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Festo Didactic and SICK release new curriculum for Robot Safety Awareness

The new educational program will focus on robot safety awareness in addition to a rich data experience geared towards closing the skills gap in advanced manufacturing.

Regaining the Ability to Walk Independently

Walking without crutches – this is something that people with certain neuromuscular disorders dream of. With the exoskeleton "Autonomyo”, this dream can now be made a reality.

Designing a Resilient Autonomous Robot for Harsh Environments

Harsh environments are challenging for robots and engineers, but they’re not impossible to conquer. Building a rugged, durable robot is all about choosing the right components, from drive train to sensor array.

TE Connectivity – Hungary Case Study

Back in 2019, TE’s Hungarian plant was experiencing problems in material handling due to the inefficiency of their existing material handling systems, which had reached the limit of its capabilities.

What is Inventory Accuracy… And Why Should 3PLs and Brands Care?

Understanding the truth behind your inventory involves not just cycle counting of stored inventory but also accurate tracking of inventory movement and reconciling it in near real time against your WMS.

Aerobotix Develops All-In-One System for Defense Manufacturer with ATI End-Effectors

Producing the world’s most advanced air defense missile requires technological innovation, especially when annual production is set to increase to 500 by 2024.

Robots for Inspection and Maintenance Tasks

Inspection and maintenance tasks are a fundamental part of many industrial sectors: deteriorated infrastructures, tunnels, refineries, old buildings…

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Bipedal robot developed at Oregon State achieves Guinness World Record in 100 meters

Cassie clocked the historic time of 24.73 seconds at OSU’s Whyte Track and Field Center, starting from a standing position and returning to that position after the sprint, with no falls.

Velodyne Lidar Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Stanley Robotics

The sensors provide real-time 3D perception data for localization, mapping, object classification and object tracking. Velodyne’s power-efficient sensors support Stan robots in a wide range of challenging environmental conditions.

MODULAR AND ROBOTICS PIONEERS UNVEIL SYSTEM P4--PREDESIGNED HOUSING FACTORY SOLUTION

Waypaver International and KUKA offer predesigned factory automation solution to build housing with car-factory efficiency and precision

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KUKA to Showcase Automation Innovations for the Consumer Goods Sector at Pack Expo

At Pack Expo 2022, KUKA Robotics will feature several productivity enhancing automation solutions designed specifically for the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods industry sector. In booth N-6236, the company will spotlight its range of fully hygienic robots for food processing, picking, packaging, palletizing and advanced vision applications.

Smaller, Faster, Safer, and Easier Rectangular Connector

Mencom offers the new compact enclosure series engineered for ease of assembly and simplicity in mind.

MVTec is setting new standards in machine vision with HALCON 22.11

• Synergy of classic machine vision and deep learning reaches a new level • New feature allows bin picking of unknown objects • To be released on November 22, 2022

Acceleration Robotics Announce and Open Sources ROBOTCORE®, the First Robotic Processing Unit - Specialized in ROS Computations

ROBOTCORE® is a processing unit for the robotics architect that maps robotics computations efficiently to its CPUs, GPU and FPGA to obtain faster robots and with additional real-time capabilities.

ROEQ Announces New Cart System for OMRON Autonomous Mobile Robot LD-250, Doubling Payload Capacity

ROEQ, a leader in mobile robotic equipment, has entered into a new partnership with OMRON, providing top modules and cart systems for the company's autonomous mobile robot, the LD-250, doubling the AMR's payload capacity to 500kg (1,102lbs).

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High Performance Servo Drives for localized and distributed control applications from Servo2Go.com

High Performance Servo Drives for localized and distributed control applications from Servo2Go.com

Engineered to drive brushless and brush servomotors in torque, velocity or position mode, Servo2Go.com offers a broad selection of servo drives in a wide range of input voltages and output power levels.

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Schmalz

Schmalz

Schmalz is the global market leader in vacuum automation and ergonomic handling solutions. Schmalz products are used all over the world in applications in the logistics, glass, metal, automotive, packaging, and wood industry sects. The wide range of products in the Vacuum Automation unit includes individual components such as suction cups and vacuum generators, as well as complete gripping systems and clamping solutions for holding workpieces.