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.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

TM Robotics - THE600 SCARA robot

TM Robotics - THE600 SCARA robot

Designed for assembly and inspection applications in the electronics equipment and automobile components industries, the THE600 SCARA is a powerful automation tool. Advancing from the specifications of the existing THE400 SCARA, the THE600 has been developed to meet growing demand for fast-cycle automation. The THE600 model includes improvements in synchronised control and tracking precision. The THE600 is compact in design and offers improved high speed, with 60 per cent higher payload capacity than competing SCARA models in the same price range, making it the price-to-performance leader. Affordable price, impressive performance.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

TM Robotics (Americas) Inc

TM Robotics (Americas) Inc

TM Robotics, in partnership with Shibaura Machine, formerly known as Toshiba Machine until 1st April 2020, offers a comprehensive range of industrial robots ideally suited for high-precision assembly, machine loading/unloading and material-handling applications that can be dust proof, clean room, or IP65/67. The company's extensive product line starts with a Cartesian solution available in thousands of combinations from single actuators to four-axis solutions; six-axis solutions that can include precise vision-control; and a complete range of SCARAs from low cost to the industry-leading SCARA with 1200-mm reach that can carry up to 20 kgs. TM Robotics sells and services robots throughout Europe, the Middle East, India, Russia, and Africa, as well as North, Central, and South America, from headquarters in Hertfordshire, England and Elk Grove Village, IL, USA. For more information, visit www.tmrobotics.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.