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RECORD BREAKER: IMTS 2018 LARGEST SHOW EVER

Exponential technology advances, strong economy propel North America’s premier manufacturing show

AI Could Beat Humans at Everything by 2030

Specialized AI applications will become both progressively ordinary and more useful by 2030, improving our economy and quality of life.

IDC Develops World’s First Web-Browsing Robot

IDC was briefed to develop a humanoid robot that was capable of typing with fingers like a human to mimic the typing of a user, at a typing speed of 3-4 keys/second.

Furniture Assembly – with Ensenso N35

As part of a research project, scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a robot that can independently assemble the individual components of an IKEA chair without interruption in less than ten minutes.

Batteries, the Heart of Your Drone

Does your battery have the ability to report battery statistics to you while it is airborne? Are you sure that battery will work for your important demo?

Transparency vs. Privacy

In autonomous vehicles, should the information in the vehicle’s storage be transparent (to all vehicles nearby) or should it all be kept private unless the vehicle’s owner wants to share that information publicly?

Soft Multi-functional Robots Get Really Small

A new approach for fabricating soft materials at the millimeter scale paves the way to a new generation of flexible microrobots for medical and environmental tasks.

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World Economic Forum: A.I. and robotics will create almost 60 million more jobs than they destroy by 2022

Saheli Roy Choudhury for CNBC: The outlook for job creation is more positive today because companies better understand what kind of opportunities are available to them due to developments in technology, according to WEF.

More Than 69,000 Students Worldwide to Explore Teamwork and Advanced Technology with FIRST® Tech Challenge ROVER RUCKUS Presented by Qualcomm

7,000 Teams of Students Tackle New Space-Themed Robotics Challenge During 2018-19 Season

GreyOrange closes $140 million Series C, marking the biggest fundraising in industrial automation systems

New funds enable GreyOrange to accelerate the fulfillment of its vision to develop the next generation of flexible supply chain systems

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Electric Vehicles from Sokon to be Painted with Highly Flexible Seven-Axis Robots

Dürr general contractor for construction of paint shop in Chongqing, China

Dig Into STEM Learning with UBTECH's Newest JIMU Robot BuilderBots Series: Overdrive Kit

Faster and More Versatile Than Ever, the JIMU Robot BuilderBots Series: Overdrive Kit Expands the Best-Selling BuilderBots Series with New Programmable Motors, Sensors, and More

Zivid 3D machine vision enables first fully automated e-fulfillment robot at DHL

Robomotive integrates Zivid One 3D color camera in warehouse robotic picking cell.

Mouser Electronics and Marvell Enter Global Distribution Agreement

Mouser Electronics announces a global distribution agreement with Marvell Semiconductor, a provider of storage, processing, networking, security and connectivity semiconductor solutions. Mouser will distribute Marvell industry-leading Fast Ethernet and Alaska Gigabit Ethernet PHY transceivers.

Commercial UAV Expo Announces Dynamic Lineup of Speakers for October 2nd Keynote

Leaders from FAA and The White House to be Featured at October Event in Las Vegas

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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

BitFlow, INC.

BitFlow, INC.

BitFlow has been developing industrial frame grabbers and software for the imaging industry since 1993. We specialize in interfacing to cameras with very high data/frame rates; working in environments with complex triggering and I/O requirements; and running in applications where every CPU cycle is precious.