Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Talking to Machines - New Operating Concepts With Artificial Intelligence

A simple request, a short sentence, for the human brain to interpret what is meant, make the connection and initiate an appropriate reaction is easy. For a machine this is much more complicated. To control technical devices with speech requires many individual steps.

A MiR500 Robot Lowers Transport Costs at Schneider Electric

The Schneider Electric Polska plant deals with the production of low voltage apparatus switches and accessories for these products. They have implemented an autonomous mobile robot MiR500 that transports finished products between the production line and the warehouse.

Getting the Right Grip: Designing Soft and Sensitive Robotic Fingers

Scientists make a big leap in development of soft robotic grippers by integrating sensing mechanisms into 3D printable fingers.

MakinaRocks, Hyundai Robotics sign MOU to 'advance AI-based industrial robot arm anomaly detection'

"As an increasing number of customers request AI-integrated robots, an AI-based analysis platform for robot functions is an indispensable necessity. We plan to expand our userbase with robots that can autonomously predict failures and perform quality management."

Cybathlon: A Success for the Maxon Teams

The CYBATHLON 2020 Global Edition is history. Due to the Covid-​19 pandemic, the teams had to compete in different time zones and locations. And out of the 50 teams participating, one in four teams were using maxon products.

Warehouses Turn to Automation to Meet Permanent Peak Demand

Supply chains are relying on automation to effectively adapt to fluctuating demand levels, new safety protocols, and shrinking labor pools. The need to operate efficiently, safely, and productively with less people is critical for today and also for success in the future.

Incremental Steps to Creating Value With Industrial Data Analytics

There is a lot of buzz surrounding industrial analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). However, companies are not limited to taking large and costly decisions when it comes to exploring the possibilities.

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Examples of Rescue Robotics Changing Emergency Response Times

Robots have worked in emergency services for decades, and they’re only becoming more prevalent. Here are some leading examples of these machines improving first responders’ response times.

Ways to Optimize Manufacturing Cybersecurity

Manufacturing facilities are at an increasingly high risk of cyberattacks, especially as they feature more connected, advanced machines that play vital roles in operations.

A brighter future? Automation trends of 2021

The latest Manufacturing Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Report on Business, reveals that economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew significantly in October 2020.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

ABB launches condition-based maintenance service for fleet and individual robot assessments

New service enables optimized production performance through improved robot management

ITRI Exhibits Innovations in AI and Robotics at CES 2021

Technologies Include Dual Arm Robot System, Self-Learning Battery Management System, and UVC LED Water Sterilizer HydroNovation

ATI now offers CRX-Ready End-Effector Kits - all-in-one packages to increase the flexibility of FANUC CRX Cobots

CRX-Ready End-Effector Kits include everything needed to get FANUC CRX cobot applications up and running. In addition to the end-effector, the kit features all the hardware and software required for system connection.

Announcing Geo Week 2022! Diversified Communications to bring AEC Next Technology Expo & Conference, International Lidar Mapping Forum and SPAR 3D Expo & Conference under the "Geo Week" Umbrella

Event focuses on the growing intersection between the built environment and geospatial technologies

COVID-19 Pandemic Puts Spotlight On The Importance of Brands Having Online Presence

Digital solutions provide greater resiliency even in the face of a pandemic. Here's how web design and web hosting companies can help brands survive.

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Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive Introduces New Lightweight Versions of Select Gearhead Products.

Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces new lightweight versions of select gearhead products. The new gearheads are ideal for designs where weight is a critical factor. Building on the success of Harmonic Drive LLCs current gear units, new lightweight versions were the next logical evolution of the CS/ SH product lines. With weight reductions of 20-30% without any reduction in torque ratings, the Lightweight (LW) gear units provide exceptional torque density.

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MMP Inc. / MIDWEST MOTION PRODUCTS, INC.

MMP Inc. / MIDWEST MOTION PRODUCTS, INC.

MIDWEST MOTION PRODUCTS provides premium quality Brushed and Brushless Gearmotors, Battery Powered Gearmotors, 12 or 24 Volt DC Powered Linear Actuators, Servo Motors, from 16mm to 220mm diameter, PWM Servo Amplifiers to 4.3 KW. 12v, 24v, and 48 Volt, 320/450W, DC Power Supplies, low cost DC PM motors & gearmotors, custom Servo Motors with encoders, brakes, planetary gearheads, DC Motor Speed Controls. including a unique Sealed / Potted, compact speed control, 12v, 24v or 48v DC, 25 Amps Contin