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Robotics can be considered the pinnacle of industrial automation, it’s where the disciplines of technology come together in the form of controlled operation. From motion control through to sensing, from machine safety to the vanguard of IoT, Industry 4.0 and beyond, robotics is very much in the ascendancy.

The second generation of robotics is now upon us, as end of line and bench robotics are becoming economically accessible, robotic integration within industry is no longer only associated with large scale production and automotive assembly lines. Pick and place single arm, multi-axis robots are more popular than ever as users see both their cost and operational benefits. Capable of working along-side humans they perform the repetitive precision work required, faster and without fault.

This hub is the place to find out more about robotics, whether its kits or design ideas you need, or simply to just discuss more about this technology. Check back for latest updates.

 

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ruthamos

Robotics

October 30, 2017 09:09

Kids Invent Stuff build 8-year-old’s Robot Scarecrow for Halloween

We run Kids Invent Stuff - the YouTube channel where 5-11-year-olds can get their invention ideas built and tested by real engineers. Last week we released a video showing how we built 8-year-old Chester’s Creepy Robot Scarecrow, the ‘Scarecrowtron’

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ruthamos

Robotics

October 25, 2017 13:38

Building a Robotic Scarecrow for Halloween

Ruth Amos & Shawn Brown co-present Kids Invent Stuff; the YouTube channel where 5-11-year-olds get their invention ideas prototyped and shown to the world.

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HKUSTROBOTICS

Robotics

October 4, 2017 08:32

HKUST ROV Team Seized Asia's First Championship in MATE International ROV Competition 2017

The HKUST Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Team made history by winning the All-Around Champion and Safety Conscious Award in the MATE International ROV Competition 2017 which was held on June 23-25 in Long Beach, California, US.

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ROHM Semiconductor Europe

Robotics

September 26, 2017 09:57

Exploring Robotics with the Hedgehog Robotics Controller

Practical Robotics Institute Austria (PRIA) lately released a Kickstarter for their new product: the Hedgehog, an Educational Robotics Controller. PRIA created the Hedgehog with the intention of creating a applicable resource for anyone.

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leonie

Robotics

September 25, 2017 14:15

The future in motion

One of today’s big topics of discussion is the rise of the robots and whether there will be any jobs left for us less-than-perfect humans in the future!

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NoeliaYepes

Robotics

July 31, 2017 09:16

Why settle for a one-function robot when you can have 3 and wireless?

Usually robots perform one concrete function. However, why not go beyond this and make a multifunction robot? If you agree, I will show you to how create a 3-in-1 wireless-bot.

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Ten22

Robotics

July 27, 2017 07:48

Exoskeletons, making light of it

The use of exoskeletons is growing, from helping people carry a heavy load to easing the muscular stress of repetitive tasks. We take a look at some of the designs and companies out there.

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ROHM Semiconductor Europe

Robotics

July 17, 2017 14:15

The Bat-Inspired Robot Drone

Bats demonstrate remarkable agility in flight and angle of attack using independently controlled joints. Weighing only 93 grams, B2 is shaped like a real bat and has silicone-based, stretchable membrane wings.

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Si992

Robotics

July 6, 2017 08:20

The Rise of the Machines: Building a Robotic Future

Robots have had a mixed reputation in the media. One minute they’re being hailed as the answer to a safe, automated society and next they’re stealing our jobs and threatening to take over the world.

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leonie

Robotics

July 6, 2017 08:10

Meet Team Carbide - Robot Wars UK Champions 2017

Team Carbide – 2017 champion of UK TV show 'Robot Wars’ – talk to RS Components about what's inside its winning robot.

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HKUSTROBOTICS

Robotics

July 4, 2017 09:16

Using WTB2S-2 sensor in Robocon Competition

The theme of Robocon 2017’s competition is “The Landing Disc” and true to such, this year we have to build robots that land discs onto the poles set up in the game field. Each team will be given 50 discs to try and land either the most discs or at le

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leonie

Robotics

July 3, 2017 12:41

Robotic automation prepares HARTING for the future

HARTING is a major supplier of interconnection products to RS. As part of our focus on robotics, we were lucky enough to catch some time with Dr Volker Franke, General Manager of HARTING Applied Technologies.

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