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Reducing Robot Energy Consumption with Smooth Moves

From left: Dr Kristofer Bengtsson, master’s student Emma Vidarsson and Professor Bengt Lennartson in the Robotics and Automation Laboratory at Chalmers University of Technology. The research group at the Department of Signals and Systems also includes PhD students Oskar Wigström and Sarmad Riazi. The optimization tool is being developed in the EU research project Areus. (Photo credit: Oscar Mattsson.)

By minimizing the acceleration of industrial robots, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 40 percent — while retaining the given production time. This is the result of a new optimization algorithm that was developed by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology. Optimization of the …

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Meet Baxter’s Brother, Sawyer

Sawyer is faster, stronger and more precise that his brother, Baxter. (Photo credit: Rethink Robotics.)

Rethink Robotics has announced a new addition to their robot family: Sawyer, a single-armed robot designed for machine tending, circuit board testing and other high-precision jobs. You can certainly see the family resemblance between Baxter and Sawyer. Both robots feature the same face screen with simple …

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Yamaha Industrial Robot Makes Disco Debut on Custom, Lighted Dance Floor

The 360 SCARA shows off its moves on the dance floor. (Photo credit: Yamaha Robotics.)

Normally, it’s all work and no play for factory robots. But one lucky bot at Yamaha Robotics in Indiana has a custom-made disco floor and knows how to use it. Soon the robot will be traveling to Chicago and dancing in front of a live audience …

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Industrial Robot Market Set To Reach $32.8B by 2017

According to a new report released by Markets and Markets in Dallas, Texas called “Industrial Robotics Market – Global Forecast & Analysis by Applications, Functions, Product & Geography (2012 – 2017)”, the total industrial robotics market is expected to reach $32.8 billion by 2017 at a …

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