Piezoelectric and Piezoresistive Effects in Robotics

Below, we'll look at piezoelectric and piezoresistive effects. Neither of those is new, but engineers are applying them in creative ways within the field of robotics or through methods that may one day improve robotics.

Traffic Control Software Redefines Value Proposition of Mobile Robots

The flexibility and easy integration of AGVs with a Fleet Control System, coupled with a minimally invasive installation, mobile robot systems can provide a rapid return on investment and become a substantial contributor to reduced operating expenses.

How To Quickly Build Your Own Reliable, Inexpensive, And Precise Autonomous System

The OpenIMU open-source development chain is a big step forward - revolutionizing the development process of navigation in autonomous vehicles.

Talking PACK EXPO with Dorner

Booth #N4936 - Dorner will be showcasing 6 different demos with 13 unique conveyor platforms. Two of the demos showcase our new redesigned AquaGard 7350 Series which is scheduled to launch this October.

5 Things You Need to Know About Motion Control Systems

A motion control system is any system that entails the use of moving parts in a coordinated way. Most of the technology used in mechanical engineering is a result of the development and implementation of motion control systems.

Talking PACK EXPO with ATI

Booth #4619 - ATI brings the MC-10 Manual Tool Changer and the new Universal Compliance Compensator (UCC) to PACK EXPO 2018

Talking PACK EXPO with QC Conveyors

Booth #S4314 - Introducing our AS40 conveyors with backlights. These backlights are specially designed to fit within the frame of our conveyors and, when coupled with a translucent belt, provide extra contrast for vision systems to aid in inspection applications

From Robot Farm to Table: Iron Ox Unveils the First Fully Autonomous Indoor Farm

Robotics startup with deep roots in plant science aims to feed the world through intelligent farming

When Cars Think for Us: Autonomous Vehicles and the Role of Energy Storage

In this article, I discuss the primary reasons why autonomous vehicles are emerging, what factors go into developing self-driving cars, and how energy storage is a vital part of autonomous vehicle design.

Talking PACK EXPO with OMRON

Booth #N4740 - One exciting example of flexible and interactive technology will be the new collaborative robots. The new line, brought by Omron and Techman, is safer, simpler to program and easier to integrate with other equipment

Talking PACK EXPO with SCHMALZ

Booth #N6149 - Schmalz Electrical Vacuum Generator CobotPump (ECBPi) - Intelligent electrical vacuum generator for handling airtight and slightly porous workpieces

The Next NBA Star Could Be a Robot

Human employees at Toyota decided to build a basketball-shooting robot inspired by a manga character. The artificial intelligence is named CUE, an articulated humanoid robot that can balance the ball, squat and throw with perfect accuracy.

Testing a New Line of Motor and Gearbox Products With a Rotary Torque Sensor

Designing a new motor or a gearbox often requires calculating how much torque will be required to perform a primary task of the application. Undersizing or underpowering can lead to premature failure of the equipment.

Case Study: Increasing Solar Inspection Efficiency with Drones

Comparing drone inspection time to relevant manual inspections across the 4 sites, we saw an increase in inspection efficiency of 97%. On a per MWdc basis, cost savings due to efficiency gains ranged from $1074 to $1717 per MW, for an average of $1254/MW cost savings.

RoboticsTomorrow - Special Tradeshow Coverage
PACK EXPO International

PACK EXPO International takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL October 14th - 17th. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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