Motors Level Ocean Bottom Seismometers Reliably and Efficiently

With a combination of high torque density and precision motion, compact stepper motors provide full 360° of correction for instrument tilt.

ReWalk Robotics Hopes to Raise $50M in IPO

From Boston Herald: A company with U.S. headquarters in Marlborough that was recently awarded FDA approval to sell its robotic exoskeletons for paraplegics plans to raise $50 million in an IPO this week, possibly on Friday. Israeli-based ReWalk Robotics is planning to sell 3.5 million shares for between $14 and $16 each, which puts it at the low end of the 13 local health care companies which have gone public since the beginning of the year, more than any other year in history. Most of those have been biotech companies, however, making ReWalk the first robotics-focused company to do so in at least a couple of years... ( cont'd )

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary
October, November, December

This year RoboticsTomorrow has setup a special newspage devoted to news and announcements from International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2014). Make sure to check it out.

Harvest Automation Robots Reduce Production Costs and Increase Capacity

As a result of their robot purchases Bailey Nurseries can switch to this new configuration and gain up to 15% more space for free.

Robotic Biopsy System Drives the Point Home

Compact, high-torque motors precisely control biopsy needle to improve speed, efficiency, and radiation exposure.

Why I Automate - This Robot is Changing How We Cure Diseases

The benefits of automating a medical research lab include sifting through massive amounts of data in a short period of time.

Scalability and the Commercial Reality of 3D Printing in the Future

Here is a reprint of an interview with Gerd Manz of the adidas Group who will speak at AMPA14 about the applications of 3D printing in the Sporting Goods Industry.

REMUS SharkCam: The Hunter and the Hunted

From Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Vimeo page: In 2013, a team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution took a specially equipped REMUS "SharkCam" underwater vehicle to Guadalupe Island in Mexico to film great white sharks in the wild. They captured more than they bargained for. Additional article in  Oceanus Magazine.

The Impact of 3-D printing on Supply Chains

Presently, 3-D printing is having a small effect on distribution, but in the future it could put a serious dent in the supply chain.

JIBO

From JIBO's Indiegogo campaign: Friendly, helpful and intelligent. From social robotics pioneer Dr. Cynthia Breazeal.

The First 5 Material Liquid Cooled 3D Printer

The most unique feature is the ability to print in 5 different colors or materials in a single print, without doing any manual color swapping.

HEXO+ and their wildly successful Kickstarter project

Its a drone with an intelligent system that allows anyone to program it and have it either track a subject or follow planned scenarios.

5 Robotics Related Kickstarters And One Funded Product Available Now

We're always looking for new companies and products to spark the imagination of our readers. Crowd funding is a great place to look. Here are a few we think you will enjoy learning about.

Effect of Robotic Driverless Vehicles on Auto Insurance Costs

The effects of RDVs is requiring the insurance industry to change its business dynamics whereby a greater portion of the liability will be moved from the car owner to the car manufacturer and infrastructure providers (federal and state).

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary - August, September & October

The end of Summer and beginning of Fall brings alot of great tradeshows for the Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing industry. The Chicago area is the place to be with several great shows scheduled. Here is a look at some of the key events for the next few months.

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Schmalz Technology Development - The Right Gripper for Every Task

Schmalz Technology Development - The Right Gripper for Every Task

In order to interact with their environment and perform the tasks, lightweight robots, like all industrial robots, depend on tools - and in many cases these are vacuum grippers. These form the interface to the workpiece and are therefore a decisive part of the overall system. With their help, the robots can pick up, move, position, process, sort, stack and deposit a wide variety of goods and components. Vacuum gripping systems allow particularly gentle handling of workpieces, a compact and space-saving system design and gripping from above. Precisely because the object does not have to be gripped, the vacuum suction cupenables gapless positioning next to each other.