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Robotics Predictions: The impact of IoT, collaborative robots and startups

Start-ups must consider regulatory regulations from the start of design, which rarely happens. A wonderful product doesn't sell very well if many companies will not purchase because they to not meet applicable safety regulations.

Automate 2019, the Launch Pad Startup Competition and the Future of Automation

What’s really encouraging is the expanded use by small and medium sized companies who are just beginning to automate as a result of their interest in using automation to become stronger global competitors.

The Future of Robotics for Heavy Lifting

Efforts are also being made to use robots in ways that prevent injuries caused by lifting heavy things. Here are some fascinating developments that set the tone for what people can soon expect.

CES 2019 Proves AI and 5G Will Transform the Future

CES 2019 showed artificial intelligence will influence every aspect of our lives. IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty’s opening keynote explored how AI will prove data is the “world’s greatest natural resource,”

Advancements in Robotics: Predictions for 2019

In 2019 we’ll see many incremental changes in robotics technology and business models that will keep us moving steadily forward. Some predictions will prove correct, while new and surprising developments will exceed our wildest dreams.

Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services Purchasing Robots for Stroke Therapy

Therapy with the suite of InMotion upper extremity products guides patients through specific tasks, aiming to improve motor control of the arm by increasing strength, range of motion and coordination.

Velodyne Lidar Discusses the Future of Self-Driving Cars with Next-Generation Engineers

Student Engineers Participating in 3-Year AutoDrive Challenge Are Working to Invent Autonomous Vehicle Future.

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OMRON Showcases The Harmony Between Humans And Machines With The Largest, Most Advanced Interactive Exhibit Of AI, Robotics & Automation At CES 2019

Global technology leader returns with AI-equipped table tennis tutor and a glimpse at the factory floor of the near-future, in which humans and machines work collaboratively

Mobile Robotics Software Market to exceed USD 3.5 Billion by 2024

The latest buzz grabbing all the light is the introduction of a fully automated mobile robot named The Swift brought forth by IAM Robotics, one of the leading giants in mobile robotics software market.

The Growth of Non-Industrial Robotics Is Driving a Diversification of New Robotics Applications, According to Tractica

More than 100 Discrete Use Cases Are Fueling Market Growth in Enterprise, Consumer, Government, and Military Robots

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

3M & Eckhart Announce Successful Development of the Collaborative Robot-based 3M Automated Taping System

"Leveraging the decades of experience both companies have serving Fortune 500 companies all over the world, we believe the 3M Automated Taping System will fundamentally change how companies handle and apply millions of linear feet of 3M Attachment Tape every week throughout the world."

OCTOPUZ Introduces a Suite of Tools for Optimizing Robotic Toolpaths

What if there was an offline robotic programming and simulation software that was able to automatically solve your robotic toolpath with a click of a button? Introducing the OCTOPUZ 2.1 PathFinder suite of tools designed to identify and solve limits and errors within your program.

3D models seamlessly incorporated into parts vendors' websites with the TraceParts APIs

Manufacturers and vendors of industrial parts can lead their digital transformation strategy with the APIs developed by TraceParts

How to Develop Localization & Navigation Solutions for Drones, Autonomous Vehicles and Robots

OpenIMU enables advanced, easy-to-deploy localization and navigation algorithm solutions for a fraction of the time and cost of traditional methods

JLT Mobile Computers to Showcase Repair and Maintenance Services, Portable Rugged Android™ and Windows IT Solutions at ProMAT

With a new web-based maintenance management tool, third-party product repair capabilities, and an expanded range of Android and Windows tablets and handheld computers, JLT offers end-to-end IT solutions for the manufacturing and supply chain industry

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces new lightweight versions of select gearhead products. The new gearheads are ideal for designs where weight is a critical factor. Building on the success of Harmonic Drive LLCs current gear units, new lightweight versions were the next logical evolution of the CS/ SH product lines. With weight reductions of 20-30% without any reduction in torque ratings, the Lightweight (LW) gear units provide exceptional torque density.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

SCHUNK Inc.

SCHUNK Inc.

SUPERIOR CLAMPING AND GRIPPING. SCHUNK is a competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology. About 3,000 employees in 9 plants and 33 directly owned subsidiaries ensure an intensive market presence. With more than 11,000 standard components SCHUNK offers the world's largest assortment of gripping systems and clamping technology from one source. Since 2012, Goalkeeper legend Jens Lehmann is brand ambassador for safe, precise gripping and holding.