Neil Tardella for IEEE Spectrum: The DARPA Robotics Challenge this past summer showcased how far humanoid robots have come—but also how far they have yet to go before they can tackle real-world practical applications. Even the best of the DRC behemoths stumbled and fell down, proving, as IEEE Spectrum noted at the time, that “not walking is a big advantage.” There is, in fact, a new not-walking way for robots to perform many kinds of tasks better and faster: the dexterous drone. A lightweight flying platform with a robotic arm combines the strengths of two rapidly developing, parallel industries. Aerial drones like quadcopters and octocopters have in just the past few years emerged as a viable industrial and consumer product with substantial maneuverability, versatility, and durability. Yet the drones of today are mostly just flying bodies with no arms or hands. Cont'd...
DENSO's latest RC8 robot controller allows DENSO robots to be controlled by Rockwell and Omron PLCs or PACs. Beta testing for Siemens and Mitsubishi PLCs and PACs is in progress.
Industry 4.0 Smart Factories and Smart Machines continue to drive dramatic efficiency improvements across the supply chain, within the factory and inside machines.
Scalable Platform Supports IIoT Deployment within Factory and to the Cloud
XIMEA: Thunderbolt™ 2 Enabled Industrial Camera Model with Sony IMX174 Sensor is Officially Certified
Another XIMEA model from Thunderbolt 2 enabled camera line is approved and enters mass production with ability to order
The Danish robot manufacturer, that pioneered the safety systems of collaborative robots, showcases product features that help lower the automation barrier, making a robot truly collaborative. The features on display at ATX West 2016 in Anaheim are portability, ease of use, and integration.
For applications where anti-static operation is required. Available in a range of bearing sizes, as well as machinable bar stock.
JULIE COLLINS for Fox 6 Now: The world's largest robot is here in Milwaukee. But folks looking to get a glimpse of the giant piece of technology better act fast.With precision and ease, this robot can pick up an 800-pound motorcycle! "Well you can't help but be astounded by it, quite frankly. It's quite large," said James Schneberger with New Berlin Plastics, Inc. And it's right here in Milwaukee at Exact Automation. The company purchased the machine from FANUC -- a Japanese company. It arrived in November, but Exact Automation had work to do before it got here. "We had to pour new concrete in the building. We had to put 100,000 pound of concrete to prepare as a base for this robot because it weighs so much," said Exact Automation Owner Jim Mevis. Schneberger works around robots -- but nothing this large. Weighing in at 26,000 pounds, Schneberger is astonished at its size. Cont'd...
High power up to 120 W, speeds up to 100,000 rpm, sterilizable 1000 times.
Fall-Protection Leader SixAxis Thrives with Innovative Practices
World-Class Automation Providers Freise Automation and HAHN Robotics to Deliver Sawyer Robot to German Manufacturers
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) announces it will hold its annual Ground Robotics Capability Conference and Exhibition at The Waterford in Springfield, VA from March 2-3, 2016.
Feb. 23 episode to highlight effective lifecycle management to maximize return on investment
Manufacturing partners need you just as much as you need them. Stay loyal because they can really help you in the early days.
ABB introduces first ever line of SCARA robots, designed for applications requiring fast, repeatable and precise movements
The IRB 910 SC has a maximum payload of 6 kg, three different reach options and is IP54-rated for optimum protection against dust and liquids
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Automatically change end effector tooling quickly and easily with Destaco's Automatic Tool Changers. Designed with exceptional repeatability, high rigidity and load capacity, they are perfect for multiple tooling applications utilizing one robot. We offer different models and sizes to handle light-duty to heavy-duty applications. Our RQC/RTP Series provides a high level of flexibility with a configurable, modular design that accommodates up to four optional modular interfaces.