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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.

In-house vs Outsourcing: How to Source Robotics Expertise

How do you choose between investing in in-house robotics expertise and paying for an outsourced integrator? In this article, we discuss five important considerations for choosing who will integrate your collaborative robot setup.

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Oct 5, 2016 7:00:00 AM
   
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In-house vs Outsourcing: How to Source Robotics Expertise

How do you choose between investing in in-house robotics expertise and paying for an outsourced integrator? In this...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Oct 5, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Color Vision: Is it Better for Robotics?

Why did the internet go crazy for a blue dress last year? What does it have to do with robot vision? We find out why color...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Oct 3, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Discussing the Future of Mining Robots with Prof. Jung

Humans have been mining for centuries, but the working conditions are bad and they are only getting worse. Robots, like...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Sep 26, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Our Top Three Takeaways from IMTS 2016

We saw a lot of exciting manufacturing tech in Chicago last week at IMTS 2016. In this final blog post about our week, we...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Sep 19, 2016 1:06:27 PM
The Latest Manufacturing Tech from IMTS 2016

In this second live blog from the IMTS 2016 trade show, we bring you a CNC machine that's bigger than an elephant, some...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Sep 16, 2016 4:20:28 PM
Cars, Helicopters and Ice Cream Robots at IMTS 2016

We're live at the International Manufacturing Technology Show! Here, exclusively on the Robotiq blog, we bring you right...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Sep 14, 2016 5:19:41 PM
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
 
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Remote control of Universal Robots user interface

Hi. Has anyone tried to or does anyone know how to remote control Polyscope, the user interface of Universal robots? I’ve had the idea to install VNC server on a robot to be able to remote control...Read more

Improve cycle time when using the Robotiq Gripper

Hi Pros,In some applications where cycle time is critical, saving a few seconds here and there can be important. Here's a new program template that allows you to save a few tenths of seconds...Read more

Allighnment with integrated force sensing of UR5

In our application we have a UR5 with a Robotiq Gripper, Is it possible to use a force feedback to aid in aligning the palletizing program to the presented pallet or work surface. I began...Read more