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What Knocked Our Socks Off Today @ Automate (Day 4)

Emmet Cole
by Emmet Cole on Apr 6, 2017 5:51:31 PM

There's so much to see @ Automate 2017!

Here are the sights that really impressed us on Day 4... 

 

First, we marveled at the Smash My Trash exhibit, which has a robot arm that looks like something Godzilla would use to give himself a back massage... 

 

 

Then we saw AmbaFlex's mesmerizing spiral conveyor... 

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You know, you start a conference with several pairs of sensible socks. But then they keep getting blown off by cutting-edge technology and you end up like this:  

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This should win a graphic design competition... 

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We stopped by KUKA's booth to see their iiwa in action...

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We really liked the soft, pneumatic gripper being used on one of Fanuc's cobots. The design makes this gripper ideally-suited to food industry applications, because it won't damage produce and is easy to wash. 

We caught some video of it in action: 

 

 

Overall, our favorite robot from this year was the tic tac toe cobot from yesterday, which featured a nice integration of the Robotiq 2-Finger Adaptive Gripper

 

 

That's it from our live-blogging team @ Automate 2017!

We hope you enjoyed the show. We enjoyed bringing it to you. 

Thanks to everyone who came to the Robotiq booth. It was a pleasure to meet you.  

We're all packed up and ready to go... 

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Enjoy this video montage from Madison College from the event... 

 

...and we hope to see you next year! 

 
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Emmet Cole
Written by Emmet Cole
A freelance robotics writer since 2006, Emmet is an Economist contributor, and a regular contributor to Robotics Business Review and Robotics Trends. His writing on robots has also appeared in Wired, BBC Future, BBC Focus magazine, Space Quarterly, and numerous other outlets.
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