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Robotic Resources

Industry Insights

June 2012

Machine Vision for Robot Guidance

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 06/04/2012

Without a vision guidance system, robots would be blind, unable to present itself to parts. The increased power of vision

May 2012

Palletizing and De-Palletizing Applications

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 05/08/2012

Robotics have been a staple of manufacturing for decades but improvements have pushed flexible robotics downstream

April 2012

New Applications for Mobile Robots

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 04/05/2012

While fixed robots will always have a place in manufacturing, augmenting traditional robots with mobile robots promises additional flexibility

March 2012

RIA Launches New Certified Robot Integrator Program

by Armando Barry, Certification Consultant

POSTED: 03/06/2012

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s largest trade group representing over 265 companies, has announced the launch of their Certified

New Trends in Robot and Controller Design

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 03/06/2012

Without a controller, industrial robots would not be able to perform their application tasks. Controllers contain software giving robots the

February 2012

Basic EOAT & Tooling Trends for Consumers Goods and Beyond

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 02/06/2012

Robotics have the speed, strength, and precision to accomplish an ever-widening range of tasks in the manufacturing and packaging of

January 2012

Robotics Industry Poised for Another Banner Year in 2012

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 01/06/2012

In most applications and regions around the globe, the robotics industry can look forward to a prosperous 2012.

Choosing the Right Robotic Gun for GMAW Applications

by Robert Ryan, P.Eng., MBA, Director, Automation and Aluminum Group

POSTED: 01/06/2012

Robotic GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) arc welding has become increasingly popular due to potential weld quality and productivity

December 2011

Robotics in Alternative Energy

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 12/08/2011

Alternative energy systems, solar photovoltaic panels, wind turbines and fuel cells, continue their rapid technological change

November 2011

Robotics in Security and Military Applications

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 11/07/2011

Robotics have been a staple of advanced manufacturing for over half a century. As robots and their peripheral equipment become

October 2011

The Pervasive Relevance of Bin Picking in Nature and Business; 2011 Technical Trends and Market Progression

by Adil Shafi, President, ADVENOVATION, Inc.

POSTED: 10/10/2011

Mathematics are well and good but nature keeps dragging us around by the nose. ~Albert Einstein

September 2011

Updating the R15.06 Robot Safety Standard

by Jeff Fryman, Director, Standards Development

POSTED: 09/07/2011

In my last article, I discussed the publication of the new ISO 10218-1 and 10218-2 standards. These two standards

August 2011

Navigating Robot Safety

by Brette Christe, Technical Writer

POSTED: 08/31/2011

Sharing the occupational highway with robots has inherent risks. Industrial robots are heavy and stiff, and can

New ISO Robot Safety Standards Published!

by Jeff Fryman, Director, Standards Development

POSTED: 08/15/2011

For several years now, I have been informing you of the progress in the revision of the International Standard for

July 2011

Industrial Robotics Market Opportunities in Russia

by Paul Kellett, RIA Director – Market Analysis

POSTED: 07/13/2011

Spanning nine time zones and over 17 million square miles, Russia is not only the largest country in the world,


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