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Using ASICs to enable high-performance, cost-effective position sensors

‘Position sensor’ is a broad term covering a range of technologies. In this article, we consider sensors that measure rotation and linear displacement.

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.

Molecular Robots Work Cooperatively in Swarms

In a global first, scientists at Hokkaido University have demonstrated that molecular robots are able to accomplish cargo delivery by employing a strategy of swarming, achieving a transport efficiency five times greater than that of single robots.

Gender Diversity in Robotics and Manufacturing

There are significant numbers of manufacturing and robotics companies which have publicly stated the importance and value of gender equality; they are eager to find female talent.

The Imperative to Automate to Relieve Labor Constraints: The Reason to Attend the Automate Show

Because there is such a shortage of fork truck drivers for the foreseeable future, automation has become an imperative. The only alternative is to automate bringing loads of finish goods (or sub-assembly) from docks to warehouses and warehouse to docks.

What’s the Difference Between AGVs and AMRs?

We have been hearing a lot about AGVs and AMRs in warehouses and fulfillment centers. But do you understand the differences between these two? Let’s find out from the experts.

Simulating Heat Transfer in Power Cables Using the Finite Element Method (FEM)

Choosing the right cable to use in any application depends on many parameters. One of the most important is its ability to thermally resist a maximum imposed current.

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Encouraging Diversity in Robotics

The robotics industry is ever-changing. Engineers are always looking for new ways to create helpful tools and machinery, but those employees are often primarily men.

Automated drones could scare birds off agricultural fields

In the future, cameras could spot blackbirds feeding on grapes in a vineyard and launch drones to drive off the avian irritants, then return to watch for the next invading flock. All without a human nearby.

With the Power of Autonomous Iron, Caterpillar Pulls Off the Ultimate Trick Shot in Cat Trial 12: No Hands

On a field in the middle of the Arizona desert, a soccer legend and autonomous Cat® machines use proven technology to conquer challenging obstacle courses and score a major goal in the name of safety and efficiency.

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AI Tech Company Nala Robotics Signs Expansion Deal with Slice Factory Pizza Chain

Newly Introduced Pizzaiola to Serve Up Pizza Restaurant's Signature 28-inch Jumbo Pies, Including Pasta Dishes and Wings

Agenda released for the Air and Missile Defence Technology Conference 2022

SAE Media Group reports: The brochure and agenda have been released for the Air and Missile Defence Technology Conference in London, UK, this November.

Velodyne Lidar Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics selected Velodyne's sensors to provide perception and navigation capabilities for its highly mobile robots, which are capable of tackling the toughest robotics challenges.

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

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