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FANUC America's Robot LINKi Zero Down Time Now Available to All Robotics Customers

Today, over 16,000 robots in the automotive industry are operating with ZDT. Since its introduction, FANUC estimates that ZDT has saved customers over 1,300 hours of unexpected production interruptions, which equates to more than $40M.

Artificial Skin for Robots

If a robot is dealing with electronics, it needs to know whether its hand is sliding along a wire or pulling on it. If the robot needs to hold a medical instrument, it needs to know if the object is slipping or in a firm grip.

Why Custom Robot Integrations With Rotary Index Drives Makes Financial Sense for a Variety of Manufacturing Applications

As manufacturing is increasingly interwoven with automation, companies seek cost-effective options for integrating rotary index drives with a variety of robotic applications such as spray painting, welding, assembly, material handling and more.

New Exoskeleton is Revolutionizing Work Processes

The Airframe is designed like a backpack and can be adjusted to almost any body size with an adjustable frame and straps. It supports the upper extremities of professionals and skilled trade workers who are exposed to repetitive arm motions and/or stationary arm elevation.

How Robots Are Changing the Way We Do Surgery

As we see more widespread acceptance for robots in general, we'll likely see even more automation in health care — but some of it is already here.

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Milrem Robotics is Developing a Firefighting and Search and Rescue UGV

Known mostly for their smart warfare systems - Milrem Robotics - is entering the commercial market with its firefighting and search and rescue unmanned ground vehicle being developed together with rescue services.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Students Creating Security Robot Prototype for U.S. Air Force

Using an all-terrain wheelchair as a platform, the undergraduates are building a communications network and algorithms for autonomy, navigation, and vision processing as part of a student challenge

Ava Robotics Announces New Video Collaboration Solution to Increase Productivity and Eliminate Physical Boundaries

Start-up Founded by Former iRobot Ava Remote Presence Team to Further Vision for Autonomous Robots in the Workplace by Leveraging Cisco Video Technology

Artificial Intelligence Startup Announces New Breed of Mobile Autonomous Robots

With this new application in mobile robotics, the company plans to use its Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) technology combined with deep learning and to pioneer in a new generation of robots.

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Zimmer Group wins renowned design label award

The GPP5000 pneumatic parallel gripper won the coveted quality certificate for outstanding industrial design. The GPP500 is a pneumatic state-of-the-art component that excels in operation with robots and handling gantries most importantly thanks to its outstanding mechanical properties, such as featuring stainless-steel guides and comprehensive sealing in accordance with the IP 67 standard.

Plastics Parts Power Pennsylvania Robotics Team To 4 Records in Global Competition

Two high school robotics teams from Pittsburgh, Pa. recently used products from igus, a German-based manufacturer of engineered plastics with a presence in East Providence, R.I., to set four world records in this year's FIRST Tech Challenge global robotics competition.

Mouser Now Shipping Analog Devices LTM8065 µModule Regulator with Silent Switcher Tech to Lower EMI/EMC

The LTM8065 regulator offers an input voltage of up to 40 V, which can safely operate from unregulated or fluctuating 12 V to 36 V input supplies in noisy environments such as industrial robotics, test and measurement, factory automation, medical, and avionics systems.

DroneHive Shares Top 10 Reasons for Corporations to Use a Drone Services Company for Aerial Data Collection

As Corporate Use of Drones for Aerial Data Collection Increases, Using Professionals to Fly the Drones Provides Better Compliance, Safety and Efficiencies

Straightforward and agile machine vision: MVTec provides a preview of MERLIC 4

• New features for even more user-friendly machine vision • Highlight: Parallelization • Release date: March 29, 2018

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