Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews
People could manage emergency weather events more effectively with robots. These are a few ways technology is already helping them live in a world heavily affected by climate change.
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.
One of the key elements to consider when selecting LiDAR technology is whether you need safe LiDAR or LiDAR. But what makes LiDAR safe? And when do you need a safety-rated device? Well, look no further, we’ve got the answers for you right here!
The World Robotics 2021 Industrial Robots report shows a record of 3 million industrial robots operating worldwide – an impressive 10% increase from the previous year.
Synchronized Mobile Robot Fleets Bring New Versatility and Investment Protection to Assembly Operations
A trend toward replacing those fixed, conveyor-based assembly lines with fleets of mobile robots holds the promise of another step change in manufacturing efficiency and new adaptability to market volatility.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories
A mantra often heard within the manufacturing and logistics industries is that robots are not taking the jobs of humans. And, in many ways, this is true. Today, automation is even a necessary solution to plug a shortage of human labour.
Terabase Energy Completes First Commercial Deployment of Terafab™ Solar Construction Automation System
The benefits demonstrated by this project underscore the transformative potential of automation in advancing solar construction practices, enabling us to accelerate and de-risk our project pipeline
The international media event at Thunderhill Raceway, Willows, CA, marked a first for TRI, offering journalists from the US and Europe an opportunity to ride inside its research vehicles and simulators and experience firsthand how TRI is approaching autonomy.
Robotics and Automation - News Headlines
Flexxbotics' patent-pending FlexxCORE technology enables robots to securely connect and communicate with Mazak equipment in the smart factory to provide more powerful, flexible and open robot connectivity than previously available.
At iREX in Japan today, Universal Robots demonstrated UR30's heavy payload capabilities by lifting a tire and a rim together. Since UR30 can handle up to 30 kg payload at its full reach regardless of the pose of the arm, UR30 can not only lift the tire but also change its orientation during the lift to demonstrate its unique payload performance.
-Malaysian drone services company uses AWS to deliver insights for organizations in the telecommunications, agriculture, and energy industries while reducing data processing costs by 70% compared to on-premises infrastructure -Aerodyne's drones are transforming cell tower inspections by improving safety for workers
A dedicated member and strong supporter of the ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute since its formation, Yaskawa Motoman is pleased to announce two employees as recipients of the ARM Champion Award. Receiving the awards over a two-year consecutive period are Clint Chapman, Sr. Manager of Strategic Partner Relations, and Roger Christian, Division Leader for New Business Development.
Hexapod Production: PI Substantially Increases Production Capacities for High Precision Hexapod Stewart Platforms
Significantly reducing lead time and increasing potential output by more than 100% are results of PI's new initiative.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Product
REIKU's Cable Saver™ Solution eliminates downtime, loss of revenue, expensive cable and hose replacement costs, maintenance labor costs. It's available in three sizes 36, 52 and 70 mm. All of the robots cables and hoses are protected when routed through the Cable Saver™ corrugated tubing.The Cable Saver™ uses a spring retraction system housed inside the Energy Tube™ to keep this service loop out of harms way in safe location at the rear of the Robot when not required. The Cable Saver™ is a COMPLETE solution for any make or model of robot. It installs quickly-on either side of the robot and has been tested to resist over 15 million repetitive cycles. REIKU is committed to providing the most modular, effective options for ensuring your robotic components operate without downtime due to cable management. www.CableSaver.com
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Our mission is to unlock the full potential of automation by accelerating development, reducing risk, and building trust in autonomous systems.