Robotics and the Resumption of MRO Activities

Our recent discussions with key players in the field confirm that MRO's operations will increase significantly in late 2021 or 2022. How will maintenance centres efficiently restart their operations? What impact can technology have in this recovery?

Grasping Static Electricity for Revolutionary Robotics - Nike-backed Start-up Automates the Impossible

Following Grabit's inception in 2013, Nike Inc. made an investment in the company and later became one of the first customers to buy its materials handling robot system, Stackit. Using Stackit, Nike can manufacture 600 pairs of shoes in just one eight-hour shift.

Protecting Robotics Innovations: Five Tips From Your Favorite Robots

When it comes to starting and building a robotics company, a robust intellectual property protection strategy can be the driving force behind market share, strategic collaborations, and capital investments.

Redefining Communications for Today's Mobile Workforces

The entire face of team communications has changed, escalating the need for alternate ways to communicate with the growing mobile workforce. Internal and external communications are merging as businesses strive to reconnect with disconnected teams off-site.

5 Considerations for Deploying Industrial Robotics

Not every deployment of new robots goes smoothly. There are significant challenges to adopting any new technology, and the complexity of cutting-edge robotics means there is serious room for error when deploying industrial robots

AGV Robotization: The Solution

Businesses which have invested in robotics quickly realize the impact of increased productivity and continue investing. There is no "turn back syndrome" for these solutions; the increases in competitiveness and quality push businesses to adopt a continuous robotics policy.

Shortening Sales Cycles; A Top Priority for Manufacturers

Trade publications offer significant benefits for manufacturers in need of boosting inbound leads and sales, fast.

Readers Choice 2020: Preparing to be Acquired: COVID-19 Has Inspired Small Manufacturers to Embrace Robotics

Every position is being assessed by small manufacturers. Jobs that can be replaced with robots make the company more attractive for a potential buyer.

Responding to the Market Need for Quality

The success of machine vision in industrial manufacturing is due to the fact that it provides faster, more accurate and more cost-effective QA than manual visual inspection.

What Jobs Have Robots Created?

With more affordable, more adaptable and easier to program robots spurring greater utilization of robotic automation, especially for small- to mid-size enterprises (SMEs), manufacturing productivity continues to increase.

Is the Gartner Magic (Quadrant) Obsolete?

It seemed no organization had its finger on the pulse of technology more than research consulting firm Gartner. But today, that position has eroded, and the merits of one of the company's most widely known and used tools, the "Magic Quadrant," has lost its relevance.

Robotics and AI-based Automation in the Post Pandemic Era

There are several industries that I believe will take off in the post-pandemic era. First and foremost are e-commerce and contactless shopping; this is an industry in which new protocols are expected to continue as social distancing has become mandatory.

Business Perspectives and the Impacts of COVID-19 - Q&A with Universal Robots

Universal Robots' VP of Operations and Supply Chain, Martin Kjærbo shares with us his thoughts on how Universal Robots is managing through the pandemic as well as insights into what the future of Robotics and Automation may be.

Business Perspectives and the Impacts of COVID-19 - Q&A with Honeywell Intelligrated

Matt Wicks, Chief Robotics Solutions Architect at Honeywell Intelligrated shares with us his thoughts on how Honeywell Intelligrated is managing through the pandemic as well as insights into what the future of Robotics and Automation may be.

Today's Robotics Innovation Landscape and the Role of IP in The Field of Robotics

Patent protection is best suited for inventions that are at risk of being publicly detected or independently developed. Innovation that will likely not become publicly available or would require significant work to recreate may be a good candidate for trade secret protection.

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ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.