Is Software the Future of Robotics?

Robots and software work hand in hand, but what does this mean in concrete terms? How is software essential for robots? Why and how is it necessary to develop software specifically adapted to robotic applications? What are the future trends in software for robotics?

FABTECH Expo Q&A with OCTOPUZ Inc.

Visit the OCTOPUZ team at FABTECH 2019 in Booth B23113 to be the first to see what's new with the industry-defining OCTOPUZ Offline Robot Programming Software! In the meantime, be sure to stay tuned to our social media networks and website for more information.

Conference on Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision and Artificial Intelligence Comes to San Jose November 12-13

Keynotes from Google, Intel Sports, Sarcos Robotics and UC San Diego, and 36 Breakout Sessions, to Explore Trends and Innovations to Help Grow Business

Basler AG and drag and bot GmbH: Joint Integration Project Facilitates Robot Programming

In a joint project between Basler AG and drag and bot GmbH, Basler's 2D cameras were integrated into the graphical robot programming software drag&bot. Thanks to the integration of the proven Basler pylon Camera Software Suite into the drag&bot software, it is now possible to intuitively operate Basler 2D cameras in robotic applications. A second result of the cooperation is an improved driver for Basler 2D cameras for the Open Source Framework ROS.

MAGNETIC GRIPPER FOR ROBOTS

The recently improved magnetic gripper from Goudsmit Magnetics is used for the automated pick-up, placement or positioning of steel or other ferromagnetic objects. Examples include: removing sheet metal from presses, destacking products from boxes (bin picking), assembling steel parts or handling of punched steel parts, blanks and perforated steel sheets in robotic applications. The ultralight magnetic gripper is fitted with strong permanent neodymium magnets and is therefore extra safe. It can be used in grippers on robot arms. The handling magnets can be switched on and off by means of compressed air and have a tapped hole interface for attachment to a robot arm, optionally in combination with a spring plunger. See film: https://youtu.be/hcXJ98mXHZE

Yaskawa Motoman Celebrates 30-year Anniversary

The Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. (Yaskawa Motoman), a leading robotics company in the Americas, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Realtime Robotics Raises $11.7 Million Series A Funding

Technology enables robots and autonomous vehicles to automatically plan and respond to changing environments

Plane assembly takes swift flight with help from igus

Germany company helps Spanish manufacturer solve vexing flexibility issue for robots

New Brushless DC Motor from STEPPERONLINE

Brushless DC motor or BLDC Motor consists of a motor and a drive. Since it operates automatically, it doesn't need extra starting windings on the rotor and it will not vibrate or lose steps when the load changes suddenly.

Sensorless Control of Brushless Motors

Many applications would benefit from a brushless motor without a sensor. There are various options for realizing this. A method developed by maxon is now setting new standards for precision and reliability.

Universal Robots Powers Vectis Automation's New Cobot Welding Tool, Offers Leverage to Manufacturers Addressing Labor Crisis and Rising Costs

Vectis Automation has chosen Universal Robots' UR10e cobot to power the Vectis Cobot Welding Tool launching at FABTECH 2019 in Chicago, giving smaller weld shops a low-risk, easy solution to increase weld capacity, quality and stability.

Continuous operation excellence

Food and beverage production is becoming continuous to keep up with rising demands. To maintain the flow of products and to make sure there are low levels of waste, spoilage or contamination inside a continuous system, automation must be integrated into the production line.

Geek+ unveils CARE strategy during first Global Smart Logistics Summit

• Company introduces Geek+ Cloud Brain: AI at your fingertips • Geek+ to invest at least $150 million in AI R&D over the next three years

Rotary Encoder - Best Mechanical Device to Measure Pulses

Encoder is a device that compiles and converts a signal or data into a signal that can be used for communication, transmission, and storage. It is used in a variety of applications including industrial automation, medical, robotics, textiles, renewable energy and more.

Epson to Showcase Award-Winning Robot Portfolio and New Parts Feeding Solution at the Assembly Show

Epson Will Also Lead a Discussion on Parts Feeding 101 for Robot Automation

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

Piab’s Kenos KCS Gripper

Piab's Kenos KCS Gripper

Piab's Kenos KCS gripper enables a collaborative robot to handle just about anything at any time. Combining Piab's proprietary air-driven COAX vacuum technology with an easily replaceable technical foam that molds itself around any surface or shape, the gripper can be used to safely grip, lift and handle any object. Standard interface (ISO) adapters enable the whole unit to be attached to any cobot type on the market with a body made in a lightweight 3D printed material. Approved by Universal Robots as a UR+ end effector.