Frame® with the EXO-EX and the EZ-RJ45® Interchangeable Dies, the EXO Termination Kits Supply Everything Needed to Terminate Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6A Cables

MVTec's new software releases at VISION and worldwide

The release contains new trailblazing features that have been very well received by both users and developers. MERLIC 4, the new software version for the rapid creation of complete machine vision solutions, will be released on February 15, 2019.

CONSUMER GOODS COMPANY IMPLEMENTS DEMATIC AGV SYSTEM

The Dematic AGV system reduces cycle times, maximizes operational flexibility and minimizes operating costs. A fleet of 10 automatic guided vehicles transport pallet loads of raw materials to storage or directly to production.

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KEBA - KeMotion - The complete solution for robot and machine automation

KEBA - KeMotion - The complete solution for robot and machine automation

KeMotion stands for the fast, open and customizable automation of robots and machines in the Industry 4.0 era. Thanks to the scalable hardware in combination with many high-performance technology functions and turnkey software packages, the optimum solution can be created quickly and easily.

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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.