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How to Pick a Collaborative Robot
After reviewing the benefits and limitations of collaborative robots, the Southwest Research Institute describes factors to consider when choosing a cobot to buy.

Soft Robotics Launches SoftAI to Help Food Industry Adopt Robots
SoftAI can augment industrial robots with "hand-eye" coordination, says Soft Robotics. It could drive automation adoption for a more resilient food supply chain, it said.

Five Robotics Failures and What Developers Can Learn From Them
Humanoid robots, fruit-picking robots, and the ongoing self-driving car race show that rather than blame luck or overestimate technology, designers can learn from past mistakes.

MHS Robotics Spins Out From R&D Unit to Provide Supply Chain Technologies
MHS Robotics offers autonomous mobile robots, computer vision, machine vision, simulation, 3D cameras, and end effectors for e-commerce and parcel logistics facilities.

German, Canadian Researchers Work to Improve Robot Picking in FLAIROP Project
Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Festo, Darwin AI, and the University of Waterloo are working to apply deep learning to improve robotic picking in warehouses.

Soft Robotics Raises $10M to Help Meet Pandemic-Induced Demand for Food Automation
Soft Robotics, which makes the mGrip modular compliant gripper and the SoftAI software for tasks such as food handling, plans to continue expanding its commercial operations.

Soft Robotics Names AMP Automation as a Preferred System Integrator
Soft Robotics, which makes the mGrip compliant gripper, 3D vision, and AI systems, is working with AMP Automation to expand robotics adoption in the European food and beverage market.

Korean Researchers Develop Hybrid Robotic Hand for Improved Grasping
Researchers at DGIST have developed and tested a new type of human-like mechanical hand that combines the benefits of existing robot hands while eliminating their weaknesses.

OnRobot, Vention to Bring ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Cobot Applications in Manufacturing
Vention has added OnRobot's end-of-arm tooling for light industrial and collaborative robots to its Web-based Manufacturing Automation Platform for designing, ordering, and deploying automation.

Toyota Research Institute Shares Punyo Bubble Gripper Design to Advance Soft Robotics
The source files for the Punyo Soft Bubble Gripper, which Toyota developed for household manipulation, are freely available to researchers working on soft robotics technology.

Applied Manufacturing Technologies Partners With Soft Robotics for Materials Handling
Applied Manufacturing Technologies will integrate end-of-arm tooling from Soft Robotics to meet increased demand for materials handling robots in multiple industries.

RightHand Robotics Opens RightPick Center Europe in Germany
RightHand Robotics, whose RightPick 3 robotic system is designed for item handling, has opened a business development and training center in N├╝rnberg, Germany.

Kurt Workholding Releases RV36 Quick-Change Robotic Gripper
Kurt Workholding's new RV36 Gripper is designed to saves space and money and improve efficiency with quick-change, customizable jaws and custom accessories.

READY Robotics Releases Forge/OS 5 Open Platform for Controlling Robots and Peripherals
Forge/OS 5 is designed to enable manufacturers to intuitively program more than 250 different robot models and thousands of peripherals.

Soft Robotics Research Grows, but Developers Must Advance Field, Says UC Santa Barbara Professor
While there has been much academic interest in soft robotics lately, research should advance the field, say three authors of a new paper on the technology.



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