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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.

The FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST Robotics Competition is the definitive sport for the mind, where high-school students participant in building and programming industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against robotic competitors.

Wave Gliders Collect Live Ocean Data from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Lava Flow

By using this unmanned technology, scientists have the rare opportunity to study the effects of the lava entering the ocean, the plume it creates and the interactions of the lava and seawater directly from the surface of the ocean.

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More Than 110 UAS Solutions Providers Have Signed On To Exhibit At Commercial UAV Expo

These exhibitors will be displaying cutting-edge airframes, components, software and services as well as end-to-end solutions focused on commercial applications.

Tracking rogue drones with DJI's new Aeroscope system

Lauren Goode for The Verge: Martino calls this box “the gizmos,” but its real name is Aeroscope. It’s DJI’s new solution for detecting rogue drones that are flying nearby.

Colleges Are Marketing Drone Pilot Courses, but the Career Opportunities Are Murky

Elizabeth Woyke for MIT Technology Review: At least 15 community colleges offer them, but it’s not clear how many students parlay their new skills into jobs.

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New Sapphire Windows for Drones from Meller Protect Vision Systems in Harsh Environments

These sapphire windows are ideal for UAVs exposed to chemicals, gases, particulates, and pollutants that can cause damage to sensitive vision systems.

TEPCO Group, Zenrin and Rakuten examining Drone Highways for Drone Logistics

Conduct world's first demonstration of drone-based deliveries along power-line routes

Brain Corp Announces Strategic Investment in Mobile Robotics Company Savioke

Creators of robotic operating system BrainOS® part of Savioke's $13.4M Series B

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Len Calderone - Contributing Author

Len Calderone - Contributing Author

Len contributes to this publication on a regular basis. Past articles can be found with an Article Search and are listed below. He also writes short stories that always have a surprise ending. He has also written a book on wedding photography on a budget. These can be found at http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Megalen