As this Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM) project illustrates, ARM is placing a great amount of emphasis on sewing and textile handling. The reason is completely in keeping with ARM’s charter to “accelerate transformative robotic technologies to increase U.S. global manufacturing competitiveness.”
As this case study from Boston Engineering attests, the process of developing and testing exoskeleton technologies for military applications requires a capabilities alignment across all program participants, including military, industry and academic contributors. Direct feedback from soldiers, including their insights into the effect of exos on cognitive function, is also critical.
To bring Embodied’s Moxie social companion robot to as many families as possible, the company knew the price point needed to be much more affordable than robots of the past AND present. Here’s how they did it.
The emergence and rapid proliferation of collaborative robots have resulted in the proliferation of a new class of ‘lean’ integrators specially adapted to the needs of SMEs who wish to leverage automation. The lean integrator has evolved precisely to deliver robot installations that yield higher productivity at a lower price point, and that can be installed in a fraction of the time of a traditional robot work cell.
Panama-based Medcom has upgraded two production studios with camera robotics from Telemetrics that help it create more content with the same resources.
While much of the interest and investment in healthcare robotics focuses on surgical systems, nonsurgical applications are also maturiing.
Data from Exyn Technologies could assist in calculating remaining ore from old mine.
Engineering firm breaks up large paint process into smaller steps to reduce rigidity.
The addition of a robotic assistant for cranial procedures helps surgeons improve accuracy, reduce recovery time for pediatric patients.
As states continue to legalize cannabis, increased demand will likely drive the adoption of automation and robotics.
Aerial robots from Exyn Technologies able to capture hard-to-access data from underground mine.
Robotic simulators help train medical students face real-life scenarios without endangering patients.
Customizing robotics solutions and software the key to success for world’s second-largest logistics company.
‘Sally’ robot prepares custom salads for students looking for healthier food options.
Mobile robots from MiR used to automate internal logistics processes.
SoftBank designers discuss the psychological and social aspects of human-robot interaction.
New application merges cobot with arc welding via robots-as-a-service offering.
Capturing video of whale behavior in one of the world’s coldest regions requires underwater drones.
Behind the scenes of how State Farm and Virginia Tech researchers were granted a national drone waiver for insurance claims inspections as hurricanes were threatening the U.S. East Coast.
The use of drones in construction is expected to rise, particularly as surveyors, builders, realtors, and insurers apply new techniques such as AR and VR for gathering and understanding data.
Rescue robots can help save lives in the aftermath of disaster, but agencies should know more about their costs and capabilities, says Robin Murphy, founder of Roboticists Without Borders.
As robots move into food preparation, Creator is focusing on quality rather than mass production, explains Martin Buehler.
3PLs have recognized that robots can improve efficiency and help with scalability, especially with labor shortages regionally and around the holidays. Logistics leader PLG expects to expand its deployment of LocusBots.
ExRobotics, a Dutch maker of remote-controlled systems for the oil and gas industry, uses IDS products because of their cost and hardware and software capabilities.
thyssenkrupp North America CEO Patrick Bass offers advice on how technology and employee empowerment can foster change.