Courtesy: Siemens
AI and Machine Learning December 10, 2020

Artificial intelligence at the edge improves manufacturing productivity

AI at the plant floor’s edge empowers machine builders to increase production quality and efficiency

By Jim Wilmot
Courtesy: Yaskawa Motoman
Robotics December 8, 2020

The need for robotic offline programming in a COVID-19 world

Offline robot programming platforms are increasingly being used during the COVID-19 pandemic. Four scenarios, key programming features and perks are highlighted.

By Michael Castor
Courtesy: California Institute of Technology
Robotics December 7, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2020

Articles about how robotics engineers are taking on COVID-19, VFD parameter changes, the true value of data, connecting automation and predictive maintenance, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Nov. 30 - Dec. 6 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Robotics December 7, 2020

How collaborative robots’ role is growing on the plant floor

A key factor behind the growth in collaborative robot deployment is the ready availability of simpler and more cost-effective systems comprising standard hardware, tooling and ancillary components

By Suzanne Gill
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Robotics December 2, 2020

Benefits of an open-source language for robots

A robot operating system (ROS) delivers the services that would be expected from an OS – such as hardware abstraction, low-level device control, implementation of commonly used functionality, message-passing between processes and package management.

By Neil Ballinger
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Robotics November 30, 2020

Computer-aided creativity for robot design

A system called RoboGrammar allows designers to simulate potential robot designs to find a system that works best for particular terrains.

By Daniel Ackerman
Courtesy: CKF Systems
Robotics November 24, 2020

How robots package eggs

Robot palletizer safely packs fresh eggs, increases throughput and reduces costs

By Jennifer Halliday
Courtesy: California Institute of Technology
Robotics November 22, 2020

How robotics engineers are taking on COVID-19

Methods used to help robots walk and autonomous cars drive can help epidemiologists predict COVID-19's spread

By California Institute of Technology
Cornell researchers in the Organic Robotics Lab designed a 3D-printed glove lined with stretchable fiber-optic sensors that use light to detect a range of deformations in real time. Courtesy: Cornell University
Sensors, Vision November 18, 2020

Stretchable sensor gives robots and VR a human touch

A fiber-optic sensor that combines low-cost LEDs and dyes has been created by Cornell researchers, which results in a stretchable “skin” that detects deformations such as pressure, bending and strain.

By David Nutt
Robotics November 10, 2020

Integrating technology and talent with collaborative robots

Robots can augment and enhance the plant floor by handling the dirty, dull and dangerous tasks and work safely alongside humans.

By Leah Zitter