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ASTM International Continues Work on Mobile Manipulator Performance Standard
ASTM International will discuss a performance standard for mobile manipulators, as scientists announce progress in research into finray-effect grippers for high-speed assembly.

Robots Pave the Way for Reshoring Manufacturing
Reshoring of production to the U.S. can be aided by robotics, but manufacturers must recognize how automation can help mitigate persistent labor shortages, say industry experts.

Formant, Kinova Partner to Enable Gen3 Robot Arm Teleoperation, Encourage Adoption
Formant explains how its browser-based application will enable smooth teleoperation of kinova's Gen3 robot arm for a variety of applications and industries.

Mobile Manipulator Performance Standard in Development by ASTM International
Mobile manipulator performance is the subject of a proposed standard from ASTM International's F45 committee intended to aid robot suppliers, integrators, and end users.

Flexiv Partners With Infinity Robotics to Continue U.S. Expansion
Flexiv, which builds adaptive robots using force control, computer vision, and AI, is working with integrator Infinity Robotics in Minnesota.

Universal Robots to Debut New Cobot Welders With Extended Range at FABTECH 2022
Universal Robots plans to show welding with partners Vectis Automation and Hirebotics at FABTECH. Precision Cobotics, Apera AI, and Kane Robotics will demo other UR applications.

Epson Robots Releases DC-Powered Six Axis Robot Arm for Mobile Manipulation
Epson Robots also announced updates to its Epson RC+ Express management software.

First Robotics Applications Conference Shares Insights With Commercial Robot Ecosystem
The first annual Robotics Applications Conference, presented by Robotics 24/7 and Peerless Media, featured industry experts and drew an educated audience of users, integrators, and suppliers.

How Many Degrees of Freedom Does My Robot Arm Need?
Degrees of freedom represents the ability of a robot to move in multiple directions, but more isn't always better. The number of axes in a design should be tied to...

UR20 to be Displayed for First Time in U.S. at Universal Robots’ IMTS Booth
Universal Robots said it will have a big presence at this year’s show and will be featured in more than 20 exhibits.

Robotics Applications Conference Opens Attendee Registration, Announces More Speakers
The Robotics Applications Conference features end users and integrators who will discuss how robots are actually being used in manufacturing, supply chain, and logistics.

Universal Robots Hosts Open House in New Hampshire to Showcase Range of Cobot Applications
Universal Robots said it sees the New England region as a major market for collaborative robot adoption.

Robotics Can Play a Key Role in Plastic Injection Molding
Robotics can provide efficiencies and data in injection-molding processes for plastics manufacturers. Automation can help with insert molding, packaging, and labeling.

Are Robots at Their Upper Limit for Adoption and Deployment?
Robot arms with multiple degrees of freedom are useful for tasks such as machine tending, but how can vendors encourage wider adoption? Specialization, says one consultant.

Universal Robots Adds UR20 Cobot With Greater Reach and Payload to Portfolio
Universal Robots unveiled the UR20 at Automatica and said its new collaborative robot arm is big enough to handle European palletizing and numerous other applications.



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