Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Hi-Res 3D Scanning Arm aids modeling, engineering applications.

May 18, 2016

FARO® Design ScanArm provides users with portable 3D scanning solution for 3D modeling, reverse engineering, and CAD-based design applications across PLM process. While lightweight and maneuverable design allows for desktop mounting, UI facilitates operation regardless of skill level or 3D scanning experience. Blue laser technology delivers Hi-Res point cloud data and seamlessly scans challenging materials without requiring spray or targets.<br /> Read More


ABB to Feature Two YuMi dual-arm, Collaborative Robot Demos at the 2016 Vision Show, May 3rd - 5th in Boston

April 15, 2016

The vision compatible YuMi is specifically designed to meet the flexible and agile production needs of small parts assembly and handling applications. AUBURN HILLS, Mich.  - ABB Robotics will feature two YuMi® collaborative robot demos at the 2016 Vision Show, May 3rd - 5th at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston (Booth #303). Sponsored by the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), the show... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Robotics, Transportation Industry Products

SSL Developing Robotic Sample Handling Assembly for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mars 2020 Project

March 3, 2016

PASADENA, CA - Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced it will design and build a robotic Sample Handling Assembly (SHA) for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) through MDA US Systems, a division of MDA, managed by SSL. The arm will be used on a rover vehicle exploring Mars to process and store samples acquired from the planet's surface.... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

ABB to Feature its New YuMi Dual Arm, Collaborative Robot at ATX West 2016 in Anaheim

February 5, 2016

Additional demos include a high speed picking system, the large work envelope IRB 1200 robot, and the ultra-compact FlexFeeder flexible parts feeding system. AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - ABB Robotics will feature YuMi®, the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot, at ATX West 2016, February 9th - 11th at the Anaheim Convention Center (Booth # 4320). YuMi is specifically... Read More

Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Portable CMM Arm serves high-end 3D measurement applications.

January 22, 2016

Available in 6-axis models suited for touch-probe measurement and 7-axis models suited for high-speed laser scanning, 77 series ROMER Absolute Arm comes in 5 sizes with measuring ranges from 2.5&ndash;4.5 m. This portable coordinate measuring machine (PCMM), which offers acoustic and haptic operator feedback, can be switched on and used immediately without warm-up or referencing. Magnetic base (3000 N) offers mounting options for diverse applications and part sizes.<br /> Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products, Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Lakeview Vision & Robotics Smart Inspection System Brings Unique, Automated Precision Capabilities to Manufacturing Industry

January 14, 2016

CHICAGO, Illinois – Lakeview Vision and Robotics (LVR) announces the availability of a pioneering, vision-guided robotic inspection system - the only product of its kind in the manufacturing marketplace - that provides both automated inspection and decision making via an exclusive process monitoring tool. The low-cost LVR inspection system, which utilizes a state-of-the-art ST Robotics R12... Read More


Universal Robots to Build Architectural Scale Pavilion in Direct Collaboration with Attendees at Autodesk University

December 2, 2015

The Autodesk University conference merges traditional craftsmanship with computational design and manufacturing processes as the Hive Pavilion takes shape during the three day event in Las Vegas December 1-3. The Pavilion will be designed and built with the collaborative Universal Robots working in tandem with attendees, showcasing the future of digital construction and human-robot... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Mobile Robot Development Kit includes all the basics.

September 9, 2015

Helping developers and researchers reduce time and effort required to develop mobile robots, SentiBotics Development Kit v2.0 provides basic robot infrastructure, hardware, component-tuning, and robotic software functionality. Kit specifically includes tracked reference mobile robotic platform, 3D vision system, modular robotic arm, and Robot Operating System (ROS) framework-based software. Full source code, robotics algorithm descriptions, and programming samples are also included. Read More


Energid Technologies Developing Lightweight Robot Arm for Flying Platforms

August 3, 2015

New Robot Arm Funded by NASA and Leveraging Energid's Actin Software will Support Space and Terrestrial Applications CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Energid Technologies Corporation has been funded by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop an innovative lightweight robot arm for use with Assistive Free-Flyers (AFF), small robotic research platforms that fly in... Read More


Schunk Featured in Robot Revolution Exhibit at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

June 24, 2015

Exhibit supported by features SCHUNK and begins national tour in Chicago CHICAGO — They're here … to help and improve our lives. On May 21, 2015, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) premiered a new national touring exhibit, Robot Revolution, supported by, which includes SCHUNK. Robot Revolution explores how robots, created by human ingenuity,... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

T.J. Snow Upgrades CMM Capabilities

April 23, 2015

Chattanooga, Tennessee — T.J. Snow Company recently upgraded its CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) capabilities by purchasing a new FARO Edge 9-foot Arm with Laser Line Probe HD.  T. J. Snow's new portable FARO Arm features state-of-the-art high definition scanning technology. The 7-axis FARO Edge is one of the most sophisticated non-contact measurement tools available in its class. ... Read More


Robai and Intelitek Join Forces to Bring NASA Robotics Technology to STEM Education

February 27, 2015

Intelitek to Offer the CytonE Humanoid Robot for the Classroom CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Robai and Intelitek have launched a new line of humanoid robots--the CytonE family--for education. The size of a human arm and weighing under five pounds, each CytonE arm has seven independent axes of motion plus a gripper. The CytonE's brains come from powerful software licensed from Energid... Read More


Universal Robot Launches URCaps: The New "app store" for the UR Robots

February 16, 2015

East Setauket, NY - With URCaps, Universal Robots has created the equivalent of an app store for robots. The new online platform features useful accessories, hardware and software extending the capabilities of the robot arms developed by the Danish robot manufacturer. Until recently, industrial robots were so complex that industry most often bought them as part of a comprehensive - and... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Green & Clean

Delta to Showcase Energy-efficient "Intelligent" Solutions at 2014 CIIF

October 31, 2014

SHANGHAI – Delta Group, the global leader in power and thermal management solutions, will participate in the 2014 China International Industry Fair (CIIF) held between November 4(th) and 8(th). Corresponding to the theme of this year's CIIF -- "High-end, Intelligent, and Green", Delta will showcase solutions focusing on "Intelligent Production, Visual Management". Visual, digital, and... Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Robotics

Space-Efficient Radial Transfer Arm serves vacuum applications.

September 25, 2014

Radial Telescopic Transfer Arm (RTTA) provides sample reach of 760 mm beyond chamber connection flange. When fully retracted, arm will fit in chamber with ID of 630 mm and can hold up to 138 mm dia samples. Rotary feedthrough MagiDrives are used to achieve necessary actuation. While MD64LB has break-away torque of ~40 nm and provides stiff coupling, MD35 actuates mechanisms to drive arm in and out. True UHV rotation allows reproducibility of &le;0.5 mm fully extended to end stop. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Robotics

Development Kit enables testing of mobile robots.

August 7, 2014

Intended for researchers, academic institutions, robotics developers, and hobbyists, SentiBotics Development Kit comes with software, sample programs, tracked platform and grasping robotic arm, 3D vision, object recognition, and autonomous navigation capabilities. Tracked platform is capable of carrying payload up to 10 kg, while modular robotic arm is capable of lifting objects up to 0.5 kg. With two 3D cameras, robot can see and recognize objects at range of 0.15&ndash;3.5 m. Read More

Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Robotics

SYMBIS Surgical System Named to 2014 Space Technology Hall of Fame

July 30, 2014

MRI-compatible robot leveraged from space program technology inspired by goal to improve neurosurgical precision and outcomes MINNEAPOLIS — IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced that the SYMBIS Surgical System – the second generation of the neuroArm® / SYMBIS™ program – is a 2014 inductee into the Space Technology Hall of Fame. The Space... Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Robotics

ABB RoboScreens to Add Visual Intrigue to Shows and Performances on New Royal Caribbean Quantum Class Ships

June 18, 2014

Six 100" video screens attached to six industrial robots help cruise ship operator take on-board entertainment and amenities to the next level AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – As Royal Caribbean designed its new Quantum Class cruise ships, a leading initiative was to take on-board entertainment and amenities to a level beyond that found on any existing seaworthy vessel.  Consequently, the Quantum of... Read More


Universal Robots Builds Momentum in Mid-Atlantic Region

June 10, 2014

The Danish manufacturer of industrial robots is exhibiting at ATX East in New York, June 10-12 showcasing the UR5 and UR10 models. Distributors of the collaborative robot arms are now seeing significant traction in the Mid-Atlantic region where surprising new markets for automation are opening up. East Setauket, New York - Universal Robots' ease of use along with the collaborative feature... Read More


Vector Robotic Arm suits educational applications.

June 10, 2014

Fully assembled and ready to be programmed in C language, Model R700 is suited for teaching or learning basics of electronics, mechanics, and programming. Example programs can be downloaded to ATMEGA64 microcontroller using supplied USB interface and RobotLoader software. Constructed of heavy gauge aluminum, robot features 6° of freedom and is controlled via keyboard or RACS software. I/Os, together with I2C bus system, allow addition of extra modules. Read More