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The 2019 AUSVI Trade Show

8,500 technologists, regulators and users from commercial to defense sectors will be attending the largest and most comprehensive trade show for unmanned and autonomous systems. AUSVI XPONENTIAL brings together the entire unmanned systems community...

Robot Modularity – Q&A with Víctor Mayoral, CEO of Acutronic Robotics

Machines should be built out of the most appropriate hardware for each particular purpose. And that’s where modular robots deliver a big advantage. In modular robotics you just choose the best hardware including the H-ROS technology and built the robot.

Autonomous Vehicles Could Improve Urban Mobility and Mitigate Pollution

New automotive technologies, followed by the growing trend of autonomous vehicles on our roads could improve urban mobility in the future and mitigate the negative environmental impact of conventional transportation.

What is the Difference between Hexapod 6-DOF Alignment Systems vs Conventional Stacks of Stages?

When faced with a multi-axis alignment and positioning application, motion engineers typically assemble a system from a stack of individual linear and rotary stages. This approach works well for applications when only a few degrees of freedom are involved (e.g. XYZ).

How Robotics and Automation Are Changing the Construction Industry

Ready or not, advanced robotics, AI and automated hardware are all making their way into the construction industry. As these technologies are adopted on a grand scale, we'll start to see many archaic processes upgraded — not just to be more modern, but also more efficient.

Robots in Grocery Retail: The Questions You Need to Ask When Adopting

Automating data collection in the brick-and-mortar space continues to be an elusive goal. Yet to achieve the highest level of efficiency across the supply chain, automation is the target everyone is chasing.

Future Generation of Tech Innovators Gather for Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation's VEX Robotics World Championship

World’s largest robotics competition with more than 25,000 attendees from 40 nations celebrates hands-on STEM education and Girl Powered announcement by Google

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OUTLOOK on World Robotics Report 2019 by IFR

Steven Wyatt, IFR Vice President, presented an outlook by regions, markets and key challenges at the AUTOMATE 2019 in Chicago.

Leading Roboticists Celebrate 10th Anniversary of National Robotics Week

The annual STEM-focused week kicks off April 6, 2019 with more than 300 events across all 50 states

Boston Dynamics Handle Robot Reimagined for Logistics

The boxes used in the video weigh about 5 Kg (11 lbs), but the robot is designed to handle boxes up to (15 Kg) (33 lb). This version of Handle works with pallets that are 1.2 m deep and 1.7 m tall (48 inches deep and 68 inches tall).

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NanoCube®: High Speed XYZ Piezo Flexure Stage for Fast, Precise Fiber Alignment and Nanopositioning Applications

Higher scanning speed, ceramic-insulated actuators for long life, flexures for friction-free motion, and sensors for sub-nm precise positioning make this new piezo stage from PI ideal for fiber alignment and high resolution optics applications.

TraceParts lends its support to Stanford University for a scan-to-CAD research project.

The TraceParts CAD model library comes to the aid of researchers in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University, United States.

ATI Automation Expo keynote speakers and presentation topics now available

Event scheduled for May 9, 2019 at newly expanded ATI headquarters in Apex, NC

Novotechnik - Compact Hollow Shaft Angle Sensor

Novotechnik, U.S. introduces the new WAL 340 hollow shaft angle sensor that provides absolute, rotary position. Sensor dimensions are 32 x 39 mm. A unique notch that is built into the housing aids alignment.

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019: SkyHopper by Mobilicom to Showcase its Solution for Making Drones & Robotics Smarter

Mobilicom has recently won a 1.2 Million USD grant to develop a Game-Changing technology using AI to mitigate the risk of cyberattacks in Drones & Robotics

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 IPR Robotics - Right-Sized 7th Axis Robot Linear Rails

IPR Robotics - Right-Sized 7th Axis Robot Linear Rails

IPR Robotics offers a wide range of servo-driven 7th axis linear rails for industrial robots. These rails come in ten different sizes and are constructed from modular high strength extruded aluminum sections to handle payloads of 100 kg to 1600 kg or from steel to handle 2000 kg payloads. This variety of rail sizes allows each application to be sized correctly, controlling the space required and the price point. The drive train design of these rails utilizes helical gear-racks and is proven over 10 years to be repeatable and reliable, even in tough foundry applications.

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Omron Microscan

Omron Microscan

Omron Microscan is a global leader in the design and manufacture of Machine Vision, Auto ID and Verification solutions. From product inspection to robotic guidance to barcode and direct part mark decoding, Omron Microscan products serve a broad range of applications and are recognized worldwide for high quality and leading technology. Omron Microscan is a business unit of OMRON Corporation.