Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

How important is domain specific data? - The data challenge for AI applications in quality inspection

The concept of pre-trained deep learning models has gained prominence as a means to facilitate rapid development across multiple applications. We even hear about deep learning models that just need minor tweaks to perform optimally on some applications.

Robot plays "Rock, Paper, Scissors" - Part 1/3

In his search for a suitable camera, he came across IDS NXT - a complete system for the use of intelligent image processing. It fulfilled all requirements and, thanks to artificial intelligence, much more besides pure gesture recognition.

Breaking the mould - Shibaura Machine injection moulding machines transform SPAL Automotive’s production

Automotive manufacturer SPAL needed to upgrade its production line to meet changing market demands — including faster cycle times and reduced energy consumption.

Global cricket ball manufacturer uses automation with a vision system for efficiency and upskilling

The plan was to place the full trays of cricket ball covers into the dispenser, feeding trays automatically to the TVL700 robot to load and unload the trimming machine. This requires only one operator to load a set of trays every 20 to 25 minutes.

Sneaker and Sportswear Retailer’s New Mezzanine and Ground Floor Feature ResinDek Robotic Flooring

As directed by the facility’s warehouse management software (WMS), a fleet of 142 AMRs continuously delivers mobile shelves to associates at workstations equipped with light directed picking modules on both floors.

Special Agents: Chemical Weapons Disposal Done Right

The M55 rocket stockpile was successfully destroyed without any major incidents. With so many complex systems, processes, and disposal procedures, the Robosuits played a key role in ensuring that all of the careful planning and timing would not be disrupted.

The rise of modular robots and the importance of drive train design

As part of an in-house robot build, optimizing the drive train that powers and controls each joint is vital to the robot’s performance. The most effective way of achieving this is by developing the drive train as a complete module.

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FAULHABER MICROMO in Clearwater, Florida - Progress as a driving force

What began with an idea and the founding of a company over 60 years ago is now a company that offers and sells high-performance FAULHABER drive systems throughout the North American market.

NVIDIA, Teradyne and Siemens Gather in the 'City of Robotics' to Discuss Autonomous Machines and AI

At Teradyne companies Universal Robots and MiR’s new joint headquarters in Odense, Denmark, industry execs discussed the transformative impact of AI and collaboration on robotics.

Implementing Advanced Vision Systems for Safer Robotics

Robots could revolutionize workplace safety. For that to happen, though, the organizations employing this technology must equip it with tools to help it recognize and respond to hazards. That means capitalizing on machine vision.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

PMMI Member Companies Rally Behind Student Teams for the FIRST Robotics Challenges

Sponsorships from PMMI member companies elevate student teams in FIRST Robotics Competitions.

Simplify Integration and Control of Multiple Machine Vision Devices in High I/O Applications with BitFlow BitBox

Purchasing an I/O card has been the solution up until recently, but this step necessitates additional expenses, software, system complexity, and the use of a host PC slot.

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence event highlights opportunities to speed up deployment of technology in challenging environments

• Almost 300 delegates and exhibitors attend showcase event in Cumbria • Keynote speakers from across nuclear industry extol virtues of the deployment of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for safer operations

Pioneer in Robotics Research Receives ACM Athena Lecturer Award

USC's Maja Matarić Made Groundbreaking Contributions in the Areas of Distributed Robotics, Multi-Robot Coordination, and Socially Assistive Robotics

Geek+ Goods-to-Person Robots Pick 5 Million Totes

These tote-based order fulfillment solutions make up part of the company's comprehensive Goods-to-Person offerings. To date, the company has sold more than 40,000 robots worldwide and is the only mobile robotics provider offering a modular suite of goods-to-person robots that can be combined according to customer requirements.

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Tech Rim Standards - Tech-Winder Teach Pendant Cable Winder

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Oriental Motor Corp. USA

Oriental Motor Corp. USA

Since our founding in Japan in 1885, Oriental Motor globally has been providing the optimal motion systems as part of our total service, to meet the widest market demands. We manufacture and sell AC Motors, Stepper and Servo Motors, Linear and Rotary actuators, Network Solutions, Accessories and Thermal Management solutions. Oriental Motor's sales and service network is international, with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.