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...
Why the Life Sciences Need Robotics

Why the Life Sciences Need Robotics

This post was written by Brian Handerhan, business development manager with Parker Hannifin’s life science automation group. Three megatrends are rapidly changing the landscape of robotics and automation in the laboratory and the life science industry from both a...
The Autonomous Workplace: Robotics Developers Focus on Safety

The Autonomous Workplace: Robotics Developers Focus on Safety

This post was authored by Daniel Theobald, chief technology officer and co-founder of Vecna and co-founder of MassRobotics. A new wave of automation is building, and it will affect (almost) everything. Robotic technology was once limited to operating behind light...
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...

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