Robotics
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Robotics April 17, 2019

Professional service robot benefits for manufacturers

Professional service robots feature some degree of autonomy and mobility for unstructured environments and offer many potential benefits for end users.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
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Robotics April 16, 2019

Benefits of collaborative robots for CNC machine tending applications

Collaborative robots are useful for CNC machine tending applications because they can be deployed quickly and can improve productivity on the plant floor.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Stan Gelizer, Mecademic sales and technical support manager, talked about robot accuracy and precision at Automate 2019. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Robotics April 9, 2019

Improving industrial robot accuracy and precision

There are many tools and programs designed to make industrial robots more accurate and precise for demanding manufacturing applications.

By Chris Vavra
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Robotics April 7, 2019

Benefits of using robots in agriculture

The agricultural industry is turning to robots to meet the soaring demand for consumers and replace traditionally manual jobs to improve production.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
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Robotics April 5, 2019

Collaborative robot benefits for end users

Collaborative robots, which are designed to work alongside humans, are designed to be easy to use and program and offer end users flexibility on the plant floor.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Edge computing simplifies an infrastructure by mapping once at the edge and delivering data in a more efficient way, with message queuing telemetry transport (MQTT). Courtesy: Inductive Automation
Robotics April 1, 2019

Control Engineering hot topics, March 2019

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in March 2019 included stories about the Engineers' Choice Awards, edge computing advantages, manufacturing and process facility trends, Big Data analysis, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 1: An explosion of new architectures for data collection, storage, and analysis is modifying the Purdue Model. Courtesy: Seeq
Robotics April 1, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles March 25-31

Articles about Big Data analysis, edge computing best practices, the Engineers' Choice Awards, industrial mobile robot standards, and rate-predictive control were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 25-31. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
An Omron Adept robot is part of and interactive pick-n-place factory of the future demonstration at the 2019 Automate show in Chicago. It includes a personalized laser marking demo. Courtesy: Omron
Robotics March 31, 2019

Don’t ignore these automation trends

Think Again: No one wants to miss the next big thing. What if the next big thing in automation for your applications has been here all along, and you haven’t noticed?

By Mark T. Hoske
Researchers have developed computationally simple robots, called particles, that cluster and form a single “particle robot” that moves around, transports objects, and completes other tasks. The work hails from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Columbia University, and elsewhere. Courtesy: Felice Frankel, MIT
Robotics March 29, 2019

Particle robots designed to work as a cluster

Researchers from MIT, Columbia University, and other research institutes have developed robots that connect in large groups to move around, transport objects, and complete other tasks.

By Rob Matheson
A robotic car controlled by an ultra-low power hybrid chip is placed into an arena to demonstrate its ability to learn and collaborate with another robot. Courtesy: Allison Carter, Georgia Tech
Robotics March 25, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles March 18-24

Articles about low-power hybrid chips for robots, gaining the edge in automation, connecting quality and process data, manufacturing and process facility trends, and the Engineers' Choice Awards were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 18-24. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra