• Posts Tagged ‘Robotics’

    Yaskawa Motoman will introduce its YRC 1000 robot controller at São Paulo’s FEIMAFE 2017 tradeshow this month. The new model can control up to eight robots at a time, is more compact and has a faster processor. The company proposes custom solutions to respond to specific client needs. CEO Icaru Sakuyoshi said the...

    Mobile and collaborative robots, virtual assembly lines, digital manufacturing. It’s not science fiction, but the fourth industrial revolution. Whether it’s Germany’s Industry 4.0, Made in China 2025, or France’s Creative Industry, the goal is the same—build tomorrow’s factory. The nature of international competition...

    Singapore-based Otsaw Digital recently introduced its O-R3 automated ground-aerial surveillance system, a world first. It combines an autonomous robotic security vehicle and a companion drone. Thanks to machine learning, the surface vehicle can avoid obstacles, spot abandoned bags and other suspect objects, and use...

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    Service robots, AGVs, virtual reality. We’re at Industrie Lyon, the largest French industrial trade show. Every two years, 1000 small and medium-sized companies introduce their latest technologies. One of this year’s leading themes is cybersecurity. We’re talking to Manoel Bizien, a Stormshield engineer. Specializing...

    Mobile robotics is the new mega-trend at Hannover Messe this year. Whether autonomous or on a platform, mobile robots represent the third robotics revolution, one that opens a new era of cyber-physical production systems. In our video report, we talked to KUKA and Stäubli and met with their newcomers.

    Hannover Messe saw SCHUNK win this year’s Hermes Creative Award for its Co-act Gripper JL1. One of a series of grippers designed for human-robot collaboration, the Co-act was conceived for smart production applications in the context of Industry 4.0, with software providing artificial intelligence. Co-act features...

    Roboy is a humanoid robot developed by the Universities of Munich and Zurich and 3D printed by EOS. Equipped with an advanced cable system that mimics muscles, it can exhibit human-like behaviors. DirectIndustry e-magazine shook hands with Roboy at Hannover Messe (watch our video) and met with Rafael Hostettler,...

    More than 100 Japanese companies were exhibiting at the Hanover trade fair in late March. Japan established a new economic partnership with Germany and is an official CeBit partner this year, underscoring its leadership in future technologies. Watch our highlights made in Japan.

    The new wave of cobotics—robots that can safely work alongside humans—offers tremendous possibilities for industry. And with artificial intelligence (AI), smart robotics is changing the game. Thanks to new cognitive capabilities, robots can perform more than just repetitive tasks. DirectIndustry e-magazine interviewed...

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    University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Labs (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception) will see its leading-edge research on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) reach the market through Exyn Technologies. The IP developed at GRASP includes aerial robots not only generate maps of structures and spaces, but can work in...

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