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Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles: IDTechEx Analysts Discuss How Coronavirus Pushes Logistic Automation up the Agenda

Last week Amazon announced that it planned on hiring 100,000 extra workers to meet the rise in demand for online shopping created by Coronavirus-caused shutdowns and social distancing.

How to Improve Worker Safety Around Robotics

Industrial robots offer increasingly compelling opportunities to help companies get more done and promote consistency in the workplace. Robot safety is another area of concern, especially since robots can reduce some of the risks that cause accidents.

Five Methods to Transfer Products with Conveyors

There are many reasons to transfer a product from one conveyor system to another. Whether you’re moving a product to another line for further operations, into a repair area, or into a rejection location, different transfer methods might be in order.

Ergonomic Under Load: Vacuum Handling Systems for the Logistics Industry

In order to become more efficient and work more quickly but at the same time protect the health of their employees, it is worth investing in ergonomic lifting devices.

Cut From the Same Cloth - Automatic 3D Recognition and Marking of Wooden Beams

An Ensenso N35 camera is used to capture the beam position and geometry. As soon as the timber is in the printing position, the robot automatically places the flange-mounted camera so that it can detect the surfaces of the beam.

Public Benefits of Drone Technology

Drones offer some promising solutions to some of our perennial public challenges. We’ll take a look at a few key areas in which they’re already starting to make a difference across various community issues.

How the Automotive Technology Showcased at CES Could Impact Vehicle Manufacturing

Which automakers are best poised to succeed in the future of mobility? That’s the question prompting the appearance of many of the world’s top automotive manufacturers – including Ford, Honda and BMW – at major technology shows like CES 2020 in Las Vegas.

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Seen, stored, learned - Self-learning robots solve tasks with the help of an Ensenso 3D camera

At the Institute for Intelligent Process Automation and Robotics of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Robot Learning Group (ROLE) focuses on various aspects of machine learning. The scientists are investigating how robots can learn to solve tasks by trying the

Why Mobile Robots Should be Deployed in Manufacturing Plants?

The advancements in mobile robots technology have enabled manufacturers to develop robots suitable to their operational needs and carry out their implementation for their applications.

Aerial Imaging Market Growth Predicted at 12% Till 2024, Revenue to Cross USD 4 Billion-Mark: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Major aerial imaging market players include Eagle View Technologies, Google, Digital Aerial Solutions, DJI, Kucera International, PrecisionHawk, Nearmap, Cooper Aerial Surveys, Getmapping, 3D Robotics, DroneDeploy, Airobotics, and GeoVantage.

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Cintec West Block Restoration

Cintec is announcing that they have implemented their patented anchor system in the West Block, one of the three buildings on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. The anchor system provides seismic and structural reinforcement of the building.

Geek+ and Bosch Rexroth announce technology partnership

As part of this partnership, both parties will collaborate on advanced mobile robotics technologies and software development to enhance AMR intelligence and performance, empowering customers worldwide.

Navigant Research Report Finds Use of Delivery Robots and Drones Can Reduce Road Congestion, Carbon Emissions, and Delivery Costs

Technologies are expected to displace hundreds of millions of truck deliveries and transform local commerce

The Universe of Exoskeletons Come Together at WearRAcon Despite COVID-19

Our world is changing constantly due to the impact of COVID-19, and WearRAcon has changed as we shift to a VIRTUAL Conference. Join us at WearRAcon Virtual on March 30-31, 2020 to learn about exoskeleton devices that will help your logistics staff, nurses, warehouse staff, grocery staff, and first responders.

How SMP Robotics Could Assist in the Fight to Stop Current COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

SMP Robotics is at the forefront of a new age of Artificial Intelligence that would help our daily lives in new, efficient and important ways.

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Piab provides smart solutions for the automated world, helping thousands of end users and machine producers in e-commerce logistics, food, pharma, automotive and other manufacturing industries to improve energy-efficiency, productivity and working environments. By leveraging the ongoing technological development in automation and robotics, and targeting high-growth segments and geographies, Piab's vision is to become the global leader in gripping and moving solutions.