DENSO Updates West Coast Training Center

Facility features new courses in an upgraded state-of-the-art setting

Researchers turn 3D world into 'projection screen' for better robot-to-human communication

Knowing exactly where and what task a robot will do next can help workers avoid injury.

Morgan Advanced Materials and Tyr Tactical announce armor system passes NIJ Level III certification testing requirements

Morgan Advanced Materials armor system passes NIJ Level III Certification

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

The future of robotics contains the same level of certainty as the sun's rising in the morning. Robots are becoming an integrated portion of the workforce, and they will be there every day thereafter, unless a company ditches robotics altogether.

Naturipe Farms challenges developers to invent the next generation automated blueberry harvesting system

A total of $250,000 USD in prize money to be awarded for a successful device or method that optimizes the quality and condition of harvested FRESH blueberries

Black Diamond Advanced Technology Receives Contract to Develop Ground Robotic Operator Control Unit

Engineering design services and material deliveries will be performed from now into calendar year 2016.

Motion Controls Robotics to Exhibit at CPP Expo

Automation improves the safety and efficiency of the roll handling process. Visit Motion Controls Robotics in booth #4421 at the CPP Expo to see how FANUC robots are integrated into the application to transform the roll handling process.

ABB Robotics to hold Open House at its new Houston facility

Event to feature robotic demonstrations and technical training seminars

Carnegie Mellon, GE Ventures bringing robotics accelerator program to Pittsburgh

By Deborah M. Todd / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  A new accelerator program and a $20 million venture fund started by Carnegie Mellon University and GE Ventures could brand Pittsburgh as the official home of the globe’s growing robotics industry. CMU’s National Robotics Engineering Center and GE Ventures, the investment arm of Fairfield, Conn.-based General Electric, have teamed up to create The Robotics Hub, an early-stage startup accelerator program designed to draw the nation’s best advanced robotics firms to Pittsburgh and to keep those started here firmly in place. The for-profit Robotics Hub will provide funding through newly created Coal Hill Ventures and access to equipment at CMU and the NREC to chosen companies by 2016, in addition to putting their creations on a fast track toward commercialization. “The strategy that’s most important to GE is to really get behind startups and help them scale. A lot of companies can come with the money, but what we bring is the ability to scale and the opportunity to commercialize quite quickly, said Alex Tepper, GE Ventures managing director.   Cont'd...

Researching your first robot purchase? Don't be intimidated.

If you're considering a robot, you probably have a good sense of the process that you'd like to automate. With that information, an integrator can get the process started, determining the client's needs and the best type of robot for the job.

Pack Expo - Intelligrated to showcase robotic integration capabilities at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015

Show lineup to guide visitors through robotic integration process

New Low-Altitude Traffic Management System Could Ensure Safe Drone Delivery

Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno are now working on a new, low-altitude traffic management system to keep fast-moving flyers safer as they cruise through increasingly crowded skies.

New Nanoscale Programmable Switches Promise Faster, More Versatile Chip-scale Devices

DARPA's YFA program identifies and engages rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions and introduces them to Department of Defense needs and DARPA's program development process.

World's first robotic psychiatrist speaks out on hitchBOT attack

"Dr. Joanne" hopes assault on small robot hitchhiker will be catalyst for fair robotic laws

Comau to Unveil Robotic Industrial Artwork on Telegraph Road

Comau will host a tour of its Innovation Campus for city officials in addition to the unveiling event.

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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.