High precision is the key to the future of robotics

With the UK's first robotics week taking place in June 2016, Graham Mackrell, managing director of Harmonic Drive UK, looks at how high precision gears will be as vital for the advancement of the robotics sector.

Property Drone Consortium Announces UAS Research Initiative with RIT

The program will assess the usefulness of various Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and a variety of sensors for up close property inspection.

Universal Robots Opens New West Coast Headquarters in Irvine

The Danish pioneer of collaborative robots has chosen Irvine to headquarter its new Western division. The offices, located at 101 Pacifica in Irvine, will also feature a training and demonstration center for clients and partners. A large open house event is planned for July 13, 2016.

Transcend Robotics and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Partner to Advance Robotic Mobility

Cooperative Agreement Focuses on Developing Robotic Mobility Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility

Workbench Partners with SparkFun to Launch Online Education Community

Partnership will create online workbench for education makers to explore, build, teach, and share with electronics

New era opens as first UK Robotics Week begins

Organised by the EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems (UK-RAS) Network, the week opens with a series of events across the country that aim to get the public engaged with the developments and debate in and around robotics.

Oriental Motor Introduces New 200 W (1/4 HP) & 400 W (1/2 HP) BMU Series Brushless Motor and Drive Package

Our Popular Easy to Use Brushless Motor Just Received a Boost in Power and Performance

Four Dorner Industrial Conveyor Platforms Receive Cleanroom Certification

Cleanrooms and other controlled environments provide management of airborne particulate contamination to appropriate levels for accomplishing contamination-sensitive activities.

DENSO Foundation gives more than $1 million in grants to 24 colleges and universities to advance engineering and skilled trades education

Text books can only take you so far. But complement a student's textbook knowledge with hands-on problem solving, troubleshooting, teamwork and technical work - now you have an engineer or technical expert ready to develop, improve and build technologies that will help our society.

OpenConnect Shortlisted for "20 Most Promising Robotics Solution Providers 2016" Ranking by CIOReview

OpenConnect was chosen among the 20 Most Promising Robotics Solution Providers 2016

IMTS 2016 TOOLING & WORKHOLDING PAVILION SHOWCASES ADVANCES IN ACCURACY AND EFFICIENCY

Innovative machinery from around the world will be on display at IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show. Key to maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of those machines are the tooling and workholding products on display in the West Building at McCormick Place.

Microscan Introduces the World's Smallest Platform for Barcode Reading to Advanced Machine Vision

Microscan, a global manufacturer and pioneer of miniature barcode imagers and machine vision smart cameras for industrial automation, redefines imaging technology as a single, omni-capable platform for any automation task. With the scalability to accomplish basic to high-performance auto ID as well as simple to advanced machine vision in one, MicroHAWK® offers the breadth of Microscan software and hardware options on the smallest smart camera suite ever developed. The MicroHAWK family includes a fully-integrated imaging engine and three industrial-rated miniature imagers with unrivaled flexibility, ease of use, and universal application potential.

Yuneec Typhoon H with Intel® RealSense™ Technology Now Available for Preorder

Typhoon H with Intel RealSense Technology Improves Safety, Allows More Creative Options with Intelligent Obstacle Navigation

HIT Robot Group in Search of Foreign Partners to Explore the Vast Chinese Robot Market

HIT Robot Group (HRG), one of China's top robot producers, is putting its best foot forward in going global as it seeks foreign partners at Automatica 2016, an international exhibition for automation and robotics in Munich, Germany.

New FAA Drone Rules Reject Federal Preemption of State and Local Drone Laws

The FAA in crafting their rules recognized the important role State and local officials play in protecting their communities.

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