Robots

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Can Service Robots Reach the Mainstream?

Mar 7, 2024 - Lou Farrell

How do industries use service robots, and are such applications becoming more common?

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How Falconers Are Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to Train Raptors

Nov 1, 2023 - Ellie Gabel

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as drones, are bringing a modern solution to a very ancient problem. By carrying lures hundreds of feet in the air, UAVs are teaching falcons to fly higher than…

Types of Actuator Control Systems and Their Applications

Oct 13, 2023 - Lou Farrell

Actuators are a critical component for any industrial machine with moving parts. Every one of these devices also needs a system to control it, and these solutions deserve as much attention as the actuator itself.…

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5 Fascinating Uses for Force Torque Sensors

Oct 9, 2023 - Emily Newton

How do force torque sensors work? Why are they an important part of robots, cars, machinery and more? This guide explains.

7 Types of Medical Robots Improving Health Care Today

Sep 6, 2023 - Ellie Gabel

Accuracy and speed are crucial in the health care industry. Maintaining that can be difficult with manual processes and amid staffing shortages, but robots excel in both areas. Unsurprisingly, then, many health organizations are turning…

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How Cobot Welders Increase Efficiency

Aug 29, 2023 - Emily Newton

Cobot welders are innovative employee assistants that boost efficiency, reduce waste, increase throughput and improve product quality. These robots are smart, flexible and user-friendly, making them a great investment for small shops and large manufacturers…

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s…an Insect Drone?

Aug 2, 2023 - Ellie Gabel

Drone technology has taken off in recent years, with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) getting smaller, sleeker and faster. What if they could blend right into the environment? Engineers are hard at work on insect drones…

impact of industrial robots on employees

How Industrial Robots Impact Employees: Pros and Cons

Jun 20, 2023 - Ellie Gabel

In the workplace of tomorrow, robots and humans have to be able to work in harmony, not competition. How can employers accomplish this?

Asimov’s Laws of Robotics Don’t Work in the Modern World

May 1, 2023 - Ellie Gabel

Asimov’s laws of robotics provide an interesting framework for thinking about technology, but they’re not practical to use in the real world.

Robotic Experiment Results: Fascinating Recent Examples

Apr 20, 2023 - Lou Farrell

Once researchers get results from a robotic experiment, they can use the outcomes to plan additional ways to test a robot’s feasibility. These experiments are worth knowing about.

Sensors in Robotics: Recent Advancements to Know

Apr 18, 2023 - Ellie Gabel

Sensors in robotics are instrumental for giving the machines new capabilities. Check out these fascinating examples of progress made over the last few years.

The Future of Robotics: How Will Robots Change the World?

Mar 30, 2023 - Emily Newton

Robotics is a fast evolving field and it’s shaping the future of travel, work and exploration. What is the future of robotics?