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Robots & Humans Cooperating and Coexisting in the Future

I believe that systems will receive high-level strategic goals ("Build one car according to the following specification: ...") and will be autonomous in the way of how they achieve these goals, together with people

The Benefits of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Similar to UPC, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has had delayed acceptance in the industry. Patented in 1983, initial RFID research completed in Los Alamos during the 1970’s has seen limited acceptance.

5 Reasons To Consider Robots for Industrial Inspections

Industrial inspections, regardless of the reason for inspection, can be a very dirty and dangerous job. While not necessarily dull, industrial inspections definitely cover two of the three Ds of robotics deployment (dull, dirty, and dangerous).

ABB to Build the World's Most Advanced Robotics Factory in Shanghai

Milestone investment will combine connected digital technologies, state-of-the-art collaborative robotics and cutting-edge artificial intelligence research to create the most sophisticated, automated and flexible Factory of the Future.

RoboticsTomorrow - Special Tradeshow Coverage
FABTECH 2018

FABTECH takes place in Atlanta, GA November 6th - 8th. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Talking FABTECH with Octopuz

Booth #C13174 - The OCTOPUZ team will walk through the entire programming process from importing the CAD geometry of the part to posting the code and running it on a robot.

LM Industries - A Digital OEM

LM Industries’ low speed, electric and autonomous vehicle, Olli, uses carbon fiber-reinforced polymer thermoplastics in its 3D printing process. Additionally, Olli’s chassis is nearly 90 percent 3D-printed

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Major Industry Growth Forecast as Largest Ever PACK EXPO International Opens

Bringing together 2,500 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees across 1.25 million net square feet of McCormick Place exhibit space, no event in the world this year is poised to offer targeted solutions to meet this increasing demand like PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Pack

Collaborative Robot Market to Grow by 60% in 2018

by Ash Sharma, Research Director, Interact Analysis. The nascent collaborative robot market is set to grow by more than 60 percent this year according to an upcoming research report. from Interact Analysis. The industry was worth less than $400m last year but is set to grow

Pioneering creator of collaborative 'cobots' Rethink Robotics shuts down

The company led the charge to develop robots that can safely work alongside humans

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New Digitization Solutions from Festo Advance Rockwell Automation's IIoT Initiatives

Festo Ethernet/IP module now links valve terminal diagnostics with FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices (Shelby) and previews a cloud gateway featuring preconfigured dashboards.

VadaTech Announces new 6U OpenVPX Dual Xilinx Kintex UltraScale™ XCKU115 FPGA Board

VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the VPX551 high-speed FPGA compute module for signal processing and beamforming applications.

Robotiq Improves the World's Best-Selling Grippers for Collaborative Robots

2F-85 & 2F-140 Adaptive Grippers gain greater robustness, safety, and customizability

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BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow Introduces 6th Generation Camera Link Frame Grabber: The Axion

BitFlow has offered a Camera Link frame grabbers for almost 15 years. This latest offering, our 6th generation combines the power of CoaXPress with the requirements of Camera Link 2.0. Enabling a single or two camera system to operate at up to 850 MB/S per camera, the Axion-CL family is the best choice for CL frame grabber. Like the Cyton-CXP frame grabber, the Axion-CL leverages features such as the new StreamSync system, a highly optimized DMA engine, and expanded I/O capabilities that provide unprecedented flexibility in routing. There are two options available; Axion 1xE & Axion 2xE. The Axion 1xE is compatible with one base, medium, full or 80-bit camera offering PoCL, Power over Camera Link, on both connectors. The Axion 2xE is compatible with two base, medium, full or 80-bit cameras offering PoCL on both connectors for both cameras. The Axion-CL is a culmination of the continuous improvements and updates BitFlow has made to Camera Link frame grabbers.

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QC Industries

QC Industries

QC Industries manufactures low profile, material handling solutions including belt conveyors and custom conveying systems. Magnetic and corrosion resistant conveyors available for all industries and applications. Potential applications include material handling, packaging, automation, assembly, food processing, pharmaceutical/medical, automotive & many more.