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Courts Rule AI Cannot Hold Patent.

The applications to patent an interlocking food container easily grasped by robots and another for “devices and methods for attracting enhanced attention” were filed by the Artificial Inventor Project, naming DABUS as the inventor.

Robots Automate Machine Tools

To increase productivity in production, more and more companies are deciding to link and automate their machine tools. The right automation system is crucial here. Robots and the appropriate gripping technology play an important role here.

Speed and Precision or Compact to Power Pack? Drive Solutions for Laboratory Automation

Countless samples are tested daily in analytical laboratories. The benefits of automation in this area is obvious: They make it possible to achieve faster results, higher throughput, fewer errors and lower personnel costs.

Gecko Robotics Scales to New Heights with Digital Manufacturing Partnership

For a world that relies on that infrastructure for essential access to everything from water to electricity, it’s a frightening reality, and most feel powerless to do anything about it. From there came the lightbulb inspiration for Gecko Robotics.

Intelligent Image Processing Supports Production Workers in Industrial 4.0 Applications

Automation plays a major role in Industry 4.0. Cost reduction, increased productivity and zero-defect quality are factors that are increasingly prompting companies to digitalize their processes. But often full automation also means high investments.

ElectroCraft Drives Feature Easy Setup and Operation

The ElectroCraft CompletePower™ Plus Universal Drive takes the guesswork out of selecting and configuring a drive and motor combination by incorporating all of the features and functions necessary to provide optimal control of a wide variety of brushless DC motors.

Linux-based Software for Automation

Linux has a lot to offer the automation industry. It is a stable and scalable alternative to Windows operating systems that allows for arguably greater connectivity between devices and systems.

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5 Ways Automation Will Change the Nature of Work

Now that AI is on the scene, industry and commerce are on the verge of perhaps the greatest rush into automation ever, and the questions have turned philosophical. What will change in the day-to-day way that work gets done, and what will be required of tomorrow’s workers?

AGILOX Autonomous Mobile Robots are substantially saving costs by applying Artificial Swarm Intelligence

Swarm Intelligence (SI) and bio-inspired computing have attracted great interest in almost every area of science and engineering, including robotics, over the last two decades.

Xpeng Opens Up New Smart EV Factory

Spanning a planned area of 3,000 acres (2 million square metres), it has five cutting-edge workshops including stamping, welding, painting, final assembly, and battery pack production.

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Omron releases new GigE Vision line scan cameras with Power over Ethernet functionality

Industry-leading automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas broadens its vision portfolio with compact GigE Vision line scan cameras featuring Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Precision Time Protocol technology.

Kryon's Automation Olympics Brings Together the Best in RPA from Around the Globe on September 8

NBA Hall of Famer and Olympic Gold medalist Magic Johnson to kick off virtual summit celebrating freedom for employees from repetitive tasks, high performance, and optimal productivity for organizations

Google Healthcare Relies on BitFlow CoaXPress Frame Grabber for Augmented Reality Microscope

The application driving the ARM platform runs on a standard off-the-shelf computer with a BitFlow Cyton CoaXPress (CXP) 4-channel frame grabber (CYT-PC2-CXP4) connected to an Adimec S25A80 25-megapixel CXP camera for live image capture, along with an NVidia Titan Xp GPU for running deep learning algorithms. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), the platform enables real-time image analysis and presentation of the results of machine learning algorithms directly into the field of view.

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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.