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WPI and Albany Medical College Developing Robotic System to Treat Brain Tumors

Funded by a five-year, $3.5 million NIH grant, the academic-industry partnership aims to develop an MRI-compatible robotic technology to provide minimally invasive brain tumor therapy that is ready for clinical trials.

Universal Robots Offers Rapid Response Delivery, Enabling Manufacturers to Meet Tax Deduction Deadline

With an industry leading manufacturing process, Universal Robots can meet delivery deadlines for the Section 179 tax deduction incentive that can dramatically reduce the cost of collaborative robots to address repetitive and difficult-to-fill manufacturing jobs

What Industry 4.0 Means for Manufacturers

Industry 4.0 represents a giant leap in the evolution of machines — an evolution that has already pioneered leaps in productivity and quality of life over several hundred years. Today, our machines are connected with each other, their physical environments, and to people

4 Common Questions About Autonomous Mobile Robots

Autonomous mobile robots are a simple, efficient and cost-effective way to automate material handling and in-house transportation tasks in nearly any situation where employees would previously have been required to push carts around the facility.

Thanks to Robotics Demand, Servo Motors and Drives to Grow to $15.92 Billion by 2022

This brief coverage of some of the emerging uses of servo motors and drives emphasizes the improvements made possible as these components become increasingly advanced. Such progress should continue over the foreseeable future...

Universal Robots Continues to Dominate Cobot Market but Faces Many Challengers

We identified more than 30 vendors that are currently marketing over 80 cobot models, and we expect this number to grow. More than 80 percent of collaborative robot suppliers generated less than $10m in revenues last year.

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Yeti has the goal to develop an autonomous snow clearing service for use on future airports. The product will be introduced in steps, in parallel with the development of technology for self-driving vehicles.

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Google parent to pull plug on bipedal robot development

The company is expected to dissolve the project later this year and relocate employees involved in development to other departments within Alphabet or help them find jobs elsewhere.

Universal Robots hires more than 20 former Rethink Robotics employees

Reinforcing both companies’ pioneering roles in collaborative robotics, Universal Robots welcomes more than 20 Rethink staff members, incorporating valuable expertise in engineering, product development, and customer applications.

LG to develop smart shopping cart robot with E-mart

The South Korean tech giant said the robot will be developed by its research lab, which has been releasing various robots under the CLOi brand.

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Universal Robots Offers Rapid Response Delivery, Enabling Manufacturers to Meet Tax Deduction Deadline

With an industry leading manufacturing process,, Universal Robots can meet delivery deadlines for the Section 179 tax deduction incentive that can dramatically reduce the cost of collaborative robots to address repetitive and difficult-to-fill manufacturing jobs while stretching year-end budgets

New GCL Robotic Cycloidal Gearboxes Available Now from GAM

GAM announces the release of the new GCL cycloidal gearboxes. The new gearboxes provide high precision and rigidity for horizontal and vertical robotic and motion control applications.

Geek+ Robotics Wins Robotics Innovation in Supply Chain Excellence Award 2018

China Post's automatic robotic sorting distribution center powered by Geek+ Robotics won the Robotics Innovation of Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2018 at a ceremony evening on Nov. 6th in London's Hilton Hotel on Park Lane.

BIOMEDevice San Jose 2018 Presents The Surgical Suite Showcasing The Latest in Surgical Robotics

Educational exhibit to highlight the newest frontier in minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted technology

Custom Machine and Tool Co., Inc.'s 72-Hour Pulley Stock Program

Custom Machine and Tool Co., Inc. Solves Delivery Lead Time of Pulley Stock to SCARA Manufacturer

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OMRON MICROSCAN: HAWK MV-4000

OMRON MICROSCAN: HAWK MV-4000

Awe-inspiring power and superior flexibility is sheathed within the contoured casing of the HAWK MV-4000. This smart camera builds upon the previous generation by quadrupling processing power and achieving real-time trigger response using an FPGA. Its state-of-the-art algorithms make it an excellent tool for any industry, whether the requirement be code reading, code verification, inspection, guidance, gauging or a combination of all four.

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Staubli Corporation

Staubli Corporation

Stäubli is a leading manufacturer of textile machinery, quick release couplings and robotics systems. With a workforce of over 4500 employees Stäubli is present in 25 countries supported by a comprehensive distribution network in 50 countries worldwide. Stäubli's North American headquarters is located in Duncan, South Carolina and has over 200 employees supporting Textile, Connectors and Robotics customers, with a dynamic sales force strategically placed on the West Coast, Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere throughout the continent.