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Google parent to pull plug on bipedal robot development

The company is expected to dissolve the project later this year and relocate employees involved in development to other departments within Alphabet or help them find jobs elsewhere.

What Industry 4.0 Means for Manufacturers

Industry 4.0 represents a giant leap in the evolution of machines — an evolution that has already pioneered leaps in productivity and quality of life over several hundred years. Today, our machines are connected with each other, their physical environments, and to people

4 Common Questions About Autonomous Mobile Robots

Autonomous mobile robots are a simple, efficient and cost-effective way to automate material handling and in-house transportation tasks in nearly any situation where employees would previously have been required to push carts around the facility.

Thanks to Robotics Demand, Servo Motors and Drives to Grow to $15.92 Billion by 2022

This brief coverage of some of the emerging uses of servo motors and drives emphasizes the improvements made possible as these components become increasingly advanced. Such progress should continue over the foreseeable future...

Universal Robots Continues to Dominate Cobot Market but Faces Many Challengers

We identified more than 30 vendors that are currently marketing over 80 cobot models, and we expect this number to grow. More than 80 percent of collaborative robot suppliers generated less than $10m in revenues last year.

Interview with Michael ImObersteg, Future Robotix

We are targeting those industries that require precise, small, high-torque motors and complementary components such as high precision planetary gearboxes, slip rings, sensors and encoders.

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Yeti has the goal to develop an autonomous snow clearing service for use on future airports. The product will be introduced in steps, in parallel with the development of technology for self-driving vehicles.

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Universal Robots hires more than 20 former Rethink Robotics employees

Reinforcing both companies’ pioneering roles in collaborative robotics, Universal Robots welcomes more than 20 Rethink staff members, incorporating valuable expertise in engineering, product development, and customer applications.

LG to develop smart shopping cart robot with E-mart

The South Korean tech giant said the robot will be developed by its research lab, which has been releasing various robots under the CLOi brand.

ABB to Build the World's Most Advanced Robotics Factory in Shanghai

Milestone investment will combine connected digital technologies, state-of-the-art collaborative robotics and cutting-edge artificial intelligence research to create the most sophisticated, automated and flexible Factory of the Future.

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New GCL Robotic Cycloidal Gearboxes Available Now from GAM

GAM announces the release of the new GCL cycloidal gearboxes. The new gearboxes provide high precision and rigidity for horizontal and vertical robotic and motion control applications.

Geek+ Robotics Wins Robotics Innovation in Supply Chain Excellence Award 2018

China Post's automatic robotic sorting distribution center powered by Geek+ Robotics won the Robotics Innovation of Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2018 at a ceremony evening on Nov. 6th in London's Hilton Hotel on Park Lane.

BIOMEDevice San Jose 2018 Presents The Surgical Suite Showcasing The Latest in Surgical Robotics

Educational exhibit to highlight the newest frontier in minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted technology

Custom Machine and Tool Co., Inc.'s 72-Hour Pulley Stock Program

Custom Machine and Tool Co., Inc. Solves Delivery Lead Time of Pulley Stock to SCARA Manufacturer

piCOBOT® - Piab's latest productivity promoter

Extending the reach of cobots, Piab's piCOBOT® enables safe and effective human-robot interaction

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KEBA - KeTop Operating & monitoring - from mobile to stationary with just one software

KEBA - KeTop Operating & monitoring - from mobile to stationary with just one software

Best ergonomics and an intuitive user interface are key factors for efficient operation and monitoring. With the KeTop devices, high-performance, application-optimized hardware is available. The turnkey TeachView robotics user interface enables fast and easy teach-in. User-friendly HMIs are created with the easy-to-operate KeView visualization software - an optimum user experience is guaranteed.

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Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC (HDLLC) designs and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear components. Harmonic Drive® gears play critical roles in robotics, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics. We work with industry-leading customers and companies of all sizes to provide both standard product and custom-engineered solutions. The majority of the products sold by HDLLC are proudly made at our US headquarters and manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.