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Bipedal robot developed at Oregon State achieves Guinness World Record in 100 meters

Cassie clocked the historic time of 24.73 seconds at OSU’s Whyte Track and Field Center, starting from a standing position and returning to that position after the sprint, with no falls.

Robots for Inspection and Maintenance Tasks

Inspection and maintenance tasks are a fundamental part of many industrial sectors: deteriorated infrastructures, tunnels, refineries, old buildings…

Powering Drones with Improved Mobile Mapping Systems

Have you ever wondered how we are able to have an accurate online map to use to get to anywhere we want to go? The answer lies in a process called mobile mapping. Mobile mapping allows users to visualize, record and understand environments, wherever they may be.

Using Remote Operation to Help Solve Labor Shortage Issues in the Supply Chain

Our remotely operated forklifts allow operators to do their jobs from up to thousands of miles away. This is critically important to our customers, who have been dealing for decades with a labor shortage that recently has become even more acute than ever before.

Power Conversion Breakthroughs Fuel a Robot Revolution

Today’s integrated power modules are addressing the demanding size, weight, power budgets and cost efficiencies required to move robots from factory, residential and commercial applications into a vast new landscape bounded only by the imagination.

Following the Path to AGV Safety

Although automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are, by definition, designed to run autonomously, they usually need to collaborate with people and therefore move, and react, in a safe, predictable manner.

What Is Multipath Interference? How to Minimize It in Time-of-flight Cameras?

Multipath interference is one of the biggest challenges faced in time of flight cameras. In this article, learn what multipath interference means, and the 3 methods you can use to minimize it.

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Velodyne Lidar Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Stanley Robotics

The sensors provide real-time 3D perception data for localization, mapping, object classification and object tracking. Velodyne’s power-efficient sensors support Stan robots in a wide range of challenging environmental conditions.

MODULAR AND ROBOTICS PIONEERS UNVEIL SYSTEM P4--PREDESIGNED HOUSING FACTORY SOLUTION

Waypaver International and KUKA offer predesigned factory automation solution to build housing with car-factory efficiency and precision

5 Transportation Solutions for Fragile Robots

Businesses may need to move robots for one of many reasons. They could move to a new facility, place some robots in storage during slow seasons or have to move newly purchased machines themselves.

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MVTec is setting new standards in machine vision with HALCON 22.11

• Synergy of classic machine vision and deep learning reaches a new level • New feature allows bin picking of unknown objects • To be released on November 22, 2022

Acceleration Robotics Announce and Open Sources ROBOTCORE®, the First Robotic Processing Unit - Specialized in ROS Computations

ROBOTCORE® is a processing unit for the robotics architect that maps robotics computations efficiently to its CPUs, GPU and FPGA to obtain faster robots and with additional real-time capabilities.

Cogniteam's Nimbus Operation System Gives Street Smarts to Rover Robotics' Platforms

Nimbus' low-code robotics programming capabilities give a new level of intelligence to Rover Robotics' machine platforms. "Pre-integrating our platforms with Nimbus allows teams to reach market demands at a record pace," said Nick Velander, CEO of Rover Robotics.

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Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!
Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!

Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!

Humans and robots can now share tasks - and this new partnership is on the verge of revolutionizing the production line. Today's drivers like data-driven services, decreasing product lifetimes and the need for product differentiation are putting flexibility paramount, and no technology is better suited to meet these needs than the Omron TM Series Collaborative Robot. With force feedback, collision detection technology and an intuitive, hand-guided teaching mechanism, the TM Series cobot is designed to work in immediate proximity to a human worker and is easier than ever to train on new tasks.

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Knight Optical (USA) LLC

We are a trusted leading global figure in the production and distribution of scientific, stock and custom precision optics with over 30 years' experience providing optical solutions for a huge range of instrumentation in most industrial and research sectors, building strong reliable relationships. Our team supplies customized precision optical components in UV-VIS-NIR materials. No product is released to the customer until it has been examined in our advanced metrology laboratory.