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 week ago@chrispbarlow thanks for listening and commenting - I will double check with the guys
1 week agoPretty sure he says "solid state rheo", not relay
2 weeks ago@SJMatMCL - Hi SJMatMCL,
Thanks for your comment. Yes, it was a shame, after getting to know and quite like the Joule, to see the discontinuance notification just as my article was set to...
2 weeks agoHi, I'd be really interested in this if wasn't for Intel's recent announcement of end-of-life for the Joule. One wonders if the ZR300 is going to meet a similar fate? Can the ZR300 and all it's sample...
5 months agoReally cool . But not every one own a laser-cutter. It's much more expensive than a 3D printer.
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.
June 26, 2017 13:00
For those of us who have been around a while, our first conscious introduction to the concept of machine vision was probably in the original Terminator movie when we were treated to the red-hued, augmented-reality perspective of the T-800 Terminator.
June 23, 2017 07:54
When robots breakdown the costs to business can be in the £millions. A well planned preventative maintenance program should help avoid the unexpected.
June 14, 2017 10:45
The use of Robotics in manufacturing processes is increasing all over the world, in the construction of motorcars and their sub-assemblies to production lines of all sizes picking and placing component parts in many differing industries.
June 5, 2017 13:51
An out of the box build for the new MeArm robot deluxe kit from Mime Industries. See the build and understand how the little arm performed. The kit comes complete with all of the products needed together with a Me Brain controller board.
February 27, 2017 09:44
There have already been a few other articles on DesignSpark about the Braccio Tinkerkit. It’s not surprising really, as the Arduino and Braccio combination is a low cost (and great FUN!) way to start your journey into robotics.
February 14, 2017 14:18
Nice piece from Rory Cellan-Jones on BBC News, features the impact of automation on employment and how robotics and artificial intelligence are being used in modern distribution centres. Well worth reading.
February 9, 2017 10:57
When we think about robots today, they are generally rigid and made of metal, with sensors usually located outside of the body. This particular robotic hand of the Device Plus project is soft and sensitive.