Is Software the Future of Robotics?

Robots and software work hand in hand, but what does this mean in concrete terms? How is software essential for robots? Why and how is it necessary to develop software specifically adapted to robotic applications? What are the future trends in software for robotics?

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Sensorless Control of Brushless Motors

Many applications would benefit from a brushless motor without a sensor. There are various options for realizing this. A method developed by maxon is now setting new standards for precision and reliability.

Continuous operation excellence

Food and beverage production is becoming continuous to keep up with rising demands. To maintain the flow of products and to make sure there are low levels of waste, spoilage or contamination inside a continuous system, automation must be integrated into the production line.

Slotless Brushless Servo Motors Improve Machine Performance.

From the outside it looks just like any other industrial brushless servo motor but inside it utilized advanced manufacturing techniques to provide higher torque, higher speed, smoother operation, higher efficiency, and better inertial matching in a smaller package.

Vision in Challenging Lighting Environments

Digital image sensors work based on the Photoelectric effect. When the image sensor is exposed to light (photons), an equivalent charge is produced by the image sensor. It is then converted to image data.

Smart Gripper for Small Collaborative Robots

With the growth and proliferation of collaborative robots, there has become an increased need for a wide variety of grippers and end effectors in general. One of the more challenging applications is for automated gauging and measurement of small parts.

Robofill 4.0 - Robot and Gripper-assisted Filling Concept for Customized Bottle Supply

The Zimmer Group development team also faced a tremendous challenge in developing special gripper fingers, which were intended to handle any potential type of bottle from 0.33 l up to 0.75 l by gripping the neck and body of the bottle.

Automate for Accident Reduction

Box opening robots, while on a smaller scale, can eliminate the need for workers to handle blades. Unfortunately, box opening robots are not as common as the more traditional six-axis or SCARA robot models.

The Future of Metal Manufacturing for Robotics

Local manufacturers don't want to run 1-2 parts because it interrupts their workflow. They would much rather get an order for 1,000 pieces than have to stop, load material for your job, setup the machine, cut it, ship it etc.

RoboBusiness Trade Show is Coming

RoboBusiness is the robotics industry's leading event, meeting the needs of the robotics industry, which includes robotic technology developers, component providers, robotic system manufacturers, robotic design engineers, and supply chain organizations.

Artificial Intelligence Drives Advances in Collaborative Mobile Robots

While the robots use sensors and algorithms to safely navigate even dynamic environments, they aren't able to apply this sensory input for advanced decision-making.

The Evolution of Robotic Sight and Machine Vision Systems

Robotic sight and machine vision systems can help our automata pick up on visual cues that we humans would probably miss or ignore, and they can deliver considerable value to companies that adopt them. Here's a look at where the technology has been and where it's headed.

Companies Are Buying Services Instead of Robots

Traditionally, robots have been purchased as capital equipment and used to automate a part of the workflow. Recently, companies have been exploring the idea of hiring robot workers similar to the way people are hired: as contractors.

Solving the Labor Shortages in Manufacturing

While many Baby Boomers pursued trade or vocational jobs, Millennials and Gen Xers were encouraged to attend college and apply for white-collar jobs.

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