Robotics http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8215/more en Interview: The Automation Boom in Mexico http://machinedesign.com/robotics/interview-automation-boom-mexico <div class="field-deck"> Jeff Burnstein, President of A3, says Mexico may be the next global player in the automation arena, but the international skills gap could be problematic. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Jeff Burnstein, President of A3, says Mexico may be the next global player in the automation arena, but the international skills gap could be problematic.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/interview-automation-boom-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/interview-automation-boom-mexico#comments Guest Commentary Robotics Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:57:00 +0000 69791 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Weak and Strong AI? http://machinedesign.com/robotics/what-s-difference-between-weak-and-strong-ai <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Kerns </div> <div class="field-deck"> Should our computers and robots think for themselves, and should we worry they might take over if we do? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The conversation about artificial intelligence is often met with scrutiny and confusion. This is largely because there is no concrete definition of AI. Personal assistants like Siri, Amazon’s Alexa...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/what-s-difference-between-weak-and-strong-ai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/what-s-difference-between-weak-and-strong-ai#comments Robotics IoT Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:11:00 +0000 69721 at http://machinedesign.com 7 Conferences to Catch at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show http://machinedesign.com/news/7-conferences-catch-pacific-design-manufacturing-show <div class="field-byline"> Carlos Gonzalez </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here are the must-see conferences at this year’s Pacific Design & Manufacturing show, covering the full range of the engineering industry. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At the Pacific Design & Manufacturing show, there are two educational opportunities offering more than 70 hours of conferences...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/7-conferences-catch-pacific-design-manufacturing-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/7-conferences-catch-pacific-design-manufacturing-show#comments 3D Printing Medical Robotics IoT News Mon, 06 Feb 2017 21:33:00 +0000 69511 at http://machinedesign.com The Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show Is Bringing the Future to You http://machinedesign.com/blog/pacific-design-manufacturing-show-bringing-future-you <div class="node-body blog-body">Here at Machine Design, we talk about “Smart Manufacturing” quite a bit. It goes by other names like the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial IoT (IIoT), and Industry 4.0. Some of you might... </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/pacific-design-manufacturing-show-bringing-future-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/pacific-design-manufacturing-show-bringing-future-you#comments Editorial Comment Robotics IoT Engineers Assemble! Mon, 06 Feb 2017 19:24:00 +0000 69441 at http://machinedesign.com Force Sensors in Robotic Design http://machinedesign.com/sensors/force-sensors-robotic-design <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Tekscan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From the operating room to the manufacturing floor, the robotic industry continues to grow and mature. As demand for...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/force-sensors-robotic-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/force-sensors-robotic-design#comments White Papers Robotics Sensors Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:12:00 +0000 66711 at http://machinedesign.com Deep-Learning Software Company Closes $14-Million Funding Deal http://machinedesign.com/embedded/deep-learning-software-company-closes-14-million-funding-deal <div class="field-deck"> The company currently works with Motorola Solutions on video, image, and audio analytics for public safety. Its software kit has been used in drones from companies like Teal Drones and Parrot. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The company currently works with Motorola Solutions on video, image, and audio analytics for public safety. Its software kit has been used in drones from companies like Teal Drones and Parrot.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/deep-learning-software-company-closes-14-million-funding-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/deep-learning-software-company-closes-14-million-funding-deal#comments Automotive Embedded Robotics News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:20:00 +0000 68911 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Deep learning neural networks can receive various inputs and apply different weights during analysis to produce an output. They can be taught to alter the weights based on an error reading to generate the desired output after a series of iterations.&nbsp;</p> Courtesy of Wikipedia 10 Things to Consider Before Automating a Facility http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/10-things-consider-automating-facility <div class="field-byline"> Patrick O’Rahilly, Founder/CEO of FactoryFix.com </div> <div class="field-deck"> From the scope to deliverables, take these steps to make sure you’re working with the right company to integrate automation into a facility. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Investing in custom automation equipment is an intimidating process. As part of the engineering team, there are several things you need to consider before automating. Custom automation projects are a team effort...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/10-things-consider-automating-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/10-things-consider-automating-facility#comments Contributing Technical Experts Manufacturing Equipment CAD Robotics Motion Control Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:55:00 +0000 68781 at http://machinedesign.com Checking Out the Forbes 30 under 30 http://machinedesign.com/blog/checking-out-forbes-30-under-30 <div class="node-body blog-body">Every year Forbes publishes its 30 people under 30 years of age in manufacturing and industry who are making some big moves....</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/checking-out-forbes-30-under-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/checking-out-forbes-30-under-30#comments 3D Printing Editorial Comment Robotics News Efficient Engineering Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:03:00 +0000 68761 at http://machinedesign.com Robot Uses Optic Sensors to Pick the Ripest Tomato http://machinedesign.com/sensors/robot-uses-optic-sensors-pick-ripest-tomato <div class="field-deck"> A robot's sensitivity to small textural details, softness, and other tactile features relies, in part, on the performance of its sensors. These optic sensors from Cornell are 3D printed for easy manufacturing, and provide a quick response to external stimuli for force control and softness detection. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sensitivity of a robot to feel small textural details, softness, and other tactile features relies highly on the integrity of its sensors.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/robot-uses-optic-sensors-pick-ripest-tomato" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/robot-uses-optic-sensors-pick-ripest-tomato#comments Robotics Sensors News Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:20:00 +0000 68711 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Industrial Robots? http://machinedesign.com/robotics/what-s-difference-between-industrial-robots <div class="field-deck"> As the world of robots expands in the industrial space, it’s prudent to get to up to speed on the multiple types available and their capabilities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the world of robots expands in the industrial space, it’s prudent to get to up to speed on the multiple types available and their capabilities. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/what-s-difference-between-industrial-robots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/what-s-difference-between-industrial-robots#comments What's the Difference Between... Robotics Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:57:00 +0000 67991 at http://machinedesign.com