Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Robotic Biopsy System Drives the Point Home

Compact, high-torque motors precisely control biopsy needle to improve speed, efficiency, and radiation exposure.

Unbounded Robotics to Shut Down Due to Issues With Willow Garage Spin-Off Agreement

From Evan Ackerman at IEEE Spectrum:

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary - September, October, November

Back to school and back to work with the tradeshow schedule for the Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing industry heating up. This year RoboticsTomorrow has setup a special newspage devoted to news and announcements from International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS

A Restaurant In China Where All The Food Is Prepared And Served By Robots

Vacuum-based Bag Handling

Traditionally, vacuum-based bag handling systems have been marred by problems to the extent that it has been almost impossible to use them.

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Beginners Tutorial: Autonomous Robot Control Theory

From Nick McCrea at Toptal:

In this article, I’m going to describe the control scheme of my simulated robot, illustrate how it interacts with its environment and achieves its goals, and discuss some of the fundamental challenges of robotics that I encountered along the way... (full article)

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

AMC Release 14 New 60A and 100A DigiFlex Performance Servo Drives

Advanced Motion Controls announces the release of 14 new 60Amp and 100Amp servo drives to the DigiFlex Performance family.

ReWalk Robotics updates IPO terms

ReWalk Robotics plans on selling 3.35 million of its shares in an IPO that will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "RWLK." The pricing terms were not disclosed. Barclays Capital and Jefferies will serve as underwriters. Based in the U.S., Israel and Germany, ReWalk is a maker of wearable robotic exoskeletons for individuals with spinal cord injury. Its backers include SCP Vitalife Partners. Yaskawa Electric Corp. Israel Healthcare Ventures, Pontifax and Previz Ventures.

ADVANCED Motion Controls News and Announcements

DVC Series - DigFlex® Performanceâ„¢ for Electric Mobility

Special News Report for The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014

Robotics and Automation - Featured Product

Piezo Custom Motion Solutions From Micromo

Piezo Custom Motion Solutions From Micromo

MICROMO represents PiezoMotor AB products in North America and partners closely with the PiezoMotor team to offer piezo motor solutions to the OEM market. Piezo motors are just one of many custom motion solutions offered by MICROMO. Contact MICROMO today to learn more (800) 807-9166.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

Universal Robots USA

Universal Robots USA

Universal Robots is an innovative and globally successful Danish manufacturer of industrial robots. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth and is now in global distribution through more than 100 partners spanning over 40 countries.