Robotics July 30, 2021

Robotic 3D manufacturing providing greater flexibility

Robots are going in new directions thanks to additive manufacturing (AM), which is letting them tackle complex geometries in cutting and collaborating with humans to improve efficiencies in composite layup.

By Tanya M. Anandan
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics July 24, 2021

AI being used in real-world robotics applications

Robots are getting smarter all the time and it's thanks to artificial intelligence- (AI) related systems.

By Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
Courtesy: ABB and ASTI
Robotics July 22, 2021

Mobile robotics group acquired

ABB announced it will acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group (ASTI), a global autonomous mobile robot (AMR) manufacturer to expand their robot and automation portfolio.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Mashal Mithani, Texas A&M University
Robotics July 22, 2021

Autonomous UV robot developed to sanitize classrooms

Texas A&M University capstone team designs efficient way to sanitize classrooms with an autonomous ultraviolet (UV) robot.

By Jennifer Reiley
Courtesy: MIT CSAIL
Robotics July 20, 2021

Robot algorithm improves safe motion around humans

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created an algorithm to help a robot find efficient motion plans to ensure physical safety of its human counterpart. See video.

By Rachel Gordon
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Robotics July 12, 2021

Impact of Zebra’s acquisition of robotics company

Zebra Technologies has acquired Fetch Robotics for almost $300 million, but what does this mean for the company and for other robotics companies? Content partner Interact Analysis offers some insights.

By Ash Sharma
In the research project FLAIROP, the robots are trained with different articles in separate locations. The weights from all stations are collected and optimized using various criteria. Then the improved version is played back to the local stations and at the end, they should be able to grasp articles from other stations that they have not yet learned about. Courtesy: Festo
Robotics July 9, 2021

Better gripping with intelligent picking robots

Researchers from Germany and Canada work on new AI methods for picking robots.

By Festo Corporation
Courtesy: Christina Harvey, AIMS Lab, University of Michigan
Robotics July 9, 2021

Bird-like wings could help drones keep stable in gusts

3D morphing wings developed by University of Michigan researchers could help small aircraft safely navigate windy streets and other close-corridor situations.

By Kate McAlpine
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics June 27, 2021

Collaborative robots’ role in high-mix, low-volume production

The rise of high-mix, low-volume (HMLV) production has become commonplace with more customized items being produced. Collaborative robots can be a key enabler in this process.

By Control Engineering Europe
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Robotics June 14, 2021

Keeping robot programming simple

As companies look to diversify to help improve sustainability, robot programming that is simple enough to be refigured to any kind of manufacturing environment is critical.

By Nigel Smith