Robotiq's Adaptive Gripper Ready for Flexible Fixturing Welding Applications at FABTECH 2011 - Booth #6369

Robotiq is pleased to introduce the Adaptive Gripper and welding glove component for flexible fixturing welding applications at FABTECH 2011. Equipped with a heat and splatter resistant glove, the Adaptive Gripper can pick and position, with great precision, any type of bracket, pipe and irregular shaped part to be welded on an assembly.

Smart Cameras from Vision Components now programmable with Microsoft tools

Image processing expert Vision Components introduces a multi-level approach which considerably facilitates programming for VC's intelligent cameras. All VC machine vision libraries have been revised to run on PCs.

Maxon Release New Pancake Motor Brochure

Maxon have just released their new 24pg Pancake Motor Brochure.

Collective construction

A research project at Harvard aims to demonstrate an autonomous multi-robot systems capable of the construction of 3D structures. The hardware comprises a mobile robot and specialized passive blocks; the robot is able to manipulate blocks to build desired structures, and can maneuver on these structures as well as in unstructured environments. To illustrate the robot’s ability to perform complex tasks combining these functions, they demonstrate it autonomously building a ten-block structure significantly larger than itself. The full paper can be found here .

Robots to Create More Than a Million Jobs by 2016

ROBOTICS will be a major driver for global job creation over the next five years. The announcement is based on a study conducted by the market research firm, Metra Martech, "Positive Impact of Industrial Robots on Employment", which was published on Thursday in Tokyo.

Smile Supplement Robot

From the video its hard to tell what technology is behind this robot but heres the Google translation of the press release: Communication robots for the elderly "Nodding Kabochan SMILE SUPPLEMENT ROBOT" Launched mid-November! Pumpkin is not nodding, communication robots for the elderly in the shape of a little boy. The reaction of five sensors that are built, or nodding, He makes a variety of chat depending on the season. To take advantage of robot technology, the elderly, who also receive care, How to care for, and further engaged in the business who care, safe delivery and a smile will help to improve life.  

Intelligrated Releases Robotics White Paper at PACK EXPO 2011 Las Vegas

PLC-Based Robotic Controls Versus OEM Robotic Controls

DENSO Robotics Joins Rockwell Automation Encompass Program, Introduces Add-On Instructions for Rockwell Automation PLCs and PACs

DENSO Robotics announced that it will participate as an Encompass Product Partner in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork. Through Encompass Product Partners, customers can quickly locate complementary products that best solve any application challenges. These products are critical components or connectivity solutions that extend and enhance Rockwell Automation installations.

PPT Vision adds two specialty cameras

PPT Vision announced two GigE-compatible specialty cameras including the 8-megapixel and 3-CCD models as well as the release of Version 10.3 of the Impact Software Suite to support all cameras in its M-Series embedded machine vision system.

Rockwell Automation Enhances PowerFlex 755 AC Drives

Rockwell Automation extended the power range of its PowerFlex 755 AC drives to 900 kW/1350 Hp and added 600/690 volt ratings.

RoboticsTomorrow.com launches its Inaugural eMagazine Issue and Newsletter

Following a soft launch over this past summer, www.RoboticsTomorrow.com has officially published its first full online eMagazine issue and followed with its first monthly eNewsletter.

Toyota Shows New Nursing and Healthcare Robots in Tokyo

Four New Types of Robots Aimed for Commercialization from 2013

The Evolution of Parallel-Link Robots

Parallel-link robot deployments will continue to see strong growth as more and more operations across all industries embrace automation as a way to cut costs and stay completive. When light payloads and very fast cycle times are required, whether it be assembly, picking, dispensing, or any number of other applications, parallel-link robots will continue to meet the challenge.

Machining Robots Bring Stone Mason's Skills Into The 21st Century

Robotic machining has additionally introduced new possibilities for surface texturing on the stone surface, significantly adding to the aesthetics, presenting an innovative and pleasing artistic appearance. The textures would be difficult if not impossible to achieve by any other production process.

Hands-free Cheese Handling

TX90 robots - Reliable staff for tough conditions in the food industry

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Honeywell Intelligrated - Robotic integration capabilities

Honeywell Intelligrated has deep experience implementing robotic solutions that work seamlessly with existing automated equipment and is recognized by the Robotic Industries Association as a certified robot integrator. The company's extensive robotic integration capabilities include solution development, design engineering and project management, complete manufacturing capabilities, installation and commissioning, and lifecycle support services.