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What's New In Robotics This Week - Apr 29

Posted by Emmet Cole on Apr 29, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Musk for Mars; Mexican robotics revolution; Russia "battle bot"; MIT student's robot kitchen; Integrating automation; and much more. Find out what's happening in our robotics universe this week. We hope that the news we have selected will interest and amuse you. Enjoy! 

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Topics: robotics, space robotics, industrial robots, automation, drones

Case Study: Whippany Actuation Systems

Posted by Emmet Cole on Apr 28, 2016 7:00:00 AM

When Whippany Actuation Systems experienced increased demand for specialized parts, they needed to increase productivity. Quickly. The company – a manufacturer of rotary and linear electrochemical actuation systems for the aerospace and defense industries– and its 170 employees faced some important choices: buy a new CNC machine, outsource the work, or introduce automation. Read more to learn what they chose to do.

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Topics: robotics, manufacturing, automation, UR, cnc machine

Dealing with Singularities on Universal Robots

Posted by Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette on Apr 27, 2016 7:00:00 AM

I want to stop you right now if you think I'll be talking about robots taking over the world. Singularities are robot configurations that are mathematically impossible to realize in a given situation which results in a robot safety stop. Let's find out how robot singularities happen and how you can avoid them. 

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Topics: collaborative robots, universal robots, programming, robot programming

Would You Trust Your Washing Machine in a Fire?

Posted by Alex Owen-Hill on Apr 25, 2016 7:00:00 AM

There have been a few high profile warnings over the past year about artificial intelligence and robotics. Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates have all weighed in to warn against the dangers of advanced AI. But, one new study should make us reconsider the most disconcerting aspect of intelligent robots, and it's far closer to home.

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Topics: robotics, mechanical intelligence, robots, artificial intelligence

What's New In Robotics This Week - Apr 22

Posted by Emmet Cole on Apr 22, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Cobot safety Q&A; Snake-inspired bots for marine inspections; Robotic startups changing the workplace; China's robot waiters; and much more. Find out what's happening in our robotics universe this week. We hope that the news we have selected will interest and amuse you. Enjoy! 

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Topics: collaborative robots, human-robot collaboration, robot safety, drones, human like robots, robotics startups

Get to Them Early: A Robotics Competition for School Kids

Posted by Karine Simard on Apr 19, 2016 9:35:38 AM

There is nothing less amazing than watching children approach the world. We had the chance to sponsor the local coopetition for World Robot Olympiad, organized by Zone01 in Canada.
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Topics: robotics, universal robots, Robotiq, education, robots

Are Autodidactic Robots Coming to Industry?

Posted by Alex Owen-Hill on Apr 18, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Why is AlphaGo such a momentous step in Artificial Intelligence? What does it have to do with robotic depalletizing? In this post, we investigate how recent advances in self-learning programs are making industrial robotics more flexible and easier to use. We also find out why AlphaGo will never be able to pass you the sugar.

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Topics: robots programming, self learning robots

What's New In Robotics This Week - Apr 15

Posted by Emmet Cole on Apr 15, 2016 7:00:00 AM

SpaceX landing scores; Robo-truckin' across Europe; Microbots for water detox; We Robot 2016; Schaft's bipedal robot, and much more. Find out what's happening in our robotics universe this week. We hope that the news we have selected will interest and amuse you. Enjoy! 

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Topics: collaborative robots, driver-less car, drones, human like robots, microrobots, bipedal robots

Small Enterprises Like Yours Can Use Collaborative Robots

Posted by Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette on Apr 14, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Your production is going all out and while you would like to increase production you cannot. You don’t have the workforce and finding the right people isn’t easy. Also your quality while good, is not as good as you would like. There are always rejects and if you could just reduce this waste, that product would go directly into profits. Well, you are in the same boat as most manufacturers out there. The eternal question is… How is it possible to do more with less? Well, the short answer would be… automation. The long answer involves introducing a collaborative robot to do repetitive and boring tasks. Learn how an Australian company increased its productivity with a UR robot. 

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Topics: collaborative robots, productivity, suction cups, collaborative cell, robot program

Is Verbal Programming Really Feasible?

Posted by Alex Owen-Hill on Apr 13, 2016 7:00:00 AM

How long will it be before we can tell robots "go and do this task for me"? Will programming ever be so easy, or will we always have to program robots point-by-point? In this article, we find out what's involved in verbal programming to see how close we are to using it, and whether we'd even want it.

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Topics: programming, teach pendant, robot program, easy programming

 

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