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Robotiq Force Torque Sensor Made Especially for Universal Robots

Posted by Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette on Feb 9, 2016 7:00:00 AM

As we had a lot of demand for our Force Torque Sensor (FT150) to fit on Universal Robots, we thought it was the time to develop a sensor specifically oriented to the UR design. We wanted to get a perfect mechanical fit, but also to ease integration in terms of connections and software. Learn more about how the FT300 fits the bill. 

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Topics: force-torque sensor, force control, force limited robots,, FT sensors

Fanuc Releases a New Collaborative Robot: The Small Green Fanuc

Posted by Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette on Feb 8, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Last year Fanuc launched a collaborative robot that has altered the previous perception of what a collaborative robot is. In fact, the CR-35iA (or as I like to call it: the Green Fanuc) was bigger than any other collaborative robot and was 3x time stronger than any other cobot on the market. Now Fanuc is launching a smaller version of this robot: The CR-7iA. 

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Topics: collaborative robots, human-robot collaboration, fanuc, fanuc CR-35iA, robot colleagues

The A3 Business Forum is over. What have we learned? Part 2 of 2

Posted by Karine Simard on Feb 8, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Enjoying a week in Florida in February isn’t bad! Better yet is getting an intense class on Business Automation. This has also been my first opportunity to meet the community face to face and it has been great! Here is the second part of our notes from the 2016, A3 Business Forum.

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Topics: collaborative robots, human-robot collaboration, mobile robot, mobile manipulator, Iot

The A3 Business Forum is over. What have we learned? Part 1 of 2

Posted by Karine Simard on Feb 6, 2016 7:00:00 AM

When you live in the North, spending a week in Florida in February isn’t bad! What’s better yet is getting an intense class on the Automation Business. Having been with Robotiq since last fall, this is my first opportunity to meet the community face to face! Here are our notes from the 2016 A3 Business Forum.

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Topics: collaborative robots, robotics, human-robot collaboration, robot

The New ISO/TS 15066 is Now Out, What’s Next?

Posted by Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette on Feb 5, 2016 12:49:48 PM

Yes, it is finally here, ISO/TS 15066. We have been waiting for this standard for a long time. I am sure everyone involved from near to far in the collaborative robot design world has been waiting for it. In fact, this will guide collaborative robot design and the environment around cobots to ensure that human and robots can work in perfect cohabitation without undue risk of harm. Here's what’s in ISO/TS 15066. 

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Topics: collaborative manufacturing, collaborative robots, human-robot collaboration, collaborative cell, collaborative applications

What's New In Robotics This Week - Feb 5

Posted by Emmet Cole on Feb 5, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Division of labor in human-robot collaborations; GM is managing industrial robots via the cloud; Driving a Tesla on autopilot; Robots that match your personality; Former Clinton adviser talks tech; and much more...  Find out what's happening in our robotics universe this week. We hope that the news we have selected will interest or amuse you. Enjoy!  

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Topics: robotics, robot, whats new in robotics

How Important is a Robot's Sense of Touch?

Posted by Alex Owen-Hill on Feb 4, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Do we really need our sense of touch? It's difficult to imagine the world without one. As roboticists, we often have to make a decision whether or not we are going to give our robots a sense of touch. Adding force sensors often increases the system complexity, so it is not a decision to be taken lightly. In this post, we examine what life is like without a sense of touch and how thinking about this can help us to improve our understanding of robot force sensing.

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Topics: force-torque sensor, collaborative robots, 2-finger robot gripper, force control, force limited robots,

What is an Average Price for a Collaborative Robot ?

Posted by Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette on Feb 3, 2016 7:00:00 AM

When you are shopping for robot, one of the first things you want to know is the pricing of the robot, its tool(s) and all the accessories. It is sometimes hard to have a reference price or a general idea of the price before asking for a detailed and specific quote or even a demo. Here is a rough idea of pricing for collaborative robots and how they can be compared to the price of an industrial robot. 

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Topics: gripper, collaborative robots, 2-finger robot gripper, industrial robots, collaborative cell

Did Lego Mindstorms Inspire a Generation of Roboticists?

Posted by Alex Owen-Hill on Feb 2, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Without doubt, robotics owes a lot to the Lego Mindstorms kit. Over the years, this simple collection of Lego pieces and its brick-shaped microcontroller must have inspired hundreds of children to choose a career in robotics. What is Lego Mindstorms and why is it important for robotics education? In this post, we look at this seminal toy and find out where it came from.

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What should we talk about? It's the great blog survey of 2016!

Posted by Karine Simard on Feb 1, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Did you know that Robotiq's blog has been around longer than Robotiq has? Indeed, our first post dates back to 2007, when our CEO, Samuel, was still a PhD student.

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Topics: Robotiq

 

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