Preparing Students for the New Industry Standard

Offline Robot Programming is a technology that is quickly being implemented in manufacturing facilities all over the globe. This implementation results in an increase in efficiency, time and cost savings, and results in less down time.

Are You Still Manually Programming Your Robot? Why Not Fully Automate!

Focus Auto Design Inc. originally purchased a used robot two years ago to make the jump into automating their business. However, they were manually programming this robot which took time and resources that held their business back from its optimal performance.

RTOS for Safety Critical Systems

Designing the right RTOS architecture requires delicate attention and decisions. Basic real-time operating system services such as inter-process communication, process synchronization, process management and interrupt handling must unfold efficiently.

What is a Botnet?

A bot herder, is an individual who controls and maintains a botnet by installing malicious software in many computers, placing these devices under his/her control. These "herds" of bot machines, also called zombies, can then be used to attack or infect other computers.

How to Design a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS)

Real-time operating systems rely on kernel designs to expedite process communication and synchronization functionalities.

Offline Programming Software is Single Solution for Robotic Hammer Peening of Automotive Stamping Dies

Total programming time for one workpiece, including the time to import a CAD file and create a toolpath, was reduced from 12 hours to only 3.5 hours.

Benefits of Developing a Palletizing Simulation

Building a simulation for a palletizing cell helps the integrator and customer start on the same page. Once rate, product, and pallet information is input into the software, realistic cycle times can be shown for any layout/configuration.

The Humatics Spatial Intelligence Platform

With its extensible architecture and APIs, the Humatics Spatial Intelligence Platform™ will power an ecosystem of new position-based products and services.

Quick Overview of 4D Graphics

The 4 in the 4D represents the additional level of visual process information available, "Making the invisible - visible." This means that on the screen the user receives 3D visualization of the robot's movement.

Our Concept of an Open-Source Online Platform for Makers and Educators to Share Their Projects in the Robotics Makers Community

This is an outline plan to create and develop an open-source robotics community. If you have some ideas and want to share them, please let me know.

OpenConnect Launches Latest Generation of Robotic Process Automation Solution, AutoiQ

OpenConnect,, a leader in software solutions that deliver efficiencies derived from objective workforce intelligence, analytics, and robotic process automation (RPA), has announced the introduction of AutoiQ™, the latest generation of its RPA solution.

5 Real-Time, Ethernet-Based Fieldbuses Compared

This paper seeks to determine which standard offers the best value and has the best chance of being viable in the long term.

As Robots Are Fast Becoming Our Co-workers, We Take A Look At When And Where This Alliance Began

While there are an increasing number of 'physical' robots such as drones and self-driving delivery vehicles, software robots are becoming more and more common in the workplace, automating front and back office functions across a variety of industries and sectors.

User Case Study: MapleSim Used To Speed Up Development Of High-fidelity Robotic Manipulator Models

Using MapleSim, engineers created multiple models of robotic manipulator in time previously required to create just one model.

Drake: Robotics Planning, Control And Analysis Toolbox

From MIT: Drake ("dragon" in Middle English) is a toolbox maintained by the  Robot Locomotion Group  at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). It is a collection of tools for analyzing the dynamics of our robots and building control systems for them in MATLAB and C++, with a heavy emphasis on optimization-based design/analysis. Here is a quick summary of capabilities: Simulation Rigid-body dynamics including contact/collisions (hybrid+LCP) and kinematic loops Basic aerodynamics/fluid dynamics Sensor models (lidar, depth camera, imu, contact force/torque; cameras coming soon) Hand-derived models for many canonical control dynamical systems Easily add your own models/components Some support for stochastic models For all of the above we aim to expose sparsity and provide analytical gradients / symbolic analysis Primary limitations: code is optimized for analysis / planning / control design (as opposed to speed, generality)... ​... Most of these models/tools are described in  the companion textbook from an MIT course/MOOC . We've also recently started populating the  Drake Gallery  (contributions welcome!)... ( git repo )

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