Industrial Robotics - Articles, Stories & Interviews
Contrary to sci-fi tales of robots taking over, there’s an abundance of ways that robots help keep people safe. Across a variety of industries, robots are minimizing the chances of injury and death at worksites.
The future of AI will require facing rapid change, vagueness, and difficulty. We need to be prepared for different adaptations of the future. There is no way to know what path the development of AI will take.
Modular construction isn’t new, but robots are making it more efficient than ever while addressing a labor shortage. Bringing robotics into the equation allows more parts of the building process to happen in customized facilities.
VTT's proof of concept demo showed that a range of sensors or smart identifications can be added to 3D printed metal parts during manufacture, in order to track the performance and condition of machines or devices, or verify the authenticity of the parts.
There are 4 possible scenarios for collaboration between user and robot. The bottom line is that in truth the only safe way to work with a robot is to guard it.
Industrial Robotics - Featured Stories
As the plant floor has become more digitally connected, the relationship between robots and machine vision has merged into a single, seamless platform, setting the stage for a new generation of more responsive vision-driven robotic systems.
"At its core, National Robotics Week brings STEM experiences to all education levels across the country, providing greater access and opportunity for the next generation of innovators."
"The startups that have made it to the final competition are indicative of the levels of innovation in the machine vision and imaging industries," according to Jeff Burnstein, President, AIA. "I don't envy the job in front of our judges having to select only one winner."
John Koetsier for Forbes: "The more advanced countries, such as Germany, South Korea, and Japan have around 300 robots per 10,000 workers. Those three countries have the lowest unemployment rates."
Industrial Robotics - News Headlines
Universal Robots Debuts at World's Leading Plastics Show with Cobots in New Palletizing, Sealing and Bulk Box Loading Applications
At NPE2018 in Orlando May 7-11, the leader of collaborative robots will show how this class of robots - now the fastest growing segment of industrial automation - effortlessly and inexpensively automate tasks in the plastics industry, a rapidly expanding market for the "cobots"
Leader of GE's Global Robotics Initiatives Will Emphasize Transformational Innovation at Event for Robotics and Intelligent Systems Technical Professionals
Pixus Technologies, a provider of embedded computing and enclosure solutions, has released a new overview brochure that highlights the companies capabilities and core product lines.
Industrial Robotics - Featured Product
Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces new lightweight versions of select gearhead products. The new gearheads are ideal for designs where weight is a critical factor. Building on the success of Harmonic Drive LLCs current gear units, new lightweight versions were the next logical evolution of the CS/ SH product lines. With weight reductions of 20-30% without any reduction in torque ratings, the Lightweight (LW) gear units provide exceptional torque density.
Industrial Robotics - Featured Company
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