Pipe mapping and repairing robot of CMU

Pipe mapping and repairing robot of CMU

Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute Researchers have developed a robot that can crawl inside natural gas pipelines to map them, while also detecting and repairing their leaks when necessary. The research project, which is near completion, was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and its Rapid […]

Robotic arm gripper key design considerations

The purpose of a robotic gripper is to effectively manipulate and grasp objects. First of all, the system for gripping must be chosen. Such as two or more finger grippers, parallel jaw grippers, suction grippers and other types. Some grippers are designed for only specific types of objects, which makes the design easier. Let’s list […]

What are co-bots?

Co-bot stands for “collaborative robots”. These robots are designed to work alongside humans, by performing repetitive or heavy tasks, which would greatly ease the burden on the human worker while he or she can focus on tasks that require higher skills. A critical item for making this possible is to implement certain safety mechanisms on […]

Robotiq Makes Force Control Easy with Force Copilot

New software unleashes force sensing on UR e-Series Quebec City, Canada, September 5—Robotiq is launching Force Copilot, an intuitive software to operate Universal Robots e-Series’ embedded force torque sensor. Force Copilot accelerates the programming of a whole host of applications, including part insertion and surface finding, among many others.   Force Copilot’s sensing functions increase […]

Collaborative Robot Market

Collaborative Robot Market

Technology overview Collaborative robots (also known as co-bots; an emerging automation technology) are designed to work alongside humans with precision, strength, and speed for achieving high efficiency in production. Collaborative robots differ from industrial robots in several ways, such as the absence of “safety fence” while working alongside humans, simplified programming and reduced setup time, […]

OptoForce Industrial Robot Sensors

OptoForce Industrial Robot Sensors

OptoForce Sensors Providing Industrial Robots with a “Sense of Touch” to Advance Manufacturing Automation   Global efforts to expand the capabilities of industrial robots are on the rise, as the demand from manufacturing companies to strengthen their operations and improve performance grows. Hungary-based OptoForce, with a North American office in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one […]

Workspace Sentry collaborative robotics safety system

Workspace Sentry collaborative robotics safety system

PRINCETON, NJ  September 13, 2017 – – ST Robotics announces the availability of its Workspace Sentry collaborative robotics safety system, specifically designed to meet the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/Technical Specification (TS) 15066 on collaborative operation.  The new ISO/TS 15066, a game changer for the robotics industry, provides guidelines for the design and implementation of a collaborative […]

Customizable Grippers for Collaborative Robots

Customizable Grippers for Collaborative Robots

On Robot Launches Next-Level Customizable Grippers For Collaborative Robots Tasked With Multi-Size Objects Flexible, Easy-to-Use and Customizable RG6 grippers offer higher force, greater payload and longer stroke to benefit cobots in machining, material handling and packaging Charlotte, N.C. and Odense, Denmark—August 22, 2017—On Robot, the fast-growing Danish manufacturer of innovative electric grippers for collaborative robots […]

Innovative Collaborative Robot sets new benchmark

Innovative Collaborative Robot sets new benchmark

Press Release by: HMK As the trend of Industry 4.0 takes the world by storm, collaborative robots and smart factories are becoming the latest hot topic. At this year’s PPMA show, HMK will demonstrate the world’s first collaborative robot with built-in vision recognition from Techman Robot. The new TM5 Cobot from HMK merges systems that […]

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