Pointman Tactical Robot Survives Four Rounds From 12 Gauge Shotgun During SWAT Operation in Nebraska

After being heavily fired upon during a SWAT operation, the Pointman Tactical Robot has now been repaired and shipped back to its owner/operators in Nebraska. In the original incident, officers of the Bellevue, Neb. Police Department responded to a report of an unstable man with a gun. The Pointman Robot was struck with four rounds from a 12 gauge shotgun at close range. It is now repaired and back in action.

Edson Packaging Machinery Showcases at Pack Expo 2012 an Integrated End-of-Line Packaging System - Case Packer, Robotic Palletizer, Stretch Wrapper, and Conveyor

The-state-of-the-art end-of-line integrated system is loaded with new innovations and technology from Edson, Currie by Brenton, Orion, and Shuttleworth. (Edson Pack Expo Booth #760)

Molex Expands Global Medical Electronics Market Capabilities with Acquisition of Affinity Medical Technologies

A strategic acquisition that will help expand Molex's presence in the global medical electronics market.

The Government Wants More Robots, and Not Just for the Military

Congressman Mike Doyle, Co-Chair of the Congressional Robotics Caucus, provides an inside look at the National Robotics Initiative at RoboBusiness 2012

Renesas Electronics America Supports FIRST® To Inspire a New Generation of Engineers

Sponsorship Will Boost Technology Advancements to Support Smart Society

QUAN Explores Partnership with Makers of Next-Generation Counter Terrorism Technology

The brilliant new technology could soon prove to be a game-changer in the global fight against terrorism.

ReconRobotics and the Minnesota High Tech Association to Host the Second Annual Robotics Alley Conference and Expo on November 15

International lineup of industry leaders to present the latest developments in robotics at this full-day conference

Smarter Robots are Ready for a New Type of Industrial Automation Customer

Leaders from industrial robot companies discuss how to introduce disruptive technology to underserved automation customers.

Rockwell Automation Hosts 21st Annual Automation Fair

Thousands of manufacturing professionals, analysts and media from around the world will convene at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on Nov. 7 and 8 for the 2012 Automation Fair event, hosted by Rockwell Automation. Regarded by the industry as the premier automation experience, the Automation Fair event provides attendees with the opportunity to explore smart, safe, sustainable manufacturing solutions geared toward improving their business profitability.

Packaging World's Leadership in Packaging 2012 Category Leaders Announced

Packaging World's 2012 Leadership in Packaging program recognizes leadership and excellence among packaging machinery, materials and services suppliers. This year, twenty-five companies have earned the honor of Category Leader.

As Automation and Computerization Advance, What Kind of New Jobs Can Bring Full Employment? Updated Report Addresses the Issue

As tasks ranging from cashiering to scientific research are taken over by automated systems, serious questions arise. What will be left for people to do? Where are the millions of new jobs, so badly needed, going to come from? Answers are provided by Version 1.1 of a forward-looking employment report from EraNova Institute.

QUAN PREPS LOI TO PURSUE JOINT VENTURE WITH UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS

Robotic IV Automation (RIVA) System Has Provided More Than 1 Million Medication Doses Safely and Accurately

Milestone especially notable in light of recent meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated medications

FANUC Robotics America Corp. Named Authorized Provider of IACET Continuing Education Units

FANUC Robotics will feature a variety of educational robot demonstrations at the NIMS Student Skills Center at IMTS 2012

FANUC Robotics Introduces Next Generation R-30iB Controller

Features FANUC's exclusive new and easy-to-use iPendant with 4D graphics.

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

Festo - Complete Mechatronics Motion Solutions

Festo - Complete Mechatronics Motion Solutions

Mechatronic Motion Solutions from Festo is a unique system of components, modules, and software. It integrates all types of pneumatic, servopneumatic and (electro)mechanical automation motion and combines them according to your task. Irrespective of the control system environment you use, Mechatronic Motion Solutions always provides the appropriate interfaces. The fingers can be actively moved and their strength amplified; the operator's hand movements are registered and transmitted to the robotic hand in real time. The objectives are to enhance the strength and endurance of the human hand, to extend humans' scope of action and to secure them an independent lifestyle even at an advanced age.