Jiaji Zhou for RoboHub: The Manipulation Lab at the CMU Robotics Institute proposes a computational model that relates an applied robot action to the resultant object motion. Their research won the Best Conference Paper Award atICRA 2016. Understanding the mechanics of manipulation is essential for robots to autonomously interact with the physical world. One of the common manipulation scenarios involves pushing objects in a plane subject to dry friction. We propose a planar friction (force-motion) model that relates an applied robot action to the resultant object motion. Cont'd...
Eugene Kim for Business Insider: It wasn't until 2014 that Amazon really started to use the machines made by Kiva, the robotics company it bought for $775 million in 2012. Kiva makes robots that automate the picking and packing process at large warehouses. But in the short two years they've been deployed across Amazon's warehouses, Kiva's robots have been a real cost saver, according to a new note published by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday. The note says Kiva robots have cut operating expenses by about 20%, quoting Amazon exec Dave Clark, adding that it would translate to roughly $22 million in cost savings for each fulfillment center. Additionally, Deutsche Bank estimates Amazon could cut another $800 million in one-time cost savings once it deploys more Kiva robots across the 110 fulfillment centers that don't have them yet. Amazon uses Kiva robots in only 13 of its fulfillment centers currently. Cont'd...
The Expo is covering topics from development technology of robots to application of robots.
Several live demonstrations of ATI's Robotic Tool Changers, Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors, Utility Couplers, Robotic Collision Sensors, and Robotic Deburring Tools will run throughout the day
An ultra-precise motor in a compact, flat stage design facilitates mechanical integration of the new N-565 linear positioner.
MCMA's TechCon is an educational conference focused on the needs of users of motion control and motor technologies. New in 2016, the conference includes MCMA's Certified Motion Control Professional training.
The robotics field is rapidly growing, especially in recent years. Robots take the place of humans in dangerous working environments. At the same time, they often outperform humans in their precise and fast working manner and are therefore, used in more and more areas.
Dorner's new 2200 LPZ / Z-Frame Conveyor comes with one or two pivot points, and features an extremely low profile to fit under machinery or any other tight spots.
The new ArcWorld® 2000 welding workcell is a modular solution specifically designed for robotic welding of large workpieces.
Major French groups and international diversity on the agenda at the world's premier summit on robotics innovations in Paris
For the sixth edition of the event, Innorobo 2016 successfully premiered in Paris, once again helping to accelerating the development of robotics innovations to benefit humankind. Beyond the figures and the event, Innorobo brings to life the community of players driving the robotics transformation and opens it up to major groups from France and around the world.
Material handling and supply chain veteran to lead western sales team
Top engineers from Wynright Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company and a leading U.S.-based provider of intelligent material handling systems, will be participating on panels at the AVUSI New England's ROBOTICA 2016.
Dragonplate has a new modular connector system specifically designed for connecting pultruded tubes and rods. Leveraging off the design and success of its patent pending carbon fiber tube modular connector system, designed to connect roll-wrapped and braided carbon fiber tubes, Dragonplate has extended this line of products to now incorporate pultruded tubes and rods.
Ceremony Set for June 21st in Munich in conjunction with Automatica and the ISR
NEXCOM EtherCAT robotic solution, NexROBO, introduces openness and modularity to the rigid robot architecture, unleashing possibilities for in-house development, add-on functionality, and reconfiguration of robots.
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