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MARS - Mobile Arm Robot System

In response to the growing demand for improved robotic assistance in industry sectors such as retail and light industry, we created MARS, the Mobile Arm Robot System, a robot with more sophisticated autonomous navigation and inspection capabilities.

COMPUTER VISION AND ROBOTICS EXPAND INDUSTRIAL CAPABILITIES

How can industrial robots gain new abilities that can increase their operational value while remaining safe and secure in a factory collaborating with humans?

How Robotics Has Helped The Tank Cleaning Industry

Robot tank cleaners are creating a new wave of employee safety. They are utilized to complete dangerous tank cleanout while an employee controls every movement of the robot in the safety of their workspace outside the tank.

The AI Trajectory- Fear of Singularity

Time is compelling the need to normalize this disparity and speculation on what AI can do and what AI can’t do without humans in the transformation. At the same time, the human intelligence, wisdom and empathy cannot be overpowered by AI including its ethical usage.

Aerial Drones And Launch Of Novel Technologies Opens New Opportunities For Autonomous Last-Mile Delivery

Last-mile delivery is the toughest and the most expensive endeavor in the supply chain. Thanks to the instant gratification of millennials, today’s customer preference is extremely sensitive.

6 Ways Robotics Can Help Protect Our Oceans

Technology advances have touched almost every industry and process — even those under the seas. Today, experts have robots helping oceans through satellite systems, low-cost sensors, big data and more.

The Center for Robotics and Biosystems at Northwestern

We are working toward the intimate physical integration of humans and robots. One example is robots that assist humans in collaborative physical tasks, like manipulating heavy objects in a warehouse.

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Packaging Robots To Take Over Redundant Tasks of Workers: Launch Of Novel Technologies Paves The Way

The global packaging robots industry is expected to reach $4.65 billion by 2023, registering a CAGR of 9.6% from 2017 to 2023. That’s because of the rise in usage of robot to increase efficiency in packaging.

Exoskeletons and Exo-suits: Exploring the Scope of Wearable Robots

However, studies in the field of wearable robots are opening up innumerable possibilities of telepresence and telemanipulation that could change the degree and nature of functionality and productivity in humans.

ROBOTICS REVAMPING THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

From Jumbo, who polishes the floors in Seoul to Spencer in Amsterdam, who guides passengers through the terminal to the boarding gate, robots are becoming commonplace in airports world-over.

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OnRobot Expands Innovative Gecko Gripper Family with Compact Gecko Single-Pad (SP) Gripper for Small-Footprint Applications

Gecko SP gripper offers no-mark automation for flat, shiny, and perforated workpieces with no electricity or air supply required

New Scale Robotics Announces UR+ Certification for its Gripper/Caliper and Multi-Tool Mount for UR e-Series Cobots

With this certification, UR confirms that it has tested and approved the products to work with UR e-Series collaborative robots to provide fast deployment, simple programming and reliable operation.

China Buys Danish Robots to Fight Coronavirus

As a new and powerful weapon against the spread of the coronavirus, Chinese hospitals are now deploying Danish disinfection robots from UVD Robots.

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ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics
ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.

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Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC (HDLLC) designs and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear components. Harmonic Drive® gears play critical roles in robotics, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics. We work with industry-leading customers and companies of all sizes to provide both standard product and custom-engineered solutions. The majority of the products sold by HDLLC are proudly made at our US headquarters and manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.