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Latest Industrial Automation News
Building the Factory of the Future at RoboBusiness
Baxter put an end to the conversations; Baxter made the co-robot a reality. (October 17, 2014)

7 Game-Changing Robots
RoboBusiness presents the winners of the 2014 Game Changer Awards, honoring the robotics industry's remarkable technical accomplishments and their makers. (October 15, 2014)

RTEX: Dubai Debuts Robot & Automation Expo
RTEX 2014 focused on those technologies of nearest and most benefit to the both the near-term and long-term UAE economy. (October 09, 2014)

Universal Robots UR5 Industrial Arm
From a small machine shop to large automobile assembly lines, Universal Robots UR5 robot arm optimizes production in all companies needing to automate repeated tasks. The payback period is only 195 days - the fastest in the industry. (September 30, 2014)

Grabit Each Pick Gripper
Grabit's "Each-Pick" technology will allow the acquisition and transfer of unwrapped products of various shapes, sizes and weights. "Each-Pick" technology offers flexible and labor savings automated solutions in fulfillment centers and warehouses. (September 30, 2014)

Carnegie Robotics MultiSense S21
The MultiSense S21 from Carnegie Robotics is a computer stereo vision sensor which outputs accurate, calibrated 3D images at up to 30 Hz and 15 million points per second. The MultiSense S21 addresses one of the key long-term problems in robotics and automation: reliable 3D sensing of the world indoors and out, in a wide range of conditions, at a reasonable cost. (September 30, 2014)

Andrew Automated Pipetting Robot
Andrew has been designed to enhance the success of pipetting processes by delivering highly accurate results, using the same pipettors, processes and consumables that scientists are using today. It achieves the target by exploiting vision, position and force feedback, sophisticated positioning algorithms and pipetting principles knowledge, with the purpose of achieving the performances of the most skilled operators. (September 30, 2014)

Grabit Electroadhesion-based Grippers
Grabit grippers offer a flexible solution for handling of smart phones and tablets, printed circuit boards (PCBs), flexible circuit boards, fabrics and textiles, solar panels, glass sheets, composite pre-preg fiber sheets, and sheet metal. (September 30, 2014)

Rethink Robotics Baxter Research Robot
The Baxter Research Robot helps spark new ideas, boost student engagement, and provide a revolutionary continuity of learning, from K-12 through postgraduate education and beyond. (September 30, 2014)

KUKA Falls First, Buys Swisslog for $335M. Who’s Next?
Fluke, aberration, or sign of the times is KUKA’s $335M purchase of mobile robotics maker Swisslog? (September 29, 2014)

UPS, Stratasys Expand 3D Printers to 100 Stores Nationwide
UPS and others are nibbling at the old supply chain in a new way. (September 22, 2014)

An Afternoon with Advanced Manufacturing
The new manufacturing ecosystem displaces traditional manufacturing. (September 10, 2014)

Does HP’s Meg Whitman Scare Stratasys?
Whitman thinks that HP has worked out how to make them faster and better. (September 01, 2014)

Adept Technology Posts Disappointing Results for Quarter
Adept Technology president & CEO Rob Cain describes fiscal year 2014 as an "inflection point" as sales in the U.S. "declined significantly" in the fourth quarter. (August 27, 2014)

RVT Capitalizing on Robotic Vision Systems
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Robotic Vision Technologies filed a patent for a vision-based safety system that either slows down a robot or shuts it down completely when an object is detected within the safety net. Once the object is out of the safety net, the robot continues on its way. (August 21, 2014)



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