Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Finding the Staff Needed: Connected Factories Driving Demand for Robotics Engineers

A recent Gartner survey showed 57% of manufacturing leaders feel their organization lacks skilled workers to support smart manufacturing digitization plans. Most agreed a long-term strategy is necessary to develop the connected factory worker.

The Elimination Tide of Physical Stores: Rise of E-commerce

As retailers forage for new ways to cope, many have decided to close down physical stores and focus on restructuring their business, either through expansion of online retail or introduction of novel business concepts.

How to Select the Right Motor for Your Robot

As both an industry and an entire class of technology, robotics changes and advances rapidly. Whether as a hobbyist or seasoned robotics engineer, you need to know each component inside and out. You should also know how to choose between several different variations.

The Intersection of Telematics and Robotics

The fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0, has seen telematics and automation come together. Here’s a closer look at the intersection of these two innovations.

Automation Lends Humans a Hand in High-mix Low-volume Manufacturing

The opportunities, conditions and business advantages offered by properly functioning collaborative automation solutions have never been more attractive, while the technology is also more accessible than ever.

Best PC for Smart Warehousing and Logistics – How to Choose

When researching the best PC for smart warehousing and logistics, you might have a specific spec you’re trying to meet or processing capability you’re looking to achieve. You’re also likely looking for a computer that is better, faster and more reliable.

Benefits of a Tactical Grade IMU in Low-cost GNSS/INS Systems

When determining which system is right for your application, it can be difficult to visualize the impact of IMU selection on total system performance. Our goal in this paper is to show how the quality of the IMU affects the end-use system via several real-world tests.

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Zebra To Acquire Fetch Robotics - Our Analysis

On July 1st Zebra Technologies announced that it would be acquiring Fetch Robotics. It will be paying $290 million to acquire the 95% of the company that it does not already own, in a deal that values Fetch Robotics at $305 million.

Robotics: The Era of AI and Autonomy

The smart robot market is growing and industries including aerospace, defense, medical, manufacturing, freight and others are all looking at ways to leverage robots to improve their services and products. However, Artificial Intelligence impacts everything on a macro level.

How Are Smarter Robots Leading to Mass Customization in Manufacturing?

Although consumers eagerly purchase products made through mass customization, they want those items quickly. That need for speed is one of the main reasons why manufacturers often use robots to achieve the consistent pace required to fill orders efficiently and without error

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TPE Control & Motor Cables Receive ECOLAB Certification

HELUKABEL, one of the leading global manufacturers and suppliers of cable, wires and accessories, recently announced that multiple TPE-jacketed control and motor cables have recently been tested and certified by ECOLAB for use during washdown processes found typically in the food and beverage industries.

GreyOrange Named Top Performer and 2021 Technology Leader in Global Autonomous Mobile Robot Market

GreyOrange recognized as industry leader by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions for GreyMatter™ Fulfillment Operating System and Ranger™ Robots

Automated change without delay: TK-(Square) series

You have to change tools on the robot or gantry frequently and want to reduce machine downtime? Our tool changers bring more speed into your production! They enable automated changing of grippers and other tools within seconds and contribute to increased productivity.

Zimmer Group opens branch office in Mexico

The Rheinau-based automation specialist strengthens its activities in Central America

Brenton Demonstrating its End of Line Packaging Expertise in booth 5211 at WestPack 2021

WestPack attendees will learn how Brenton can take the lead on end of line packaging, robotic integration, palletizing and material handling applications

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Next Generation of Precision Motion Controllers - V3.0

Next Generation of Precision Motion Controllers - V3.0

FAULHABER MICROMO launches the new MC3/MCS motion control family. The new high performance, intelligent controllers are optimized for use with FAULHABER motors, offer electronics for simple operation with state-of-the-art interfaces for multi-axis applications, and provide a motion control system solution with the most compact integration into industrial grade housing.

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BitFlow, INC.

BitFlow, INC.

BitFlow has been developing industrial frame grabbers and software for the imaging industry since 1993. We specialize in interfacing to cameras with very high data/frame rates; working in environments with complex triggering and I/O requirements; and running in applications where every CPU cycle is precious.