Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Robotmaster Software Is Used To Create An Automated Way Of Producing Custom Orthotics Using Milling Robots

Our simplified working procedure imports the unique patient 3D model into a preprogrammed production design strategy that takes account of all the pertinent milling and robot articulation data.

How To Tell When A Robot Has Written You A Letter

From Clive Thompson: A few weeks ago I got duped by a robot. In the mail. I was sifting through my dead-tree postal mail and tossing junk in the recycling bin. Nearly everything th

Are Intelligent Highways in the Near Future?

There are obviously many outstanding issues to be dealt with, but given the momentum of progress in this area, and the number of vehicles being added to the highways every day, the future might just link us all with intelligent highways.

7 Signs That Your Business is Ready for Automation

Investing in automation has to make financial sense for individual businesses, regardless of trends. Here are seven signs that could point to your company’s need to automate.

Tiny Humanoid Robot Learning to Fly Real Airplanes

From IEEE Spectrum: The airplane is initially parked on a runway of an airport. The robot prepares the flight by 1) pulling throttle to zero-point, 2) turning on the battery, 3) the altimeter, 4) the avionics, 5) the fuel pump,

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Nixie: The First Wearable Camera That Can Fly

From Nixie's homepage:

Nixie is a tiny wearable camera on a wrist band. The wrist straps unfold to create a quadcopter that flies, takes photos or video, then comes back to you... (cont'd)

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Novotechnik - New 5 mm Flat Angle and Speed Sensors

Vert-X 05E Series sensors measure angles from 0 to 360°, rotational speed and direction.

Opto Diode's New High Speed Ø5 mm Photodiode - SXUV20HS1

Optimized to provide stable responsivity for consistent, repeatable measurements, it is ideal for any high-speed laser power monitoring applications.

The 3D Printing Association and Aggregage, Inc. Launch 3D Print Pulse for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Professionals

Site delivers the most relevant content from industry thought leaders to 3D Printing professionals

Special News Report for The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

Festo - Complete Mechatronics Motion Solutions

Festo - Complete Mechatronics Motion Solutions

Mechatronic Motion Solutions from Festo is a unique system of components, modules, and software. It integrates all types of pneumatic, servopneumatic and (electro)mechanical automation motion and combines them according to your task. Irrespective of the control system environment you use, Mechatronic Motion Solutions always provides the appropriate interfaces. The fingers can be actively moved and their strength amplified; the operator's hand movements are registered and transmitted to the robotic hand in real time. The objectives are to enhance the strength and endurance of the human hand, to extend humans' scope of action and to secure them an independent lifestyle even at an advanced age.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

Micromo

Micromo

For over 50 years, MICROMO has provided the highest quality, custom micro motion solutions for markets such as medical, aerospace, defense and robotics in North America. Decades ago in Germany, it all started with the FAULHABER coil, the landmark invention by Dr.Fritz Faulhaber. The self-supporting, ironless rotor coil design paved way for a new industry that produces millions of motors today.