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1 Meet Paro, the Robotic Baby Seal (August 2011)

I robot. You robot. He robot. Robots are everywhere. For decades, they have been as prevalent on TV and in science fiction novels and movies as they are now on the world’s factory floors—and operation rooms. Fiction is now fact.

2 Robots Go Where Even Heroes Fear to Tread (August 2012)

The DARPA Robotics Challenge is creating first-response robots capable of going where the danger is.

3 Surviving the Robot Revolution (June 2015)

It had no arms or legs to speak of; no fleshy, meaty exterior or squishy insides; no heart, no brain, no soul. It was just a protracted steel body, long and spindly, a rectangular “head” at the end, and one glowing sensor. It wasn’t alive. It wasn’t sentient. It was a robot.

4 Helping Hands: How Robotic Automation Can Help Manufacturing Resurgence (April 2010)

Before Mike Cicco was involved on the engineering side, he used to sell robotic systems to manufacturers. Most of his sales pitches were met with hesitation and skepticism as he tried to explain the “benefits” of replacing employees on the shop floor with an automated system.

5 When (Robotic) Animals Ruled the Earth... (April 2011)

Nowadays, you can find scientists and engineers creating micro-robotic creatures for a slew of fascinating research projects.

6 The Reliability of Sewer Robots (September 2017)

Faulhaber Provides Motor Technology for Pipe Renovation Projects

7 Service Without a Smile (April 2010)

Manufacturing employees have always kept their eyes on the robotic systems that continue to pop up in assembly lines and industrial workspaces. These metallic, low-maintenance robotic employees don’t waste time with smoke breaks or catching up on episodes of Lost. They tend to stick to the task at hand with little argument or attitude, giving human counterparts a bad name when they gripe about factory temperatures or lack of a decent dental plan.

8 Your Robotic Chariot Awaits (March 2017)

Furrion is developing a mech in the hopes of launching racing into realms so far only explored by science fiction.

9 Meet the Dustbot - A New Spin on Waste Management (October 2009)

Scientists have been hard at work creating a robotic system with the capabilities to sweep and collect garbage in urban environments. This real-world Wall-E is known as the DustBot, aimed at designing, developing, testing and demonstrating a system for improving the management of urban hygiene.

10 Battle Bots - Victorian Edition (April 2017)

Airships, gears, robots, steam power and buzzer-beating theatrics highlight the 2017 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition known as FIRST Steamworks.

11 Carnage and Mayhem 101 (June 2011)

What did you learn in school today? This typical parental inquiry is met with several responses but rarely followed with, “The complete and total annihilation of robotic machines in a no-holds-barred death match.”

12 Solar Energy - The Alternative Alternative (October 2009)

While gear and bearing manufacturers engage in a wind energy arms race, the robotic automation industry has its sights set directly on the sun. Solar power—wind energy’s somewhat neglected step brother—has been gaining ground in alternative energy since 2001.

13 Gear- or Actuator-Driven, These Bots Are Cutting-Edge (October 2008)

Robots are everywhere these days— bots in the factory, bots in space, bots at the airport, bots in the movies and much, much more. But robots in the operating room?

14 Mechanical Motion in Tight Spaces (March 2018)

Framo Morat and Dunkermotoren Produce Drive Systems for Automatic Guided Vehicles.

15 Mind Sport (September 2016)

Here’s what we know about Tremont, Illinois: It’s a small village in Tazewell County, (population 2,400+), holds an annual summer turkey festival (quite popular) and the courthouse is a famous historic site where politician James Shields challenged an “up-and-coming” lawyer named Abraham Lincoln to a duel with cavalry broad swords (they showed up, but the duel never materialized). In 2016, you can add FIRST Robotics Competition World Champion to the village’s rather eccentric list of accomplishments.

16 Pack Expo: The Push to Automation (August 2017)

With Pack Expo Las Vegas around the corner, we took a look at the state of the packaging industry today to see what you can expect at the show. The answer is more automation.

17 INDUSTRY NEWS (March 2015)

News From the Industry

18 Industry News (April 2017)

Corporate and personnel announcements from the April 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

19 Industry News (October 2013)

The complete Industry News section from the October 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

20 Industry News (October 2011)

The complete Industry News section from the October 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

21 Now That Is Product Placement (August 2009)

ABB Robotics gets free advertising via summer blockbuster.

22 Industry News (August 2014)

The complete Industry News section from the August 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

23 Cut and Print (December 2011)

Norkol Converting Corporation is one of the nation’s leading independently owned converters and distributors of commercial printing papers. The company has full production capabilities and state-of-the-art machinery for winding, trimming and sheeting. The company utilizes traditional slitter re-wind equipment that unwinds, slits and then re-winds paper to new dimensions. These conventional re-winders, while typically producing new widths of paper with clean cuts, work at an inefficient, slow pace.

24 The Green Revolution - A Global Win-Win (February 2009)

Green technology is more than changing a couple of light bulbs or reducing waste. In 2009, the concept is relevant in every facet of manufacturing as companies make a greater push towards energy efficiency and sustainability. In the power transmission and motion control fields, this technology has been integrated into the daily routine, both as an environmentally friendly business venture and a way to offer green products to customers. It’s apparent that the revitalization of manufacturing, both here and abroad, will center on energy technology.

25 Industry News (February 2012)

The complete Industry News section from the February 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

26 Meet Harry - The Kinematic Kegler (August 2008)

Seven-Foot-Tall bowler throws strikes for scientific research.

27 Industry News (June 2012)

The complete Industry News section from the June 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

28 Controlling Backlash in Mammography Systems (April 2017)

Medical imaging equipment, water handling systems, conveyors, robotic systems and rotary and linear actuators are among the many devices that may be fitted with electric friction brakes to hold their loads in place when the power is off or disrupted.

29 Hannover Messe USA - What we Learned (October 2018)

IMTS 2018 had its fair share of machine tools, 3D printers and advanced robotics. Meanwhile, the East Hall — home to Hannover Messe USA — took a more systematic approach, highlighting the smart components and techniques that will be integral in developing the digital factory of the future.

30 Automatic for the People (April 2016)

The world is full-on automated. From our factories to our vehicles to our leisurely activities, the future is now and it’s nothing but algorithms, robotics and hands-free operation. It comes as no surprise that a 2016 Google search brings a fair amount of technology gone awry. The following examples don’t scare us (they’re actually quite fascinating) but they probably should worry us a little bit…

31 A Focus on the Future at Pack Expo 2013 (October 2013)

More than 27,000 packaging and processing professionals attended Pack Expo 2013 in Las Vegas from September 23–25. In addition to launching new products, creating brand awareness, achieving sustainability goals and generating new business contacts, Pack Expo was an opportunity to engage the next generation of workers in packaging, robotics and processing applications.

32 Mathematical Modeling for the Design of Spiroid, Helical, Spiral Bevel and Worm Gears (April 2015)

Spiroid and worm gears have superior advantages for hightorque and miniaturization applications. And for this reason they are particularly preferred in aerospace, robotic and medical applications. They are typically manufactured by hobbing technology, a process with a typical overall lead time of 4 to 14 weeks.

33 The Science Fiction Addiction (February 2015)

It seems preposterous in the whimsical, wireless world of today, but in 1977 cinema’s greatest visioneers came together and decided the pinnacle of robotic technology in the future would be a motorized trash can.

34 Hardware-Software Synergy Automates Power Plant Data Collection (October 2009)

Robotics and other advanced automation technology systems are viewed as a looming threat to some in the plant maintenance field. Although there is a constant battle for some workers to remain useful while machines are continuously fulfilling more roles on the plant floor, there are those who in turn have found a better use of their newly freed time.

News Items About robot

1 Robotics Industry Posts Strong First Quarter (April 26, 2013)
North American robotics companies shattered previous opening quarter records for robots ordered and shipped in the first quarter of 2013,...

2 North American Robotics Industry Shines in 2nd Quarter (July 31, 2012)
North American robotics companies sold more industrial robots in the second quarter of 2012 than any previous quarter in history, accordi...

3 Gudel Introduces TMF-6 TrackMotion Floor for FANUC M2000iA Robot Family (March 26, 2018)
Güdel, a global manufacturer of linear motion modules, robot track motion units and gantry robots and components, is pleased to an...

4 RIA Discusses Growing Trends in Service Robots (March 30, 2018)
The 2018 Winter Olympics brought service robots to the world stage like never before. Some 85 robots punctuated the games in Pyeongchang....

5 ABB to Become First Global Industrial Robotics Company to Manufacture Robots in the United States (July 27, 2015)
ABB recently announced that it is to start producing robots in the United States, making it the first global industrial robotics company ...

6 Keyence Robot Installed on Fresenius Medical Care's Dialyser Production Line (August 4, 2015)
Fresenius Medical Care SMAD recently equipped its dialyser production line at its plant at L'Arbresle, France with a robot. &ldq...

7 Siemens Releases RobotExpert Software (August 16, 2012)
The use of robots is expanding rapidly in a variety of industries. More and more tasks that were previously carried out by human beings a...

8 IMTS Preview: ABB Robotics (August 20, 2012)
ABB Robotics will feature a unique set of robotic automation demos, highlighting products, systems and technology designed to increase ma...

9 ABB Introduces New Six-Axis Robot (June 15, 2012)
ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 120T, a faster version its smallest ever multipurpose 6-axis robot, first introduced in the Fall of 2...

10 HMM Debuts Cable-less Robot Gantry Technology at Automate (April 9, 2015)
For the first time, global automated systems provider Harry Major Machine (HMM) displayed a new cable-less robot gantry technology for th...

11 IFR Reports Steady Increase in Robotics (April 28, 2011)
The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) reported a shipment of 115,000 industrial robots which means that the number of units s...

12 ABB Appoints Head of Robotics in North America (June 8, 2010)
Former General Electric Executive Michael Mahfet has been appointed as vice president and general manager of ABB's robotics busines...

13 Addition of Robot Blasting Cell Enables Shot Peening Demonstration (April 23, 2009)
Guyson Corporation expanded its engineering test laboratory with the purchase of a robotic blast system to sustain application developmen...

14 ABB Appoints Head of Robotics North America (June 24, 2010)
Former General Electric executive Michael Mahfet has been appointed as vice president and general manager of ABB's robotics busines...

15 Robotic Sales Climb in 2010 (August 2, 2010)
North American based robotics companies saw orders jump 40 percent in units in the first half of 2010, according to new figures released ...

16 Miki Pulley BXR-LE Brakes Specifically Designed for Use on Robotic Arms (August 11, 2015)
The recently introduced Miki Pulley BXR-LE brakes were specifically designed for use on robotic arms to reduce the cantilevered load. Wit...

17 Abstracts Needed for International Symposium on Robotics (October 14, 2010)
Abstracts from global robotics experts are sought by Robotic Industries Association (RIA) for inclusion in the 42nd International Symposi...

18 Igus Offers Components for Medical Robotic System (June 2, 2011)
A team of researchers from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute have developed a teleoperated robot that will greatly improve the way pros...

19 Lenze Announces Reusable Robotics Software Modules for its FAST Application Toolbox (March 9, 2015)
Lenze recently announced standardized and reusable robotics software modules as a supplement to its FAST application toolbox fo...

20 Yaskawa Motoman Examines the Need for Careers in Robotics and Automation (December 29, 2017)
The United States is inadequately prepared to meet the staffing needs for the quantity and quality of entry-level robotics and automation...

21 Robotics Market Opens Strong in 2016 (May 6, 2016)
The North American robotics market has set new records to begin 2016, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry&rsq...

22 Innovation Matrix Partners with Transcend Robotics (May 27, 2016)
Innovation Matrix, Inc., a distributor of robotic, motion control and machine vision systems, has announced a partnership with Transcend ...

23 Comau Reports Double-Digit Growth in Robotics (March 14, 2016)
Comau continues its growth in the robotics sector, and for the third consecutive year has recorded a double-digit increase in articulated...

24 Igus Offers Insight into World of Low Cost Robotics (November 30, 2017)
Today, robots dominate the manufacturing industry and are increasingly emerging in many other fields. Automation applications that grip, ...

25 A3 Automation Reports Growth for North American Robotics Market (August 18, 2017)
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has announced the results of its research on robotics and automation trends, sales, and gro...

26 Industrial Robot Sales Double in Five Year Span (October 24, 2018)
Sales of industrial robots increased 114% over the past five years – with a record 381,000 units shipped globally in 2017, accord...

27 International Federation of Robotics Accepts Award Applications (December 9, 2010)
Applications for the IEEE/IFR Invention & Entrepreneurship Award (IERA Award) will be accepted until February 18, 2011. The IEEE...

28 IFR Report Hints at Strong Comeback for Robotics (March 30, 2011)
The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) Statistical Department presented the preliminary results of the annual detailed statistics...

29 Sandvik, Haas and ABB Robotics Celebrate Tech Center (November 29, 2010)
Sandvik Coromant recently participated in the grand opening ceremony of the Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) at Vincennes Universit...

30 Baldor Motion Products Assist Advanced Coating Robotics (February 15, 2011)
An advanced real-time Ethernet motion control system has helped Advanced Coating Robotics (ACR) to create a new conformal coating machine...

31 Igus Introduces Compact and Cost-Effective Drylin E-Linear Robot (March 1, 2018)
Since products need to be manufactured quickly and cost-effectively, the pressure to automate production processes is greater than ever...

32 GAM Releases Zero-Backlash Robotic Gearboxes (September 4, 2018)
GAM announces the release of the new GPL zero-backlash planetary gearboxes. The new gearboxes provide high precision and rigidity for h...

33 Igus Supplies Robotics Teams with Necessary Components for Competition (January 28, 2008)
Igus Inc., a developer and manufacturer of motion control and machinery components, donated a wide range of products for the 17th Annual ...

34 Kollmorgen Features Motion Solutions at 2018 Robotics Summit & Showcase (May 24, 2018)
Attendees of the 2018 Robotics Summit & Showcase (May 23-24, in Boston, MA) are invited to visit Booth #210, where Kollmorgen will ...

35 Motoman Robotics Secures Headquarters Expansion Site (July 8, 2010)
Yaskawa America Inc. announces that its Motoman Robotics division has executed an option agreement to secure property at the recently dev...

36 Igus Sponsors BEST Robotics Competition (October 12, 2011)
The 19th annual BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics Competition has kicked off at hub locations nationwide. This...

37 ABB Appoints Campbell to Head Robot Products in North America (September 23, 2010)
ABB Robotics recently announced the appointment of Joe Campbell as vice president of its U.S. Robot Products Group, according to Michael ...

38 Robotics and Computer Science Lab Dedicated to Clementino Bonfiglioli (June 8, 2017)
New Malpighi La.B headquarters - the Laboratory of Robotics, Computer Science, Design and 3D Design - recently opened its doors, in dedic...

39 GAM Offers Robotic Cycloidal Gearboxes (November 20, 2018)
GAM announces the release of the new GCL cycloidal gearboxes. The new gearboxes provide high precision and rigidity for horizontal and ...

40 North American Robotics Market has Strongest Year Ever in 2014 (February 6, 2015)
Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in 2014, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry&rsqu...

41 Yaskawa Develops Robotic Strategy (April 7, 2016)
Successful workforce development and sustainable economic growth depend on close alignment of STEM education, certification and training ...

42 Mitsubishi Electric Robot at the Cutting Edge of Cake Slicing (March 8, 2016)
When automation OEM Newtech looked to design a new ultrasonic cutting machine for the bakery industry, it turned to Mitsubishi Electric f...

43 ABB Robotics Receives Global Powertrain Manufacturing Excellence Award (December 16, 2015)
ABB Robotics received the Global Powertrain Manufacturing Excellence award from the Ford Motor Company at the Ford Powertrain Manufacturi...

44 ABB to Feature Robotic Gear Handling Cell technology at Gear Expo 2015 (October 9, 2015)
ABB Robotics will feature its Robotic Gear Handling Cell technology at Gear Expo 2015 (Oct. 20–22, Cobo Center in Detroit, MI).&nbs...

45 Robotics to Take Center Stage at IANA During IMTS (July 22, 2014)
Attendees at this year’s Industrial Automation North America (Industrial Automation NA) trade show and conference co-located with t...

46 REM-C Provides Bridge for Robotics and Engineering (November 7, 2013)
REM-C, a university/industry partnership is pleased to announce its formation. REM-C (Roboticists, Engineers & Manufacturers Consorti...

47 Comau and B&R Industrial Automation Partner on Robotic Solution (December 18, 2015)
The partnership between Comau Robotics and B&R Industrial Automation is opening up a new opportunities for robo...

48 Igus Supports Robotics Competition (December 22, 2011)
Igus has once again joined forces with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a not-for-profit public charity...

49 Bishop-Wisecarver Celebrates 10 Years of FIRST Robotics Sponsorship (April 12, 2017)
Bishop-Wisecarver Group, a WBENC-certified family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechat...

50 Automate 2017 Announces US-China Robotics Forum (March 20, 2017)
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) recently announced a joint US-China Robotics Forum to be held April 4 at the Automate 2017 ...

51 Kollmorgen Motor Technology Enhances Robotics Project (May 30, 2013)
The Tartan Rescue Team, a partnership of the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), the applied research and technology transfer or...

52 Stafford Shaft Collars and Couplings Meet Robot Design Requirements (January 12, 2017)
A wide range of standard and custom manufactured shaft collars, couplings, clamps, mounting devices, and rotary encoders are being introd...

53 ABB Discusses Evolving Robotic Technology (October 27, 2011)
ABB Robotics hosted nearly 1,000 people during its annual Technology Days event October 11-13 2011, at its North American headquarters an...