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Robotics: Automating the Mundane

By Dick Weisinger

Robots are getting increasingly sophisticated. A recent survey of robotic advancements made in 2018 by Guang-Zhong Yang and others in ScienceRobotics highlighted ten of last years innovations. The highlights include the advanced humanoid Atlas robot from Boston Dynamics, capable of

Cobots: Partnering Humans with Robots to Achieve Greater Efficiencies

By Dick Weisinger

Robots are increasingly being designed to be able to more closely interact with humans. The term ‘cobot’ refers to a robot that is designed to collaborate with a human, allowing them both to physically work together in a shared space.

Robotics: Despite Huge Interest and Benefits, Adoption is Low

By Dick Weisinger

Despite businesses expressing huge interest in the use of robots, IDC reports that only 16 percent of businesses have currently deployed any robots, although that might be changing because about half now say that they have plans to deploy them

Warehouse Automation: Robots Lower Costs and Speed Operations

By Dick Weisinger

Robots have been used in assembly-line manufacturing for many years.  It’s only been fairly recently that robotics have been deployed to assist in warehouses. Advances in vision, gripping and navigation have significantly improved the tasks that warehouse robots are able

Soft Robotics: Robots Morph to Better Interact with Humans

By Dick Weisinger

Robots are getting soft.  They are changing and being designed in new ways to allow better and safer interactions with humans.  Soft robotics is a new field of robots that are built with soft elastic materials. Software and hardware designers,