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Implementing Advanced Vision Systems for Safer Robotics

Robots could revolutionize workplace safety. For that to happen, though, the organizations employing this technology must equip it with tools to help it recognize and respond to hazards. That means capitalizing on machine vision.

Global cricket ball manufacturer uses automation with a vision system for efficiency and upskilling

The plan was to place the full trays of cricket ball covers into the dispenser, feeding trays automatically to the TVL700 robot to load and unload the trimming machine. This requires only one operator to load a set of trays every 20 to 25 minutes.

Special Agents: Chemical Weapons Disposal Done Right

The M55 rocket stockpile was successfully destroyed without any major incidents. With so many complex systems, processes, and disposal procedures, the Robosuits played a key role in ensuring that all of the careful planning and timing would not be disrupted.

The rise of modular robots and the importance of drive train design

As part of an in-house robot build, optimizing the drive train that powers and controls each joint is vital to the robot’s performance. The most effective way of achieving this is by developing the drive train as a complete module.

Automate 2024 Product Preview

Automate 2024 takes place May 6th - 9th in Chicago, Illinois. The Exhibit hall floor will be loaded with new products and services. Here is a preview of some things to look forward to at this years event.

Edge Computing and AI in Manufacturing

With Tacton we wanted to give users the flexibility and configuration options they need to outfit their facility, while ensuring the system was reliable, secure, and easy to install.

Talking AUTOMATE 2024 with TM Robotics

Visitors will have the chance to see the entire THE robot range, including the THE400, THE600, THE800 and THE1000. The line-up includes robots of different sizes and strengths, providing visitors with an opportunity to find the perfect model for their application.

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ABB Robotics launches global startup challenge to accelerate innovation in robotics and AI

Startups and scaleups to submit ideas in natural language programming, skill learning, and autonomous decision-making. Winners gain access to ABB's global network, cutting-edge technologies, and long-term partnership opportunities

Tips for choosing a 3D vision system - The future of vision systems in manufacturing

Advanced 3D vision systems are a stark contrast to the vision software of manufacturing’s past. Many existing systems still require professional CAD programming to ensure the robot can recognise shapes.

The Interplay Between Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing

AI and robotics make the factories of the future smarter and more efficient. Manufacturers need to use these exponential technologies to gain a competitive advantage.

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KUKA Automated Solutions and Training Technology at FABTECH Canada

The Replicator from Optimach for process programming by simply recording tasks by hand, KUKA Edu_ArcWelding for educational training, the KMP 600s-2 for logistics automation and the LBR iisy cobot for intuitive operation and knowledgeable learning with the iiQKA.OS operating system and Educational Kit.

Orbbec Partners with DigiKey and Computech to Expand Availability of 3D Vision Technology

This initiative is driven by new Orbbec management team members, previously from Intel RealSense and Microsoft

New version of MVTec HALCON machine vision software focuses on usability and strengthening core features

• Powerful shape matching technology now even more user-friendly • Continuous acceleration of algorithmics • Release on May 16, 2024

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REIKU's Cable Saver™ - The Most Versatile Modular Robotic Cable Management Solution
REIKU's Cable Saver™ - The Most Versatile Modular Robotic Cable Management Solution

REIKU's Cable Saver™ - The Most Versatile Modular Robotic Cable Management Solution

REIKU's Cable Saver™ Solution eliminates downtime, loss of revenue, expensive cable and hose replacement costs, maintenance labor costs. It's available in three sizes 36, 52 and 70 mm. All of the robots cables and hoses are protected when routed through the Cable Saver™ corrugated tubing.The Cable Saver™ uses a spring retraction system housed inside the Energy Tube™ to keep this service loop out of harms way in safe location at the rear of the Robot when not required. The Cable Saver™ is a COMPLETE solution for any make or model of robot. It installs quickly-on either side of the robot and has been tested to resist over 15 million repetitive cycles. REIKU is committed to providing the most modular, effective options for ensuring your robotic components operate without downtime due to cable management. www.CableSaver.com

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University of Cincinnati Online

At the University of Cincinnati Online, our goal is to put you into a position to be a leader within the robotics and autonomous systems industry by providing this online graduate program in robotics and intelligent autonomous systems.