Tag: automation

Servo Motor Sizing Basics Part2 – Technical

Servo Motor Sizing Basics Part2 – Technical

In this eLearning module we’ll look more in depth at several sizing factors… …including torque, the motion profile, the load inertia and how to reduce it… …the effects of gearing, regeneration and machine efficiency. When appropriate we’ll look at examples of equations that are used… …as well as practical suggestions for motor sizing and machine …

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The Future of Autonomous Vehicles

The Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Self-driving cars (AVs) could make cities more livable, sustainable, equitable, and just. Fully automated self-driving cars will be available for sale in cities by 2020. They have very different economics than our current cars, so won’t fit in well with today’s rules of play. I see two distinct possibilities for our automated car future: Heaven …

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B&R presents the latest compact motor-mounted drive – ACOPOSmotor

B&R presents the latest compact motor-mounted drive – ACOPOSmotor

Save installation costs and precious cabinet space with the latest addition to B&R’s ACOPOSmotor family. This innovative new motor with an integrated high-performance servo drive is neatly packaged in a housing the size of a credit card. Enjoy incredible savings in both time and cabling costs with unique, 300-degree swivel connectors. The innovative hybrid cable …

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We Solve for X: Rodney Brooks on American manufacturing

We Solve for X: Rodney Brooks on American manufacturing

[MUSIC PLAYING] RODNEY BROOKS: I’m going to talk about American manufacturing– how we solve for American manufacturing. American manufacturing is not dead despite what many people thinking about it. It’s a $2 trillion dollar enterprise. Chinese manufacturing is $2 trillion. European manufacturing is $2 trillion. Japanese manufacturing is $1 trillion. So that just gives you …

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Meet the Robots at Amazon

Meet the Robots at Amazon

Pedro Domingos: On the ranking of things to worry about, Skynet coming and taking over doesn’t even rank in the top ten. It distracts attention from the more urgent things, for example, what’s going to happen to jobs. Narrator: For a glimpse into the future, consider one of the largest companies on the planet—Amazon. Tye …

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Why Helsinki’s Library Robots Aren’t Important

Why Helsinki’s Library Robots Aren’t Important

– A lot of folks think that a librarian is just someone who checks books in and out of a library for you, but that’s not true. “Librarian” is a highly skilled profession that requires a lot of specialised training. It’s about helping people research and access knowledge, in whatever way makes sense. Through the …

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automatica 2018 – Digital Transformation in manufacturing

automatica 2018 – Digital Transformation in manufacturing

Industry of Things is moving into production and manufacturing and will change the industry in the long term. Everything is networked in the factory of the future. Machines, robots and people communicate digitally. The fourth industrial revolution is still in its infancy. It needs many steps to implement the vision. Artificial intelligence is the precondition. …

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Valkyrie: NASA’s Superhero Robot

Valkyrie: NASA’s Superhero Robot

Meet Valkyrie, Valkyrie 1. 6’2. 125 kilograms. Superhero Robot We really wanted to to design the appearances of this robot to be one that was just, when you saw it, you were going to be like: Wow that’s, that’s awesome. So it’s a 44 degree of freedom robot. Very capable Very strong. Completely self-contained We …

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Will Robots Take Our Jobs?

Will Robots Take Our Jobs?

There’s an old Danish proverb That Says it’s Very difficult to make predictions especially about the future But I’m gonna make One right here and that is that self-driving Cars are going to replace Human Drivers in Things Like Ubers taxis Buses Transport Trucks and i think that Change is coming in the not-Too-distant future …

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