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Handling Omnidirectional 3D Vision Data in Mobile Robots

We are currently focused on two main solutions - human presence detection with depth for autonomous mobile robots and UV-C disinfection robots. We also focus on obstacle detection and avoidance as well as localization and mapping for AMRs.

Improving Image Stabilization with Hexapod 6-Axis Motion Simulators for More Reliable Image Capturing

Taking sharp pictures despite fast changing lighting and ambient conditions, recognizing traffic signs or road markings in driver assistance systems, or identifying dangerous situations in surveillance systems – all of this is possible today with the help of modern camera

What Technologies Is Amazon Developing to Keep Workers Safe?

The company has dedicated robotics and advanced technologies labs and hires specialists to develop and test possibilities. Here are some of the latest robotic creations made to improve worker safety at Amazon.

Finding the Staff Needed: Connected Factories Driving Demand for Robotics Engineers

A recent Gartner survey showed 57% of manufacturing leaders feel their organization lacks skilled workers to support smart manufacturing digitization plans. Most agreed a long-term strategy is necessary to develop the connected factory worker.

The Elimination Tide of Physical Stores: Rise of E-commerce

As retailers forage for new ways to cope, many have decided to close down physical stores and focus on restructuring their business, either through expansion of online retail or introduction of novel business concepts.

How to Select the Right Motor for Your Robot

As both an industry and an entire class of technology, robotics changes and advances rapidly. Whether as a hobbyist or seasoned robotics engineer, you need to know each component inside and out. You should also know how to choose between several different variations.

Automation Lends Humans a Hand in High-mix Low-volume Manufacturing

The opportunities, conditions and business advantages offered by properly functioning collaborative automation solutions have never been more attractive, while the technology is also more accessible than ever.

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The Intersection of Telematics and Robotics

The fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0, has seen telematics and automation come together. Here’s a closer look at the intersection of these two innovations.

Zebra To Acquire Fetch Robotics - Our Analysis

On July 1st Zebra Technologies announced that it would be acquiring Fetch Robotics. It will be paying $290 million to acquire the 95% of the company that it does not already own, in a deal that values Fetch Robotics at $305 million.

Robotics: The Era of AI and Autonomy

The smart robot market is growing and industries including aerospace, defense, medical, manufacturing, freight and others are all looking at ways to leverage robots to improve their services and products. However, Artificial Intelligence impacts everything on a macro level.

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VadaTech Announces a Rugged, High speed DSP unit utilizing Xilinx VU13P with Integrated Layer 3 Managed Switch

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the VT971. The VT971 is a rugged conduction cooled unit which follows VITA 47 for environmental up to CC4/C3/V3/OS2.

Microsoft's M12 and Qualcomm Ventures - joined by Hitachi Ventures - co-lead Series C round for award-winning robotics company, inVia Robotics

$30 million funding aims to further democratize automation within global supply chains

Home schooling for developers

Learning never stops. Especially in drive technology, it is critical to learn continuously in order to identify innovate opportunities early on and apply them to the development of applications.

New entry-level 3D camera: The ultra-compact Ensenso S10 is universally applicable and cost-effective

Introducing Ensenso S, camera manufacturer IDS Imaging Development Systems shows that the use of industrial-grade 3D technology does not have to be expensive. The 3D camera is particularly suitable for 3D applications that require budget-friendly, easy-to-integrate and industrial-grade camera technology. The new Ensenso S10 has an ultra-compact, IP65/67-protected housing and generates 3D data using laser point triangulation, supported by artificial intelligence. This makes the camera suitable for a wide range of applications - and delivers robust 3D information even in low ambient light.

Ambi Robotics Transforms Ecommerce with New AI-Powered Multi-Robot Kitting System

New AmbiKit system drives supply chain resilience for next-generation ecommerce

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Destaco’s PNEUMATIC PARALLEL GRIPPERS - RTH & RDH

Destaco's PNEUMATIC PARALLEL GRIPPERS - RTH & RDH

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