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American Robotics Becomes First Company Approved by the FAA To Operate Automated Drones Without Human Operators On-Site

A seminal milestone in the drone industry, American Robotics now meets the safety requirements needed to make drones scalable for widespread commercial use.

Talking to Machines - New Operating Concepts With Artificial Intelligence

A simple request, a short sentence, for the human brain to interpret what is meant, make the connection and initiate an appropriate reaction is easy. For a machine this is much more complicated. To control technical devices with speech requires many individual steps.

A MiR500 Robot Lowers Transport Costs at Schneider Electric

The Schneider Electric Polska plant deals with the production of low voltage apparatus switches and accessories for these products. They have implemented an autonomous mobile robot MiR500 that transports finished products between the production line and the warehouse.

Getting the Right Grip: Designing Soft and Sensitive Robotic Fingers

Scientists make a big leap in development of soft robotic grippers by integrating sensing mechanisms into 3D printable fingers.

Cybathlon: A Success for the Maxon Teams

The CYBATHLON 2020 Global Edition is history. Due to the Covid-​19 pandemic, the teams had to compete in different time zones and locations. And out of the 50 teams participating, one in four teams were using maxon products.

Warehouses Turn to Automation to Meet Permanent Peak Demand

Supply chains are relying on automation to effectively adapt to fluctuating demand levels, new safety protocols, and shrinking labor pools. The need to operate efficiently, safely, and productively with less people is critical for today and also for success in the future.

Incremental Steps to Creating Value With Industrial Data Analytics

There is a lot of buzz surrounding industrial analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). However, companies are not limited to taking large and costly decisions when it comes to exploring the possibilities.

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MakinaRocks, Hyundai Robotics sign MOU to 'advance AI-based industrial robot arm anomaly detection'

"As an increasing number of customers request AI-integrated robots, an AI-based analysis platform for robot functions is an indispensable necessity. We plan to expand our userbase with robots that can autonomously predict failures and perform quality management."

Examples of Rescue Robotics Changing Emergency Response Times

Robots have worked in emergency services for decades, and they’re only becoming more prevalent. Here are some leading examples of these machines improving first responders’ response times.

Ways to Optimize Manufacturing Cybersecurity

Manufacturing facilities are at an increasingly high risk of cyberattacks, especially as they feature more connected, advanced machines that play vital roles in operations.

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Preliminary Attendee List Released Ahead of Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology 2021 Conference

SMi Group Reports: With less than two weeks to go, the preliminary attendee has been released for the virtual Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology Conference.

LG'S UV-C DISINFECTING ROBOT FEATURED AT PALEY CENTER 'BEST OF CES 2021' SHOWCASE EVENT

LG Autonomous Robot Singled Out from Thousands of Products Unveiled at CES 2021

ABB launches condition-based maintenance service for fleet and individual robot assessments

New service enables optimized production performance through improved robot management

ITRI Exhibits Innovations in AI and Robotics at CES 2021

Technologies Include Dual Arm Robot System, Self-Learning Battery Management System, and UVC LED Water Sterilizer HydroNovation

ATI now offers CRX-Ready End-Effector Kits - all-in-one packages to increase the flexibility of FANUC CRX Cobots

CRX-Ready End-Effector Kits include everything needed to get FANUC CRX cobot applications up and running. In addition to the end-effector, the kit features all the hardware and software required for system connection.

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Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series:  High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series: High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series of linear stages have high stiffness, load, and lifetime capabilities in a compact size. The integrated linear encoder combined with stage calibration provides high accuracy positioning over the full travel of the device. At 36 mm high, these stages are excellent for applications where a low profile is required. The X-LRQ-DE's innovative design allows speeds up to 205 mm/s and loads up to 100 kg. Like all Zaber products, the X-LRQ-DE Series is designed for easy set-up and operation.

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Goudsmit Magnetic Systems BV

Goudsmit Magnetic Systems BV

Goudsmit is an international industrial company dedicated to the design and manufacture of magnetic systems for metal separation, recycling, transport, lifting, holding and demagnetization in various branches of industry. Like magnetic robot-end-of-arm tooling, sheet separators, lifting magnets and scrap conveyors for automated processes, system integrators and metal manufacturing. Goudsmit is driven by magnetism since 1959 so has a lot of knowledge and experience.