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The mini UVC, jointly developed by BlueBotics and Engmotion, is mobile robot that disinfects as programmed every using UVC lamp technologies. It can be used alone or in a connected fleet to autonomously disinfect hospitals, airports, hotels, and commercial/industrial sites. BlueBotics uses its autonomous navigation technology (ANT) mobile robot platform to simplify and shorten installation of AGVs and mobile robots. Courtesy: BlueBotics SA
Robotics September 30, 2020

Five tips for specifying mobile robots

Before investing in an industrial mobile robot, get answers for these five questions.

By Matthew Wade
Courtesy: Motion Industries
Robotics September 16, 2020

Do cobots replace people in manufacturing?

The debate has been long — and shall continue — whether automation replaces humans or increases productivity, quality and safety

By Joseph H. Schwartz
Courtesy: Lindsay France, Cornell University
Robotics September 15, 2020

Robots, know-how driving COVID lab’s massive testing effort

Cornell University is using robots and batch testing to ensure thousands of tests can be processed to ensure the university can safely operate during the school year.

By Melanie Lefkowitz
Webcasts Robotics September 14, 2020

How cobots can be leveraged in the COVID-19 age

Industry experts cite automation and technology as two key factors in helping companies succeed in the COVID-19 era. Leading the automation pack are collaborative robots or “cobots” – robots that are safe, easy to program and cost-effective.

By CFE Media
Courtesy: AutomationDirect
HMI, OI September 8, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, 2020

Articles about mulitvariable control, PLCs, robots remotely assisting in health care, HMI's, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Aug. 31 - Sept. 6, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Robotics September 2, 2020

Robots remotely measure patients’ vitals for COVID-19

Robots can remotely measure patients' vital signs, which could reduce health care workers’ exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

By Anne Trafton
Jeff Burnstein is president, Association for Advancing Automation (A3), here speaking at the January 2020 A3 Business Forum in Orlando. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics September 2, 2020

Robotics help a post-pandemic world

Despite death and economic destruction from COVID-19, robots are effective tools to create social distancing, reduce touches, disinfect the workplace, safeguard hospital staff and keep companies running when workers are unavailable.

By Jeff Burnstein
A3 statistics showed robotics, machine vision, and motion control markets all contracted in the first half of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019. Courtesy: A3
Robotics August 31, 2020

Robotics, machine and motion control market outlook positive for 2021

While the market is down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market outlook for 2021 is positive according to a report by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and ITR Economics.

By Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
Courtesy: Mingqiang Wang, Kotov Lab, University of Michigan
Robotics August 25, 2020

How biomorphic batteries can provide more power for robots

Rechargeable batteries that store energy the way animals store fat could help robots operate for longer periods according to a research team at the University of Michigan.

By Kate McAlpine
Courtesy: Festo
Robotics August 17, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles Aug. 10-16, 2020

Articles about edge computing and IIoT, automation helping the COVID-19 pandemic response, system integration, MQTT, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Aug. 10-16, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay