Vinten Radamec, a Vitec Group brand and world leader in robotic camera support systems, has revealed its next generation of robotic controlled device, incorporating Intelligent Control Engineering (ICE), at this year's IBC2011 event. The innovative company has integrated the new hardware and software platform into its latest pan and tilt head, the Fusion FHR-35, to deliver the highest performance head on the market
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. have entered into a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on integrating Motoman Robotics' line of industrial robots with the open-source ROS (Robot Operating System) software.
Vision Guide facilitates small-lot production and high-precision assembly
DENSO increased the number of its robot service engineers in its national service center in Maryville, Tenn., and its robotics headquarters facility in Long Beach, Calif. The company has also added a new robot field-service engineer in the Midwest region.
rChordata announced its PowerBotix line of power supply systems that allow robot batteries to be hot swappable, reducing or eliminating system downtime. The PowerBotix system also intelligently communicates with an onboard computer allowing for better mission planning.
Toyota, Toyota-Shi, Aichi-Ken, Japan, has been assigned a patent (8,010,232) developed by Yuichiro Nakajima, Toyota, Japan, Haeyeon Lee, Toyota, South Korea, and Hideki Nomura, Nagoya, Japan, for a movable robot.
Infolytica Corporation announced plans to include an extensive thermal analysis module in the next release of MotorSolve, which is due out by fall 2011. With this latest addition, it will be possible to evaluate the impact of temperature and different cooling methods on the performance of brushless, PMAC and induction machines.
PCL 1.1.1 is a patch release, API compatible with 1.1
This amped up, current release of ROS features new, stable libraries for arm navigation and point cloud processing. There is also improved support for Android, Arduino, Windows, ARM, and Python 3. Please see the release page for some of the cool new tools and libraries in Electric, such as "interactive markers" for creating custom GUIs in RViz.
Hillcrest Labs today unveiled its second-generation family of user interface solutions that pave the way for a wide range of products to incorporate state of the art natural user interfaces (NUIs).
US Patent Issued to FANUC on Aug. 30 for "Image Processor for Robot System and Robot System Including the Same" (Japanese Inventors)
United States Patent no. 8,010,233, issued on Aug. 30, was assigned to FANUC Ltd. (Yamanashi, Japan). "Image Processor for Robot System and Robot System Including the Same" was invented by Yoshiki Hashimoto (Yamanashi, Japan), Takehisa Sera (Yamanashi, Japan) and Shougo Takahashi (Yamanashi, Japan).
LAS VEGAS, NV - Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc., specializing in end-of-line solutions for cartoning, case packing and palletizing needs, demonstrates its newest Robotic Vertical Carton/Case Loader (RCCL) equipped with two FANUC Robotics Delta (spider) robots for specialty cartoning, case loading, and high-speed pick and place applications at Pack Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center, September 26-29, 2011 in Booth 2018.
Promising start to registrations: An even better event is to follow the most successful VISION - Focus on system integration
Machine vision sales grew 16% in North America in the second quarter of 2011 compared to the same quarter one year earlier, according to the Quarterly Machine Vision Sales Tracking Report of the Automated Imaging Association (AIA).
ESS Technologies, Inc. new robotic cartoner infeed integrates with automatic cartoning machines, allowing manufactures to easily automate manual carton loading processes or retrofit other bulkier types of product infeed systems.
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OCTOPUZ makes complex robot programming simple through cutting-edge Offline Robot Programming Software (OLRP) that enables detailed robot operations, complete with machinery and manufacturing components, to be first simulated on a computer, then output for the real world. Within this virtual cell, OCTOPUZ uses built-in machine logic to identify the optimal toolpath trajectory and program the required code for a multitude of industrial tasks. The code is then output for the specific robot brand, for use in the real world.