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Robotics

Delta robot gains an extra limb (03/07/2017)
Article image Suzanne Gill reports on an interesting design development to the more traditional Delta robot.
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Autonomous mobile platform for smart factory logistics (20/06/2017)
Article image Comau has introduced an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) platform. Agile1500 is the first AGV within the new platform.
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New Delta robot solution (17/05/2016)
Article image The MELFA range of compact SCARA and articulated arm robots from Mitsubishi Electric has been extended with the introduction of new Delta style robots from Codian Robotics.
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Contactless power transmission for robot applications 29/03/2016
FreeCon Contactless, from Weidmüller, is said to eliminate contact related failures on industrial robots helping to reduce robot downtime and reduce maintenance costs. Full Story...

Complex kinematics, easy operation 08/03/2016
B&R has expanded its portfolio of modular mapp software components with the map RoboX and mapp Teach which aim to speed up robotic systems configuration and preparation for operation. Full Story...

Complex kinematics, easy operation 08/03/2016
B&R has expanded its portfolio of modular mapp software components with the map RoboX and mapp Teach which aim to speed up robotic systems configuration and preparation for operation. Full Story...

Complex kinematics and easy operation 01/03/2016
B&R has expanded its range of modular mapp software components with the new mapp RoboX and mapp Teach which are designed to make the task of getting robotic systems configured and ready for operation more quickly and easily. Full Story...

Programming robots in accordance with IEC 61131 22/12/2015
Yaskawa has integrated POWERLINK in its DX200 robot controller, making it possible to seamlessly incorporate Motoman robots into machine automation systems. Full Story...

World’s first heavy lifting collaborative robot 14/04/2015
The launch of the world’s first heavy lifting industrial collaborative robot, the FANUC CR-35iA, which works hand-in-hand with human employees, moves the idea of collaborative robots out of the realms of science fiction. Full Story...

Cartesian handling system configurator 07/04/2015
Festo has developed a new system for configuring ready-to-install handling systems in less than 20 minutes.  Full Story...

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Articulated modules offer up to six degrees of movement 03/02/2015
robolink, from polymer company igus, is a range of articulated modules that can be used in a variety of robotic applications – from the packaging industry to animatronic operations and even explosive equipment handling.  Full Story...

Direct drive articulated robot arm 21/10/2014
Expanding its range of modular robolink  systems, igus has  introduced the  durable robolink D direct drive articulated arm.  Full Story...

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Safety comes first when working with robots 19/08/2014
Ensuring worker safety should be the prime consideration in all robot applications, especially when humans and robots may need to share the same workspace. Full Story...

All-round protection for lines and hoses 25/05/2012
A closed cable carrier from TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP has been designed to provide protection for cables in enviornments where there is likely to be heavy contamination from chips and dirt. Full Story...

New generation of humanoid robots 07/02/2012
Aldebaran Robotics has released the latest version of its NAO robot — NAO Next Gen – a fully programmable humanoid robot that is said to be opening up new perspectives and fields of application for its users. Full Story...

Robot design inspired by shrew’s whiskers 24/01/2012
The Etruscan shrew was the inspiration for an innovative new robot, which uses sophisticated whiskers to ‘feel’ its way around. The Shrewbot is the latest in a series of robots which use ‘active touch’ rather than vision to navigate its environment. Full Story...

Robotic upgrade for automotive fitting line 28/11/2011
As part of a major investment by Norgren at its Lichfield manufacturing site in the UK, Kawasaki Robotics has replaced two aging robots with Kawasaki RS06L robots. The new robots will allow faster cell tool change times and are able to work more comfortably within target cycle times. Full Story...

Robots set to lead UK manufacturing investment 14/10/2011
Barry Weller, from Mitsubishi Electric, comments on The Automating Manufacturing Programme which will be run in the UK by The British Automation and Robot Association. Full Story...

iPhone used to programme and control industrial robot 19/09/2011
A video from the industrial automation department of the Institute for Machine Tools and Manufacturing in Germany shows an iPhone 3G being used to remotely programme and control a Kuka KR6 industrial robot. Full Story...

Futuristic robotics making progress today 26/07/2011
CEE reports on news stories which relate to innovative robotics research and development. Full Story...

SCARA takes on delta-style robots 12/07/2011
TM Robotics has recently launched Toshiba Machine’s THP550 SCARA robot in Europe. It is the first of a new range of machines set to compete with delta-style devices. Full Story...



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