Co-Learning of Task and Sensor Placement for Soft Robotics

Deep-learning technique optimizes the arrangement of sensors on a robot's body to ensure efficient operation.

Boston Dynamics Unveils New Robot for Warehouse Automation

Stretch's mobile base allows it to go to where repetitive box lifting is required - unloading trucks, building pallets of boxes and order building. Stretch makes warehouse operations more efficient and safer for workers.

5 Considerations for Deploying Industrial Robotics

Not every deployment of new robots goes smoothly. There are significant challenges to adopting any new technology, and the complexity of cutting-edge robotics means there is serious room for error when deploying industrial robots

Robot HMI for Projects Automation

To customize a robot interface, the only thing required is the robot HMI. However, there is a wide array of HMIs that differ from each other based on several factors. The challenge is to determine which is the best HMI.

Shortening Sales Cycles; A Top Priority for Manufacturers

Trade publications offer significant benefits for manufacturers in need of boosting inbound leads and sales, fast.

How AI is Changing the Future of Supply Chain Costs

AI brings efficiency through big data analytics and performance insights on an unprecedented scale. With this power, AI is advancing supply chains for a cleaner, more cost-effective future. Preparing for this future starts with understanding AI implementation in the present.

The AI Impact for Next-Gen Industrial Robots

Let's take a closer look at next-generation, AI-enhanced industrial robots - today's ripe conditions for emerging use cases, their benefits and promised opportunities - to find out why.

3 Trends in Robotics Energy Consumption

Energy efficiency is an increasingly prominent concern as electronics adoption and environmental consciousness both rise. Robotics must consume less energy to sustain their growth in the future.

How Commercial Robotics Will Power the Logistics Industry in 2021

Automation in the supply chain isn't a new phenomenon, but it carries new urgency now. What was once a competitive edge is now a necessity. Robotics will power the logistics industry this year, and here's how.

How Robots Are Revolutionizing the Life Sciences Lab

The COVID-19 crisis has spurred life sciences labs to ramp up output at warp speed - and Stäubli Robotics is helping to meet critical needs.

Ways Robotics Are Revolutionizing Construction Sites

Robots are rapidly changing operations in numerous industries - from agriculture to medicine. The construction sector is also investing in them, and that trend seems set to continue.

Drivers and Restraints to the Collaborative Robot Market

While American manufacturers took a hit early on, the sector experienced a 30-month high in December as some U.S. companies calmed supply chain chaos by turning to domestic sourcing options.

Routes to Professional Success in Automation

With a clear shift towards more digitally enabled roles and a growing need for more automation and/or robotics across all industries, this requires more skilled people within these environments.

How to Optimize Your CV for a Robotics Engineer Career

There is no doubt that the robotics industry will keep developing in the upcoming years. But the problem is that this industry is already experiencing serious labor shortages and a lack of talent.

How Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Could Become Easier to Detect - new research from Draper, MIT

Researchers have developed a passive acoustic remote sensing method for unmanned underwater vehicles, which was demonstrated in Charles River field experiments, pictured here.

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