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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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Food Manufacturers Fuel Growth Using Automation

Processing eggs in large volumes is the only way to compete in this sector of the food and beverage industry, and processor CMC Wholesalers LLC of Fanwood, New Jersey is using robotics to the fullest. Learn about the key advantages of using robots in this look at Why I Automate. Robots have consistent movements that […]

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Teaching Automation with a Hands-On Approach

  The use of robots is on the rise throughout North America and the globe. Table-top robotic arms, miniature robots, and service robots that move autonomously are among the advances that have been made and they show how robots can be customized and equipped for many different tasks. The days of stationary robots performing only […]

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How to Step into the Age of Automated Information

A factory running 40 different product lines utilizes the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) to create an efficient operation. Hundreds of workers at the Black and Decker Plant in Reynosa, Mexico produce millions of products each year proving that the IIOT is no longer theory. It’s working every day in major facilities processing massive amounts […]

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