KC Robotics Launches New "Ready Weld" Series

The industrial robotics company in West Chester, KC Robotics, revolutionizes factory welding.

Toyota Accelerates Home Helper Robot Program

Toyota is accelerating development of a robot that can perform tasks in the home to help elderly and disabled people lead independent lives. The Human Support Robot (HSR) is its response to the rising demand for long-term elderly care. The World Health Organisation predicts that by 2050, 22 per cent of the world’s population will be over 60 years old. The HSR is compact and highly manoeuvrable, with a lightweight, cylindrical body and a folding arm. It can pick up objects off the floor, reach things down from shelves and perform a variety of other tasks. Toyota is teaming up with a number of research bodies to set up the HSR Developers’ Community, making a combined effort to hasten development and early practical adoption of the HSR. Artificial intelligence is not yet a substitute for human care, but the HSR will be able to be operated remotely by family and friends, with the operator’s face and voice being relayed in real-time. This will allow for genuine human interaction as the HSR goes about its work.   Cont'd...

Japan`s Vision as Robotics Super Power; New Industrial Revolution Driven by Robots

For 2015, a Grand Robot Exhibition in Japan is taking place during December 2nd to 5th as a joint venture of Japan Robot Association and the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.

MICROMO Introduces The most compact 3‐channel encoder of its class!

The most compact 3‐channel encoder of its class!

MICROMO Introduces the MCST 3601 - Powerful New Drive Electronics for Stepper Motors

MCST 3601 - Powerful New Drive Electronics for Stepper Motors

ITyX Solutions selects Orlando for its Americas headquarters

German market leader in self-learning software opens a new office in Florida

New ABB RobotStudio App in the Okuma App Store Maximizes CNC Machining Production and Profitability

ABB's simulation and offline programming software allows robot programming to be performed without disrupting production.

Rapid Imaging Software Develops Augmented Reality App for Small Drones

SmartCam3D View augmented reality for small drones/unmanned systems will lead to safer and more effective drone use for the drone market.

Drone World Expo Provides a Sneak Peek at a Few of the Exciting Conference Sessions Being Planned for November Event

November 17-18, 2015, at the San Jose Convention Center

Companies are making human-like robots and they think they've stumbled on the biggest thing since the iPhone

Cadie Thompson for Business Insider:  Downloading apps on your own personal robot may become as common as downloading apps on your smartphone. Robot makers Jibo and Blue Frog Robotics are creating social robots that are aimed at living with humans and in order to entice consumers they are selling them for about the same cost as an iPhone. Jibo’s robot called Jibo is priced at about $749 for pre-order and Blue Frog Robotics’ robot called Buddy is priced at $549. But these companies are also promising consumers that these little live-in robots are going to become the biggest platform since Apple’s iPhone, capable of performing all kinds of functions via apps. “It’s like the iPhone, if we want to reach the mainstream and have success we need many very interesting apps,” said Frack de Visme, the chief financial officer of Blue Frog Robotics. “We are going to have an open system so many developers can develop and create amazing apps so that it become mainstream.”   Cont'd...

Robotic Automation Propels Manufacturing Transformation

With a production line requiring tens to hundreds of workers for daily operations, manufactures see automated production and man-machine collaboration as innovative ways to increase production efficiency while cutting labor costs.

YuMi ®: The World's First Truly Collaborative Dual Arm Robot

Pioneering an inherently safe solution for automating small parts assembly with human coworkers by redefining human-robot collaboration through a unique integration of components, speed, agility and motion control

Microsemi Introduces Its Highest Capacity SLC-based Secure Solid State Drive for Mission Critical Applications

New SSD Designed for Defense, Intelligence and Other Applications Requiring Highest Level of Security and Reliability in an Extremely Compact Solution

MOSI's Drone Zone Takes Off With a WWI Biplane, a Google X Drone and More

Guests can fly a drone, ride in a driverless vehicle, code robots and 3D print all summer long

DENSO Offers New Guide to Buying Small Assembly Robots

Free Resource Helps Buyers Assess the True Cost of Ownership for the Best Value

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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.