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Samuel Bouchard is President of Robotiq, a fast growing robotics company based out of Quebec City, Canada, that he co-founded in 2008. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and a bachelor in Engineering Physics from Laval University. He is also a regular speaker at international events on robotics technology and business.

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5 Reasons Why Industrial Robots are Stagnating

More than 50 years ago, the first robot was introduced in manufacturing, the first man landed on the Moon, the laser was invented and the personal computer would appear 10 years later. Don't you have a feeling some fields have advanced much faster than others? From my point of view, it seems industrial robots have been stagnating for a while. Here's my (humble) opinion on why.

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Jun 15, 2014 5:16 PM
 
5 Reasons Why Industrial Robots are Stagnating

More than 50 years ago, the first robot was introduced in manufacturing, the first man landed on the Moon, the laser was...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Jun 15, 2014 5:16 PM
Automatica 2014 : Great Robotics Showcase

We're back from Munich where Robotiq presented our products at the Automatica 2014 fair. Automatica is a event that gathers...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Jun 10, 2014 2:40 PM
10 Differences Between Industrial and Service Robotics

Robotiq makes components that can be installed both on industrial robots and service robots. Even if both fall technically...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Jun 06, 2014 6:35 AM
How To Choose The Right Robotic Gripper For Your Application

Grippers consisting of vacuum cups, pliers, or finger assembly are some of the most common EOATs (End Of Arm Tooling) to...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on May 25, 2014 9:13 AM
What Are The Communication Protocols Used In Industrial Robotics?

Communication protocols, often called Fieldbus, describe the set of rules to be used in communication between devices. The...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on May 13, 2014 3:39 PM
Communications Protocol Structures & Models

Communication protocols describe the set of rules to be used in communication exchange; each one having its own syntax,...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on May 12, 2014 3:37 PM
Robotic Tool Changers: Top 5 Problems

Robotic tool changers are used on robots to change end effectors so one robot can do multiple tasks. It can enable...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on May 11, 2014 3:54 PM
Servo-Electric Gripper: How Does It Work

This article presents an overview on how a servo-electric gripper works. The image below shows the main components of an ...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Apr 05, 2014 4:46 PM
Industrial robots: What are the different types?

An industrial robot commonly refers to a robot arm used in a factory environment for manufacturing applications....

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Mar 13, 2014 9:04 AM

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