Maxon have just released their new 24pg Pancake Motor Brochure.
A research project at Harvard aims to demonstrate an autonomous multi-robot systems capable of the construction of 3D structures. The hardware comprises a mobile robot and specialized passive blocks; the robot is able to manipulate blocks to build desired structures, and can maneuver on these structures as well as in unstructured environments. To illustrate the robot’s ability to perform complex tasks combining these functions, they demonstrate it autonomously building a ten-block structure significantly larger than itself. The full paper can be found here .
ROBOTICS will be a major driver for global job creation over the next five years. The announcement is based on a study conducted by the market research firm, Metra Martech, "Positive Impact of Industrial Robots on Employment", which was published on Thursday in Tokyo.
From the video its hard to tell what technology is behind this robot but heres the Google translation of the press release: Communication robots for the elderly "Nodding Kabochan SMILE SUPPLEMENT ROBOT" Launched mid-November! Pumpkin is not nodding, communication robots for the elderly in the shape of a little boy. The reaction of five sensors that are built, or nodding, He makes a variety of chat depending on the season. To take advantage of robot technology, the elderly, who also receive care, How to care for, and further engaged in the business who care, safe delivery and a smile will help to improve life.
PLC-Based Robotic Controls Versus OEM Robotic Controls
DENSO Robotics Joins Rockwell Automation Encompass Program, Introduces Add-On Instructions for Rockwell Automation PLCs and PACs
DENSO Robotics announced that it will participate as an Encompass Product Partner in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork. Through Encompass Product Partners, customers can quickly locate complementary products that best solve any application challenges. These products are critical components or connectivity solutions that extend and enhance Rockwell Automation installations.
PPT Vision announced two GigE-compatible specialty cameras including the 8-megapixel and 3-CCD models as well as the release of Version 10.3 of the Impact Software Suite to support all cameras in its M-Series embedded machine vision system.
Rockwell Automation extended the power range of its PowerFlex 755 AC drives to 900 kW/1350 Hp and added 600/690 volt ratings.
Following a soft launch over this past summer, www.RoboticsTomorrow.com has officially published its first full online eMagazine issue and followed with its first monthly eNewsletter.
Four New Types of Robots Aimed for Commercialization from 2013
Parallel-link robot deployments will continue to see strong growth as more and more operations across all industries embrace automation as a way to cut costs and stay completive. When light payloads and very fast cycle times are required, whether it be assembly, picking, dispensing, or any number of other applications, parallel-link robots will continue to meet the challenge.
Robotic machining has additionally introduced new possibilities for surface texturing on the stone surface, significantly adding to the aesthetics, presenting an innovative and pleasing artistic appearance. The textures would be difficult if not impossible to achieve by any other production process.
TX90 robots - Reliable staff for tough conditions in the food industry
ROSCon 2012 , the first ROS developer's conference is a weekend conference which will comprise of tech talks and tutorials that will introduce you to new ROS tools and libraries. The event takes place in St. Paul, Minnesota May 19-20, right after the 2012 IEEE international Conference on Robotics and Automation.
e2v, a leading global provider of high performance imaging solutions, will be launching the new ELiiXA+ industrial line scan camera at Vision 2011, in Stuttgart, Germany. Based on multi-line CMOS technology, the ELiiXA+ has been designed specifically to provide advanced speed, supreme sensitivity and high resolution for the most demanding applications such as the inspection of flat panel displays, PCBs, wafers and solar cells.
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IO-Link is the first standardized IO technology worldwide for communication from the control system to the lowest level of automation.