Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews
This paper reviews the concept of Functional Safety as it relates to machinery. The design steps for a safe machine are outlined and the methodology for determining appropriate PL/SIL safety ratings discussed.
A mantra often heard within the manufacturing and logistics industries is that robots are not taking the jobs of humans. And, in many ways, this is true. Today, automation is even a necessary solution to plug a shortage of human labour.
The easy-to-integrate system consists of a module for robot arms, a computing unit with pre-installed intelligent software and a camera module, each equipped in series with two uEye+ XCP cameras from IDS.
To enable the industry to keep pace with trends through quick and cost-efficient development, Markus Fenn and Prof. Dr. Stefan May developed Eduard, a teaching and prototyping platform that can be used to map current trends.
One of the key elements to consider when selecting LiDAR technology is whether you need safe LiDAR or LiDAR. But what makes LiDAR safe? And when do you need a safety-rated device? Well, look no further, we’ve got the answers for you right here!
The World Robotics 2021 Industrial Robots report shows a record of 3 million industrial robots operating worldwide – an impressive 10% increase from the previous year.
Synchronized Mobile Robot Fleets Bring New Versatility and Investment Protection to Assembly Operations
A trend toward replacing those fixed, conveyor-based assembly lines with fleets of mobile robots holds the promise of another step change in manufacturing efficiency and new adaptability to market volatility.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories
Terabase Energy Completes First Commercial Deployment of Terafab™ Solar Construction Automation System
The benefits demonstrated by this project underscore the transformative potential of automation in advancing solar construction practices, enabling us to accelerate and de-risk our project pipeline
The international media event at Thunderhill Raceway, Willows, CA, marked a first for TRI, offering journalists from the US and Europe an opportunity to ride inside its research vehicles and simulators and experience firsthand how TRI is approaching autonomy.
Funding from ReGen Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Cleveland Ave, Incite, and Susquehanna Private Equity Investments will scale Aigen's robotic fleet, launching on farms in Spring 2024.
Robotics and Automation - News Headlines
WiBotic - the leader in advanced wireless charging solutions for mobile robots - enters strategic sales partnership with Nabtesco, bolstering presence in Japanese market
KUKA Robotics will spotlight a pair of innovative mobile robots March 11-14 in booth B4003 at MODEX 2024 in Atlanta. The KUKA KMP 1500P autonomous mobile platform revolutionizes automation for intralogistic optimization. The KUKA KMP 600-S diffDrive mobile platform automated guided vehicle (AGV) advances industrial logistics with laser scanners and 3D object detection to meet the highest safety requirements.
Our widely acclaimed BXP cups, most often used to pick objects with particularly porous surfaces, will now be complemented with a 45 mm [1.77 in] version. Following that, the full cup family will be moved into our configurator, expanding customers' prospects to efficiently match their process needs.
The warehouse tech innovator won for their multi-agent orchestration solution, SnapControl, which facilitates seamless and efficient control over all automation devices and robots within distribution centers...
Today, we announce the release of our latest blog post, "Revolutionizing Supply Chains: How Industry 4.0 is Reshaping Logistics," where we explore the transformative impact of cutting-edge technologies on the traditional supply chain.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Product
Precision components machined by CNC robot machining systems require compact, lightweight, and high-speed motorized spindles capable of delivering higher efficiency, performance, and reliability than those used in many other industries. That's why manufacturers of milling, cutting, trimming, grinding, polishing, and deburring trust Precision Drive Systems (PDS) to provide accurate and dependable spindle repair to perform to the most exacting standards.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Company
RGo Robotics is pioneering an artificial perception technology that enables mobile robots to understand complex surroundings and operate autonomously just like humans. Patent-pending computer vision and AI technology comprise Perception Engine, which runs on ultra-low-cost, low-power hardware.