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What are Service Robots?

Most professional service robots are semi-autonomous or fully autonomous robots that have some mobility and interact with people, usually in a retail, hospitality, healthcare, warehouse or fulfillment setting

New Video from Mouser's Generation Robot Series Showcases Exclusive Grant Imahara Panel Discussion from ECIA Executive Conference

The hour-long video panel discussion, titled “How Robotics Will Shape Our Future,” is the final episode of the Generation Robot series from Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together™ program.

DC Motors as Generators

Both brushed and brushless DC motors can be operated as generators. However, there are some important points to consider when designing the drive.

How Robotics & IoT Help Sustain Triple Bottom Line

When most think of sustainability in business, the concept of green processes is not always top of mind. However, incorporating technology, and more specifically robotics and cloud connected devices, creates a secondary sustainability effect that is markedly more streamlined

Talking Drone Telepresence with Renner Vaughn of Cape

Our technology enables organizations across a wide spectrum of industries, from public safety and oil and gas to telecommunications and utilities, to integrate drones into daily workflows to reduce costs

Ridgeback Takes 3D Printing to the Next Level

How can you print something larger than the printer itself? That’s the problem researchers Xu Zhang, Mingyang Li, Quang-Cuong Pham, and others set out to solve at the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing...

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MiR500 Mobile Cobots Make Traffic Safer in Kverneland’s Factory

“The robot saves at least five hours in transport time a week, and the working day is quieter and calmer,” Broberg said. “I already take 15,000 to 17,000 steps a day in my job, so I definitely don’t miss the walk to the pallet stacker."

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FLIR Systems to Advance Its Unmanned Solutions Strategy with the Acquisition of Endeavor Robotics

Acquisition of Proven Leader in Mission-Critical Robotics Systems for $385M Will Provide FLIR Entry Into Attractive Unmanned Ground Vehicles Market for Military, Public Safety, and Critical Infrastructure

SoftBank pumps $37m into Boston Dynamics

Japanese investment and telecoms giant SoftBank puts $37m into next generation robotics company Boston Dynamics after it bought the business from Google.

A Step Closer to Self-Aware Machines - Columbia engineers create a robot that can imagine itself

Columbia Engineering researchers have made a major advance in robotics by creating a robot that learns what it is, from scratch, with zero prior knowledge of physics, geometry, or motor dynamics.

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FASTSUITE for the highest demands in simulation accuracy and robotics offline programming

At this year's Automate (Booth #7960) CENIT will present the latest version of FASTSUITE Edition 2, a 3D simulation platform for the highest demands in simulation accuracy and robotics offline programming.

Industrial Robot Sales Booming in Food and Beverage

Industrial robot sales in the Americas are estimated at $3.5 billion, with the market for industrial robots sold into the food, beverage and personal care industry projected at $456.1 million, or 13 percent of all industrial robot sales in the Americas

Axilum Robotics Announces U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for TMS-Cobot

Built on the company's new collaborative robotic platform, TMS-Cobot TS MV aids in the precise implementation of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Retailers Examine How Robots and AI are Transforming Operations

Retail Robotics & AI Conference will bring together leading academics and retailers to discuss retail AI strategies and retail robotics trends

Kelzal Perception Appliances Leverage Proprietary Novel Third Generation Neural Network Technology to Solve Key Data and Decision Making Hurdles for Security, Retail, and Autonomous Vehicle Sectors

$3 Million Seed Financing Round Secured and Led by Motus Ventures for Commercialization and Deployment

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Novotechnik - Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors

Novotechnik - Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors

Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors. The series features easy mounting in small and narrow spaces with a 5 mm body depth and mounting flanges with metal inserts. The sensors make measurements only 6 mm from edge of product for close-to-wall measurement applications. Vert-X 05E Series sensors measure angles from 0 to 360°, rotational speed and direction with repeatability to 0.1°.

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Denso Robotics

Denso Robotics

DENSO offers a wide range of compact four-, five- and six-axis robots, for payloads up to 20 kg and reaches from 350 to 1,300 mm. Repeatability is to within 0.015 mm. ANSI and CE compliance allows global deployment. UL-listed models are available for both the U.S. and Canada.