New Intelligrated Alvey Robotics Lab includes focus on vision system innovation

Intelligrated (Cincinnati, OH, USA), an automated material handling solutions provider, announced the opening of the Alvey Robotics Lab at its St. Louis, Mo. engineering and manufacturing facility.

Robotics help Toys "R" Us improve efficiency of e-distribution

The robots that scoot around the new Toys "R" Us e-commerce fulfillment center at Tahoe Reno Industrial Center may help the logistics industry in northern Nevada unsnarl one of its challenges.

Gantry Robots and the Case for Automation

Answering the call for smaller individual order volumes, greater product variety per order and significantly higher frequency in distribution, the RMT automated robotic layer and case picking system offers a robust alternative to manual or semi-automated case picking solutions. The additional benefits of automation as outlined above provide significant ROI, and a strong incentive for distribution centers to consider a scalable and fully automated no-fail gantry based case picking system as a viable option and the smart alternative to increasing manual and semi-automated operations to meet demand.

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4 Beta Available For Download

  Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4 Beta is a freely available .NET-based programming environment for building robotics applications. It can be used by both professional and non-professional developers as well as hobbyists. Microsoft also released a  Reference Platform Design specification . Based on the reference platform Parallax.com is manufacturing a unit called Eddie which they will be shipping in October but is available for pre-order now here.

Matrox Imaging camera features laser line extraction for 3-D scanning

For triangulation-based 3-D digitizing applications, the Matrox GatorEye extracts the laser line in an image to subpixel accuracy and produces the corresponding positional depth/height array.

Upcoming Webinar: Sizing and Selection of Linear Systems

Intro to Linear Motioneering 2.0

VISION 2011: Even more attractive for end users

Larger Integration Area - VISION ACADEMY oriented towards users - Expert Panel: Going Embedded - Product highlights: CMOS is coming

KEBA at PACK EXPO 2011

KEBA and Staubli Robotics will showcase a new approach to robot control at the 2011 PACK EXPO show in Las Vegas. The innovative system provides seamless integration between robotic and PLC control, making it easier and less expensive to include one or more robots in your process.

Flexpoint Announces First Universal Sensor

Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. announced that through a joint venture relationship, they have completed the development of a sensor and integration of a housing utilizing the patented Bend Sensor for use in multiple seat related applications.

Facial image analysis helps spot liars

A UK academic is developing a noninvasive lie detection system based on the analysis of facial images.

NASA and The Cleantech Open Partner in Robotics Challenge

NASA has selected The Cleantech Open of Redwood, Calif., to manage the agency's Night Rover Challenge that will culminate in a competition in fall 2012

MISUMI'S INNOVATIVE WEB SERVICES HELP MACHINE DESIGNERS SAVE TIME, INCREASE EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTIVITY

MISUMI USA, Inc., a subsidiary of MISUMI Corporation, part of MISUMI Group, Inc., will highlight two recently introduced Web services at the Design & Manufacturing Midwest show in Chicago, September 20-22.

Ultimate Linings Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Ultimate Linings is leader in sales and distribution of high quality polyurethane,polyurea and hybrid products for various industrial coating requirements.

Giving Artificial Hands a Sense of Touch

One of the biggest challenges in prosthetic hand development is designing a method that would let prosthetic hands transmit haptic information — the sense of touch — to patients. Machine Design magazine has an article about Kinea Design's new approach that provides wearers with more sensory information, including contact pressure, friction, texture, and temperature. The full article can be read here.

Five Companies Join Rockwell Automation Encompass Program

Two product suppliers have joined the Rockwell Automation Encompass third-party product referencing program in the Americas region, while an additional three companies have been named global partners.

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