Compact Mechatronic Drive for Robotic Applications

This document presents a new optimized integration of a compact gear reducer, specific designs of BLDC motor and magnetic absolute position sensor for high torque per volume demanding applications.

Drones for inspecting Roofs for Home Insurance Are Becoming the Norm

Drones offer fantastic, labor-efficient technology for close up view of roofs, and can be operated from the ground. They are well-equipped with modern software which makes inspection and report generation easier.

A.I. -Rules, Learning and Reason

There needs to be standards by which developers are held accountable for the use and impact of their A.I. technology. Appropriate laws need to be written to govern the use of A.I. And most importantly, A.I. is a tool not a replacement for humans.

How Robotics are Automating a Solution to the Labor Shortage & Growing Customer Demands

While it's true that robots are making their way into more and more operations, the truth is there are not enough skilled workers to fill the number of available jobs.

The Future of "Cobots" is AI Voice Interface at the Edge

The growing presence of AI powered everything in our personal lives is quickly creating an enormous population of people who are not only comfortable using voice to operate technology but prefer it.

Surgical Robots and Their Rapid Adoption in Minimally Invasive Surgeries

By using robot arms controlled through a computer, surgeons are now able to perform small incision surgeries that are minimally invasive and offer an improved level of precision.

The Strangest Reasons We've Seen Robots Engineered For So Far

Robots - we can't live with them and we can't live without them. Some potential applications of robotics are strange but ultimately very promising, while others seem downright pointless.

Drive Systems - Success Through Interdisciplinary Approaches

There is much more to consider than just the design and the motor selection. Interdisciplinary thinking, specific engineering knowledge, depth of experience, and a clear understanding of the requirements are critical factors.

Applications of Nanometer-Level Precision Motion Control Solutions

This article will look at the top-end solution in terms of accuracy and repeatability, and the applications that benefit from a motion control solution that has achieved quantum-sized improvements in the precision achievable across numerous applications.

Real Estate Drones Are Here to Stay but Guidelines Need to Be Followed

To legally use a drone, the pilot must be 16 years of age or older and have an FAA UAV operator's certificate (per Part 107). Operating a drone can present a real and significant threat to life and property.

Zone Picking vs. Wave Picking: Which Method is Best?

Before selecting a picking technique for your operation, evaluate your current inventory situation, workforce, technology, infrastructure and warehouse layout. Once you assess all of these factors, you can confidently determine a picking methodology

Everything You Want to Know About Alpine Conveyors

The Alpine Conveyor is a compact spiral configuration commonly used as an accumulation or elevating buffer zone between machines or as a process step for cooling or drying. It can also be used for line balancing or product changeover purposes.

The Perfect Storm of Automation, Autonomous Machines and Artificial Intelligence

What if you need to be an expert by the time you graduate from school simply because autonomous machines and automation have taken over work that is predictable and regular?

Concept Systems and ATI Deburring Tools Reshape Aluminum Manufacturing Processes

With ATI Deburring Tools, Concept Systems developed a robotic material removal solution for their customer that enables them to produce higher quality parts in less time. The solution reduces scrap and rework, and alleviates safety concerns associated with hand-grinding...

Electromechanical Linear Actuators in Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles

Q&A with Tom Quartararo, Mechatronics Engineer at Ultra Motion

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