Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews
Welcome to the Age of the Cobot
Collaborative robots can bring significant benefits through closer interactions with humans – but they need high-quality parts replacement to ensure safety and productivity
Trane® Saves Over 80 Hours of Robot Programming Time
Their biggest challenge and opportunity for automation was the manual, labor-intensive tube rolling process. Because each chiller was a customized product, there was no single standardization to the hole patterns—adding to the complexity of a potential automation process.
Updating Warehouse Automation Solutions to Improve Productivity and Profitability
Instead of having a thin layer of WES and FMS that cannot be dissociated from the robotic solution, I foresee robust, best of breed, stand-alone FMS and WES applications being developed.
AI Robots Rolling Out in Industry: Which Sectors Benefit Most?
While robots automate physical processes, AI can automate digital and more dynamic ones. However, these two technologies are starting to come together, and AI robots could dramatically impact several industries.
Connecting Robot Accessories to Any Industrial Network
Robots need accessories to work efficiently. But what’s the easiest way to connect the accessories to factory networks? The easiest way is to use HMS Networks’ ready-made Anybus products, as RSP found out.
Robot-based Automation: 3 Tips for a Time and Cost-efficient Implementation
Following the no-code/low-code trend, there are various software solutions on the market that enable graphical and therefore simplified and faster programming. The advantage is that no special programming skills are required.
AI-powered Perception Engine for Mobile Robots
Perception Engine, provides mobile robots with advanced perception capabilities. It delivers a revolutionary way of learning an environment and performing localization, obstacle detection, mapping, free space detection and other, higher levels of perception.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories
ABB predicts top US robotics trends
Labor shortages present new opportunities for robotic automation. AI and connected digital networks will make robots easier to use, enabling them to take on more tasks in new industries.
OrionStar Robotics to Unveil Fully-Automated Restaurant Solution at NRA 2023
This innovative solution integrates AI-powered robots with self-ordering and self-checkout devices, KDS, table trackers, and robot call buttons, enabling the robots to perform multiple roles, from order takers and food runners to table bussers.
How the Talent Shortage Is Helping and Hindering the Field of Robotics
Modern robotics has existed for roughly a century, but innovation has risen sharply in the last decade. The rise has partly come out of necessity due to a talent shortage.
Robotics and Automation - News Headlines
Prime Robotics Announces Partnership with Wulftec International
Partnership Enables Warehouse Operators to Fully Integrate Stretch Wrapping Technology with Autonomous Mobile Robot Solutions
Floor Plan for IMTS 2024 Reflects Strength of Manufacturing Industry
Eelman notes that the monthly average of capacity utilization rates for durable goods manufacturing has remained above 75% for the last year. Manufacturing is also the beneficiary of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 and the $280 billion CHIPS and Science Act of August 2022.
US Workers Want ChatGPT To Help With Decisions - automatica survey reveals
Survey of 1,000 employees in the US
OSARO SightWorks Vision Software Now Available for Systems Integrators, 3PLs, and E-Commerce Fulfillment Operators
OSARO's advanced machine-learning vision software enables robots to take on new roles across the warehouse that require precise visual perception and placement, such as depalletization, piece-picking with AMR/ASRS, kitting, and induction.
RB-WATCHER: Robotnik announces the new mobile surveillance robot
- RB-WATCHER will be launched at the AUTOMATICA, the industrial trade fair taking place from June 27 to 30 in Munich (Germany). - People detection, fire detection or patrolling are just some of the tasks that Robotnik's new inspection robot can perform.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Product
Zaber LC40 Non Motorized Linear Stage Gantry Systems
A Zaber gantry kit comes with everything you need to build a customized XY gantry system or XYZ gantry system. These gantry systems feature coordinated multi-axis motion, plug-and-play operation, easy integration with end-effector options, and built-in IO and E-Stop capabilities. An intuitive ASCII interface allows the user to easily communicate with the gantry systems using our free software, either Zaber Motion Library with APIs for several popular languages or Zaber Console. Third party terminal programs that can communicate over a serial port can also be used.
Robotics and Automation - Featured Company
Dorner Mfg. Corp.
Founded in 1966 and based in Hartland, Wisconsin, Dorner is a privately held World Leader in the design, applications, manufacturing, and integration of conveyor systems. Companies from over 1,200 different industries worldwide turn to Dorner to achieve improved efficiency, productivity, and a positive ROI.