Robotics

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Robotics August 21, 2019

Combining vision technology and collaborative robots for safer work environments

Safety is paramount with collaborative robots and they can be made safer with machine vision and artificial intelligence technology.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
WVU Professor Powsiri Klinkhachorn, Derek Roesch, Bertrand Wieliczko Ian Hostottle, Nathan Owen and Karan (Kermit) Sah make up the MIDAS III team. Courtesy: West Virginia University
Robotics August 18, 2019

Robotics team wins NASA competition for second time in three years

West Virginia University’s robotic drilling team won NASA’s Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge for the second time in three years with the Mountaineer Ice Drilling Automated System III (MIDAS III).

By Paige Nesbit
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Robotics August 18, 2019

Teaching industrial robots with AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an efficient method of teaching an industrial robot new skills.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Figure 1: Collaborative robotics are used in multiple manufacturing industries like food and beverage. Courtesy: JMP Solutions
Robotics August 16, 2019

Collaborative robotics open doors for manufacturing

In labor-constrained industries, collaborative robots could boost productivity.

By Tom Kurowski
After the male and female snaps have been inserted, the UR5 places the fabric under a vision camera lens for quality inspection and sorts it in either a “good” or “reject” pile. Courtesy: Universal Robots
Robotics August 15, 2019

Do-it-yourself collaborative robotic project

Case study: Collaborative robots at a thermal wrap manufacturing company deliver a zero-defect rate while doubling production output. Installation, integration and use has been a do-it-yourself (DIY) project.

By Joe Campbell
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Robotics August 15, 2019

Probabilistic roadmaps and how they impact collaborative robot safety

Probabilistic roadmaps (PRMs) help to create collision-free paths for collaborative robots and refers to the set of random points in the configuration space within which the planner knows the collaborative robot can safely move.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
With a flexible robot cell, the installation and commissioning time is reduced by up to 90%, taking only about two to three shifts. Courtesy: Sick
Robotics August 13, 2019

Mobile collaborative robot benefits on the plant floor

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are turning to collaborative robots to increase flexibility on the plant floor, and companies are looking to improve the technology behind the robots. In a flexible robot cell, the installation and commissioning time is reduced by up to 90%.

By Bryan Sellars
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Robotics August 13, 2019

Putting safety first with collaborative robots

While collaborative robots are starting to be accepted within the manufacturing sector, safety is still a concern for many. Learn how several companies are working to address the safety issue and address misconceptions.

By Suzanne Gill
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Robotics August 13, 2019

3-D machine vision for safer collaborative robot automation

3-D machine vision lets a robot sense, process information and mimic the way two humans adjust to working around each other.

By AIA
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Robotics August 10, 2019

Agricultural imagery and machine vision

Machine vision technologies are helping the agricultural industry prevent food losses by giving farmers a better look at their crops' health.

By AIA