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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Hi, no worries. It seems you have a vivid idea of what you want so I think it's now a matter of choosing which platform works best for you and for us to help you piece the system together. Like you say,...
sorry for the long silence, just Christmas and that.
I found the one I was thinking of or something similar. it's the Taiyo FAST TRAXX.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=fast+traxx+rc+car&&view=detail&mid=A627ABDCE8F074F0E704A627ABDCE8F074F0E704&&FORM=VDRVRV@ElioBoezio Yup, Leonardo's lesser-known younger brother...I can't find any pictures on Google for "the Raptor" you remember but I do know that tracked vehicles are usually not designed for speed, more for traction and terrain handling. That's not to say it isn't...if you remember the 90s, there was a rc tracked vehicle called 'the raptor' (I think that's what it was called). I was thinking of something like that. I have looked in rc shops but the only tracked vehicles...article
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