The February 2021 issue includes the following articles:
How piece-picking robots benefit from bottom-up design
Why cobbling together robotic arms, cameras, and AI software from different vendors is a risky approach.
Robot arm opens new doors for Spot
With Spot Arm, Boston Dynamics’ Spot is no longer just a data collection robot, but rather a highly-skilled mobile manipulation platform.
Precision gripper key to machine tending application
Faucet manufacturer has seen a 5% increase in production throughput per hour and is now considering a second automation system.
Laser-steering end-effector aims to refine minimally invasive surgery
Miniaturized to a cylinder measuring merely 6 mm in diameter and 16 mm in length, the laser-steering end-effector mapped out and followed complex trajectories in which multiple laser ablations could be performed with high speed and high accuracy.