RIA to Present 2016 Engelberger Robotics Awards to Dr. Chia Day and Dean Elkins

Ceremony Set for June 21st in Munich in conjunction with Automatica and the ISR

Modular EtherCAT Robotic Solution Kicks R&D in High Gear to Fuel Robot Boom

NEXCOM EtherCAT robotic solution, NexROBO, introduces openness and modularity to the rigid robot architecture, unleashing possibilities for in-house development, add-on functionality, and reconfiguration of robots.

Sushi Robots and Vending-Machine Pizza Will Reinvent the Automat

Leslie Patton  for Bloomberg:  Decades from now, historians may look back on 2016 as the year Earthlings ate pizza from vending machines, bought burritos from a box in New York’s Grand Central Terminal and devoured sushi rolled by robots. “Automation is coming whether we want it to come or not,” said Andy Puzder, chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants Inc., which owns the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast-food chains. “It’s everywhere. It’s in everything.” At a time when more consumers are embracing hand-made artisanal foods, 24/7 Pizza Box, Burritobox and Sushi Station are headed in the other direction. Vending-machine pizza will start popping up in Florida later this year and chipotle-chicken burritos, accompanied by guacamole and salsa, can now be ordered from an automated box. Sushi-making robots from Japan are already operating in U.S. restaurants and university cafeterias.   Cont'd...

Intelligrated promotes Chris Hillman to sales engineer, central regional sales and operations

Engineering, concepting and application expert to support existing accounts and prospects with solution-based problem solving

Control System Integrator Patti Engineering Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

Patti Engineering thanks partners, employees and customers in celebration of a quarter century of providing innovative control system integration solutions for industrial automation, production intelligence and shop floor IT solutions

New Muscle-Inspired Actuators Hold Potential to Build Safer, Soft-Bodied Robots

Robots should be safer and softer in order to make them more cooperative and execute tasks in close contact with humans. George Whitesides, Ph.D., a Core Faculty member at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), along with his team, has created a new actuator that moves like human skeletal muscles by using vacuum power for automating soft, rubber beams. These actuators are soft and shock absorbing similar to real muscles, and do not pose any danger to their surroundings or the human beings working along with them or the future robots containing them. This study was published in the June 1 issue of the Advanced Materials Technologies journal.  Cont'd...

Global Autonomous Mobile Robotics Market Analysis and Forecast 2016 - 2024

Persistence Market Research Pvt. Ltd is released new forthcoming report on title "Autonomous Mobile Robotics Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2016 - 2024".

FANUC America Wins Prestigious Innovation Award from General Motors

General Motors Honors FANUC as Inaugural Winner of Coveted Supplier Innovation Award

Robotics, Satellites & Motor Sport applications all benefit from Harwin's Datamate J-Tek in high shock and vibration environments

Hi-Rel industries shift to jackscrew fixings for ultimate connection security

Robot wars: Boston Dynamics fell out with Google over humanoid Atlas

Mary-Ann Russon for International Business Times:  When former Boston Dynamics employees released video of humanoid robot Atlas – walking unassisted over difficult terrain, such as rocks and snow – Google was reportedly displeased; despite the research receiving high praise from roboticists while wowing the public. And the real reason Google is selling off Boston Dynamics is, by and large, due to insiders telling Tech Insider that the robotics firm was unwilling to fall in line with the internet giant's vision of a consumer robot for the home. Google reportedly envisioned the firm as one of nine in a division called Replicant. Initially, under the guidance of Android co-founder Andy Rubin, the firms would continue with existing research and Google would see what ideas and innovations they came up with.   Cont'd...

Safety for Collaborative Robots: New ISO/TS 15066

Collaborative robots are the latest technology, and may provide just the solution you are looking for to improve your production process, but you must still make sure any risks associated with your robotic application are recognized and managed appropriately.

Types of Robotic Actuators

Actuators have become a crucial part of the automated system, as they help with controlling equipment using hydraulic, pneumatic or in some of the cases electronic signals.

Harmonic Drive LLC Introduces Harmonic Planetary® Gearheads

Quick Connect™ coupling for easy mounting to servo motors

Let's Go Robotics Patent on Robotic Gripper Increases Reliability in Unattended Operations

Patent #9,327,411 covers robotic gripper for failure‐free microwell plate handling

Matrix Design, LLC Achieves Certified Servicing Integrator Status

Matrix service engineers were required to pass a series of rigorous tests and meet several criteria in order to achieve this status.

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Midwest Motion Products, Inc. (MMP) - Leadership in Engineering

Midwest Motion Products, Inc. (MMP) - Leadership in Engineering

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