Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

What Skills Are Needed to Be a Connected Worker?

Industrial analysts frequently debate what traits people need to shine in today's workforce. A person working on a production line needs manufacturing skills, plus communication capabilities, the willingness to be a team player and more.

Robotics Leads the Way For Space Exploration

Motiv Space Systems made several contributions to the Mars 2020 Mission. The Perseverance Robotic Arm was the highest visibility subsystem development. This role required a close relationship with the JPL systems engineering team responsible for the sample and caching effort

RoboBusiness Direct Presents: Building a Surgical Robotics Startup to Succeed

What does it take to build a successful surgical robotics company? It is not enough to identify an unmet need in the operating/procedure room that a surgical robot could satisfy.

Staying Competitive with Automation

Automation is making conveyors a more integral component because of the contributions they’re making to the overall efficiency and productivity of today’s processing and packaging lines.

Taking a CAD/CAM approach to Offline Robotic Programming

With all the benefits offered by robots, the biggest barrier is the complexity of programming. More specifically, the expertise required to effectively program a robot can take years.

Human-Robot Collaboration for Assembling Tasks in Manufacturing

Wire Cobots is one of the currently final five experiments who have successfully passed from Phase I to Phase II in the ESMERA project. Thus, they are supported and mentored even more on their path towards industrialising their robotics product.

RoboticsTomorrow - Fall Product Special - Part 2

It has been over 6 months without any in person events. With that in mind we are putting together a special feature article for the fall to highlight some of the new products and services our partners have rolled out during that time. Part 2.

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Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories

How Robotics Are Being Used in the Packaging Industry

If the packaging sector hadn't been an early adopter of automation, it would have struggled through the pandemic. That's not to say that the situation has been easy, but it could've been much worse without robotics.

These Robotic Turtles are Nobody's Prey

The BERNARD prototype may look just like a tortoise; but it reacts like an intelligent, fearsome animal, delivering a barrage of light, sound, and non-lethal electric shock tuned to the predator attacking it.

Toyota Research Institute Showcases Latest Robotics Research Aimed at Amplifying Human Ability in the Home

TRI’s robotics research is guided by the Japanese notion of Ikigai, a powerful idea that every person’s life should have meaning and purpose. TRI’s human centered approach turns typical AI philosophy on its head.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Easy change of part thanks to the new purge platform for the Asycubes 380 and 530.

In recent years, Asycubes have been used in many applications. However, for many installations, production volumes and product variants are increasing, making automation economically viable due to its flexibility.

VISTA Drone by Door Robotics Takes Flight on Kickstarter With a Fully Integrated 360-degree Camera

VISTA Drone is raising the standard with autonomous navigation and "invisible drone" capability providing the perfect shot, every time.

Geek+ launches new online customer experience to discover the world of smart robotics

• The next-gen virtual booth is the Company's latest effort to provide customers with knowledge and access to the technologies that will allow them to make added-value decisions in a time of current global change and remote work. • In the new virtual space Geek+ will supports visitors with fun online applications for customized solutions, a great visual experience, and easy access to product materials.

New IDS lenses with 5, 8 and 10 MP: Excellent price-performance ratio

IDS is now offering more than 20 new C-mount lenses. Thanks to lens resolutions of 5, 8 and 10 MP as well as different focal lengths and optical classes, they can be used in numerous application scenarios. In addition, they are characterized by a very good price-performance ratio. With these features they fit seamlessly into the "It's so easy!" product philosophy of the company.

AUVSI and SAE International Announce Keynote Speakers for Business of Automated Mobility Forum

From drone delivery to driverless cars, industry experts to share insights on the opportunities and challenges of automated mobility

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

Introducing ElectroCraft's new MobilePower™ MPW52 wheel drive

Introducing ElectroCraft's new MobilePower™ MPW52 wheel drive

Featuring a high torque-density brushless DC motor with integrated single-stage planetary gearbox and wheel assembly. ElectroCraft's MPW52 integrates a 14-pole Brushless DC motor with a heavy-duty, single-stage planetary gearbox mounted inside the hub of an aluminum wheel with polyurethane tread. Designed for mobile platform traction systems with optional encoder feedback to support positioning capability and electromagnetic brake to hold position when power is removed. The MPW52 combines optimum performance with high-efficiency, quiet operation and long life.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

CIMON Inc.

CIMON Inc.

CIMON is a leading industrial automation company focused on process control and manufacturing. Since its foundation in 1999, CIMON has grown from emerging Asian markets into Europe and North America thanks to several award-winning product lineups, including the Xpanel HMI series, PLC and PLC-S series, Xpanel Hybrid, UltimateAccess SCADA software, and industrial PCs. CIMON has been working with manufacturers for over 20 years and has gained the trust of well-respected companies such as LG, Samsung, General Motors, Kia, Hankook, SK Chemicals, Posco, and Durex. Hardware and software are developed simultaneously at CIMON, allowing for optimal product supply and system design solutions that increase facility efficiency and response time in the market while reducing long-term costs. Some industries CIMON works with include the automotive industry, oil and gas industry, power plants, electronics, water and wastewater management, aerospace, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, food and beverage, chemical, packaging, paper and pulp, farming, and many others.