Transitioning to clean wind energy could become more cost-efficient as Purdue University researchers test a new technology created by an international startup to anchor offshore wind turbines.
The aerospace industry is constantly evolving, and modern robotics are driving that change. The last several years have seen significant growth in robotics, with much of it concentrating on industrial applications for the aerospace manufacturing process.
Association for Advancing Automation (A3) stats show $1.48 billion in sales so far in 2021, surpassing the previous nine-month record set in 2017
The last two years accelerated ongoing robotic trends like AI integration, agile design, and widespread IIoT adoption. At the same time, new pressures from changing worker availability, and supply chain disruptions, created a higher demand for manufacturing robots.
Can robots help alleviate South Africa's low-cost housing shortage, and give the local construction industry the boost it needs to get back on the path to profitability?
While most manufacturing companies have begun to explore the next step in automation technology -- artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) -- a large gap exists between where they want their organizations to be with AI technology and where they are.
IoT and mobile app development are two such prospects that industry analysts believe can reshape our lives in significant ways. Collectively, these technologies are expected to dominate the future and bring a never-seen change in enterprises across the niches.
Today's industrial robot market is vast and diverse, featuring a broad range of different machines to fit various applications. One intriguing robotics subset that's grown in popularity recently is miniature robots.
As manufacturing sectors of all kinds struggle with a growing labor gap, these collaborative grip designs can help streamline facility workflows, reducing the labor necessary to complete tasks while keeping the facility flexible and adaptable.
Insurance can generate high costs, with general liability alone costing businesses a median of $500 a year. If robots can reduce premiums and claims, it would make a strong argument in their favor.
Like any mechanism, robots can shed particles from belts, gasses from hoses and dust particles from the movement of the end effectors. It is this particle disbursement that can be the critical issue for clean room robotics.
Automated packaging solutions can streamline almost any business's operations, providing a potential competitive edge and benefits like reduced waste or lower labor needs.
In May 2021, Ford opened the doors of its new Robotics Building as part of the University of Michigan. This massive structure is four stories tall and covers 134,000 square feet.
Currently, there are several tactile sensors used in cobots, including piezoelectric, piezoresistive, capacitive and elastoresistivity types. Piezoelectric technologies are used for gathering data from the cobot's joints and transmitting it to the controller
This is how Industry 4.0 technology is revolutionizing the robotics industry - and what changes robotics professionals should expect over the next few years.
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