Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Green Robots Could Help Combat Air Pollution in 2022

One of the biggest challenges in combating air pollution is reliable, scalable monitoring infrastructure, which remains expensive. Robots can help solve this issue and make air pollution tracking easy, accessible and accurate.

AGV Selection Process for 2022 Must Start with Delivery Commitment Guarantee

Throughout industrial manufacturing, distribution, and logistics the lead time from many AGV manufacturers is more than a year. That means product ordered in Q1 2022 will not be delivered until the following year.

Digital Transformation and Industrial Robots Outlook

Whilst initially a temporary measure to resolve manpower shortages and high employee costs, many companies are now investing in smart robotics as a permanent and long-term measure in a post-pandemic world.

Naïo Technologies Unsupervised Work of its Full Range of Robots

After 10 years’ existence, Naïo Technologies is consolidating its status as the agricultural robotics leader by being the first company in the world to certify that its large scale agricultural robots will be operating unsupervised in fields from the spring of 2022!

Robotics of Tomorrow: The Right Network for Warehouse Peak Efficiency

To run at peak efficiency 24/7 and support the sophisticated systems of autonomous robots, automated inventory identification, and other emerging technology, warehouse management and IT teams must consider new networking options.

Robotic Dress Pack Component Basics

Robotic dress packs are tasked with protecting, managing, securing and guiding cables and hoses over millions of work cycles. These high demands place an enormous amount of stress on every component within the system.

Advancing AMR's with LIDAR

Advanced 3D lidar sensors emit pulsed light waves into the surrounding environment. These pulses bounce off surrounding objects and return to the sensor. The sensor uses the time it took for each pulse to return to the sensor to calculate the distance it traveled.

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Soft Robotics Set to Unveil mGripAI™ at the International Processing and Production Expo

By combining 3D vision, artificial intelligence, and Soft Robotics' industry-proven, IP69K-rated, soft grasping, mGripAI provides industrial robots with the hand-eye coordination of human workers.

Innovative AI Targets the Problem of Drivable Path Detection in Winter Weather

Winter weather is an issue for self-driving cars for many of the same reasons it is for humans. While cars don’t have eyes, driverless technologies rely on sensors that need a clear view of their surroundings.

Robotics Pioneer Exotec Raises $335M Series D to Improve Supply Chain Resilience for Global Retailers

Goldman Sachs Asset Management invests in Exotec robotic systems to improve warehouse working conditions while also optimizing operational efficiency

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Universal Robots Reports Record Annual Revenue of over $300M

"Demand for collaborative robots is set to grow and our unique ecosystem is growing with it. Working with more than 1,000 independent companies - including component, kit and application manufacturers, certified integrators and distributors - collaborative innovation is what sets our growth journey apart."

Exceptionally high speed and dynamics

With its speed and torque, the new AM3248 stepper motor from FAULHABER raises the bar in terms of performance and dimensions. Offering up to 10,000 rpm, it can achieve five times the speed of comparable stepper motors.

MiR Autonomous Mobile Robot Sales Up 42% in 2021

Growth, including record revenue in December, attributed to new sectors deploying AMRs for transporting light and heavy materials through challenging manufacturing and logistic warehouse environments

OnLogic Partners with ISMOsys to Expand Reach of Industrial, IoT and Edge Computing Solutions

ISMOsys will represent OnLogic's computer systems across Europe and India.

Vecna Robotics Announces $65 Million in Series C Funding

Tiger Global Management Leads Investment to Bring Material Handling Automation Solutions to Warehousers and Manufacturers to Help Solve Persistent Supply Chain and Labor Problems

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SCADA Edge Connection Devices. Monitor and control your remote assets from anywhere. Simple and self-contained units. Cellular telemetry with the best service plans in the industry. Welcome to the future of SCADA Edge Connection.

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Omron Automation

Omron Automation

Omron is an industrial automation partner that creates, sells and services fully integrated automation solutions that include robotics, sensing, motion, logic, safety, and more for manufacturers in the automotive, semiconductor, food and beverage packaging and other industries. Established in 1933, Omron helps businesses solve problems with creativity worldwide, with more than 37,000 employees serving over 110 countries. Adept Technologies is now a valued part of the Omron family.