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Industrial Controls and Robotics Market is Expected to Reach $147.7 Billion Globally in 2019
09/25/13 — ALBANY, New York, September 24, 2013 -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Industrial Controls and Robotics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global industrial controls and robotics market was worth USD 102.02 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 147.7 billion in 2019, growing…

Rethink Robotics’ Baxter In Demand
09/18/13 — Boston-based Rethink Robotics said Monday that a research version of its humanoid robot Baxter is now available in the European Union, following adoption by a number of top engineering schools in the U.S. Universities using the Baxter Research Robot so far include MIT, Tufts University,Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Carnegie Mellon and Cornell. Researchers…

50-Foot Robotic Trucks Perform Dangerous Work in Australian Mines
09/11/13 — This Autonomous Hauling System, in use by the British-Australian metals and mining company Rio Tinto Iron Ore, is a series of robotic trucks that load, haul, and dump ore and waste rock at open pit mines. Imagine Google's self-driving cars, except gigantic: each 210-metric-ton truck is 27 feet wide and…

Spider-like “Robotic Crawler” Checks Concrete
09/04/13 — The New York Power Authority’s Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant served as the venue this summer for the demonstration of robotic equipment whose widespread utility application would contribute to the power industry’s efforts to advance the operational performance and longevity of generating facilities. The Electric Power Research Institute demonstrated the capabilities…

New Pick & Place Unit PPU-P is Super Speedy
08/28/13 — With up to 120 cycles per minute, the PPU-P from SCHUNK is the fastest pneumatic Pick & Place Unit on the market. Thanks to the valve control unit, compressed air and energy consumption is minimized, while the cycle frequency is accelerated. Depending on the unit, five to nine integrated micro…

Fast New Vision System Ideal for Robotic Control Tech
08/21/13 — A new vision system from Omron has been released. The solution features high-speed image bus, four-core processing, a new vision algorithm and fast EtherCAT communications. The company advises, test have show that the FH vision system can achieve shorter machine cycle times along with precise operation, this includes useage in…

Robotic Dairying Innovates the Farm Industry
08/14/13 — A southern Queensland dairy farmer says his business is better off after installing robotic dairies. Mr Dennis installed four robotic dairies at a cost of about $125,000 a unit, plus GST. Greg Dennis says the cost is worth it despite the financial pressures many farmers in the industry are facing.…

Mobile Robotic Arm has Seven Degrees of Freedom
08/07/13 — A degrees of freedom is simply the ability of an object to move up-and-down (pitch), left-and-right (yaw)  and forward-and-backward (roll). By example, an airplane in flight has six degrees of freedom. In humans, your shoulder has three degrees of freedom, but your elbow only moves up and down, so it only one…

Wynright Begins Producing First Automated Truck Unloader Robot
08/07/13 — ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wynright Corporation, the nation’s leading independent, U.S.-based provider of intelligent material handling systems, today announced the general availability of its innovative, patent pending Robotic Truck Unloader (RTU). The RTU, first unveiled in prototype form by Wynright in January, 2013 (and currently being tested in a pilot program with a…

New Staubli Robotics Suite v2013 is Intuitive and Powerful
07/31/13 — A new Staubli Robotics Suite version 2013 has been launched by Staubli, a manufacturer of industrial robots.  The new Staubli Robotics Suite includes a new single window presentation with ribbons like ones seen in recent Windows updates, making it very intuitive yet powerful to use with all functions readily accessible. …

With Neocortex Tech Robot Can Unload Any Box Without Prior Analysis
07/24/13 — Universal Robotics Inc.®, a leader in 3D flexible automation, introduces the first flexible intelligence software for unrestricted box handling in logistics operations. The Unlimited Depalletization Applicationautomates on-the-fly handling of all cartons of any size and shape without advance analysis. Benefits include faster unloading, increased safety and less than 24-month payback. Ground-Breaking…

Robot Can Teach Itself to Manipulate Different Shaped Objects
07/17/13 — Festo recently demonstrated the LearningGripper, a pneumatically actuated gripper that self learns the shape of an object and then specifically orients that object. The LearningGripper is a demonstration of a future generation of robots, machines, and processes that are more flexible than any of the production systems available today – ones that…

Versatile KUKA Robot to be Used in Competition
07/16/13 — German robotics giant KUKA announced last week a competition designed to advance mobile manipulation applications and promote the company's youBot as a platform for robotics research. The KUKA Innovation in Mobile Manipulation Award is open to researchers from around the world, who are invited to build a new and creative application…

GE Aviation Opens New Robotics Center in Quebec
07/10/13 — BROMONT, QC, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - GE Aviation opens a new Global Robotics, Automation and Instrumentation R&D Center in Bromont, Quebec. Jeff Immelt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GE, welcomed Élaine Zakaïb, Minister for Industrial Policy and the Banque de développement économique du Québec to the official opening of the center.…

JACO Robot Arm Now More Accessible for North American Research Market
07/10/13 — (Kitchener, Ontario – July 9, 2013) Clearpath Robotics announced today that they have partnered with Kinova Robotics as the exclusive North American distributor of their internationally recognized JACO Robot Arm. This partnership also brings ROS integration to the JACO Robot Arm to help advance the manipulation research community . “We’re…

Mountz Inc. Announces New Robotic Torque Screwdriver
07/02/13 — PRESS RELEASE—Mountz, Inc. introduces a new line of robotic torque screwdrivers, the BFA-Series and NFA-Series. Designed for robotic and automated applications, these durable power tools feature a Swiss Maxon brushless motor design, which reduces the standard maintenance costs for electric screwdrivers. The robotic screwdrivers deliver reliability and precision torque control. These…

Clean Sweep: ZenRobotics’ Recycler Literally Takes Out the Trash
06/25/13 — When Jufo Peltomaa and Tuomas Lukka were figuring out what to do next after selling Hybrid Graphics to Nvidia seven years ago, they knew it had to involve one thing. Robots. “Our business plan was — let’s do something cool with robots!” Peltomaa said. The pair, plus their third co-founder Harri Volpola, are one…

Ford Using Robots for Tough Testing
06/18/13 — Ford engineers have developed the industry’s first robotic test driving program – now in use at the company’s Michigan Proving Grounds in Romeo, Mich. – to meet demands that Ford trucks undergo ever more strenuous Built Ford Tough testing with greater frequency. The pilot program has been used most recently…




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