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Alex Owen-Hill is a freelance writer and blogger who writes about a large range of topics, including science, language, creativity and (of course) robotics. He completed a PhD in Telerobotics from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid as part of the PURESAFE project, in collaboration with CERN. As a recovering academic, he maintains a firm foot in the robotics world by blogging for gripper manufacturer Robotiq.

Three Sensors for a More Adaptable Robot

You know you can get much more out of your robot if you add some extra sensors. But, which sensors should you choose? We look at the various benefits of added sensing using the example of a welding robot.

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Sep 6, 2016 7:00:00 AM
   
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Three Sensors for a More Adaptable Robot

You know you can get much more out of your robot if you add some extra sensors. But, which sensors should you choose? We...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Sep 6, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Robot Vision Lighting: Why There's No Perfect Setup

Lighting is probably the most important part of robot vision. So why do people often leave it until the end? Setting up the...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Sep 1, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Robot Metrology: Overcoming the Inspection Bottleneck

The Inspection Bottleneck can seriously reduce your manufacturing output. It doesn't matter how much product you can...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Aug 10, 2016 7:00:00 AM
How to Improve Object Pick-up With Sensors

What's the best way to detect if an object is ready to be picked up? There are various sensing technologies you could use....

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Aug 2, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Dual Gripper Interaction Made Easy at Automatica

Robot-robot interaction can be tricky to get right. But, at last week's Automatica, we met some guys who made it look easy....

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jul 15, 2016 8:27:57 AM
Robot Vision vs Computer Vision: What's the Difference?

What's the difference between Robot Vision, Computer Vision, Image Processing, Machine Vision and Pattern Recognition? It...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jul 7, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Impressive Assembly from SMErobotics at Automatica

SMEs were a big thing at this year's Automatica. The SMErobotics booth was devoted to creating "SME-suitable robots" for...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jul 5, 2016 1:00:00 PM
Artiminds Made Robot Programming Simple at Automatica

Artiminds is devoted to making robot programming as easy as possible. We spoke to them at this year's Automatica and they...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jul 4, 2016 2:22:15 PM
How Template Matching Works in Robot Vision

What does a robot vision system see when it detects an object on the production line? Computer vision systems have become...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jun 30, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Clearpath's OTTO Gets a Brand New Arm at Automatica

The future of material transport was announced last year, but we saw it "in the flesh" at Automatica 2016. Clearpath's...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jun 29, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Robots With Sausages and Beer? Only at Automatica!

Beer and sausages. They were very popular at Automatica 2016. But, it wasn't only the attendees who got their hands on...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jun 28, 2016 9:48:43 AM
Improve Performance and Reduce Risk With Safety Sensors

Even though collaborative robots are designed to be inherently safe, it doesn't mean you can just forget about risk. Safety...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jun 28, 2016 7:00:00 AM
 
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