ADVANCED ROBOTICS FOR MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE AND CMU'S MANUFACTURING FUTURES INITIATIVE TO BE FIRST TENANTS AT RIDC'S MILL 19

"Advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, materials science and 3-D printing are rapidly transforming manufacturing, with the power to trigger a significant resurgence of this economic pillar in the United States, and in Pittsburgh in particular."

Warehouse robot startup Kindred signs up the Gap to test its first commercial product

Nick Statt for The Verge: Kindred's new production model robots, now called Kindred Sort, have been operating in a pilot program at a Gap warehouse, with plans to expand the fleet of robots to help the retailer's full fulfillment network down the line.

Rapid growth in robotics market affecting all sectors

The industrial robotics market is expected to be worth $71.7 billion by 2023, according to new research. The rapid growth is affecting markets across the board, from automotive and electronics to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Here, Graham Mackrell, managing director of robot gearing specialist Harmonic Drive UK, looks at the drivers and what businesses can expect to see in the coming years.

40GbE Added to Rugged 1U MicroTCA Chassis Platform Family from VadaTech

VadaTech, a manufacturer of embedded boards and complete applicationready platforms, now offers a 40GbE rugged 6-slot MicroTCA chassis in a 1U height.

BCC Research Robotics Report

The combination of new applications for robotics for automotive, military and healthcare applications and lower cost sensor technology is causing significant growth in the sensors for robotics market, according to BCC Research's recent report on the topic.

Novarc Technologies Solves Global Pipe Welding Labor Shortages with the World's First Collaborative Welding Robot at FABTECH 2017

Novarc's Collaborative Spool Welding Robot brings human robot collaboration to the pipe welding industry to help fill the labor shortage of highly-skilled welders

The Industrial Evolution Arrives in Chicago: FABTECH 2017 to Highlight Latest Technologies and Leading Experts

FABTECH 2017 returns to Chicago's McCormick Place Nov. 6-9, packed with a schedule of live product demonstrations, inspiring presentations, education sessions, networking opportunities and more to give attendees an all-access pass to the hottest industry trends and innovations.

Nanometer Resolution Motion Controller for Mini Piezo Motor Micrometer-Actuators

PI's new digital servo motion controller specifically designed to drive compact opto-mechanical actuators.

ABB FABTECH 2017 exhibit showcases the Collaboration, Simplicity and Digitalization that allow manufacturers to most efficiently handle increased part variation

Leading edge robotic welding technologies also enhance safety, quality and productivity

Why Human-Controlled, Force-Multiplying Robots Are the Future of Work on Earth

Ben Wolff, CEO of Sarcos via IEEE Spectrum:

OCTOPUZ At FABTECH 2017

OCTOPUZ will be exhibiting at FABTECH 2017 in Chicago at booth # B37037. Their software will also be in the KUKA Robotics booth located at B23055.

The Humatics Spatial Intelligence Platform

With its extensible architecture and APIs, the Humatics Spatial Intelligence Platform™ will power an ecosystem of new position-based products and services.

Can Robots help get more Girls into Science & Tech?

Matt Simon for Wired: The United States has a serious problem with getting women into STEM jobs and keeping them there.

OCTOPUZ Partners With SolidCAM

OCTOPUZ Inc. has officially partnered with SolidCAM USA. Read on for details on what this means for you.

ROBO Global Robotics & Automation ETF (ROBO) Celebrates 4 Years on Nasdaq with $1.5 Billion under Management

The First #Robotics Fund Marches Into Fifth Year, $ROBO

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.