Robotics http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8215/more en 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 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition Winners http://machinedesign.com/robotics/2015-first-robotics-competition-winners <div class="node-body article-body">Here's a rundown of the winners at the 2015 FIRST Robotics competition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/2015-first-robotics-competition-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/2015-first-robotics-competition-winners#comments Robotics Fri, 05 Jun 2015 20:10:00 +0000 49461 at http://machinedesign.com 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition: Challenges from an Inner-City School http://machinedesign.com/robotics/2015-first-robotics-competition-challenges-inner-city-school <div class="node-body article-body">Inner-city competitors in the FIRST Robotics competition face multiple challenges, particularly in terms of resources.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/2015-first-robotics-competition-challenges-inner-city-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/2015-first-robotics-competition-challenges-inner-city-school#comments Robotics Fri, 05 Jun 2015 19:55:00 +0000 49451 at http://machinedesign.com Everything You Missed from the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition http://machinedesign.com/robotics/everything-you-missed-2015-first-robotics-competition <div class="field-deck"> A look at this year’s competition and the impact it has on the people who participate in it. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Machine Design offers a rundown of this year’s FIRST Robotics competition, but more importantly, takes a look at how this competition is affecting student’s lives. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/everything-you-missed-2015-first-robotics-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/everything-you-missed-2015-first-robotics-competition#comments Robotics Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:24:00 +0000 49441 at http://machinedesign.com Gallery: RoboUniverse 2015 Tech Show – Part Two http://machinedesign.com/robotics/gallery-robouniverse-2015-tech-show-part-two <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Welcome to Part two of Machine Design&rsquo;s gallery of the RoboUniverse Conference &amp; Expo in New York City. The conference hosted a wide selection of robotic companies, demonstrating some of the latest robotic arms, tools, and toys available. </p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/gallery-robouniverse-2015-tech-show-part-two" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/gallery-robouniverse-2015-tech-show-part-two#comments Technologies Robotics Gallery Thu, 04 Jun 2015 18:33:00 +0000 49371 at http://machinedesign.com Gallery: RoboUniverse 2015 Tech Show http://machinedesign.com/robotics/gallery-robouniverse-2015-tech-show <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the month of May, Machine Design attended the RoboUniverse Conference &amp; Expo in New York City.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/gallery-robouniverse-2015-tech-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/gallery-robouniverse-2015-tech-show#comments Robotics Motion Control Gallery Tue, 19 May 2015 14:39:00 +0000 48901 at http://machinedesign.com