Grasping Static Electricity for Revolutionary Robotics

Imagine if you could harness the same static cling to handle a material as fragile as an egg, as flimsy as soft fabric - or to assemble the uppers of Nike trainers at 20 times the pace of a human worker.

Energy Saving in Die Casting Automation

Die casting, the process of forcing molten metal into molds, is far from new. Today, casting processes use a lot more advanced technology, specifically robots, than in years past. These 'bots have many advantages in die casting, but energy saving is one of the most substantial.

Robotic House Construction-Sekisui Heim's Pursuit in Combating a Housing Industry Labor Shortage

The way the production line is set up is said to be inspired by car factories. The industrial robots from Kawasaki are utilized on the unit assembly line, working on gable frame assembly, and overall assembly to connect the ceiling, floor and gable frames.

Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) Conveyors for Small Loads & Applications

When your clients are working with you to integrate lightweight autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), they're looking for the biggest bang for their buck.

Courts Rule AI Cannot Hold Patent.

The applications to patent an interlocking food container easily grasped by robots and another for "devices and methods for attracting enhanced attention" were filed by the Artificial Inventor Project, naming DABUS as the inventor.

Robots Automate Machine Tools

To increase productivity in production, more and more companies are deciding to link and automate their machine tools. The right automation system is crucial here. Robots and the appropriate gripping technology play an important role here.

Speed and Precision or Compact to Power Pack? Drive Solutions for Laboratory Automation

Countless samples are tested daily in analytical laboratories. The benefits of automation in this area is obvious: They make it possible to achieve faster results, higher throughput, fewer errors and lower personnel costs.

Gecko Robotics Scales to New Heights with Digital Manufacturing Partnership

For a world that relies on that infrastructure for essential access to everything from water to electricity, it's a frightening reality, and most feel powerless to do anything about it. From there came the lightbulb inspiration for Gecko Robotics.

Intelligent Image Processing Supports Production Workers in Industrial 4.0 Applications

Automation plays a major role in Industry 4.0. Cost reduction, increased productivity and zero-defect quality are factors that are increasingly prompting companies to digitalize their processes. But often full automation also means high investments.

5 Ways Automation Will Change the Nature of Work

Now that AI is on the scene, industry and commerce are on the verge of perhaps the greatest rush into automation ever, and the questions have turned philosophical. What will change in the day-to-day way that work gets done, and what will be required of tomorrow's workers?

ElectroCraft Drives Feature Easy Setup and Operation

The ElectroCraft CompletePower™ Plus Universal Drive takes the guesswork out of selecting and configuring a drive and motor combination by incorporating all of the features and functions necessary to provide optimal control of a wide variety of brushless DC motors.

AGILOX Autonomous Mobile Robots are substantially saving costs by applying Artificial Swarm Intelligence

Swarm Intelligence (SI) and bio-inspired computing have attracted great interest in almost every area of science and engineering, including robotics, over the last two decades.

Linux-based Software for Automation

Linux has a lot to offer the automation industry. It is a stable and scalable alternative to Windows operating systems that allows for arguably greater connectivity between devices and systems.

Oasis - Engineering Success With People and Automation

Looking at robots I wanted something adaptable, flexible and quick to set up. We could have gone down the route of engineering our own solution to hold the parts, but this was an off the shelf unit interfaced to our machine with an automatic door, and it just does it all.

Automakers and Their Suppliers Turning More and More to Robotic Testing

Robotic testing using a forming gas or helium is proving to be the easiest, most efficient way to ensure fuel-injection system safety and reliability without the need for additional manpower.

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