FANUC, a global leader in industrial automation, has joined the $23 million round of funding for Soft Robotics.
Modular system eliminates dependence on tethered pressurized air lines.
New mechanical and electrical interface for end-of-arm tools aims to simplify setup and changeover.
Company aims to help companies ‘start production faster’ through new offerings.
AirPick and EPick modles, launched earlier this year, are now compatible with OMRON Collaborative Robots and Techman Robot.
Extreme precision aimed at small parts; high-speed communications allows for multiple gripper control.
Working at the intersection of art, robotics, and social media, Dr. Ken Goldberg shares his thoughts on making robots less clumsy when grabbing objects.
UK consultancy creates soft gripper with embedded sensors and independent finger movement.
Jean-Phillippe Jobin chats with RBR about the state of collaborative robots and focusing on applications.
While Universal Robots continues to dominate, other entrants show unique uses of cobots.
Cobot tools aimed at manufacturers looking to automate packaging, palletizing, and sanding processes.
Upgraded system to be deployed to help pick more than 20,000 SKUs in new warehouse.
Gripper inspired by “origami magic ball” can grasp wide array of delicate and heavy objects.
Startup makes end-of-arm tooling modular and interoperable with ROS 2.0 speaking robotic components.
New components address underwater environments, food and beverage hygienic spaces, and unique gripping situations.
Funding remains strong for robot companies, AI firms and autonomous vehicle technologies.
Robotics industry pioneer Mick Mountz joins RightHand’s board of directors.
Data science is behind improvements in machine vision, gripping, and integration, which in turn allow robots to be smarter helpers in distribution centers.
NVIDIA research announced at CoRL this week puts smart picking within robotic grasping range.
There’s plenty of room for improvement in robot grasping, notes UC Berkeley Prof. Ken Goldberg. He gives a preview of his session, in which he will describes an approach with wide commercial application.
Cobot arms and end effectors at IMTS 2018 included products from Universal Robots, Yaskawa, and OnRobot.
Military and commercial spending on autonomous vehicles continues, and investments in AR, robotics and AI companies highlight the week in funding.
Soft gripper is company’s first product developed for collaborative robot market
A small startup is set to turn the market for hand prostheses on its head — with an innovative spirit, compact DC motors, and a touch function.
From gecko-inspired grippers to a growing ecosystem of developers and integrators, cobot makers had much to display at Automatica last week.