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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.

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Robotics

May 8, 2018 09:46

Soft Robot Design with Biomimetics

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April 26, 2018 10:51

Makerfaire UK 28-29 April 2018 Newcastle

I know the children are our future and all that, but sometimes I think they get all the fun. So I am really excited to be going to the UK MakerFaire in Newcastle 28-29 April 2018.

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April 12, 2018 11:02

WinchBot 2.0 - a robot arm made of winches

Have you seen Norbert Heinz's WinchBot 2.0? The WinchBot 2.0 is a robot that anyone can replicate, with the plans, assembly instructions, parts lists and RS parts lists openly available.

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April 9, 2018 12:14

Your new workmate, a Cobot

Industrial robots are big, expensive, inflexible and dangerous to human workers, right? Wrong, the next generation of Collaborative robots or Cobots can operate alongside humans and don’t need to be caged or fenced off.

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March 23, 2018 09:27

Telexistence - Your Life In A Robotic Body

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March 21, 2018 12:27

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February 7, 2018 11:13

Bringing Life to the MeArm Robot Arm

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February 1, 2018 13:25

Functional Reality, the Rebirth of the Prosthesis

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January 29, 2018 10:22

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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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October 25, 2017 13:38

Building a Robotic Scarecrow for Halloween

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