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The Age of Cloud Robotics

The Age of Cloud Robotics

Transferring processing-intensive tasks to remote computing clusters will lead to less costly, more versatile robots, able to share information and capabilities with each other's long as they remain connected.

Robotics and North America’s Manufacturing Renaissance

Robotics and North America’s Manufacturing Renaissance

There’s been a lot of talk in the press lately about a return of manufacturing from China to the North America. Higher wages in China, higher fuel-related transportation costs, and a demand for higher quality are among the chief reasons...

Universal Robotics’ 3D Vision

Universal Robotics’ 3D Vision

Universal Robotics Inc., a Nashville, Tenn.-based software engineering company, this year released two new software products, Spatial Vision and Spatial Vision Robotics, which enable dual, low-cost webcams to serve as a 3D vision system providing precise positioning. The technology has...

Global Robotics Industry Comes Back Strong in 2010

Global Robotics Industry Comes Back Strong in 2010

More than 115,000 industrial robots shipped during 2010, almost double the number of units sold worldwide in 2009, which was the lowest year since the early ’90s, according to a statement from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). “The prospects...

MARC’s Multifaceted Charter and Vision

MARC’s Multifaceted Charter and Vision

The recent economic downturn has created new challenges for the state of Michigan, a region heavily dependent on a declining American automotive industry. Recognizing this, a group of business leaders, with the support of the U.S. government, is working to...

Mixed-Load Packing and Palletizing Demand Drives ABB-Axium Partnership

Mixed-Load Packing and Palletizing Demand Drives ABB-Axium Partnership

Today’s high-throughput distribution centers have a fast-growing logistics challenge- preparing a huge variety of packages to ship on schedule with low tolerance for errors, within an environment of rising labor costs and strict safety regulations. Large distribution centers must be...