Smart grasping demonstrated at Automate and ProMat trade shows

Tactile sensing and force feedback are - and have been - problem areas for robot grasping. Humans could see, select and pick so much faster. Yet to handle the millions of different everyday items in our factories and warehouses, costly positioning and camera systems have been required.

Robotics Software Could Be a $140B Opportunity

Wayne Duggan for U.S. News: The shift toward automation will no doubt raise demand for robotics hardware, but Loup Ventures analyst Andrew Murphy says the robotics software industry could be even bigger.

UK Robotics Week to demonstrate the nation's world-leading robotics and AI research

The UK's world-leading robotics research will be showcased at the second UK Robotics Week, which begins on Saturday, 24 June, 2017 and runs until Friday, 30 June.

The industrial robotics market will nearly triple in less than 10 years

April Glaser for RECODE: Collaborative robots are expected to account for a third of that market.

Welding With OCTOPUZ

In a continuing series, OCTOPUZ will be showing their expertise in the field of offline programming software for robotics. In this article, we will be examining robotic welding.

Germany's Kuka plans move into world of personal assistant robots

Patrick McGee for Financial Times: Industrial robotics maker will team up with Chinese parent Midea

North America Takes Lead in Industry 5.0 by Necessity

Realizing that education must occur to build the bridge from Industry 4.0 to 5.0, Drive Manufacturing Summit is the first conference to embrace this line of thought. This unconventional conference will facilitate conversation around the cultural shift, not just informing attendees of advancements, but educating them on how to integrate them into their facilities for future proofing.

Why Smart Manufacturing Is Guaranteed to Need Industrial Robotics

By connecting manufacturing leaders with end-users, implementing machines that are able to maintain themselves and teaching current employees how to work with the new line of industrial robotics, proactive and tech-savvy manufacturers are in a position to revolutionize the way they do business from this point forward.

Embedded Vision

The use of compact devices that run embedded software is becoming increasingly popular in industrial environments. From smart cameras and vision sensors to smart phones, tablets, and handheld devices, it is almost impossible to imagine connected and highly automated Industry 4.0 processes without these small devices.

Hamburger-Making Robotics Firm Secures $18 Million

Daniel Liberto for Investopedia: San Francisco-based Momentum Machines debuted its prototype burger-making machine in 2012, eliciting awe from tech geeks and criticism from employment activists.

Impacts of Tolerances Refinement

Tolerances refinement is a well-known concept for manufacturers in the aerospace industry. This new reality has a direct impact on how they do things. To succeed reaching new market standards, an upgrading of their plants and equipment is inevitable.

Stäubli Anniversary: Quality and Innovation as a driving force for 125 years

Stäubli is a mechatronics solutions provider with three dedicated activities: Connectors, Robotics and Textile. With a global workforce of over 4,500, the company generates annual turnover of 1.1 billion Swiss francs. Originally founded in 1892, today Stäubli is an international group headquartered in Pfäffikon, Switzerland.

'Make in India' initiative could be a bigger success with help of cobots

Pradeep David for Financial Express: The government of India launched the 'Make in India' initiative in 2014 to enhance skill development as well as build a strong manufacturing infrastructure

Building Up Today's Manufacturing Startups: Lowercase NYC

If I make a change on a design, I have to be able to apply the changes quickly. And since we are competing against bigger, high-end eyewear manufacturers, we have to deliver the highest quality even if we do quite smaller productions.

Questions to Ask When Specifying a Frame Grabber for Machine Vision Applications

Frame grabbers are no longer exclusively used in machine vision; they are today an essential component of dozens of industries. It is therefore important that the frame grabber manufacturer is involved in standards committees and other groups monitoring the evolution of this fast-changing technology.

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

Midwest Motion Products Inc - “GRA52” Right Angled Gearmotor System

Midwest Motion Products Inc - "GRA52" Right Angled Gearmotor System

Midwest Motion Products Inc., based in Howard Lake, Minnesota, is pleased to announce the release of the new "GRA52" Right Angled Gearmotor System. This new 1:1 Right Angled Gearbox allows for significantly increased versatility, and design whose geometry allows for the unit to be mounted in tight spaces. We employ our Standard Brushed or Brushless DC Motors and Planetary Gearheads to complete the new R/A Design. Features/Benefits: Cost effective design - as low as $250*, Very Versatile - Output Ratios ranging from 3.7:1 to 2076:1, Fully Reversible Design, Readily available - Samples can be built from Stock Material, High Volume capacity.