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Ryder Redefines the Smart Warehouse; Deploys Innovative Mix of Startup Technologies

Partnerships with innovators in robotics, drones, sensors, and wearables make the smart warehouse customizable, flexible, and scalable

Automate 2019, the Launch Pad Startup Competition and the Future of Automation

What’s really encouraging is the expanded use by small and medium sized companies who are just beginning to automate as a result of their interest in using automation to become stronger global competitors.

Advancements in Robotics: Predictions for 2019

In 2019 we’ll see many incremental changes in robotics technology and business models that will keep us moving steadily forward. Some predictions will prove correct, while new and surprising developments will exceed our wildest dreams.

Robot Sensor Market Outlook

The Robot Sensors Market has developed rapidly and boasts of an extensive product base, with estimated earnings of over USD 2 billion in 2017.

Top Article for 2018 - How Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Can Create More Employment Opportunities

The impact of AI and robotics on employment goes far deeper than just job creation. AI, and subsequently, robotics, are niche technologies that demand an extensive understanding of every associated parameter.

MiR200 Improves Safety, Quality, and Competitiveness at Metro Plastics

Using the robots built-in Wi-Fi interface, operators will use tablets installed at each press to call the robot to pick up finished products and take them directly to the quality department, optimizing the robots use.

NIDEC GPM Strengthens Innovative Capacity Thanks to Mobile Robots

Before their first mission, the robots first travelled all over the factory floor and mapped out their future working environment. For this the robots rely on a powerful laser scanner. On this basis, the mobile robots can get their bearings later ...

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OMRON Showcases The Harmony Between Humans And Machines With The Largest, Most Advanced Interactive Exhibit Of AI, Robotics & Automation At CES 2019

Global technology leader returns with AI-equipped table tennis tutor and a glimpse at the factory floor of the near-future, in which humans and machines work collaboratively

Mobile Robotics Software Market to exceed USD 3.5 Billion by 2024

The latest buzz grabbing all the light is the introduction of a fully automated mobile robot named The Swift brought forth by IAM Robotics, one of the leading giants in mobile robotics software market.

Universal Robots Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Selling the World's First Commercially Viable Collaborative Robot

Universal Robots marks a decade of pioneering collaborative robots, now the fastest-growing segment of industrial automation. The company is poised for continued growth as its cobots continue to lower the automation barrier within a wide range of industries.

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Rocket Science Comes to ATX West as OnRobot Announces General Availability of Gecko Gripper Built With NASA-created Technology

Unique new gripper offers cost-efficient alternative to vacuum solutions, replacing compressed air with tactile technology that adhere to surfaces the same way geckos climb. OnRobot will also exhibit the new RG2-FT gripper, the first intelligent gripper to see and feel objects using built-in force/torque sensing.

Stäubli Robotics to Showcase Auto, Life Science and Packaging Solutions at ATX West

Stäubli will demonstrate an innovative approach to plastic automotive part assembly using its TX2 collaborative robot, which complies with the requirements of the highest safety category and excels in every facet of automation, including high-volume manufacturing as well as collaborative scenarios.

Pleora Delivers Market's First GigE Vision Interface for New Sony Block Camera

iPORT™ SB-GigE-EV7520A external frame grabber simplifies cabling and allows new Sony FCB-EV7520A block camera to be used with a broader selection of computing platforms

Factory Automation - Featured Product

maxon motor's - Exoskeleton Joint Actuator
maxon motor’s - Exoskeleton Joint Actuator

maxon motor's - Exoskeleton Joint Actuator

A brushless DC motor solution for use in hip and knee exoskeletons. This complete joint actuation unit consists of motor, gearhead, encoder and position controller. Fitting absolute encoder directly at the joint rotation provides designers increased positioning accuracy. The unit will deliver 54Nm of continuous torque and 120Nm on a 20% duty cycle. The system can be operated on supplies between 10 and 50V DC and the actuation speed is up to 22rpm.

Factory Automation - Featured Company

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.