From February 14, 2013

February 14, 2013

  • NASA Develops Water-Extracting Robot for Exploration
    When it comes to exploring uncharted territories, we’re pretty limited by the tech that can get us there, whether it’s the dark and highly pressurized ocean depths or far-off planets and moons. Despite the lack of warp drives and transporters, NASA is hard at work to push the technological envelope and keep our opportunities for [...]

From February 12, 2013

February 12, 2013

New RIA Article: The Intricacies of Industrial Robot Design In a new RIA article, Bennett Brumson looks at how application influences the interplay of design and software architecture for industrial robots. He talks with industry pros about how the needs of the user influence design — and how that will affect the future of industrial robots. [...]

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From February 8, 2013

February 8, 2013

Young Boy Gets a 3D Printed Robotic Hand Emerging technologies work together to give this little boy a chance to grab onto life with both hands– Read the full article about Liam’s 3D printed robotic hand at Tech Crunch. It’s pretty amazing that technology has made something possible that just a few years ago would [...]

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From February 7, 2013

February 7, 2013

Working Relationship with Robots Will Lead to New Opportunities Implementing automation allows companies to be more — to be more productive, to be more globally competitive, to be more efficient. Reflecting on the history of technology and economy, we know that automation is a dynamic force in industry. Kevin Kelly predicts a future of automation [...]

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From February 5, 2013

February 5, 2013

Robots Allow Humans to Innovate the Future As robotics and automation become increasingly important to American industry, their implementation raises a certain number of questions, mostly concerned with the interaction between technology and human worker. Some people would say that the adoption of robotics will lead to vast unemployment and the widening gap of wealth. But many [...]

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From February 1, 2013

February 1, 2013

Successful Automate Show Tells Full Story of Automation Lat week wrapped out a successful 2013 Automate Show at McCormick Place, Chicago. Automation industry leaders gathered not only to show off their latest and most advanced tech, but also to talk about how automation is beneficial for companies of all sizes and how — for some [...]

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From January 26, 2013

January 26, 2013

Friday Fun Video: Automate at a Glance The 2013 Automate Show closed yesterday, with preliminary reports of a 40% increase in attendance from the 2011 show and good feelings from exhibitors all around. The Automate Show also allowed the robotic and automation industries to voice their success stories to the press, who’ve recently been focused [...]

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From January 24, 2013

January 24, 2013

Robots Help Recycle Satellites One of the main advantages of using robotics is that they’re able to go into hazardous environments or work in places unreachable by people, which is they’re so useful to NASA. NASA has recently started a program that will employ robots to recycle dead satellites  revitalizing some of the debris floating in [...]

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From January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013

Automation Industry Association Criticizes 60 Minutes Segment ‘March of the Machines’ Following the 60 Minutes report “March of the Machines” on January 13, the Association for Advancing Automation (umbrella trade association for the RIA, AIA, and MCA) issued the following response– The Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the global advocate for the automation industry, is [...]

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From January 8, 2013

January 8, 2013

Industry Pros See Positive Outlook for Robotics in 2013 December always wraps up with a look at the past year and January always starts with a look towards the future. What will 2013 bring for the robotics industry? Bennett Brumon checks in with several top industry professionals to see what trends and market shifts they’re [...]

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