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Adept Technology Announces Two Packaging Robots
10/28/08 — Adept Technology, Inc.  (NASDAQ:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, announced its two newest packaging robots which the company will be showcasing at the upcoming Pack Expo International Show being held November 9-13, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.  The Adept Cobra s850 SCARA and the Adept…

FATRONIK-Tecnalia Robot Wins International Strategic Manufacturing Award 2008
10/17/08 — A robot developed by FATRONIK-Tecnalia’s Industrial Systems Unit for the aeronautical company Airbus España has been declared the winner, out of more than 100 companies from all over the world, of the prestigious international Strategic Manufacturing Awards 2008, within the Innovation category. In its decision, the jury highlighted the robot’s…

Diapers.com Converts Entire Fulfillment Network to Kiva Platform
10/17/08 — Another win for Kiva.  Diapers.com, an Internet retailer offering a variety of products for families with young children, with over 200,000 customers, has selected Kiva’s Mobile Fulfillment System for use in the company’s three distribution centers.  Diaper.som cites growth in order volume and merchandise selection as key selection drivers. Kiva…

FANUC Robotics Receives USDA Acceptance for M-430iA Robot
09/16/08 — FANUC becomes the first manufacture of industrial robotic solution to receive equipment acceptance from the United States Department of Agriculture for meat and poultry processing. FANUC Robotics America, Inc. today announced that its M-430iA/2F high-speed, food picking robot is the first and only robot to meet the hygiene requirements for…

MobileRobots Inc Joins RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition 2008 as Gold Sponsor
08/28/08 — MobileRobots Inc to Host Pre-Conference Technical Workshop, “Developing and Deploying Mobile Service Robot Applications” Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., today announced that MobileRobots Inc has joined RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition 2008, the International Technical Design and Development Event for the Personal, Service and Mobile Robotics Industry, as…

Adept Technology Announces Expansion into India Market
07/31/08 — Distribution agreement with Menzel Vision and Robotics Pvt. Ltd. provides intelligent vision-guided robotics supplier immediate access to Indian market. Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, announced its expansion in India for its products and the signing of Menzel Vision and Robotics…

Microsoft Sponsors RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition
07/25/08 — Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., today announced that Microsoft has joined the 2nd annual RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition as the event’s Founding Sponsor. RoboDevelopment, the international technical design and development event for personal, service and mobile robotics industry (http://www.robodevelopment.com), will be held November 18-19, 2008 at the…

Hollund Industrial, Inc. CEO Discusses Strategic Plan for TigerLynk
07/16/08 — Michael Lacy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hollund Industrial, Inc. comments on the recent acquisition of TigerLynk Technology and the company’s strategic plan for new product sales and marketing. In February of 2008, Hollund Hollund Industrial, Inc. acquired the patents to the Underwater Remote Manipulator System (URMS) known as…

The Hartfiel Company Partners with New Robotics Integrator, Durabotics Inc.
07/14/08 — The Hartfiel Company & Hartfiel South, announce its partnership with new robotics integrator Durabotics Inc. Effective immediately Hartfiel will be turning over its distributorship contract of Stäubli Robotics and Yamaha Robotics, to Durabotics, for all its territories. Pneumatic automation and motion control specialist, The Hartfiel Company & Hartfiel South, announce…

Applied Robotics Announces the Addition of a New Distributor – China Shipbuilding Corporation
05/30/08 — Applied Robotics Inc., a leading provider of automation end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions has recently added a new Distributor to their already prestigious line-up of partners. China Shipbuilding Equipment & Materials Northeast Corporation (CSEMNC), a subsidiary of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) joins the eleven existing Applied Robotics, Inc. Distributors…

FKI Logistex Forms Dedicated Robotics Integration Group
05/28/08 — Formation of dedicated robotics integration group provides focused robotic palletizing solutions in response to increased demand from sustainable packaging initiatives. FKI Logistex® (http://www.fkilogistex.com), a global leader in integrated material handling solutions, has formed a dedicated Robotics Integration Group to provide customers with focused robotic palletizing and depalletizing solutions, including system…

RoboDevelopment 2008 Call for Presentations Announced
05/20/08 — Robotics Trends has announced a Call for Presentations for the second annual RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition which wil run November 18-19, 2008 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA.  Robotics Trends’ RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition is a multifaceted educational forum and trade show that addresses the technical issues…

Software Tackles Production Line Machine ‘Cyclic Jitters’
04/21/08 — NIST engineers have created a software program to help avoid the network timing glitches called ‘cyclic jitters’ that can cause real jitters, making production line machines jump or shake, damaging products, even shutting down assembly lines. Electronic commands passed from machine to machine over data networks increasingly drive today’s precisely…

Applied Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. Partners with Bosch Rexroth to Sponsor LSSU Machine Vision
04/20/08 — Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), a leading supplier of factory automation design, engineering and process consulting services has sponsored the development of a vision-based robotic workcell as a senior project at Lake Superior State University (LSSU) in Sault Sainte Marie, MI. Designed by the students, with support and guidance from AMT’s…

Applied Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. Announces Agreement to Support SHAFI RELIABOT Vision Guided
03/26/08 — Under a new agreement, factory automation, engineering and consulting services supplier Applied Manufacturing Technologies will provide contracted implementation support for SHAFI, Inc.’s RELIABOT 2D and 3D Vision Guided Robotics software solutions, accelerating application studies and installation support. Applied Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. (AMT), a leading supplier of factory automation design, engineering…

Braintech Releases Random Bin Picking Software
03/21/08 — Robotic random bin picking, the ability to handle loose items which arrive at facilities in containers, is a much coveted material handling capability.  Braintech, a leader in vision guided robotics (VGR), has integrated random bin picking into the latest release of its eVisionFactory software platform and vision library for the…

Adept Technology Selected for Automation and Robotics for Solar Equipment Manufacturer
03/20/08 — SLS Solar Line Saxony GmbH, a major German solar cell production equipment manufacturer, has incorporated Adept motion control, vision and Quattro robotic systems into standard products for solar cell production. Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent automation software for motion and vision-guided robotics systems and services, announced…

Motoman Expands Into Humanoid Robotics:  A Conversation with Craig Jenningsilluminating
03/17/08 — In this illuminating article, Craig Jennings, CEO of industrial robotics manufacturer Motoman, describes the company’s new humanoid robotic products.  Jennings explains how Motoman humanoid systems are extremely well suited for handling, manipulation and assembly-related tasks that require two hands, and that the market for such systems is huge and an…




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