Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews
The design and functionality of a DC motor controller depend on the characteristics of the motor and the electronic system it powers. Using the example of a brushed DC motor controller, we’ll consider its operating principles and circuit design.
Watch this MIT startup's robot unload a trailer blazingly fast. The secret? Keep people in the picture.
Our recent discussions with key players in the field confirm that MRO’s operations will increase significantly in late 2021 or 2022. How will maintenance centres efficiently restart their operations? What impact can technology have in this recovery?
Grasping Static Electricity for Revolutionary Robotics - Nike-backed Start-up Automates the Impossible
Following Grabit’s inception in 2013, Nike Inc. made an investment in the company and later became one of the first customers to buy its materials handling robot system, Stackit. Using Stackit, Nike can manufacture 600 pairs of shoes in just one eight-hour shift.
The challenge for many companies is how to consistently maintain a safe workplace without creating barriers to productivity or innovation. Enter autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).
In this webinar we will look at how integrating robotics into the working world means that both cobots and autonomous systems will be important differentiators for production, processes, and innovation.
Can loads be positioned dynamically, with high precision and no oscillation, despite mechanical backlash and elastic components? Yes — using an intelligent system.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories
Teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia have concocted using robots to screen honey bees while they work. An automated vehicle flies around, catching pictures of the bug, which PCs subsequently examine to uncover potential mines covered up in the ground.
Zimmer Group is announcing the introduction of an updated version of its established XYR1000 axis compensation module series.
Deep-learning technique optimizes the arrangement of sensors on a robot’s body to ensure efficient operation.
Robotics and Automation - News Headlines
The new thumb makes it easy to pick up, maintain and move large or long objects, transforming material handling capabilities for applications such as truck loading or pipe laying. This makes it ideal for contractors in a number of industries including utilities, landscaping, road maintenance and general construction.
With its small dimensions and high reliability, HEIDENHAIN's new KCI/KBI 1300 series of inductive rotary encoders are made specifically to support compact servomotors for collaborative and service robots.
The joint solution comprises Vector's AUTOSAR Adaptive technologies and the new Wind River Studio, which includes the VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS).
HDS Global Adds $3 Million Investment to Accelerate Development of AI-based Robotic Demonstration Center
Retail visionary Bob DiRomualdo invests in Louis Borders' new venture
Leading AMR Provider Offered Insights to Maximize ROI and Drive Continuous Improvement
Robotics and Automation - Featured Product
Simpler, stronger, and more precise. ATI Industrial Automation has developed a series of Manual Tool Changers that provides a cost-effective solution for quickly changing tools by hand. They feature a unique design that combines high strength, excellent repeatability, and a patent-pending screw-cam locking mechanism with multiple fail-safe features, which resists vibration and prevents loosening. These robust and compact Manual Tool Changers can handle payloads up to 80 pounds (36 kg) and pass pneumatics and electrical signals.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Company
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products® is the manufacturer of ResinDek® flooring panels, the premier flooring system designed for the material handling industry. ResinDek flooring panels are designed for elevated platforms such as pick modules, mezzanines, and work platforms. They have the proven structural integrity to support dynamic and static rolling limits from 2,000 to 8,000 lbs. ResinDek flooring panels have been independently evaluated and approved for use in Types I-V construction and as part of a fire-resistance rated assembly by the IAPMO Uniform Evaluation Services and are backed by a 10-year product warranty.