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Agriculture Robots Market is projected to surpass USD 80 billion revenue by 2032

Farmers and agricultural enterprises are embracing robotic solutions to optimize crop production while reducing environmental impact. These technologies enable precision agriculture, efficient resource utilization, and eco-friendly farming.

How robots touch on the future of agriculture

One thing robot researchers are trying to mechanize is the human sense of touch. Sheeraz Athar, one of She’s PhD students, is changing the game by re-thinking how touch works.

Mecademic robots achieve sense of touch with Bota sensors

Mecademic’s plug-and-play micro-automation robots are designed for precision applications in areas such as component manufacturing. To give its robots the required sense of touch, Mecademic has focused on perfecting the use of force torque sensors from Bota Systems.

The Core of Optimizing Robotic Performance: Sensors in Warehousing

Without any external input to guide its actions or decisions, a robot would behave like a machine, performing tasks without adaptation or autonomy. Serving as the critical link between the robot and its environment, sensors enable the robot to perceive and interpret.

Strawberry Harvesting Robot– Ripe for the Future

While the current focus is on strawberries, the system is designed to be scalable and adaptable to other crops, such as tomatoes or peppers, offering a versatile solution for farmers.

DESTACO Smart Electric Product Line of Clamps and Guides

The new smart electric product line represents a substantial leap forward in the automation and industrial clamping landscape, offering enhanced precision, energy savings, and seamless integration for modern manufacturing processes.

Understanding Force Sensors: How They Work and Measure Force

A force sensor measures mechanical forces, like a secret handshake between machines and the real world. These ingenious devices convert mechanical force into electrical signals, enabling us to measure, analyze, and interact with the physical world around us.

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Skild AI Raises $300M Series A To Build A Scalable AI Foundation Model For Robotics

Series A funding values Skild AI at $1.5B. Round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Coatue, SoftBank Group and Bezos Expeditions. Company founded by pioneers in the field of self-supervised and adaptive robotics.

Industrial Robots Are at Increased Risk of Cybersecurity Threats: 7 Considerations for 2024

Industrial robot adoption is reaching new heights as manufacturers embrace Industry 4.0 initiatives. As beneficial as this movement is, it has led to some unexpected challenges for the sector. Most notably, robots are becoming a common target for cyberattacks.

Robotics: the next evolution in the operating room

Medical technology relies on FAULHABER not only in robot-supported procedures. For example, drive systems are used in implantable heart pumps, surgical hand tools, in ophthalmology, in cosmetics and in medical imaging and image processing.

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Chef Robotics Launches AI-Powered Food Robot to Help Overcome Global Labor Shortage in the Food Industry

Chef's first-of-its-kind food manipulation AI model equips its robots with the flexibility needed to meet the demands of modern high-mix food production

Introducing the New Delta Line Servo motor controller: Leo B2000

Delta Line has extended its Leo Drive family with the introduction of the new Leo B2000 Drive, a new high-performance closed-loop servo drive controller suitable for Servo and BLDC motors.

Megvii Automation & Robotics Facilitates Colgate's Intelligent Upgrade

Colgate, the personal care giant, has recently teamed up with Megvii Automation & Robotics to upgrade traditional warehouses. By introducing 'Matrix8 Storage', a smart solution for high density storage using 4-way pallet shuttles, it has achieved a 30% increase in overall efficiency and expanded storage capacity by 20%.

Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show 2024 Concludes with Resounding Success, Reporting 40% Growth in Attendance

Showcasing innovation and collaboration in Quebec's manufacturing sector, the event presented a leading speaker lineup that included executives from Deloitte, Scale AI, NGen, Rseau des Centres d'expertise industrielle, Investissement Quebec and others.

Canvas, World's First Robotic Drywall Finishing Company, Launches the 1200CX

Years of development and customer feedback has resulted in the 1200CX, Canvas' new compact, all-wheel drive machine optimized for small spaces

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Model TR1 Tru-Trac

Model TR1 Tru-Trac

The Model TR1 Tru-Trac® linear measurement solution is a versatile option for tracking velocity, position, or distance over a wide variety of surfaces. An integrated encoder, measuring wheel, and spring-loaded torsion arm in one, compact unit, the Model TR1 is easy to install. The spring-loaded torsion arm offers adjustable torsion load, allowing the Model TR1 to be mounted in almost any orientation - even upside-down. The threaded shaft on the pivot axis is field reversible, providing mounting access from either side. With operating speeds up to 3000 feet per minute, a wide variety of configuration options - including multiple wheel material options - and a housing made from a durable, conductive composite material that minimizes static buildup, the Model TR1 Tru-Trac® is the ideal solution for countless applications.

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PI USA (Physik Instrumente)

PI USA (Physik Instrumente)

PI is a privately held company that designs and manufactures world-class precision motion and automation systems including air bearings, hexapods and piezo drives at locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded 5 decades ago and today employs more than 1700 people worldwide. PI's customers are leaders in high-tech industries and research institutes in fields such as photonics, life-sciences, semiconductors and aerospace.