Epson Names CIMTEC Automation as its Official East Coast Repair and Maintenance Center

Partnership Ensures Maximum Productivity with Epson Robot Solutions

ARxIUM's RIVA Named Top IV Robot by KLAS for Fifth Consecutive Year

Independent healthcare research firm selects fully automated IV compounding system as category leader

The Tale of the Painting Robot that didn't Steal Anyone's Job

Matt Simon for Wired: Today, three of these machines from Universal Robots handle the brute sanding and painting, while humans handle more complicated tasks like assembly. Some of these workers even turned into robot technicians.

Rockford Systems Hosts Live 30-Minute Mini-Webinar Focusing on Human-Robot Safety

Because no technology can be made foolproof, maintaining safety in environments where humans and robots work together has become a critical, but misunderstood issue for many managers who are worried they may not be keeping pace with the latest codes and regulations.

MassRobotics Receives MassWorks Grant for Expansion, Continued Innovation

MassRobotics opened 15,000 sq.ft. of shared workspace in Boston's Marine Industrial Park in February 2017. Since then, it has grown to house more than 30 companies and organizations, including startups, mature robotics companies and university teams, with more than 70 people working in the space.

Danish "Robot Hands" Pack Delicate Herbs

The two "fingers" of the robot gripper have built-in intelligence and advanced technology that mimics the way humans instinctively use our sense of touch when we grab things to move them.

Five Myths About Robotic Vision Systems

While the vision systems of old were unreliable, clunky and expensive, today's systems are anything but. Proper vision systems can make the difference between an efficient robotic system and one that is not working optimally.

Urban Logistics and its Sustainability

By 2050, 70% of the world's population is expected to be living and working in urban areas. The rapid rate of urbanisation is pushing logistics service providers to up their game in order to fulfil deliveries to customers in these congested conditions, at any location at any time.

Rethink Robotics Announces Sawyer SDK for Robotics Researchers and Educators Worldwide

New research software enables Gazebo Simulator, motion interface

Robot Density Rises Globally - International Federation of Robotics

"Robot density is an excellent standard for comparison in order to take into account the differences in the automation degree of the manufacturing industry in various countries," says Junji Tsuda, President of the International Federation of Robotics.

RTOS for Safety Critical Systems

Designing the right RTOS architecture requires delicate attention and decisions. Basic real-time operating system services such as inter-process communication, process synchronization, process management and interrupt handling must unfold efficiently.

VISION and the machine vision industry on a growth path

Good omens for the leading world trade fair / Trend topics at the trade fair are embedded vision, deep learning and hyperspectral imaging

Festo Showcases at SLAS 2018 Its Latest Solutions for Sample Handling and Preparation

Booth #637 - Four lab equipment suppliers feature "Festo Inside" - Superconductor technology for frictionless sample handling, including contactless transfer through cleanrooms - Modular automation platforms demoed

Machine Vision Technology Update

Machine vision technologies based on CNNs and deep learning can be used profitably in a wide range of different industrial sectors and applications, allowing the automation and significant acceleration of inspection processes in the electronics industry, for example.

Best Practices for Real-Time Machine Automation Performance in IoT & Industry 4.0

Learn how IntervalZero's RTOS platform transformed machine automation in Japan

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ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.