Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

South Korea Tops in the Use of Robot Workers with 1,012 Installed Units Per 10,000 Employees

South Korea has Almost 7x more Robot Workers than the Global Average; the United States and Most European Countries are Far Behind

Harvestance - Developing and Designing Vacuum Grippers for Production Line Robots

Harvestance has received numerous inquiries for the design and manufacture of customized, lightweight, and strong grippers for collaborative robots, aimed at automating production lines.

At least 60 million strokes

A "compact automation" is a mechatronic system that performs a whole series of consecutive production steps autonomously. "Compact" refers to the small dimensions, in the millimeter and centimeter range, of the products to be processed.

Painting Robots: Benefits, Applications, and Sourcing Tips

In this guide, we'll explore the benefits of using painting robots and their applications in various industries. Additionally, we'll guide you through the process of sourcing the right paint robot for your needs.

The Rise of Robot Machining: Unleashing the Future of Manufacturing

The integration of robotic technology into machining has been a game-changer for some manufacturers. No longer constrained by workspace size and CNC machine cost, there is almost no limit to the possibilities of robot machining.

Robotics Applications in Manufacturing and the Sensors Used for Maximum Efficiency

Autonomous industrial robots can increase production volumes exponentially, yielding high profits. The International Trade Administration has reported that increasing robot density by a small 1% among all industries can improve productivity by 0.8%.

Robot plays "Rock, Paper, Scissors" - Part 2/3

The app forms the second phase of the project and - generally speaking - is intended to enable players to play against a simulated computer opponent. It builds on the trained AI and uses its results further.

Interested in contributing an article or review?

Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories

The future of manufacturing: How cobots can combine with robot offline programming and 3D simulation

Cobots need effective programming to fulfil their capabilities on the factory floor. Without it, manufacturers face a scenario where they can’t deploy them in the most pressing areas.

Solving the logistics labor puzzle: Choreographing a Tango of Robots and Human Labor in Warehouse Operations

The most pressing dilemma for the logistics industry is perhaps maximizing output levels that match consumer needs while not having enough employees taking up physically demanding tasks like parcel picking and sorting.

Using machine vision without prior programming skills

The integration of professional machine vision applications is usually very complex. Since no programming skills are required for such machine vision software, industrial image processing can thus also provide a valuable contribution to digitization.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Flexiv Smooths the Way: Rizon Robot Revolutionizes Car Seat Production

Flexiv's Rizon 4 adaptive robot transforms car seat manufacturing by automating crease removal, ensuring a precise fit and an optimized driver experience.

AutoStore Debuts New Modular Robot Factory to Support Global Market Expansion

• The new factory located in Thailand will enable AutoStore to meet growing demand for its world-leading automated fulfillment solutions • By manufacturing closer to key markets including the U.S., the new factory will help AutoStore better serve leading brands including Puma, Gucci, BestBuy, and Geodis across North America • Serving over 1,000 unique customers worldwide, AutoStore expects to double its manufacturing capacity within the first year

Plus One Robotics Wins "Overall Robotics Company of the Year" in 2024 SupplyTech Breakthrough Awards Program

Annual Awards Program Recognizes Innovation in the Global Supply Chain Technology and Logistics Industry

Cobot Opens Seattle Office, Hires Foundation Models AI Leader

Company Launches New Foundation Models AI Team, Partners with University of Washington for Robotics Research, and Opens Seattle Office

Horizon Robotics Announces Mass Production Plan for SuperDrive™ AD Solution

Groundbreaking solution delivers smooth, human-like autonomous driving experience across all scenarios

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

Midwest Motion Products is a leading provider of robust and reliable Motion Control Products.

Midwest Motion Products is a leading provider of robust and reliable Motion Control Products.

MMP specializes in supplying high-quality Brushed & Brushless DC Motors & Gearmotors for Robotics and Automation Equipment with a wide range of motor windings and gear ratios. With an impressive track record of more than 8,000 released DC Gearmotors designs and over 2,000,000 individual part numbers, we are renowned for our ability to handle large-scale orders. Due to our huge on-hand inventory, we are also well known for lightning-fast delivery of our standard products. We take pride in our dedicated customer service and our team of knowledgeable sales and engineering experts who are ready to assist you with custom design solutions tailored to your specific application. Additionally, we also offer a wide range of complimentary products, such as DC Motor Controls, DC Linear Actuators, AC-DC power Supplies, and DC Servo Amplifiers and others.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

OnLogic

OnLogic

A global industrial PC manufacturer and solution provider focused on hardware for the IoT edge, OnLogic designs highly-configurable computers engineered for reliability. Their systems operate in the harshest environments and power innovation in the evolving Internet of Things. Founded in 2003 as Logic Supply, the company has served more than 70,000 customers. OnLogic has offices in the US, Netherlands, Taiwan and Malaysia.