Articles About robots


Multi-Point Automatic Lubrication System for Robotic 7th Axis

Manufacturing companies in every field have realized the best way to be competitive with price and quality is to automate their factories. This requirement to automate has created a large demand for 6 axis articulated arm robots. White Papers Courtesy of Andantex USA Inc.

Parallel Arm Kinematics

Robotics in a kit? SEW-EURODRIVE proves how easy it is to create even highly complex robotic solutions with its MAXOLUTION® parallel arm kinematics kit. You can now configure and order the perfect solution, assemble the components, and easily create complex motion control paths with the MOVIKIT® robotics software module. White Paper Courtesy of SEW-EURODRIVE

Parallel Arm Kinematics

A lot of people are intimidated by robots. This is often a result of the unanswered questions they have about how to design the mechanics and drives properly. It also comes from the fear of not being able to master the seemingly complex motion sequences in robotics programming.

SEW EURODRIVE solves this engineering dilemma with a functionally scaled robotics solution – the MAXOLUTION® parallel arm kinematics kit. This white paper proves how easy it is to create even highly complex robotic solutions with its parallel arm kinematics kit and MOVIKIT® pre-built software modules.

White Paper Courtesy of SEW EURODRIVE

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1 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.

2 The Reliability of Sewer Robots (September 2017)

Faulhaber Provides Motor Technology for Pipe Renovation Projects

3 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.

4 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?

5 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.

6 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.

7 Mechanical Motion in Tight Spaces (March 2018)

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

8 Ask Pneuman (February 2019)

Escape Rooms have been popular in recent years for their challenging game play, group participation and unique time constraints. Teams have X amount of time (typically 60 minutes) to solve puzzles, ponder riddles and dissect clues in order to escape a variety of themed games. Here's an escape room with a fluid power twist.

9 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.

10 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.

11 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.

12 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.

13 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.

14 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.”

15 Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads! (April 2021)

Why not flying cars? We talk on video screens. We disappear into virtual 3D worlds thanks to Virtual Reality (VR). We have robots working in restaurants. Flying cars are pretty much the last thing from The Jetsons cartoon missing in 2021.

16 Saving Money with High-Efficiency Gearmotors (October 2019)

Standing in a factory or a warehouse, you're bound to notice machinery, whether it's a conveyor system that winds across the floor or large fans that hang from the ceiling. You may even notice automated guided vehicles or autonomous mobile robots carrying parts, driving themselves from one section of the building to another. These machines are good candidates for using high-efficiency gearmotors, especially if they're expected to run for long stretches at a time. If they aren't using high-efficiency gearmotors, then they may be costing more money than they should.

News Items About robots

1 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....

2 Robotics-as-a-Service Lets Manufacturers 'Hire' Robots at Low Hourly Rate (September 1, 2021)
Robotics-as-a-service company Formic Technologies recently launched a simple value proposition: hire fully customized robots from top ven...

3 A3 Offers Webinar on Autonomous Robots (June 4, 2020)
What’s easy for humans can be so hard for a robot. But innovations in gripping, software, and collaborative robots are leading to r...

4 Universal Robots Launches Collaborative Robot Certifications for Schools and Industry (November 11, 2020)
As collaborative robots emerge as the fastest growing segment of industrial automation, cobot curriculum developed by an accredited provi...

5 FANUC Introduces Latest Collaborative Robots (December 27, 2019)
FANUC has introduced the new CRX-10iA and CRX-10iA/L (long arm version) collaborative robots that set new standards in terms of ease of u...

6 Universal Robots Reaches 50,000 Collaborative Robots Sold (December 21, 2020)
Collaborative robots – or cobots – remain the fastest growing segment of industrial automation, projected to grow at a Compou...

7 Non-Automotive Robots Surpass Automotive Orders in 2020 (January 29, 2021)
For the first time, yearly orders of robots from non-automotive sectors surpassed automotive robot orders, as sales of robotic units in N...

8 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 ...

9 RIA Offers Webinar on Collaborative Robots (February 26, 2019)
The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) will present a webinar on March 21 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Eastern called "Collaborative R...

10 Teradyne Completes Acquisition of AutoGuide Mobile Robots (November 15, 2019)
Teradyne, Inc. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of AutoGuide Mobile Robots, a leading supplier of high payload autonom...

11 Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference Call for Speakers (June 4, 2019)
The Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference ( takes place Nov. 12-13 in San Jose, California. The Association f...

12 Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision and AI Conference Call for Speakers (May 3, 2019)
The Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision and AI Conference will be held in San Jose, California from November 12-13. The show is current...

13 Universal Robots Introduces Autonomous Bin Picking Kit (April 13, 2020)
The complexity of automated bin picking is well-known throughout the industry, requiring huge efforts in both integration and programming...

14 Universal Robots Launches Virtual Collaborative Robot Expo and Conference (July 17, 2020)
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that resilient businesses—those that can emerge with plans for growth—share common tr...

15 ABB's RobotStudio Offers Braking Distance Simulator (February 17, 2021)
ABB's RobotStudio offline programming and simulation software has been upgraded with a new virtual robot braking distance function de...

16 Isotech Offers Custom Cartesian Gantry Robots (April 26, 2021)
Since 1987, Isotech has been designing and engineering advanced automation solutions for a broad range of industries, including automotiv...

17 Heidenhain Compact Encoder Supports Collaborative and Service Robots (April 28, 2021)
With its small dimensions and high reliability, Heidenhain’s new KCI/KBI 1300 series of inductive rotary encoders are made specific...

18 AutoGuide Mobile Robots Opens New European Office (December 29, 2020)
AutoGuide Mobile Robots, a leading manufacturer of high-payload autonomous mobile robot (AMR) systems, recently announced the opening of ...

19 ABB Launches Programming Tool for Industrial Robots (December 17, 2020)
ABB has launched its Wizard Easy Programming software for its IRB 1100 industrial robot, allowing first time users to introduce robotic a...

20 AutoGuide Mobile Robots Hires VP of Sales and Marketing (May 12, 2020)
AutoGuide Mobile Robots recently announced the appointment of Mike Harper as vice president of sales and marketing. The experienced robot...

21 RobotWorx Announces Service Group for Industrial Robots (July 30, 2020)
RobotWorx has announced the launch of a new service group on Facebook dedicated to Industrial Robotics. The group covers a number of topi...

22 Mobile Industrial Robots Adds Five Certified System Integrators to Global Network (April 17, 2020)
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) recently announced the signing of five certified system integrators (CSI) in both North and South America....