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Tesla Selects The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation As One Of The Initial Recipients Of The Company's Nevada K-12 Investment Fund

The grant is part of a multi-year investment focused on initiatives that support K-12 STEM and sustainability education in Nevada

MIT Created a Blind Robot That Can Run and Jump

Given the name Cheetah 3 by its developers, the robot, which weighs less than 100 pounds, is roughly the size and shape of a medium-sized dog. It's the ideal solution for crawling through narrow spaces, traversing dangerous obstacles and inspecting inaccessible areas.

Industrial Automation: How Important It Is to Choose the Right Motion Control Components

Designers have to choose from a wide variety of microprocessors, programmable logic technology, power semiconductors, motors, amplifiers, mechanical elements, sensors, and application software. Naturally, the choice goes well beyond merely selecting high-end components.

Removing Production Bottlenecks Through Automation

Universal Robots and OCTOPUZ work together to automate Fibreline’s manufacturing process while providing flexibility for the future.

Greater Demand for Automation and Technological Advancements to Boost the Warehouse Robotics Market

The warehouse robotics market is growing owing to the increased demand for automation, high competition in the e-commerce industry, and the advancement in technology.

Command and Control of UAV Swarms with the Wing GCS Ground Control Station

While there have been demonstrations of swarms involving up to 1000 UAVs, there are few examples of use in practical scenarios. One reason for this is the difficulty of effectively organising and controlling the swarm using a standard transmitter and laptop computer.

What Are Robots Doing at Schools?

With the help of telepresence robots, teachers can teach a lesson from anywhere. The robots are in classrooms. Their cameras and sensors are the eyes and ears of the teacher.

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Ørsted Partners with SkySpecs to Conduct Automated Robotic Inspection on World's Largest Offshore Wind Turbine Blades

Data collected will enable both companies to roll out technology on larger-sized wind turbines

Metal Shark and ASV Global Introduce Sharktech Autonomous Vessels

Metal Shark is now offering Sharktech autonomous technology on its entire portfolio of vessels, which range from 16’ to over 300’ in aluminum, steel, and composite.

Toyota AI Ventures Launches Call for Innovation to Fund Robotics Startups Focused on Mobile Manipulation

Offers entrepreneurs from around the world opportunity to receive up to $2 million in funding

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Universal Robots Raises the Bar for Collaborative Robots with New e-Series Line Featuring Unique Sensing, Safety and Precision Tools

With the new e-Series platform the market leader of collaborative robots sets a new standard for cobots, adding built-in force/torque sensing, unrivaled safety features, and improved precision for faster integration in a wider range of future-proofed applications

New Miniature Spiral Bevel Gearboxes from Gam

The VP Series Performance Plus miniature spiral bevel gearboxes pack high performance in a small package with the highest torque density, range of ratios, and torque capacity on the market.

Details for Six Plenary Sessions and Full Conference Program Announced For Commercial UAV Expo

Register Before August 3 and Save $200 - Visit http://www.expouav.com

Robotmaster V7 Exploits the Full Capabilities of Any Robotic Cell

Criteria-Based Optimization Provides Unmatched Flexibility and Configurability

QTrobot, the Robot Changing the Lives of Autistic Children

- Opens the door of interaction and concentration for children with autism - Assists therapists in an effective and enjoyable way - Bridges robotic and healthcare to promote children's wellbeing

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Schmalz Technology Development - Vacuum Generation without Compressed Air – Flexible and Intelligent

Schmalz Technology Development - Vacuum Generation without Compressed Air - Flexible and Intelligent

• Vacuum generation that's 100% electrical; • Integrated intelligence for energy and process control; • Extensive communication options through IO-Link interface; Schmalz already offers a large range of solutions that can optimize handling process from single components such as vacuum generators to complete gripping systems. Particularly when used in autonomous warehouse, conventional vacuum generation with compressed air reaches its limits. Compressed air often is unavailable in warehouses. Schmalz therefore is introducing a new technology development: a gripper with vacuum generation that does not use compressed air. The vacuum is generated 100% electrically. This makes the gripper both energy efficient and mobile. At the same time, warehouses need systems with integrated intelligence to deliver information and learn. This enables the use of mobile and self-sufficient robots, which pick production order at various locations in the warehouse. Furthermore, Schmalz provides various modular connection options from its wide range of end effectors in order to handle different products reliably and safely.

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Novotechnik

Novotechnik

Novotechnik develops and manufactures a wide variety of rotary angle sensors and linear position transducers, potentiometers, components and other related products for motion control. All of our products are produced to the same standards of the highest quality and true reliability.