Robotics / Automation

Overcoming Obstacles with 3D Vision Technologies

Quickly grabbing and orienting a random part from a bin has never been an easy task for a robot. So it often falls to humans to find and process parts – until now.
Robotics / Automation: Articles

Gaining a Competitive Position

Integrating material positioners into their operations enables this manufacturer of HVAC products to deliver quick job turnarounds at lower costs.


Robotics / Automation: Industry News

ABB Sells First U.S. Manufactured Robot

An IRB 2600 will be used by Hitachi Powdered Metals for handling in-process engine components.

Advanced Autonomous Mobile Robot Enters North American Market

The emerging mobile robot industry is expected to achieve total sales of 14,500 units and revenue of $20 billion over the next three years.

Omron Supports Illinois FIRST

The company donated $25,000 to promote hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education for young people.


Robotics / Automation: Products

Augmented Reality and Extra Layers of Touch and Feel

Pioneering cobots from Universal Robots, working in tandem with the operator, can now integrate interactive augmented reality into labor intensive tasks and improve jobs that are prone to human error.

High Density Sliding Shoe Sorter

The IntelliSort HDS sliding shoe sorter from Intelligrated uses patented soft touch divert technology for gentle product control and reduced item impact speed without compromising throughput or divert accuracy.

Advanced Robotic Applications

The unique capabilities of the innovative AURA collaborative robot, the Rebel-S SCARA robot and the Racer5 robot from Comau demonstrate the ever-changing future of automation in a variety of applications.