Robotics http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8215/more en Living in Harmony with Our Robot Overlords http://machinedesign.com/blog/living-harmony-our-robot-overlords <div class="node-body blog-body">Sensing and controls are working in new ways to sense workers and create a safe, more efficient workspace. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/efficient-engineering">Efficient Engineering </a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/living-harmony-our-robot-overlords" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/living-harmony-our-robot-overlords#comments Robotics Efficient Engineering Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:02:00 +0000 51131 at http://machinedesign.com What Can You Do that Computers Can’t? http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/what-can-you-do-computers-can-t <div class="field-deck"> If recent developments are any indication, staying relevant in the work force is going to require a sea change in the way workers think about computers, the Internet of Things, and what humans bring to the equation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If recent developments are any indication, staying relevant in the work force is going to require a sea change in the way workers think about computers, the Internet of Things, and what humans bring to the equation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/what-can-you-do-computers-can-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/what-can-you-do-computers-can-t#comments Contributing Technical Experts Robotics IoT Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:44:00 +0000 51101 at http://machinedesign.com Public Lends a 3D-Printed Hand to Disabled Children http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/public-lends-3d-printed-hand-disabled-children <div class="node-body gallery-body">More than 3600 e-Nable volunteers are helping to 3D print prosthetic hands for children that need them. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/public-lends-3d-printed-hand-disabled-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/public-lends-3d-printed-hand-disabled-children#comments 3D Printing Medical Robotics News Markets Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:49:00 +0000 51081 at http://machinedesign.com Pushing the Boundaries of Drones in Space http://machinedesign.com/robotics/pushing-boundaries-drones-space <div class="node-body article-body">NASA hires Energid to implement dexterous arms on International Space Station drones.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/pushing-boundaries-drones-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/pushing-boundaries-drones-space#comments Robotics News Fri, 07 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +0000 50991 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Robai&#39;s&nbsp;Cyton&nbsp;Gamma&nbsp;1500 leverages Energid&#39;s Actin software to control seven degrees of motion. Drones on the ISS will use similar, lighter arms with Actin Software.&nbsp;</p> Photo courtesy of Robai North American Robotics Market Soars to All-Time High in 2015 http://machinedesign.com/robotics/north-american-robotics-market-soars-all-time-high-2015 <div class="field-deck"> The Robotic Industries Association estimates that 232,000 robots populate U.S. factories, placing the U.S. second behind Japan in overall robot usage. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Robotic Industries Association estimates that 232,000 robots populate U.S. factories, placing the U.S. second behind Japan in overall robot usage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/north-american-robotics-market-soars-all-time-high-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/north-american-robotics-market-soars-all-time-high-2015#comments Robotics News Wed, 05 Aug 2015 17:04:00 +0000 50941 at http://machinedesign.com Photo courtesy of Thinkstock A Dismal Future for Man versus Machine? http://machinedesign.com/robotics/dismal-future-man-versus-machine <div class="node-body article-body">The growing use of robots and automation, some alarmists say, is widening the gap between rich and poor and opening the door to massive unemployment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/dismal-future-man-versus-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/dismal-future-man-versus-machine#comments Robotics Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:06:00 +0000 50821 at http://machinedesign.com Nontraditional Robots Spur Industrial Growth http://machinedesign.com/robotics/nontraditional-robots-spur-industrial-growth <div class="field-deck"> ABB recently opened a new robot manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. Per Vegard Nerseth comments on its significance. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ABB recently opened a new robot manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. Per Vegard Nerseth comments on its significance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/nontraditional-robots-spur-industrial-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/nontraditional-robots-spur-industrial-growth#comments Robotics Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:30:00 +0000 50071 at http://machinedesign.com Sorting Out Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sorting-out-sensors <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Waugh, AutomationDirect </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here are some simple guidelines for selecting proximity, capacitance, and photoelectric sensors for machine-automation applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are some simple guidelines for selecting proximity, capacitance, and photoelectric sensors for machine-automation applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sorting-out-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sorting-out-sensors#comments Automotive Manufacturing Equipment Robotics Sensors Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:47:00 +0000 49971 at http://machinedesign.com Selecting the Best Electric Drive http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-best-electric-drive <div class="field-byline"> Alby King, Electromechanical Products Manager, Lenze SE </div> <div class="field-deck"> Getting the right drive for your motor and application will pay-off in reliable operations and lower energy costs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Getting the right drive for your motor and application will pay-off in reliable operations and lower energy costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-best-electric-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-best-electric-drive#comments Manufacturing Equipment Robotics Linear Motion Motion Control Motors/Drives Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:23:00 +0000 49871 at http://machinedesign.com Diving Robots Coordinate to Explore Ocean Depths http://machinedesign.com/robotics/diving-robots-coordinate-explore-ocean-depths <div class="node-body article-body">By replacing divers with robots that can coordinate to conduct specific tasks, future expeditions will experience reduced cost, effort, time, and resources for detailed ocean exploration.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/diving-robots-coordinate-explore-ocean-depths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/diving-robots-coordinate-explore-ocean-depths#comments Technologies Robotics News Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:19:00 +0000 49511 at http://machinedesign.com <p>&nbsp;A team member launches an Iver&nbsp;autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). On the rear is the transceiver, fins, and thruster.&nbsp;</p> Photo courtesy of Schmidt Ocean Institute/Logan Mock Bunting