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How Are Robots Tested for Harsh Conditions?

Advanced robots can spare human workers from dangerous or life-threatening conditions and environments — like the intricate underwater terrain of a search-and-rescue mission or extreme pressures faced by oil and gas workers. Robots aren't invincible, however, and they nee

Wireless Charging to Bring ‘True Autonomy’ to Mobility Era in Robotics

Imagine a factory floor with fast wireless charging pads or stations that doesn’t require a human operator to make a physical connection and placed strategically around a facility to enable maximum uptime.

Battery Requirements for Next Gen Mobile Robots

Mobile robots, in the form of AGVs, have been on the market for nearly two decades. But a topical innovation in the sector is creating power requirements that the battery market must respond to.

Engineered to the Last Pour

Where motion is the key to a great cup of coffee, duplicating the precision and reliability of the motion of a person’s hand, wrist, and elbow require a unique robotic design.

Indoor Tracking Technologies in Robots & Drones

This thought experiment shows why robot localization, the task of maintaining a location position as robots move around, and obstacle avoidance, is so critical to the success of all non-stationary robots.

Robots Assisting with Physical Therapy

Physical therapists are crucial to the design, development, and the operation of sensing technologies and robotic interfaces. Physical therapists are proactive partners, who work with engineers to encourage discoveries that will enhance best practice principles for patients.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Researcher Leads $2.5 Million Study to Develop New Robotics for Recycling Centers

The aim is to develop robotics technology that could be deployed at waste recycling facilities to make them more efficient, but also to improve conditions for workers who sort mixed recyclables by hand.

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Robotics Industry Set for Seismic Change as Growth Shifts from Fixed Automation to Mobile Systems in Enterprise

By 2022, the burgeoning mobile robotics space will start to overtake the traditional industrial robotics market. Currently, mobile autonomy is concentrated in material handling within the supply chain, but mobile robots are set to touch every sector of the global economy for

Cobot Market to account for 30% of Total Robot Market by 2027 - Interact Analysis

New 2019 cobot market report from Interact Analysis reveals: • The growth rate of collaborative robots is leading the robotics industry • Logistics will surpass automotive to be the second largest end user of cobots by 2023, with electronics in first place • In the

In Chinese First, Autonomous Vehicle Services Residential Compound

In “Boston Ivy”, two Hachi Auto vehicles shuttle between the community’s bus stop and its food court, passing its underground parking, main garden, as well as its activity, marketing, and children’s centers along their route.

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MagikEye to Demonstrate Invertible Light™ Image Sensor Technology at CES

"We are pleased to demonstrate our new 3D sensing solutions that will enable exciting use cases for applications in robotics and smart phones," said Takeo Miyazawa, Founder & CEO of MagikEye.

OMRON and Square Enix Launch Joint Research on "AI That Helps Motivate Humans"

- Table Tennis Robot "Forpheus" Equipped with Joint Research Technology to Be Exhibited at "CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2020" -

Locus Robotics Picks Record-Breaking 13 Million Units for Retail and Logistics Partners During November 2019 Holiday Period

LEADING WAREHOUSE ROBOTICS COMPANY ACHIEVES DAILY PEAK OF 1 MILLION UNITS DURING CYBER WEEK

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Midwest Motion Products, Inc. (MMP) - Leadership in Engineering
Midwest Motion Products, Inc. (MMP) - Leadership in Engineering

Midwest Motion Products, Inc. (MMP) - Leadership in Engineering

Midwest Motion Products, Inc. (MMP), is a well-established, healthy, & growing Family Owned Business, founded in 2001. MMP specializes in cost-effective standard DC Gearmotors, Motors, Controls, and ancillary equipment. Known world-wide for our "Lightning Fast" delivery capabilities, you can have a Standard Planetary or Right Angled DC Gearmotor BUILT and SHIPPED, often on the very same day you call. Offering Brushed and Brushless designs, with winding voltages ranging from 12 VDC to 120 VDC, we can deliver your "Robust & Reliable" samples within HOURS, instead of weeks, or even months.

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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.