Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

AI for All - All-in-one Solution Makes the Technology User-friendly

Deep learning opens up new fields of application for industrial image processing, which previously could only be solved with great effort or not at all. The new, fundamentally different approach to classical image processing causes new challenges for users.

How do Exoskeletons Impact the Workplace?

Although some of the work in factories is automated, human input is still crucial and remains at the heart of many operations, including value-added and repetitive ones, but which require a high level of precision.

How Smart Manufacturing Solutions Address Current Megatrends in the Packaging Industry

Flexibility is the ultimate strategy for success in today’s challenging market for food and beverage packaging. Companies are striving to produce increasingly large varieties of products – including various sizes and combinations.

How to Improve Worker Safety Around Robotics

Industrial robots offer increasingly compelling opportunities to help companies get more done and promote consistency in the workplace. Robot safety is another area of concern, especially since robots can reduce some of the risks that cause accidents.

Five Methods to Transfer Products with Conveyors

There are many reasons to transfer a product from one conveyor system to another. Whether you’re moving a product to another line for further operations, into a repair area, or into a rejection location, different transfer methods might be in order.

Ergonomic Under Load: Vacuum Handling Systems for the Logistics Industry

In order to become more efficient and work more quickly but at the same time protect the health of their employees, it is worth investing in ergonomic lifting devices.

Cut From the Same Cloth - Automatic 3D Recognition and Marking of Wooden Beams

An Ensenso N35 camera is used to capture the beam position and geometry. As soon as the timber is in the printing position, the robot automatically places the flange-mounted camera so that it can detect the surfaces of the beam.

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Clayton & McKervey offers tips for business survival during COVID-19, including utilization of "rolling 13-week cash flow analysis"

The realities presented by the COVID-19 health crisis have businesses focused on survival. The most important step to take after ensuring the safety of the team is to protect the company’s cash position to the degree that’s possible.

Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles: IDTechEx Analysts Discuss How Coronavirus Pushes Logistic Automation up the Agenda

Last week Amazon announced that it planned on hiring 100,000 extra workers to meet the rise in demand for online shopping created by Coronavirus-caused shutdowns and social distancing.

Seen, stored, learned - Self-learning robots solve tasks with the help of an Ensenso 3D camera

At the Institute for Intelligent Process Automation and Robotics of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Robot Learning Group (ROLE) focuses on various aspects of machine learning. The scientists are investigating how robots can learn to solve tasks by trying the

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Trade events for Lidar, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, 3D and Building Technology Professionals Rescheduled & Will Take Place Together July 27-29, 2020 in Chicago

International Lidar Mapping Forum, ASPRS Annual Conference, SPAR 3D Expo & Conference, AEC Next Technology Expo & Conference, USIBD Symposium and WIPFLI Summit to Take Place Together July 27-29, 2020 in Chicago

Molex meets the needs of engineers 4.0 by releasing its new Micro Fit product range on traceparts.com

The world-renowned electronics solutions provider offers a wide range of connectors suitable for all types of applications.

SMAC's patented "Smart Capping" actuators

SMAC patents a unique approach to container capping.

Act now to support the robotics ecosystem

The future for robotics looks strong but in the short-term robotics start-ups are in a really difficult position. By definition robots are physical. This is what makes them such a powerful technology as they have the ability to literally have a direct impact on the real world.

Polarisation helps to reveal details that remain hidden to other sensors

IDS adds 5 megapixels polarisation cameras to its product portfolio

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

Piab’s Kenos KCS Gripper

Piab's Kenos KCS Gripper

Piab's Kenos KCS gripper enables a collaborative robot to handle just about anything at any time. Combining Piab's proprietary air-driven COAX vacuum technology with an easily replaceable technical foam that molds itself around any surface or shape, the gripper can be used to safely grip, lift and handle any object. Standard interface (ISO) adapters enable the whole unit to be attached to any cobot type on the market with a body made in a lightweight 3D printed material. Approved by Universal Robots as a UR+ end effector.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Founded in 1966 and based in Hartland, Wisconsin, Dorner is a privately held World Leader in the design, applications, manufacturing, and integration of conveyor systems. Companies from over 1,200 different industries worldwide turn to Dorner to achieve improved efficiency, productivity, and a positive ROI.