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Youth Robotics Teams Inspire Record Crowds at FIRST® Championship in Houston

More than 15,000 Students from 40 Countries Competed with Team-Built Robots and Showcased Innovation Skills with Support from Presenting Sponsor Qualcomm and Other Global Brands

The 2019 AUSVI Trade Show

8,500 technologists, regulators and users from commercial to defense sectors will be attending the largest and most comprehensive trade show for unmanned and autonomous systems. AUSVI XPONENTIAL brings together the entire unmanned systems community...

Robot Modularity – Q&A with Víctor Mayoral, CEO of Acutronic Robotics

Machines should be built out of the most appropriate hardware for each particular purpose. And that’s where modular robots deliver a big advantage. In modular robotics you just choose the best hardware including the H-ROS technology and built the robot.

Autonomous Vehicles Could Improve Urban Mobility and Mitigate Pollution

New automotive technologies, followed by the growing trend of autonomous vehicles on our roads could improve urban mobility in the future and mitigate the negative environmental impact of conventional transportation.

What is the Difference between Hexapod 6-DOF Alignment Systems vs Conventional Stacks of Stages?

When faced with a multi-axis alignment and positioning application, motion engineers typically assemble a system from a stack of individual linear and rotary stages. This approach works well for applications when only a few degrees of freedom are involved (e.g. XYZ).

How Robotics and Automation Are Changing the Construction Industry

Ready or not, advanced robotics, AI and automated hardware are all making their way into the construction industry. As these technologies are adopted on a grand scale, we'll start to see many archaic processes upgraded — not just to be more modern, but also more efficient.

Robots in Grocery Retail: The Questions You Need to Ask When Adopting

Automating data collection in the brick-and-mortar space continues to be an elusive goal. Yet to achieve the highest level of efficiency across the supply chain, automation is the target everyone is chasing.

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Future Generation of Tech Innovators Gather for Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation's VEX Robotics World Championship

World’s largest robotics competition with more than 25,000 attendees from 40 nations celebrates hands-on STEM education and Girl Powered announcement by Google

OUTLOOK on World Robotics Report 2019 by IFR

Steven Wyatt, IFR Vice President, presented an outlook by regions, markets and key challenges at the AUTOMATE 2019 in Chicago.

Leading Roboticists Celebrate 10th Anniversary of National Robotics Week

The annual STEM-focused week kicks off April 6, 2019 with more than 300 events across all 50 states

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Platinum Tools® Features New ezEX®38 RJ45 Connector During 2019 InfoComm

Now Available and Made in the USA, This RJ45 Pass Through Style Connector is Designed for Smaller Cables and Conductors Typically Found in Cat5e and Smaller Cat6 Cabling

CloudMinds Technology Announces XR Robotics Development Kit Including a Humanoid Robot and an Innovative Cloud Brain Platform for Building a Cloud Robot Ecosystem

The XR RDK will enable creation and deployment of knowledge skills on a well defined cloud robotics platform, expanding the industry ecosystem and market size

New Washdown Servo Gearboxes from Gam

Gam Gear's new SSP Series is an innovative washdown servo gearbox solution designed for food, medical or sanitary applications.

NanoCube®: High Speed XYZ Piezo Flexure Stage for Fast, Precise Fiber Alignment and Nanopositioning Applications

Higher scanning speed, ceramic-insulated actuators for long life, flexures for friction-free motion, and sensors for sub-nm precise positioning make this new piezo stage from PI ideal for fiber alignment and high resolution optics applications.

TraceParts lends its support to Stanford University for a scan-to-CAD research project.

The TraceParts CAD model library comes to the aid of researchers in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University, United States.

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ATI Industrial Automation - Manual Tool Changers

ATI Industrial Automation - Manual Tool Changers

Simpler, stronger, and more precise. ATI Industrial Automation has developed a series of Manual Tool Changers that provides a cost-effective solution for quickly changing tools by hand. They feature a unique design that combines high strength, excellent repeatability, and a patent-pending screw-cam locking mechanism with multiple fail-safe features, which resists vibration and prevents loosening. These robust and compact Manual Tool Changers can handle payloads up to 80 pounds (36 kg) and pass pneumatics and electrical signals.

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Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Founded in 1966 and based in Hartland, Wisconsin, Dorner is a privately held World Leader in the design, applications, manufacturing, and integration of conveyor systems. Companies from over 1,200 different industries worldwide turn to Dorner to achieve improved efficiency, productivity, and a positive ROI.