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.

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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.

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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

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Knight Optical - Unlocking Precision for the Robotics and Automation Revolution

Knight Optical - Unlocking Precision for the Robotics and Automation Revolution

In the era of Industry 4.0, automation and machine learning drive the future. Knight Optical stands at the forefront, collaborating globally to supply precision optical components that power the robotics and automation sector. From UAVs, drones, and robotics to machine vision, LiDAR-driven car sensors, and renewable energy, our optics empower innovation. Optical components play an important role within the industry, including: Optical windows and domes safeguard systems in unmanned vehicles while preserving the field of view for cameras. Infrared lenses with aspheric surfaces elevate thermal imaging. Optical filters excel in machine vision, with colour glass, interference, and dichroic filters in our stock. Knight Optical provides stock components and custom solutions made to your exact specs. With every component undergoing rigorous metrology and QA checks before shipment, you are sure to experience true precision, innovation, and assurance.

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Omron Automation

Omron Automation

Omron is an industrial automation partner that creates, sells and services fully integrated automation solutions that include robotics, sensing, motion, logic, safety, and more for manufacturers in the automotive, semiconductor, food and beverage packaging and other industries. Established in 1933, Omron helps businesses solve problems with creativity worldwide, with more than 37,000 employees serving over 110 countries. Adept Technologies is now a valued part of the Omron family.