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PTC to Sponsor Global Design Competition, "Robots to the Rescue"

FIRST teams around the world to compete virtually in its design competition, Robots to the Rescue, in which teams will be challenged to design a robot that can solve a current real-world problem.

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 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.

Public Benefits of Drone Technology

Drones offer some promising solutions to some of our perennial public challenges. We’ll take a look at a few key areas in which they’re already starting to make a difference across various community issues.

How the Automotive Technology Showcased at CES Could Impact Vehicle Manufacturing

Which automakers are best poised to succeed in the future of mobility? That’s the question prompting the appearance of many of the world’s top automotive manufacturers – including Ford, Honda and BMW – at major technology shows like CES 2020 in Las Vegas.

The Hero of Notre-Dame

In spring, the famous cathedral of Notre-Dame was damaged in a devastating fire. However, the Paris fire department prevented the complete destruction of the building – with the help of a special unit in their ranks.

The Importance of a Reliable Supply Chain for Robotics Companies

Friction in our supply chain -- delays or quality issues, for example -- directly impacts our bottom line. We’re a quickly growing company and we need to be agile enough to take advantage of new opportunities as they arise.

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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.

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.

Why Mobile Robots Should be Deployed in Manufacturing Plants?

The advancements in mobile robots technology have enabled manufacturers to develop robots suitable to their operational needs and carry out their implementation for their applications.

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FLIR Captures $18.6 Million Order for its Centaur Unmanned Ground Vehicles for U.S. Marine Corps

Contract for Nearly 150 Mid-Sized Robots Follows Recent $23 Million Order from U.S. Air Force

RoboAds, a New Breed of Service Robots to Combat COVID-19

RoboAds is an all-in-one mobile kiosk which is equipped with four 55-Inch screens in 4K resolutions, high clarity speakers and microphones. The robot is equipped with 2 lidar scanners that insure 360-degree obstacle avoidance during mobility mode.

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.

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LORD Sensing Systems - Inertial Sensing Products
LORD Sensing Systems - Inertial Sensing Products

LORD Sensing Systems - Inertial Sensing Products

The C-series high performing inertial sensor package provides an OEM form-factor that is optimized for size and weight in Off Highway, Unmanned Ground Vehicles/Mobile Robots and Unmanned Aerial Systems. It's compact and low-profile anodized aluminum housing can be connected directly to a printed circuit board using a UART header or a Samtec FFSD ribbon cable and 2-56 fasteners.

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LORD Microstrain

LORD Sensing, Microstrain manufactures the smallest and lightest industrial-grade inertial sensors available that are used in advanced manufacturing, off-highway vehicles, commercial and military manned and unmanned vehicles, and civil structures. Products come temperature compensated using a proprietary calibration process and include inclinometers, vertical reference units, IMUs, AHRS and INS/GPS for navigation, stabilization, mobile mapping, terrain compensation and more. Contact LORD for additional custom designed solutions.