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Using FPGA Supercomputers to Build a High Precision Robot

We solve the motion platform problem with a combination of innovative techniques. These include: an extremely accurate sensor system, high speed computing, optimized power to weight ratio, and 3D printed parts.

Ultra-Short Pulse Lasers Are Great Tools for Processing Plastics for Medical Devices

In the past few years, we have found that ultra-short pulse (USP) lasers are being used more and more for medical device manufacturing – from stents and catheters, to wire stripping and balloon texturing.

Say Hello to Your New Chief Data Collection Officer

Robots in Retail Environments Pivotal to Filling Information and Automation Gaps

How Robotics Can Transform Agriculture

It’s not a stretch to imagine solo and small farm owners keeping up with the major organizations in the business thanks to improved efficiency, maximized output and faster harvest and care times.

Protecting your Robot with Robosuit

A Robosuit® is a conformal, custom-fitted cover that protects a robot from extreme manufacturing (or operating) conditions. It fits over the robot’s castings and servo motors without impacting the robot’s articulation or work-envelope (reach).

Festo Underwater robot with unique fin drive

The BionicFinWave uses its two side fins to move along. They are completely cast from silicone and do without struts or other support elements. This makes them extremely flexible and thus able to implement the fluid wave movements of their biological role models

Exoskeleton Market to Accrue Commendable Gains via Healthcare Applications Over 2017-2024

Exoskeletons are rapidly gaining momentum across myriad geographies. The huge presence of exosuit manufacturers and escalated product demand across military & healthcare sectors are anticipated to stimulate North America exoskeleton industry outlook.

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Industry Giants Dell, IBM, Intel and Microsoft Join 300+ Sensing Technology Providers at 2018 Sensors Expo & Conference

Thousands of leading engineers and innovators flock to Sensors each year to see the largest showcase of sensing technologies and identify new ways to improve products and expand capabilities using sensors.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Professor Developing Origami-Inspired Robots

Professor Cagdas Onal receives $500,000 grant for robots that combine soft and rigid properties; Robots can help in disaster zones or assist those physically challenged with everyday tasks

Robots Double Worldwide by 2020 - IFR Survey

Nearly 70 percent of employees believe that robotics and automation offer the opportunity to qualify for higher skilled work. This is the result of a worldwide automatica survey of 7,000 employees in seven countries.

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ROBOTIC TECH LEADER REIS & IRVY'S [OTC: VEND] JOINS FORCES WITH GOLF CHAMPION PHIL MICKELSON AND AGENT STEVE LOY TO DISRUPT FOOD RETAIL

The legendary golfer is poised to help define the "unattended retail experience" for the next generation.

AI, Computer Vision and Robotics to Deliver Long-Term ROI for Patient Brick and Mortar Retailers

The high-cost barrier associated with AI, computer vision and robotics will ultimately be overcome by the potential for these technologies to offset the inherent disadvantages facing physical stores today,

World-leading vehicle perception conference, AutoSens announces highly anticipated technical agenda ahead of September event

AutoSens returns once again to the spectacular AutoWorld Museum in Brussels, Belgium this Autumn from 17-20 September. The speaker line-up and full conference agenda for its European event has just been revealed.

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Bimba Launches Plug-and-play Vacuum End-of-arm Tooling For Collaborative Robots

Bimba Launches Plug-and-play Vacuum End-of-arm Tooling For Collaborative Robots

The NEW Collaborative Robot Vacuum Tool (CRVT) from Bimba adds unparalleled flexibility to your collaborative robot. The standard CRVT is highly configurable to meet your application needs, but simple to install and operate. This fully integrated tool means all you need to supply is compressed air and a signal to control the valve. A variety of standard and custom options make the Bimba CRVT the perfect tool for your next collaborative robot project.

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Harmonic Drive LLC

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.