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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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  • 5 days ago

    Hi Twalu, robots can have many different functions which will largely dictate any design requirements, components and cost. As Dave stated, there are robotics kits available to start from, which could...
  • 5 days ago

    May be decide on the type of robot you wish to make.

    Here is a good guide:
    https://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=ideas-and-advice/robotic-arms-guide
  • 5 days ago

    I'd start out small, buying a kit so that you can understand the fundamentals. Your robots can then grow as you increase your knowledge.

    Take a look here for some ideas
    https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/robots-robot-parts/
  • 1 month ago

    Great write up, hopefully not long to wait for part 2
  • 2 months ago

    Wow! Can't wait for the finished product. Keep us informed...
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How Your Warehouse Can Adopt Robotic Automation

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March 17, 2020 13:22

Project nautilUS - Revolutionising Petrochemical Oil Tank Inspections

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March 9, 2020 11:10

FPGA/SoC Controlled Robot Arm using Digilent Cora Z7

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March 3, 2020 13:40

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Project Valor - Phase 1

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September 9, 2019 14:41

Robot Challenge coming to WNIE Live 2019

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Working together as equals - Sensor Solutions for Robotics

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