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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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September 9, 2019 14:41

Robot Challenge coming to WNIE Live 2019

With dedicated conferences and exhibition opportunities for the electronics design, manufacturing, embedded software and test and debug industries, WNIE Live really is an unmissable event for anyone involved in electronics.

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July 30, 2019 09:38

Working together as equals - Sensor Solutions for Robotics

Sensors help robots make intelligent decisions and give them the ability to sense objects, the environment, or their own position with Robot Vision, Safe Robotics, End-of-Arm Tooling and Position Feedback. Discover the right solutions with SICK.

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July 23, 2019 07:17

Mekamon: The gaming robot that can help to shape the future?

At a recent family trip to STEMfest, there was one attraction that truly caught my eye. One product that had equal appeal to not only my 6 and 10-year-old daughters, but also my 9-year-old nephew (not an easy hat-trick to achieve).

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July 18, 2019 10:49

The Intelligence of a Swarm

The behaviour of swarms of insects and birds has always fascinated scientists because it appears to demonstrate collective intelligence way beyond that of an individual member. Engineers are now trying to exploit this phenomenon using robots.

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June 13, 2019 07:30

RS Sponsored International Robotics Competition Entry

Eurobot is an exciting robotics competition founded in 1998. The objective of the competition is to build autonomous robots to complete numerous tasks on a set course. This article details a student entry into the 2019 edition of Eurobot.

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June 10, 2019 07:36

Experiments with Submersibles

In this article I experiment with the design of a submersible camera drone for subsea surveying applications, utilising a mix of 3D printed and cost-effective COTS components to fabricate a basic prototype for a series of light duty missions.

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April 26, 2019 08:21

Who’s afraid of Intelligent Machines?

Fictional robots have always been supremely intelligent and physically much stronger than feeble humans. The reality is that yes, they can be made more robust than us, but as intelligent? Nowhere near. So, should we be afraid of them?

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April 11, 2019 08:11

AVALON ROV: Meet the world of underwater robotics

Avalon ROV is an underwater robotics team from the University of Sheffield competing in the international underwater robotics competition MATE ROV in the USA in June 2019.

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Hi All, Is there a way in designspark PCB to import a dxf, and then convert the outlines of

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March 13, 2019 09:32

What is project Marsworks and welcome to the team

We are a team of just under 30 engineers from the University of Sheffield and we will be taking part in the European Rover Challenge. This article goes over the basics of what we aim to achieve and who we are as a team.

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March 7, 2019 12:04

Lifting off with The Open University

When DesignSpark regular, Dr Bill Marshall, reached out to us with a request to help support the crowdfunding activities of The OU Planetary Robotics Student team we were delighted to be in a position to offer some help.

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March 7, 2019 12:03

RS Components Sponsors Our Novel Beach Cleaning Robot Prototype

We're a group of four MEng Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Students at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, UK and our final year group project involves designing and building a prototype for a beach cleaning robot - which is novel!

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