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Realtime Robotics Raises an Additional $14.4M for RapidPlan Motion Planning Software
Realtime Robotics, whose RapidPlan is designed to facilitate the design and deployment of industrial robot applications, plans to use its latest funding to scale up.

Nippon Pulse Says Second Generation Box Controllers Are Faster to Deploy
Nippon Pulse America said its new CMD-4EX motion controller includes a Commander core module, a new USB interface, and helical interpolation on X, Y, and Z axes.

Celera Motion Enhances Aura Absolute Chip Encoder for Cobots, Surgical Robots
Celera Motion said its Aura Absolute Chip Encoder Series, which includes built-in eccentricity compensation and wide tolerance alignments, now offers new sizes and capabilities.

Robot Vibration Reflects Tradeoff Between Flexibility and Precision
Collaborative robots often trade precision for flexibility, gaining vibration on the way. Precision ball cycloidal reducers make possible a higher degree of motion control, says HSOAR.

igus Marks Record Year With 180,000 Active Customers, Increases Delivery Capacity
igus, which develops and produces motion plastics for industrial uses including robots, marked 32% revenue growth last year. It plans to invest in expanding and sustainability.

Omron Automation Americas Opens Advanced Motion R&D Center in California
Omron Automation Americas' new Omron Advanced Motion Research and Development Center in Chatsworth, Calif., will work with customers on smaller, faster, and more accurate motion controllers.

Novanta Partners With MassRobotics to Nurture Robotics Startups
Novanta's Celera Motion unit will work with MassRobotics to advance medical robotics innovations, and its ATI Industrial Automation unit will help develop robotics precision.

PickNik Robotics Offers Beta of MoveIt Studio for Managing Robot Arms in Challenging Environments
PickNik Robotics' MoveIt Studio software builds on its support of the open-source robot arm motion planning software to make it easier for users to remotely manage robot arms.

Realtime Robotics Opens Office in Japan to Meet Growing Demand for Robot Motion Control Systems
Realtime Robotics, which has already been working with leading robotics vendors in Japan, is opening a new facility to demonstrate its motion planning technology.

ACE Controls Releases MC75 Miniature Shock Absorber for Robots, Other Tight Spaces
The MC75 shock absorbers are designed to provide high-energy damping in tight installation spaces in industrial manufacturing, materials handling, and robotics applications.

How Can Motion Planning Improve Industrial Robot Operations in Factories?
Both industrial and collaborative robots need energy-efficient and safe motion planning, and new AI approaches and algorithms promise to improve manufacturing automation.

MIT Motion-Planning Algorithm Enables Robot to Safely Dress a Person
To move safely and efficiently around people, robots need human-aware motion planning, as in a new algorithm developed at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Novanta to Acquire Motion Control Provider Schneider Electric Motion USA for $115M
Novanta, which supplies medical and advanced equipment manufacturers, is adding automation component supplier Schneider Electric Motion USA to its motion control portfolio.

New Gearbox Promises Greater Accuracy and Repeatability for Robotic Motion Control
Conventional drive mechanisms can introduce transmission errors, leading to less accurate motion control and more wear and tear, according to HSOAR Precision Robotics, which offered an alternative.



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