PTC to Sponsor Global Design Competition, "Robots to the Rescue"

FIRST teams around the world to compete virtually in its design competition, Robots to the Rescue, in which teams will be challenged to design a robot that can solve a current real-world problem.

AI for All - All-in-one Solution Makes the Technology User-friendly

Deep learning opens up new fields of application for industrial image processing, which previously could only be solved with great effort or not at all. The new, fundamentally different approach to classical image processing causes new challenges for users.

How do Exoskeletons Impact the Workplace?

Although some of the work in factories is automated, human input is still crucial and remains at the heart of many operations, including value-added and repetitive ones, but which require a high level of precision.

How Smart Manufacturing Solutions Address Current Megatrends in the Packaging Industry

Flexibility is the ultimate strategy for success in today's challenging market for food and beverage packaging. Companies are striving to produce increasingly large varieties of products - including various sizes and combinations.

Clayton & McKervey offers tips for business survival during COVID-19, including utilization of "rolling 13-week cash flow analysis"

The realities presented by the COVID-19 health crisis have businesses focused on survival. The most important step to take after ensuring the safety of the team is to protect the company's cash position to the degree that's possible.

Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles: IDTechEx Analysts Discuss How Coronavirus Pushes Logistic Automation up the Agenda

Last week Amazon announced that it planned on hiring 100,000 extra workers to meet the rise in demand for online shopping created by Coronavirus-caused shutdowns and social distancing.

How to Improve Worker Safety Around Robotics

Industrial robots offer increasingly compelling opportunities to help companies get more done and promote consistency in the workplace. Robot safety is another area of concern, especially since robots can reduce some of the risks that cause accidents.

Five Methods to Transfer Products with Conveyors

There are many reasons to transfer a product from one conveyor system to another. Whether you're moving a product to another line for further operations, into a repair area, or into a rejection location, different transfer methods might be in order.

Ergonomic Under Load: Vacuum Handling Systems for the Logistics Industry

In order to become more efficient and work more quickly but at the same time protect the health of their employees, it is worth investing in ergonomic lifting devices.

Seen, stored, learned - Self-learning robots solve tasks with the help of an Ensenso 3D camera

At the Institute for Intelligent Process Automation and Robotics of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Robot Learning Group (ROLE) focuses on various aspects of machine learning. The scientists are investigating how robots can learn to solve tasks by trying them out independently.

Cut From the Same Cloth - Automatic 3D Recognition and Marking of Wooden Beams

An Ensenso N35 camera is used to capture the beam position and geometry. As soon as the timber is in the printing position, the robot automatically places the flange-mounted camera so that it can detect the surfaces of the beam.

Public Benefits of Drone Technology

Drones offer some promising solutions to some of our perennial public challenges. We'll take a look at a few key areas in which they're already starting to make a difference across various community issues.

How the Automotive Technology Showcased at CES Could Impact Vehicle Manufacturing

Which automakers are best poised to succeed in the future of mobility? That's the question prompting the appearance of many of the world's top automotive manufacturers - including Ford, Honda and BMW - at major technology shows like CES 2020 in Las Vegas.

Why Mobile Robots Should be Deployed in Manufacturing Plants?

The advancements in mobile robots technology have enabled manufacturers to develop robots suitable to their operational needs and carry out their implementation for their applications.

The Hero of Notre-Dame

In spring, the famous cathedral of Notre-Dame was damaged in a devastating fire. However, the Paris fire department prevented the complete destruction of the building - with the help of a special unit in their ranks.

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