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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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Industrial robots: What are the different types?

An industrial robot commonly refers to a robot arm used in a factory environment for manufacturing applications. Traditional industrial robots can be classified according to different criteria such as type of movement (degrees of freedom), application (manufacturing process), architecture (serial or parallel) and brand. Then there is also a new qualifier for industrial robots that can be collaborative or not. This article presents the different classifications with some examples.

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Mar 13, 2014 9:04 AM
 
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
Convergence of Industrial and Service Robotics

You can see below the presentation that I did at the 2014 Schunk Expert Days about the convergence of industrial and...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Mar 04, 2014 9:12 PM
Notes from the 2014 Schunk Expert Days on Service Robotics

I had the chance to attend and speak at the 2014 Edition of the Schunk International Expert Days on Service Robotics lask...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Mar 04, 2014 4:37 PM
Robot End Effector: Definition and Examples

End Effector Definition

End effector is a generic term that includes all the devices that can be intalled at a robot wrist....

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Feb 17, 2014 9:34 AM
Robot Vacuum Cup Grippers: Top 5 Problems

Vacuum grippers are a very widely used type of robotic gripper but for some applications, they may present challenges. Here...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Feb 14, 2014 2:05 AM
Industrial Robots Needed in Electronics Manufacturing - Apply Here

At the Robotics Industry Forum held in Orlando recently, John Dulchinos, Vice President, of Global Automation for Jabil...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Feb 11, 2014 9:16 AM
Industrial robotics: 7 reasons why young engineers should get into it

In this article, I present 7 reasons why industrial robotics is a great industry to work in as a young engineer. In fact, I...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Feb 08, 2014 9:09 AM
2014 Robotics Industry Forum: Quotes, Facts and Impressions

The Robotics Industry Forum is always a good event to kick off the new business year. It happens every January in Florida....

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Feb 06, 2014 7:00 AM
Pneumatic robotic grippers vs electric grippers

We've discussed previously how to choose the right gripper for your automation project. One important choice is the type of...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Feb 02, 2014 10:53 AM

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