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What is the current state of goods to robot piece picking? Our application would be to pick a variety of inner packs from a supply tub into a tote being shipped to our customers. I've seen a variety of companies showcasing delta robots at material handling shows. But is anyone actively using this technology to pick orders?

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Dears, My name is Albert Gili, I am a journalist and I work in a quiz show for the Spanish television called ‘BOOM’, produced by Endemol. My job consists in writing the questions and checking if they are correct and well formulated, in order to be as precise as possible and make sure we don’t spread wrong information. Sometimes, to do this work, I need to contact to some experts, such as you, in this case. THE WORD'ROBOT' WAS FIRST USED IN THE... A THEATER PLAY THE MANUAL OF A WASHING MACHINE A COMMUNIST TREATY THE SPEECH OF A NOBEL AN ADVERTISING AD A DA VINCI NOTEBOOK A ROMANTIC NOVEL A DECLARATION OF WAR We believe that the only correct answer is A THEATER PLAY and the rest of the options are false. Would that be correct? Thank you, in advance, for your time and help. Sincerely,

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RIA R15.06-2012 Part 2 5.10.7 references ISO13857 Annex C. This annex does not exist in the current document from the 2008 literature. Can you please provide guidance regarding the stated reference? Thank you,

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I have on OTC AX controller and I am not familiar with arc welding with it. I need to change a weld to a linear weave. Do I leave the original AS and insert weave condition under AS? And WE above AE?

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Hello, what are the GPA, or course requirements a high school student in 10th grade would need to become a robotic engineer. I want to build robotic arms for veterans in need. Thanks!

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Fanuc robot keeps traveling to far back on a axis an crashes

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Purchased Items Fanuc SIT Touch Sensing (RTL-J536-AT Fanuc Seam Tracking Welding (RTL-TAST-AT) Constant Path Software (RTL-R663) RJ3iC Controller(165 kg CAP 2655 mm reach Lincoln Power Wave 455M(Welder) Lincoln Wire Feeder(10R)K 1780-3 Tregaskiss Torch Cleaner All needed cables There are not a lot of (new replicated parts) that need hard facing but many that come back need build up with weld and machined back down, then go back on robot for hardfacing. the problem I have is, it would take to long to teach each part because it would not be the same wear on item. so is there software out there that can 3d scan an object, put into program to outline points of welding?

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What are the 10 largest manufacturers, 10 largest sellers and 10 largest users of industrial robotics? Any information would help. Thanks,

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I'm trying to figure out how to determine stopping times for safeguarding distance calculations... As an integrator, we often use robots capable of very high speeds but utilize less than 30% of the maximum rated speed. I'm trying to determine whether we are required to have speed monitoring consistent with R15.06 Part 2, 5.2.2 "Performance requirement" to use the actual speeds for safeguarding distances. The closest thing to a direct reference to this I could find was in R15.06 Part 2, 5.4.3, which references "maximum speed," but i'm not entirely clear on what that means. Here's where my confusion comes in: I was reading through a presentation on robotics.org by Tom Eastwood "Practical Application of Robot Safety" and it seemed to imply that when determining stopping speed, we should just be taking real measurements of the system in action. It seem practical to me that simply measuring the actual stopping time would be sufficient, except in cases where you implement variable maximum speeds depending on location/activity.

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By the new standard can the key switch to select automatic-teach mode be located inside the restricted area?

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Hello, I've got an idea that I have and I wanted to know the extension of it. I had this thought that it could be made a kind of an autonomous pallet transported. For example, in the supermarket instead of using the manual or the electrical pallet truck, it would be a robotic machine that could haul the products pallet during the night. Could you explain if its possible, or where at least you recommend to look? Best Regards, Bruno Gonçalves

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We have a supplier that is designing a robot cell within a shipping container and have a few design considerations for safety that we are working through. Their planned procedure for keeping someone from being in the shipping container when the robot welding system activates is the following: a Pre-reset button for each door. The operator must therefore perform the following actions for reset: 1: Press pre-reset button in the container 2: Close the door 3: Press outside the reset button We are not sure if this meets the ANSI R15.06-2012 requirement under 5.8.3 "If it is possible to remain in the safeguarded area when the moveable guard is closed, additional measures shall be used to prevent restart. These include restart interlock, presence sending, or facilities for locking the guard open." Any thoughts on whether this would be considered sufficient to meet this standard? If not, what method is most commonly used?

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Hi - I am an EHS Manager and I am doing a review prior to procurement of an autonomous ground vehicle to be utilized in the construction field.. Two questions - In terms of required accessories as a means to procurement we are requiring purchase of safety-rated Lidar system and wireless e-stop. 1) Is a wireless emergency stop considered to be safety-rated? I have researched that the laser scanners are. 2) Is there another standard that I should be referencing for review?

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ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012, Part 1, 5.9.2 requires an indication, clearly visible from within the safeguarded space, of those robot(s) that have been activated shall be provided. How is this normally accomplished?

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I am currently a senior at Georgia Tech in Industrial and Systems Engineering. I will be pursuing a career in robotics (primarily in industrial robotics) upon graduation (currently planned on 2018). I have worked at KUKA Robotics at both Mercedes and Tesla over the summer (internship). My current degree program has NOTHING to do with robotics WHATSOEVER. I have received 5+ job offers from several companies with yearly pay ranging from $70,000-$100,000, and I have had to turn them all down because I am in school. Do you think it is worth continuing with this degree program or pursuing specialized trainings in industrial robotics like FANUC, KUKA, Siemens PLCs, etc. and taking one of these jobs? Would not having a degree keep you from rising into management?

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I am doing a power point for school about robotics and industry. What would be some useful information to know?

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I'm looking for solutions for presence sensing that can be mounted from above. My first thought was some sort of 2D image recognition that could compare the current image to the "safe" image. We can paint the floor if contrast is required. The only product I could find that was similar to what I was looking for is the Pilz SafetyEYE. We don't need three dimensional monitoring, and the the zone it is looking at is probably too small. We would normally use laser scanners for this, but there are not any good locations to mount them on the floor. All help is appreciated.

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I am working through a risk assessment and I'm trying to reconcile a situation where where a forge tending robot may hit somebody working within the die space of the press. This would be a hazard during die change, servicing the tool, prep, etc... I've identified this to be a medium risk. The obvious solution is to require that the robot be locked out during these activities but that seems like it would fall under the categories of Admin. Controls and/or Complementary Protective Measures which means they are not good enough for a medium risk. Any advice on this or perspective would be greatly appreciated.

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Can Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI) be used in the US? Not a Mechanical Power Press.

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We are migrating from the R1506-1999 standard to the R1506-2012 format. So several questions. 1. Can we continue to use the R1506-1999 standard if we choose to do so? 2. With the R1506-2012 standard, do we need to attempt to gain a “negligible” status, or is “low” suffice? Or is that for us to define? 3. Can we apply the term “prevented” or “effectively mitigated by design” to physical barriers, someone can overcome, defeat or remove them if they really want. Even if they are at the defined standard of 55". Thanks. Your review and feedback is appreciated.

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