Are Collaborative Robots Safe?

Are Collaborative Robots Safe?

This post was written by Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette, a production engineer at Robotiq, In recent years, many disruptive technologies have emerged. For example, driverless cars have gathered a lot of attention, because they are so different from what we are used to...
Where Do Humans Fit in the Factory of the Future?

Where Do Humans Fit in the Factory of the Future?

This post was written by Doug Aldrich, Ph.D., CFM, is a Denver-based industrial consultant.  Much has been written and forecasted about the various impacts of technologies on humans: work, pleasure, productivity, and behaviors. The exponential growth of technical...
What Is Easy and What Is Hard to Automate with Robotics?

What Is Easy and What Is Hard to Automate with Robotics?

This guest blog post was written by Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette, production engineer at Robotiq. Every time I have a meeting with a customer, I am always surprised about all the ideas they have about how to automate this and that or how this part could be done better....
Six Emerging Trends in the World of Industrial Robotics

Six Emerging Trends in the World of Industrial Robotics

This article was written by Nick Chambers of KUKA Robotics. Nick formerly was global editorial manager at ABB Robotics.   Over the past several decades robots have gone from incredibly expensive machines with limited functionality to modern industrial robots that...

ISA author shares early machinery days with servomotors

Gary Kirckof, P.E. finds servomotors exciting. So much so that he wrote a book on the topic called Servomotor Sizing and Application. “What’s exciting,” says Kirckof, “is servomotors can do more than just move an object from point A to point B. Collectively the motors...

Robotics in the Cloud from Google IO Conference

In reading my tweets this morning, I came across this video that I thought was worth sharing.  I want to give a shout out to Bernie Ritchie who published his Robotics and Manufactuing Paper.li (a daily summary of twitter postings), which is where I found this video....

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