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Are cobots inherently safe?

Results from the Global Robotics Report 2019 identified that 79 per cent of automation distributors do not believe their customers understand the safety requirements of installing a collaborative robot.

Discussing ATX West with ATI Industrial Automation

“Customers continue to shift toward more flexible solutions to support a variety of tasks. ATI’s product families are configured to order and designed to increase process flexibility.” Booth #4411

Discussing West Pack with Dorner Conveyors

Conveyors, although often a last thought, can play a pivotal role in the optimization of a manufacturing facility. A processing line can only go as fast as the slowest piece of equipment. Booth #5014

The 5 Key Points When Motorizing an AGV

Your AGVs cannot fail, and so the choice of their motorization is crucial. Here are 5 key points to bear in mind when motorizing an AGV.

Discussing ATX West with Staubli

“Stäubli’s vision for the factory of the future is built on interconnected devices that operate collaboratively with humans to improve efficiency and the quality of goods,” said Sebastien Schmitt, Robotics Division Mgr of Stäubli NA.“ Booth #4524

Pick, Purchase and Program Your First Industrial Robot

Robots aren’t always given a favorable representation in pop culture. In Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), homicidal supercomputer HAL 9000 demonstrates how a robot could conspire against its human colleagues.

Me and the Machine

Paralyzed people can learn to walk again with the aid of electromechanical exoskeletons. However, it’s not easy. It takes a lot of engineering and hard training.

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ROBOTICS REVAMPING THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

From Jumbo, who polishes the floors in Seoul to Spencer in Amsterdam, who guides passengers through the terminal to the boarding gate, robots are becoming commonplace in airports world-over.

Deep Learning Enables Real-Time Imaging Around Corners

Researchers used deep learning to create a new laser-based system that can image around corners in real time. The systems might one day let self-driving cars “look” around parked cars or busy intersections.

Zebra Technologies Unveils New Intelligent Automation Solution at NRF 2020

SmartSight™ with EMA50 mobile automation system delivers retail industry’s first subscription-based robotic solution that turns data into corrective actions to drive better store performance

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Exotic Automation & Supply is Now an Authorized Techman Robot Distributor

The agreement authorizes Exotic to distribute a wide variety of collaborative robots.

OMRON Opens New AUTOMATION CENTER in Tokyo

- Flagship FA Technology Center That Brings About Innovation to Production Floor through Co-creation with Customers -

FAULHABER brings integrated encoder for flat motors to market

Less than seven millimetres for precisely fitting encoder

SMAC Demonstrates an Average 50%+ Noise Reduction vs Pneumatics

Study shows a radical decrease in noise pollution when using voice coil actuators as opposed to pneumatics.

NORTH AMERICA'S LEADING DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING EVENT TO HOST EXTENSIVE SHOW FLOOR COMPOSED OF PROMINENT COMPANIES SHAPING THE FUTURE OF INDUSTRY 4.0

Exhibitors spanning automation, design engineering, medtech, packaging, plastics, and more are set to display innovative products and technologies at upcoming three-day event

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