Previously considered bulky, expensive and complex to interpret, machine vision technology has undergone continuous improvements to become an integral part of quality control for industrial or manufacturing production lines. Advances in sensor, digital signal processors, field-programmable gate array and microprocessors, electronics and computing have considerably expanded the application scope for machine vision technology.
ALDEBARAN Robotics, a world leader in humanoid robotics, launches Robotic Idol, the first robotic dance competition for grades 6th to 12th. The idea behind the competition is to help increase students interest by bringing Art in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Raytheon Company and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. are working together to develop a highly autonomous, unmanned electronic warfare capability based on equipping GA-ASI's Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) with Raytheon's Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD®).
European Semiconductor Industry to Discuss Strategies to Maintain Global Competitiveness at ISS Europe 2013
Discussing ways to bundle forces in a single strategy that has the potential to take on the technological, financial and entrepreneurial challenges ahead will be the topic of a highranking panel discussion at the conference.
The SMT-8M-A delivers high reliability in many cylinder switch applications
Gateway Technical College opens the first flexible manufacturing training center in the region, fueled by a $1.7 million contribution by SC Johnson, at a grand opening event.
Fast Company Magazine Names ReconRobotics One of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World
Automate 2013, North America's leading automation event, was attended by a record 10,975 attendees from across the United States and 55 countries. The event took place January 21-24 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Next-generation wheel cell enables wheel manufacturers to increase productivity and efficiency while minimizing downtime
Summit Lawn Mower Company Introduces the World's First Commercial Grade 60" Robotic R/C Lawn Mower For Steep Hills
While remote control and fully robotic lawn mowers have been on the market for years, Summit Lawn Mower Company has been raising the bar with heavy duty track driven units ideal for steep hills. Now with the release of the new TRX-60, that bar just went up another notch.
Arizona High School FIRST Teams Preview Robots for Upcoming 2013 Arizona Regional; Scrimmage Hosted by 48West
It will increase reliability in security-related work by introducing robots to perform repetitive tasks.
V-Neun Chosen to Oversee Product Development Growth Worldwide
Workers will be able to subject robots to rain, pools of water on the ground, vibration and uneven or even sandy surfaces.
Researchers will work with companies on long-term projects in areas of importance to Canadians.
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Universal Robots Add a Sense of Touch in New e-Series Cobots with Built-in Force/Torque Sensor and Re-Designed User Interface
With the new e-Series cobot line, Universal Robots raises the bar for cobots, adding unique new features while significantly strengthening the four core principles defining collaborative robots: fast set-up, easy programming, flexible deployment, and safe operation. With a new built-in, tool-centric Force/Torque sensor the e-Series is ready to take on applications requiring force control right out of the box. A repeatability of 30 micron means the new cobots are suitable for very precise finishing, assembly and electronics tasks. A re-designed user interface decreases cognitive load and expedites program development, while a new externally accessible, 500Hz system bus enables more complex motion control algorithms or profiles.