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Automation June 23, 2020

COVID-19 survey results show impact on automation industry

How the global coronavirus pandemic has effected manufacturing, onshoring, new developments, and more

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
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Robotics June 18, 2020

Electro-sensitive protective equipment testing is crucial for collaborative robots

Electro-sensitive protective equipment (ESPE), such as light guards and laser scanners, are crucial for collaborative robots, but inspection and testing is often neglected.

By Lee Ray
Artificial Chemist is an autonomous system designed to intelligently navigate through the chemical universe and develop useful materials for manufacturing applications. Courtesy: North Carolina State University
Robotics June 17, 2020

Automated system developed to accelerate R&D, manufacturing of materials

North Carolina State and University of Buffalo researchers have developed Artificial Chemist, which is a technology that incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) and an automated system for performing chemical reactions to accelerate R&D and manufacturing of commercially desirable materials.

By Matt Shipman
A graphic shows the process by which a Rice University lab uses 3D printing to make shapeshifting materials that may be useful to make soft robots or as biomedical implants. Courtesy: Verduzco Laboratory/Rice University
Robotics June 16, 2020

Lab makes 4D printing more practical for robotics, biomedical implant applications

Rice University researchers have advanced the manufacture of complex shapeshifters for soft robots, biomedical implants with 4D printing.

By Mike Williams
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Robotics June 5, 2020

The role of collaborative robots in Industry 5.0

Industry 5.0 will emphasize collaborative robotics as well as human input while encouraging many of the positive aspects that Industry 4.0 brought to the plant floor.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Courtesy: North Carolina State University
Robotics May 29, 2020

Researchers incorporate computer vision, uncertainty into AI for robotic prosthetics

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed software to enable people using robotic prosthetics or exoskeletons to walk in a safer, more natural manner on different types of terrain.

By Matt Shipman
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Robotics May 17, 2020

Soft robot movement speed inspired by cheetahs

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a type of soft robot capable of moving more quickly on solid surfaces or in the water, which was inspired by how cheetahs move.

By Matt Shipman
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Robotics May 16, 2020

Improvements in robot-assisted surgery driven by haptic feedback systems

Robot-assisted surgery has various benefits such as less pain and a faster recovery time for the patient, higher degree of precision for the surgeon, and more. However, one challenge the industry is facing is lack of quality haptic feedback.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Robotics May 13, 2020

Study finds robots help some manufacturers even while workers struggle

A study co-authored by an MIT professor shows firms that move quickly to use robots tend to add workers to their payroll, but overall employment drops.

By Peter Dizikes
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Robotics May 12, 2020

The rise of robots-as-a-service in manufacturing operations

Robots-as-a-Service uses a cloud-based system which allows for easier requirement changes.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)