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FANUC America Launches New CRX Cobot E-Learning Website

FANUC's new CRX e-learning website offers FREE online tutorials. The CRX is an ideal cobot for everyone – plus we guarantee customers eight years of maintenance-free operation, and the same industrial reliability that FANUC is known for.

Hypervisors in Robotics

Communications are much faster since you are no longer communicating across cables. Instead, communication happens through a low-latency shared memory space with deterministic time synchronization of operations.

Talking to Machines - New Operating Concepts With Artificial Intelligence

A simple request, a short sentence, for the human brain to interpret what is meant, make the connection and initiate an appropriate reaction is easy. For a machine this is much more complicated. To control technical devices with speech requires many individual steps.

A MiR500 Robot Lowers Transport Costs at Schneider Electric

The Schneider Electric Polska plant deals with the production of low voltage apparatus switches and accessories for these products. They have implemented an autonomous mobile robot MiR500 that transports finished products between the production line and the warehouse.

Getting the Right Grip: Designing Soft and Sensitive Robotic Fingers

Scientists make a big leap in development of soft robotic grippers by integrating sensing mechanisms into 3D printable fingers.

Cybathlon: A Success for the Maxon Teams

The CYBATHLON 2020 Global Edition is history. Due to the Covid-​19 pandemic, the teams had to compete in different time zones and locations. And out of the 50 teams participating, one in four teams were using maxon products.

Warehouses Turn to Automation to Meet Permanent Peak Demand

Supply chains are relying on automation to effectively adapt to fluctuating demand levels, new safety protocols, and shrinking labor pools. The need to operate efficiently, safely, and productively with less people is critical for today and also for success in the future.

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American Robotics Becomes First Company Approved by the FAA To Operate Automated Drones Without Human Operators On-Site

A seminal milestone in the drone industry, American Robotics now meets the safety requirements needed to make drones scalable for widespread commercial use.

MakinaRocks, Hyundai Robotics sign MOU to 'advance AI-based industrial robot arm anomaly detection'

"As an increasing number of customers request AI-integrated robots, an AI-based analysis platform for robot functions is an indispensable necessity. We plan to expand our userbase with robots that can autonomously predict failures and perform quality management."

Examples of Rescue Robotics Changing Emergency Response Times

Robots have worked in emergency services for decades, and they’re only becoming more prevalent. Here are some leading examples of these machines improving first responders’ response times.

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Wind River Studio Powers Mission-Critical Intelligent Systems

• Wind River Studio is a cloud-native platform for the development, deployment, operations, and servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems. • Verizon uses the cloud-native infrastructure and analytics capabilities of Studio for its 5G vRAN deployment, which played a key role in the world's first end-to-end fully virtualized 5G data session. • Studio GA capabilities include a far edge cloud infrastructure for 5G, zero-touch deployment, analytics, and container orchestration; public preview capabilities include a DevSecOps toolchain, digital twin, digital feedback loop, device security, and OTA.

Omron Time of Flight Sensor Now Available from Heilind Electronics

The B5L Series utilizes unique optical design technology for stable measurement of three-dimensional distance information across a wide area

BG series of Dunkermotoren now available with integrated PROFINET interface

Modern machines and devices use all available process data to make processes transparent and optimize them. PROFINET as a communication standard is ideally suited for this. It is therefore hardly surprising that Dunkermotoren, as a drive technology manufacturer, makes use of this technology.

Miso Robotics Expands Series C into 2021 to Match Investor Demand

After raising a record-breaking $17 million through crowdfunding, the creators of Flippy extend round as pandemic boosts demand for kitchen robots

OnLogic Introduces New Fanless Computers, Enabling IIoT Innovators to Leverage New Intel Processors

Joining OnLogic's Helix and Karbon lines, the new systems incorporate the latest Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium CPUs, formerly known as "Elkhart Lake".

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Novotechnik - Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors

Novotechnik - Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors

Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors. The series features easy mounting in small and narrow spaces with a 5 mm body depth and mounting flanges with metal inserts. The sensors make measurements only 6 mm from edge of product for close-to-wall measurement applications. Vert-X 05E Series sensors measure angles from 0 to 360°, rotational speed and direction with repeatability to 0.1°.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

Quest Industrial LLC

Quest Industrial LLC

We are an Authorized FANUC Robotic Integrator specializing in cutting edge technology. Quest can provide solutions that make sense for your company by helping achieve production goals affordably, increasing profits, saving floor space, and improving safety. Applications include: Various Food & Beverage Equipment Pick & Place Machine Load & Unload Palletizing & DePalletizing Box & Case Erecting / Sealing Ultrasonic Cutting Knife Packaging Equipment Water Jet Cutting Sorting Vision Inspection