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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1 month agoAlthough robotics and automation may render some jobs obsolete, it is offset by the increases in productivity. For example, automatic telephone exchanges rendered operators redundant, but ushered in the...
4 months ago@chrispbarlow thanks for listening and commenting - I will double check with the guys
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October 30, 2017 09:09
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’
October 25, 2017 13:38
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.
October 4, 2017 08:32
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.
September 26, 2017 09:57
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.
September 25, 2017 14:15
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!
July 31, 2017 09:16
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.
July 27, 2017 07:48
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.
July 17, 2017 14:15
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.
July 6, 2017 08:20
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.
July 6, 2017 08:10
Team Carbide – 2017 champion of UK TV show 'Robot Wars’ – talk to RS Components about what's inside its winning robot.
July 4, 2017 09:16
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
July 3, 2017 12:41
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.