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Accel Robotics Launches Autonomous 'Valet Market' Store With Last Step™ Delivery in San Diego

Valet Market is a new way for consumers to shop for everyday items. They simply download the app and use their phone to check in to the store. Once inside, shoppers can select desired items and walk out without having to wait in line to check out.

Growth in Automation in E-commerce

Where there is e-commerce, there is inevitably logistics management. After all, what could be more efficient than a network-connected fleet of AGVs to travel around huge warehouses and find the required product in record time?

Boxed Bot QBox Software from Quest

The Boxed Bot is extremely flexible, allowing an operator to design and produce exact pallet patterns quickly and easily from bags to boxes and other product types, and does so with a small footprint starting at just 8’x10’.

How to Choose a Robotic Integrator: The 7 C’s

Choosing a robot integrator is like choosing a business partner. You must find one with the capabilities you need to be successful; one who understands your business and your integration goals.

Case Study: Autonomous Earthmoving Robots

A new San Francisco-based startup develops AI guidance systems to transform heavy equipment into fully autonomous robots. Their guidance systems are deployed today across the $1 trillion earthmoving industry.

10 Different Options For Controlling Linear Actuators

Below you will find ten different options for controlling linear actuators. This list is intended to give you an overview of what's possible for linear actuator control. It's not exhaustive, there are other options, but these are the ones that will work for most people.

Emphasis on Quality Control Has Retail Distribution Centers Looking Like Automated Factories

Multiple forces are converging to propel this shift toward automating quality control in distribution centers. Retailers must untangle a wide assortment of issues to navigate this shift.

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Robotics in Woodworking - The Zimmer Group reaches deep into its bag of tricks for Schmidt

The manufacturer of the robot processing cell is the Zimmer Group from Rheinau in Germany. On its way towards Industry 4.0, the Zimmer Group has evolved from a classic component supplier to a system provider and has thus produced an entire robotic cell at once.

How Do Robotics Affect Skilled Trade Jobs?

With more companies bringing robotics and automation into their facilities, many people understandably wonder if machines will eventually replace their jobs.

As the use of robotics and automation increases, so too does the need to protect these valuable assets.

The risk to humans in warehouses is well known with the UK logistics sector reporting around 28,000 non-fatal accidents at work annually but businesses are now realising the risk of safety to highly sophisticated and expensive assets noting that these too require protection.

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Key Insights of Robot End-Effector Market Covering Prime Factors and Competitive Outlook Till 2027

The report covers a forecast and an analysis of the Robot End-Effector Market on a global and regional level. The study provides historical data for 2018, 2019, and 2020 along with a forecast from 2019 to 2027 based on revenue and volume.

Ultimation Industries' New Warehouse Robots Provide Solution for Building the Fully Integrated Warehouse of the Future

Partnership with OTTO Motors provides additional options for making material handling systems more productive, efficient

Robotic Research Announced as Finalist for AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards

Company's transformable Pegasus Mini hybrid drone-ground robot nominated for Innovation category

Robotics Startup ViaBot Announces Public Launch with $6.1 Million in Funding

ViaBot provides autonomous sweeping and security for large properties

World's Largest Robotics Competition Returns: Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation to Host Live Remote VEX Robotics World Championship 2021

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit and VEX Robotics, is back to showcase the incredible talent and skill of a range of student competitors by hosting the first-ever Live Remote VEX Robotics World Championship May 17-29, 2021. Leveraging the REC Foundation's Live Remote Tournament interface, teams from around the world will be able to compete in real-time tournaments or live skills matches to be crowned champions.

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George Brown College -Online Technical Training - Robotics Technician Program

George Brown College -Online Technical Training - Robotics Technician Program

As one of North Americas largest distance education providers, George Brown College offers a self-paced training alternative for students who cannot attend the traditional college environment on a full or part-time basis. Our Robotics Technician program is designed for students interesting in building their technical knowledge and skills in industrial robots. Areas of study include: Motion programming, Palletizing and conveyor systems, Computer networking and integration, Automated sorting systems, Vision and tactile sensors.

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CIMON Inc.

CIMON Inc.

CIMON is a leading industrial automation company focused on process control and manufacturing. Since its foundation in 1999, CIMON has grown from emerging Asian markets into Europe and North America thanks to several award-winning product lineups, including the Xpanel HMI series, PLC and PLC-S series, Xpanel Hybrid, UltimateAccess SCADA software, and industrial PCs. CIMON has been working with manufacturers for over 20 years and has gained the trust of well-respected companies such as LG, Samsung, General Motors, Kia, Hankook, SK Chemicals, Posco, and Durex. Hardware and software are developed simultaneously at CIMON, allowing for optimal product supply and system design solutions that increase facility efficiency and response time in the market while reducing long-term costs. Some industries CIMON works with include the automotive industry, oil and gas industry, power plants, electronics, water and wastewater management, aerospace, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, food and beverage, chemical, packaging, paper and pulp, farming, and many others.