Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

FAULHABER MICROMO in Clearwater, Florida - Progress as a driving force

What began with an idea and the founding of a company over 60 years ago is now a company that offers and sells high-performance FAULHABER drive systems throughout the North American market.

Breaking the mould - Shibaura Machine injection moulding machines transform SPAL Automotive’s production

Automotive manufacturer SPAL needed to upgrade its production line to meet changing market demands — including faster cycle times and reduced energy consumption.

Global cricket ball manufacturer uses automation with a vision system for efficiency and upskilling

The plan was to place the full trays of cricket ball covers into the dispenser, feeding trays automatically to the TVL700 robot to load and unload the trimming machine. This requires only one operator to load a set of trays every 20 to 25 minutes.

Sneaker and Sportswear Retailer’s New Mezzanine and Ground Floor Feature ResinDek Robotic Flooring

As directed by the facility’s warehouse management software (WMS), a fleet of 142 AMRs continuously delivers mobile shelves to associates at workstations equipped with light directed picking modules on both floors.

Special Agents: Chemical Weapons Disposal Done Right

The M55 rocket stockpile was successfully destroyed without any major incidents. With so many complex systems, processes, and disposal procedures, the Robosuits played a key role in ensuring that all of the careful planning and timing would not be disrupted.

The rise of modular robots and the importance of drive train design

As part of an in-house robot build, optimizing the drive train that powers and controls each joint is vital to the robot’s performance. The most effective way of achieving this is by developing the drive train as a complete module.

Automate 2024 Product Preview

Automate 2024 takes place May 6th - 9th in Chicago, Illinois. The Exhibit hall floor will be loaded with new products and services. Here is a preview of some things to look forward to at this years event.

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NVIDIA, Teradyne and Siemens Gather in the 'City of Robotics' to Discuss Autonomous Machines and AI

At Teradyne companies Universal Robots and MiR’s new joint headquarters in Odense, Denmark, industry execs discussed the transformative impact of AI and collaboration on robotics.

Implementing Advanced Vision Systems for Safer Robotics

Robots could revolutionize workplace safety. For that to happen, though, the organizations employing this technology must equip it with tools to help it recognize and respond to hazards. That means capitalizing on machine vision.

ABB Robotics launches global startup challenge to accelerate innovation in robotics and AI

Startups and scaleups to submit ideas in natural language programming, skill learning, and autonomous decision-making. Winners gain access to ABB's global network, cutting-edge technologies, and long-term partnership opportunities

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Geek+ Goods-to-Person Robots Pick 5 Million Totes

These tote-based order fulfillment solutions make up part of the company's comprehensive Goods-to-Person offerings. To date, the company has sold more than 40,000 robots worldwide and is the only mobile robotics provider offering a modular suite of goods-to-person robots that can be combined according to customer requirements.

Stäubli Appoints New Robotics Director for North America

Christopher joins Stäubli with more than 20 years' experience in Robotics and Automation from several industry leading systems integrators and OEMs, most recently from Chicago Electric Sales where he transformed the company into a leading systems integrator now called BHS Robotics

First Supply Partners with Exotec to Boost its Operational Capabilities and Support Business Growth

The new distribution center will serve all of the company's branch locations in the Upper Midwest as well as direct-to-customer deliveries.

KUKA System Partners Connect for Customer Success at Connexions 2024

The sold out, two-day event April 16 - 17 featured hands-on demonstrations and displays from technology partners, keynotes on emerging industry trends and educational presentations, all of which attendees will use to improve North American customer business efficiencies through automation.

piCOBOT® Electric breaks the barriers of cobot arm movement

"This is the most versatile and energy efficient electric pump unit on the market for cobot applications", says Madeleine Sheikh, Global Product Manager at Piab Group.

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The Robotics and Intelligent Autonomous Systems program at the University of Cincinnati Online offers a cutting-edge curriculum that equips students with the skills to design, develop, and implement advanced robotic systems. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and top-ranked faculty, students gain expertise in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics, preparing them for impactful careers in the rapidly evolving field of autonomous systems. Explore now!

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