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Meet Baxter – the $22,000 Robot

Meet Baxter – the $22,000 Robot | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Realistic views of robots are usually centered on grappling arms hidden behind safety cages, but Rethink Robotics is working to change that. The Massachusetts-based company produces the Baxter line...
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Robotics Continues to Evolve & Grow on the Shop Floor
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Robotics in the Manufacturing Industry - Cut Form Fab Metal

Robotics in the Manufacturing Industry - Cut Form Fab Metal | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Technology is advancing at a break neck pace, but no type of technology has the kind of potential demonstrated by the field of robotics. From handling dangerous tasks to reducing human errors, robots in the manufacturing industry can make it a much safer environment as it reduces the costs. Robots are not meant to be[ Read More » ]
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Arduino Announces New Brand, Genuino, Manufacturing Partnership with Adafruit | Make:

Arduino Announces New Brand, Genuino, Manufacturing Partnership with Adafruit | Make: | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Through a U.S. manufacturing partnership with Adafruit and the launch of a new global sister brand called Genuino, Arduino.cc today announces a couple of b
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Robotics: Taking Over or Complimenting Manufacturing?

Robotics: Taking Over or Complimenting Manufacturing? | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), who conducts ongoing research on the impact of advanced-manufacturing technologies, estimates that the portion of tasks performed by robots in manufacturing will increase from 10% to 25% worldwide by 2025. In the US, some herald...
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Watch "Tiny µTug Robot Pulls 2000x its Weight While Adhering to Glass Surface" Video at Engineering TV

Watch "Tiny µTug Robot Pulls 2000x its Weight While Adhering to Glass Surface" Video at Engineering TV | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
A 12 gram µTug (micro tug) robot moves objects 2000 times its size on glass (steel objects without wheels or lubrication) enabled by gecko adhesives. This capability is comparable to a human dragging a blue whale. Even if the human was strong enough, their shoes would just slip making this impossible without this micro robot's special gecko inspired "shoes."
Video source: Stanford Biomimetics and Dextrous Manipulation Lab
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Social Robot Pets – your new best friend

Social Robot Pets – your new best friend | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

Do you like cats or dogs?  Would you love to have one as a pet? What if you do not have the time to care for him? Or maybe you are afraid that it will not listen to you and you will need to run with

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Rethink Robotics is Freeing Next Gen Robots from their Cages

Rethink Robotics is Freeing Next Gen Robots from their Cages | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

When the Czech writer Karel Capek started working on his science fiction play R.U.R., he asked his brother Josef what he should call the human-like machines at the center of the play. Josef, who was a poet, thought of robota, the Czech word for forced labor, and told Karel to call them robots. ..Read More....

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▶ Modular Robots Will Transform Into Giant Machines! - YouTube

Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1FNgJsx What if you could own a big robot made up of thousands of smaller robots, and it was able to change its shape in o...
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Projecting a Robot’s Intentions

Projecting a Robot’s Intentions | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
A new spin on virtual reality helps engineers read robots’ minds. In a darkened, hangar-like space inside MIT’s Building 41, a small, Roomba-like robot is trying to make up its mind.
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If you like Robotics you'll enjoy this thought provoking article by Jennifer Chu from MIT via GE's @ideaslaboratory

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Robots: Love ‘Em Or Hate ‘Em, They’re Here To Stay

Robots: Love ‘Em Or Hate ‘Em, They’re Here To Stay | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Stacey: Well, it seems we all survived the mid-term elections in spite of the robots.
Ed: Robots, what robots?
Stacey: Robo-calls. Those annoying automatic messages from the candidates trying to get...
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Female Roboticist Wants Girls to Build, Break, and Make Things

Female Roboticist Wants Girls to Build, Break, and Make Things | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
The robotics industry is in a period of tremendous growth, with robots increasingly being used in multiple areas, from transportation and manufacturing to entertainment and health care. According t...
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Douglas Machine Top Load Case Packing of Standup Pouches - TriVex® RLi - YouTube

Watch the integrated erect/load system of the TriVex RLi vertically pack standup pouches.
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Great video demonstrating mechatronics in manufacturing.

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Robots | Robotics Parts | Robot Kits | Active Robots Shop

Robots | Robotics Parts | Robot Kits | Active Robots Shop | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Active Robots, supply an extensive range of the worlds finest robotics kits, components and accessories. We are continually updating our ranges to tie in with current trends and demands.
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Dash Robotics - A super fun Robot Kit - Computer & App Controlled

Dash Robotics - A super fun Robot Kit - Computer & App Controlled | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

Dash is the world's first lightning-fast origami robot that people love to play with. Our animal-inspired design allows us to offer a fun, high performance robot at a price never before possible. Dash is a great educational tool for kids that want to get an early start in robotics, engineering, and biology, as well as a great platform for makers that want to dig in and explore the possibilities of a new paradigm in robotics...Read More....

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ABB Opens Its First U.S. Robotics Manufacturing Facility in Michigan - World Industrial Reporter

ABB Opens Its First U.S. Robotics Manufacturing Facility in Michigan - World Industrial Reporter | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
ABB has announced the opening of its first robotics manufacturing facility in the U.S., to expand its footprint in the North American market.
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Meet Sawyer, the One-Armed Collaborative Robot

Meet Sawyer, the One-Armed Collaborative Robot | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

Rethink Robotics CEO Scott Eckert talks about the potential for smart, collaborative robots to solve the labor cost and labor shortage problems in manufacturing.
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New Collaborative Robot: The First Cartesian Cobot

New Collaborative Robot: The First Cartesian Cobot | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Learn more about the first cartesian collaborative robot... maybe safer than regular collaborative robots.
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Someone’s Gotta Do It: This Collaborative Robot Does the Dull Jobs Few Humans Want

Someone’s Gotta Do It: This Collaborative Robot Does the Dull Jobs Few Humans Want | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

A manufacturing robot is hardly chummy chap. Set off from its flesh-and-blood coworkers inside a safety cage, its powerful metal biceps easily lift, weld and shape massive machine parts. People can watch it in awe from a distance, but they better keep away or risk injury.

That’s why, despite the appeal robots have for the human imagination, the machines are still automating only a thin slice of the manufacturing process. “If we want to move on, we have to start asking different questions about automation,” says Jim Lawton, chief marketing officer of Rethink Robotics. His Boston-based company developed a fix for the problem: Baxter, a collaborative robot, or Cobot, which works with people. “We need to free robots from their cages,” Lawton says. ..Read More....

 

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FIRST CLASS ROBOTICS - Syrobo

The company First Class Robotics is specialized in manufacturing and renting Humanoids Robots to help Humans in repetitive works.
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How Do Robots Learn to Cook? YouTube, Obviously. - Gizmodo

How Do Robots Learn to Cook? YouTube, Obviously. - Gizmodo | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Scientists have been toying around with something called "deep learning" (a massive, internet-based robot brain) for a while now.
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VBX-160 Milling Parts on a Hass DT-1 - YouTube

VBX-160 Milling Parts on a Hass DT-1 - YouTube | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
This demonstrates the VBX-160 continuously loading a 3 op part. The VBX-160 makes lights out manufacturing practical for any CNC shop. versabuilt.com
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Outstanding video of a robotic arm loading & unloading a CNC machine

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Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code | WIRED

Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code | WIRED | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Mike Rubenstein has created a low-cost robot called AERobot, specifically designed to teach middle school and high school kids the fundamentals of robotics.
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Super low cost robot that is extremely easy to program and operate.  Will go a long was to get every child curious and interested in technology via STEM.

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Different Types of Motors Used in Industrial Robotics

Different Types of Motors Used in Industrial Robotics | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
The motors used in industrial robotics mainly includes AC motors, Dc motors, servo motor, stepper motor, Belt drive motor pulse operated motor etc.
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Amazon Picking Challenge

Amazon Picking Challenge | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it

Amazon is able to quickly package and ship millions of items to customers from a network of fulfillment centers all over the globe. This wouldn't be possible without leveraging cutting-edge advances in technology. Amazon's automated warehouses are successful at removing much of the walking and searching for items within a warehouse. However, commercially viable automated picking in unstructured environments still remains a difficult challenge. In order to spur the advancement of this fundamental technology we are excited to be organizing the first Amazon Picking Challenge at ICRA 2015. It is our goal to strengthen the ties between the industrial and academic robotic communities and promote shared and open solutions to some of the big problems in unstructured automation. To this end the contest will be awarding travel grants to ICRA 2015, practice equipment, and a large prize pool for the competition winners (through Amazon, in additional to any other IEEE or ICRA grants). ..Read More....

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Modular Reconfigurable Robots used in Space Applications

Modular Reconfigurable Robots used in Space Applications | Robotics in Manufacturing Today | Scoop.it
Reconfigurable robots automatically configure their physical structure based on requirement. Applications of robots are discussed in this article in brief.
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