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Putting Cartesian Robots to Work for Your Manufacturing Needs

Cartesian robots are easily integrated into assembly operations, highly accurate, and have been used with dramatic results to boost throughput. They’re one of the five main categories of industrial robots so get to know them, read about their use in different industries, and decide how Cartesian robots can benefit your workplace. Why Use Cartesians Cartesian […]

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Boosting the Economy Using Automation

Using robotic arms during assembly and machine vision to inspect thousands of parts per minute are among the ways U.S. companies use automation to grow. A downloadable white paper from the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), Robots Fuel the Next Wave of Productivity and Job Growth, highlights how small-to-medium sized businesses in the U.S. can […]

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A Low-Cost Way to Teach Robotics to Your Employees

Robotics research is thriving in universities and robotics hubs across the country. The “industrial renaissance in North America continues unabated,” according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). Global brands and small-to-medium enterprises are adopting new technologies to gain competitive advantages. But what if you’re not well versed in robotics and automated solutions? The technology […]

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Next-Gen Robots Lighten the Load

Potato chip bags and tight workspaces have something in common. Both have posed challenges to robotics manufacturers. End users have made their needs known and today’s robotics makers have responded with a variety of next-generation solutions for areas as diverse as packaging and assembly. Products with unique shapes and thicknesses ordered in small quantities were […]

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Robots Deliver Results in the Battle Against Cancer

Researchers are using automation to get an edge in the fight against cancer. Robots that can test thousands of drug combinations quickly are making personalized medicine possible and enhancing the skill and knowledge of scientists. Standard therapies exist for cancer patients, but knowing more precise combinations of drugs that combat a particular cancer cell requires […]

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Next-Gen Robots Make Fact More Exciting Than Fiction

Star Wars Rogue One looks out of this world, but earth-bound researchers are developing technology that continues making our reality exciting. On-going developments are bringing innovations to the assembly line and into our homes. Robotic characters R2-D2 and C3PO have an enduring place in popular culture because they were infused with humanity in what would […]

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Learn Alongside Peers and Experts at Automate 2017

Automation is improving the way our factories produce goods, warehouses move products and laboratories conduct research. Discover what’s happening with robotics, machine vision, motion control and many other automation technologies at the upcoming Automate 2017, April 3-6 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. From fabricators to food processing and machine shops to operating rooms, automation creates positive […]

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Seeing Robots as Job Creators

Debates over robots taking jobs from people versus creating jobs may never be fully settled. Technology will continue evolving and improving and industries undergo constant change. Month to month, it may not be possible to see the impact that automation has on jobs until analysts stop to look back over the course of a few […]

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Living and Working Well with Artificial Intelligence

You walk into the house holding bags of groceries and it’s dark inside. But you say, “Turn on the lights” and the house lights up so you can safely make your way to the kitchen. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being harnessed to give consumers hands-free options for managing the lighting, temperature, and even music at […]

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A Platform for Learning and Sharing on Motion Control

Machines are communicating flawlessly with each other in some of the factories of today and the interactivity will increase in more production facilities in the near future. Data flowing seamlessly to track productivity has gone from the drawing board into the daily life of companies, especially global brands with state-of-the-art production facilities. There are mission […]

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