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Agriculture Robots Market is projected to surpass USD 80 billion revenue by 2032

Farmers and agricultural enterprises are embracing robotic solutions to optimize crop production while reducing environmental impact. These technologies enable precision agriculture, efficient resource utilization, and eco-friendly farming.

How robots touch on the future of agriculture

One thing robot researchers are trying to mechanize is the human sense of touch. Sheeraz Athar, one of She’s PhD students, is changing the game by re-thinking how touch works.

Mecademic robots achieve sense of touch with Bota sensors

Mecademic’s plug-and-play micro-automation robots are designed for precision applications in areas such as component manufacturing. To give its robots the required sense of touch, Mecademic has focused on perfecting the use of force torque sensors from Bota Systems.

The Core of Optimizing Robotic Performance: Sensors in Warehousing

Without any external input to guide its actions or decisions, a robot would behave like a machine, performing tasks without adaptation or autonomy. Serving as the critical link between the robot and its environment, sensors enable the robot to perceive and interpret.

Strawberry Harvesting Robot– Ripe for the Future

While the current focus is on strawberries, the system is designed to be scalable and adaptable to other crops, such as tomatoes or peppers, offering a versatile solution for farmers.

DESTACO Smart Electric Product Line of Clamps and Guides

The new smart electric product line represents a substantial leap forward in the automation and industrial clamping landscape, offering enhanced precision, energy savings, and seamless integration for modern manufacturing processes.

Understanding Force Sensors: How They Work and Measure Force

A force sensor measures mechanical forces, like a secret handshake between machines and the real world. These ingenious devices convert mechanical force into electrical signals, enabling us to measure, analyze, and interact with the physical world around us.

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Skild AI Raises $300M Series A To Build A Scalable AI Foundation Model For Robotics

Series A funding values Skild AI at $1.5B. Round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Coatue, SoftBank Group and Bezos Expeditions. Company founded by pioneers in the field of self-supervised and adaptive robotics.

Industrial Robots Are at Increased Risk of Cybersecurity Threats: 7 Considerations for 2024

Industrial robot adoption is reaching new heights as manufacturers embrace Industry 4.0 initiatives. As beneficial as this movement is, it has led to some unexpected challenges for the sector. Most notably, robots are becoming a common target for cyberattacks.

Robotics: the next evolution in the operating room

Medical technology relies on FAULHABER not only in robot-supported procedures. For example, drive systems are used in implantable heart pumps, surgical hand tools, in ophthalmology, in cosmetics and in medical imaging and image processing.

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Chef Robotics Launches AI-Powered Food Robot to Help Overcome Global Labor Shortage in the Food Industry

Chef's first-of-its-kind food manipulation AI model equips its robots with the flexibility needed to meet the demands of modern high-mix food production

Introducing the New Delta Line Servo motor controller: Leo B2000

Delta Line has extended its Leo Drive family with the introduction of the new Leo B2000 Drive, a new high-performance closed-loop servo drive controller suitable for Servo and BLDC motors.

Megvii Automation & Robotics Facilitates Colgate's Intelligent Upgrade

Colgate, the personal care giant, has recently teamed up with Megvii Automation & Robotics to upgrade traditional warehouses. By introducing 'Matrix8 Storage', a smart solution for high density storage using 4-way pallet shuttles, it has achieved a 30% increase in overall efficiency and expanded storage capacity by 20%.

Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show 2024 Concludes with Resounding Success, Reporting 40% Growth in Attendance

Showcasing innovation and collaboration in Quebec's manufacturing sector, the event presented a leading speaker lineup that included executives from Deloitte, Scale AI, NGen, Rseau des Centres d'expertise industrielle, Investissement Quebec and others.

Canvas, World's First Robotic Drywall Finishing Company, Launches the 1200CX

Years of development and customer feedback has resulted in the 1200CX, Canvas' new compact, all-wheel drive machine optimized for small spaces

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How cameras deliver sharp images despite changing distances

How cameras deliver sharp images despite changing distances

IDS Imaging Development Systems offers a range of models, from a webcam-like camera in industrial quality to a tiny autofocus camera that weighs just12 grams. The 13 MP autofocus camera uEye XC closes the market gap between industrial cameras and webcams. Setting up and operating only requires a cable connection. After that, the autofocus camera immediately delivers high-resolution, detailed images and videos. With the optionally available, quickly exchangeable macro lens, users can easily shorten the minimum object distance of the camera. This makes it also suitable for close-up applications. Focus from a distance of just 10 cm. The uEye XS is even more compact and fits into almost any application with its size of just 26.4 x 23 x 21.7 mm. Thanks to its autofocus and 5 MP CMOS sensor, it delivers consistently sharp images and videos from a distance of just 10 cm. When it comes to image quality, natural color reproduction and harmonious contrast are also decisive factors. IDS has therefore equipped the uEye XS with many other practical automatic features familiar from consumer technology. This includes white balance, exposure and gain. As a result, it delivers the best possible result in every situation.

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Bota Systems AG

Bota Systems AG

We give robots the sense of touch - Bota Systems' vision is for robots to work and move safely and as naturally and freely as human beings.​ As a developer and manufacturer of multi-axis force-torque sensors, torque sensors, and custom sensors, we strive to provide the best force-torque sensing solutions and user care experience. Our team of robotics, software and mechanical engineers continually develops highly-integrated and advanced sensors to support a wide range of applications.