Five ways to lower robotic system risks: Industrial safety, while a widely used term, is a misnomer; nothing is without risk. When something is declared safe in an industrial setting, those involved should think again about risk assessment and determine if the risk is acceptable.
Researchers have developed an electronic glove with sensors that mimic human skin, helping robotic hands achieve some of the manual dexterity humans enjoy. See video.
Good programming and maintenance of a collaborative robot can provide manufacturers many benefits such as better return on investment (ROI), lower total cost of ownership (TCO), and more.
Understanding how machine vision works will help you see if machine vision will clear up specific application difficulties in manufacturing or processing.
MIT researchers have developed a system that allows drones to cooperatively explore terrain under thick forest canopies where GPS signals are unreliable, which could be useful in plant disaster and safety situations.
The aerospace industry is a tough, exacting industry. Robot users and integrators face challenges such as increased human-robot collaboration and the constant demand for precision and efficiency.
MIT researchers have developed a semantic parser that learns through observation to more closely mimic a child’s language-acquisition process, which could greatly extend computing’s capabilities.
Collaborative robots will continue to evolve and future research may allow them to become more interactive and adaptable to human behavior.
Robotiq's 2F-85 and 2F-140 adaptive grippers are designed for collaborative robots and their finger bases have been redesigned to simplify fingertip changeover and help ensure a strong grip.
Fenceless robots are taking on a number of different sizes and forms beyond the collaborative robot as robotic technology has progressed.