Controls and Controllers

Adept Technology Selected as Exclusive Robotics Partner for Innovative Electronics Assembly Machine

Performance of Cobra s600 Key to Chad Industries' Patented IQ Odd-Form Assembly Machine LIVERMORE, Calif.--Nov. 1, 2007--Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, announced that they have been selected as the robotics supplier by Chad Industries, a supplier of automat Circuit Board, Solar, and Wafer Handling,...

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Packaging Machinery

Adept Technology Launches New Robotics Packaging Channel

Channel focused on rapid deployment of high speed packaging systems LIVERMORE, Calif.--Oct. 4, 2007--Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced the launch of their Preferred Packaging Partner (PPP) program. The program is designed to provide customers with access to an experienced channel for the...

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Software

Virginia Tech Engineering Students Use NI LabVIEW to Develop a Fully Autonomous Humanoid Robot

Bipedal, Soccer-Playing Robot Is the First U.S. Entry Accepted to RoboCup NEWS RELEASE - Oct. 25, 2007 - Engineering students from the Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) at Virginia Tech have developed a bipedal humanoid robot using the National Instruments LabVIEW graphical system design platform. The Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence (DARwIn) was originally developed to...

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Robots

Drobo, the World's First Storage Robot, Comes to the UK

LONDON, December 12 -- oAward-Winning Desktop Storage Device Easily and Reliably Stores, Protects and Expands as Data Needs Grow Data Robotics today announced the official UK and Ireland launch of Drobo, the world's first storage robot. Drobo is a striking black desktop device that connects via any USB 2.0 port on a Mac or Windows PC. Under its magnetically attached faceplate are four bays that...

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Automated System handles solid- to liquid-phase sample prep.
Robots

Automated System handles solid- to liquid-phase sample prep.

Metrohm 815 Robotic Soliprep is designed for preparation of samples from solid to liquid phase in fields of ion chromatography, HPLC, ICP, trace metal analysis, titrimetric, and direct measurement applications. It delivers flexibility to accurately add solvents, homogenize, filter, dilute, and transfer solutions to sealed vials. System can even titrate or measure directly without user...

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Robots

WowWee's Robosapien(TM) V2 Robot Named as Finalist in The BETT Awards 2008

Interactive Robot Recognized for Excellence in Digital Educational Design HONG KONG - November 29, 2007 - WowWee, an Optimal Group company (NASDAQ: OPMR), today announced that its Robosapien(TM) V2 robot has been named as a finalist in The BETT Awards 2008 (www.bettawards.co.uk). The Robosapien V2 robot, WowWee's highly-evolved fusion of technology and personality", features the interactive...

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Robots

Leading Edge Aerospace Purchases America's First Quantum FaroArm

LAKE MARY, Fla., October 25, 2007 - FARO Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: FARO), the world market leader in portable computer-aided measurement arms and laser tracker sales, announced the first North American sale of the Quantum FaroArm, only two weeks after its debut at the Quality Expo. The buyer, Leading Edge Aerospace, Inc. of Wichita, Kansas, currently uses multiple Platinum FaroArms and FARO...

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Machining Cell suits small to medium size job shops.
Robots

Machining Cell suits small to medium size job shops.

Combining RoboDrill Vertical Machining Center with FANUC 6-axis robot for automated loading/unloading, JobShop Cell handles any part that fits in its 6 in. vise/chuck and features inbound and outbound conveyors and guarding. Work-handling interface accommodates hydraulic/pneumatic workholding options. FANUC RoboDrill VMC offers 14-tool tool changer, torque to 56 ft-lb, rigid tapping to 5,000 rpm,...

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Packaging Machinery

Vertical Robotic Case Packer Uses High Speed Servo-Driven Case Transfer System

October 2007, Blacksburg, VA - The ESS Technologies, Inc., Model V 30 Vertical Robotic Case Packer incorporates the latest servo drive technology to create a high speed vertical case packing system. The V 30 is capable of handling jars, bottles (plastic or glass), tubes, bags, and/or cartons. Designed around a Fanuc M-16iC Robot, the V 30 Case Packer includes all the necessary software to address...

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Robots

Castell and Newton Labs Announce Partnership for Next Generation Machine Guarding

Erlanger, Kentucky and Seattle, Washington (November 5, 2007) - Castell and Newton Research Labs, Inc. have partnered to develop the next generation of machine guarding systems. By incorporating a sophisticated three dimensional imaging technology and redundant system components, the new systems will provide a far more efficient and cost-effective means of protecting personnel and property than...

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