Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews
Despite weakness in the global economy, high interest rates and inflation, we predict shipments will grow by a further 45% in 2023 and more than 30% in 2024.
Precise motion control is helping a new subsea inspection device achieve highly accurate inspection with the fastest-yet speeds of data collection.
As a machine learning technique, TinyML combines reduced and optimized machine learning applications that require hardware, system, and software components. These operate at the edge of the cloud in real time while converting data with minimal energy and cost.
A smooth production process is critical for a company’s success. The constantly growing demands of the market and increasing cost pressure require innovative solutions to optimize production. This is where transfer systems come into play.
This paper reviews the concept of Functional Safety as it relates to machinery. The design steps for a safe machine are outlined and the methodology for determining appropriate PL/SIL safety ratings discussed.
The easy-to-integrate system consists of a module for robot arms, a computing unit with pre-installed intelligent software and a camera module, each equipped in series with two uEye+ XCP cameras from IDS.
To enable the industry to keep pace with trends through quick and cost-efficient development, Markus Fenn and Prof. Dr. Stefan May developed Eduard, a teaching and prototyping platform that can be used to map current trends.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories
KUKA and the Upper Bavarian company digital workbench have launched a cooperation at Agritechnica. The aim of the cooperation is a concrete product: a mobile harvesting robot to support fruit farmers during the apple harvest.
Computer vision enables contact-free 3D printing, letting engineers print with high-performance materials they couldn’t use before.
Purdue Polytechnic to dedicate nation's largest smart manufacturing ecosystem for engineering technology
This interdisciplinary program synergizes science, engineering, information systems and computing, focusing on manufacturing's next evolutionary step called Industry 4.0. The new facility ecosystem also has wide-ranging applications, opening up potential curriculum expansion
Robotics and Automation - News Headlines
Stereolabs Unveils Terra AI, the Next Generation of General-Purpose Artificial Intelligence for Robots
New technology is capable of changing the face of agriculture, construction and logistics by improving autonomous capabilities
FORT's Safe Remote Control Pro Brings SIL 3-Certified Safety and Control to Autonomous Vehicles and Heavy Machinery
The rugged gaming-style controller can be paired with up to 30 machines, giving users the ability to manage a fleet of machines with a single remote control.
Offering generator paralleling control, active synchronization and soft loading
Robotics-as-a-Service Startup Instock Announces New Funding Led by Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund
With the new funding, Instock continues on its plans to democratize automation of storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) using gravity-defying robots. In January 2024, Instock will launch its first production system with a tech-forward 3PL in North America.
• Industry meeting takes place on February 20, 2024, in Fürstenfeldbruck near Munich • Presentations on the latest technological developments and sessions on tips & tricks for individual machine vision applications • Event offers a forum for networking and professional exchange
Robotics and Automation - Featured Product
ElectroCraft is showcasing its award-winning mobile robot technology including their powerful and compact wheel drives, high-torque-density brushless DC motors, precision linear actuators as well as servo motor drive technology at a variety of conferences and tradeshows including the Boston Robotics Summit. Robotics Summit is the premier symposium for the sharing of ideas, technology, and market developments for robotic technologies across industries. Beyond a showcase and pitch of product, ElectroCraft is eager to participate in the collaborative discussion of challenges and opportunities that will shape the near and long-term robotic marketplace.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Company
IDS is a leading manufacturer of industrial cameras "Made in Germany" with USB or GigE interfaces. Equipped with state of the art CMOS sensors, the extensive camera portfolio ranges from low-cost project cameras, to small, powerful models with PoE functionality or robust cameras with housings that fulfill the prerequisites for protection code IP65/67. For quick, easy and precise 3D machine vision tasks IDS offers the Ensenso series. With the novel vision app-based sensors and cameras of IDS NXT the company opens up a new dimension in image processing. Whether in an industrial or non-industrial setting: IDS cameras and sensors assist companies worldwide in optimizing processes, ensuring quality, driving research, conserving raw materials, and serving people. They provide reliability, efficiency and flexibility for your application.