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3D scanning and robotic manipulation of very thin objects such as wiring harnesses by the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering at the University of Bologna.

3D scanning of wiring harnesses for automotive components

In this episode, we talk about a startup that developed a robot to eliminate the hassle of lost packages in large complexes and address the last meter delivery problem.

Podcast: Last Meter Delivery Robots

Robotic joints, which are sometimes known as axes, are the moveable parts of a robot that cause relative motion between adjacent links. These links refer to the rigid components that connect the joints to ensure their proper and straightforward operation. To guarantee precision and accuracy while using a robot, it is crucial to check that the joints are operating as intended. This article gives a detailed explanation of robotic joints, and the types of robots and mechanical joints used in robotic technology.

Robotic Joint: How Robotic Solution is Boosting Efficiency

Everything you need to know about fixed automation, programmable automation, flexible automation, and integrated automation.

The Four Automation Types You Need to Know

Research led by RPI proposes a shift in the customer shopping experience

Moveable Robotic Platform Could Be the Future of Retail

The manufacturing industry (largely) welcomed artificial intelligence with open arms. Less of the dull, dirty, and dangerous? Say no more. Planning for mechanical assemblies still requires more than scratching out some sketches, of course — it’s a complex conundrum that means dealing with arbitrary 3D shapes and highly constrained motion required for real-world assemblies.

An automated way to assemble thousands of objects

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In this welding application, IKNOWHOW uses the Photoneo PhoXi 3D Scanner to navigate a robot safely and avoid obstacles in their welding application.

Automated welding: 3D reconstruction of workspace for safe robot navigation

Next spring, a small army of Cornell-developed PhytoPatholoBots (PPB) will be deployed to four grape breeding programs across the U.S. on a mission to guide the global grape and wine industry into the 21st century.

Autonomous robots to help modernize grape, wine industry

This article highlights the challenges that led the company to look for an automated measuring system to inspect their cockpits inline, their customer’s requirements for initiating production for new car models, and their discovery of Creaform’s technology, the MetraSCAN 3D-R.

The Challenge of Following the Short Cycle Time of Mass Production with Inline Inspection

This paper is about fast slosh-free fluid transportation. Existing approaches are either computationally heavy or only suitable for specific robots and container shapes.

A Solution to Slosh-free Robot Trajectory Optimization

In-building robots solve the package problem in multi-dwelling buildings with a fully automated doorstep delivery system.

Smart "final meters" are the last piece in the autonomous delivery puzzle.

While automated manufacturing is ubiquitous today, it was once a nascent field birthed by inventors such as Oliver Evans, who is credited with creating the first fully automated industrial process, in flour mill he built and gradually automated in the late 1700s.

Reprogrammable materials selectively self-assemble

In this video, we can see a Franka Emika Robot packing a mobile phone. The robot is able to be trained in the task using intuitive mimicry, and then it is able to repeat the task without break, theoretically indefinitely.

Product Packing With Automated Robot

Accuracy, repeatability and stability were the key performance requirements specified for an actuator to be used in an automatic screwdriving application for AVK Plastics, a manufacturer of synthetic surface boxes and pallets based in the Netherlands.

Accurate and stable actuator for an automatic screwdriving application

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