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A Fossil as a Friend

Making a legged robot walk is not simple. Coordinating the motion of all its joints to achieve smooth motions, close to those of real animals, requires advanced engineering and careful observation of moving animals. But what if its been extinct for 300 million years?

RobotUnion Selects the 20 Best European Robotics Startups

RobotUnion offers a total of 4M€ in equity-free funding in two open calls for startups and SMEs within the framework of the Horizon 2020 program funded by the European Commission.

SME, Stratasys Announce Winners of FANUC-Inspired SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition

SME created the Additive Manufacturing Competition to attract and introduce the younger generation to emerging technologies that manufacturers have adopted over the past few years.

World’s First Composite Concrete 7th Axis used for the First Time In Series Production at Car Manufacturer

Commissioned OEM Eisenmann alpha-tec regularly automates complex railway-oriented applications with industrial robots and is familiar with the latest developments on the 7th-axis market. That's why they use the world's first composite concrete 7th axis from IPR

Autonomous Mobile Manipulation Robots and e-Commerce Fulfillment

The sophisticated integration of perception sensors, autonomous navigation, manipulation, and artificial intelligence in Swift warehouse robots enables maximum picking productivity across single pick, trays, and totes.

Solving the Mysteries of the Universe

Instead of a new eyepiece or objective lens, the four-meter reflector telescope is being outfitted with about 5,000 fiber optic sensor-equipped, pencil-sized robots. The 5,000 robots will fit inside ten wedge-shaped petals.

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Solve Loading Dock Challenges With Robotic Unloading

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ABB Robotics to Develop Solutions for the Hospital of the Future

ABB’s research team will work on the TMC campus with medical staff, scientists and engineers to develop non-surgical medical robotics systems, including logistics and next-generation automated laboratory technologies.

Neuron EV Unveils the Future of Smart Travel and Residence

The primary goal of MAP is to make static structures mobile, thereby expanding their functionality. It's designed to be compatible with standard shipping containers. MAP integrated shipping containers are self-driving spaces with limitless customization.

Robotics Zone Showcases Innovation at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO

The new destination area is an ideal place for attendees to get ideas and inspiration, meet leading robot providers and interact with cutting edge robotic technologies first-hand.

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Cirtronics Hosted Expert Robotics Panel at Robotics Summit and Expo in Boston, MA

When discussing alignment between robot design and manufacturing to enable the transition, each of the panelists offered insights into the benefits and challenges of concurrent engineering.

World's Largest Robotics Competition Returns to Dallas: The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and the Dallas Sports Commission Announce the VEX Robotics World Championship Returning to Dallas for 2021-2024

Event celebrates hands-on STEM learning with more than 35,000 attendees from around the globe

The advantages and disadvantages of requesting a rapid prototyping service in SLS

The advantages and disadvantages of requesting a rapid prototyping service in SLS

Application and advantages of industrial automated machine vision in battery inspection

Application and advantages of industrial automated machine vision in battery inspection

First Multi-Tool Mount System for the Smallest Collaborative Robots Boosts Automation Productivity

New Scale Robotics hardware and software enable fast setup and control of up to THREE tools on one UR e-Series cobot

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PI USA (Physik Instrumente)

PI USA (Physik Instrumente)

PI (Physik Instrumente) provides the broadest and deepest portfolio of precision motion technologies in the world. PI USA complies with the US laws for export controlled technologies.