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Cyberattacks on robots could threaten Industry 4.0

Modern manufacturing relies on interconnected robots to make industry 4.0 a reality. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA sales at automation equipment supplier EU Automation, explains how industrial robots could be hacked and what can be done to mitigate the threat of cybercrime. In recent years, manufacturing companies have invested …

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Smart patrol robots built with Advantech’s UNO-2484G edge gateway deployed to fight coronavirus

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Shenhao Technology Co has deployed smart robots that use Advantech technology to monitor body temperature and conduct identity detection in schools, banks, and other public places. Shenhao, a leading provider of IoT products and solutions aimed at smart city applications, offers a smart patrol robot …

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Three technologies revolutionising the agricultural industry

The Rusmoloko Farms, in the Russian district of Ramensky, is equipping its dairy cows with virtual reality (VR) goggles, showing the animals green, sunny meadows in an effort to boost their mood and increase milk production. At the moment, VR for cows is just an isolated experiment, but there are other …

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Renesas and MinebeaMitsumi collaborate on development of stepping motor solutions for robots, OA equipment, and medical/nursing equipment

Renesas and MinebeaMitsumi today announced the joint development of resolver-based (angle sensor) stepping motor and motor control solutions optimised for use in robots, office automation (OA) equipment, and medical/nursing care equipment. These applications require motors with higher precision motor control, miniaturised form factors, and improved resistance to environmental influences. Working …

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Mouser Electronics named as sponsor of Spanish robotics competition league

Mouser Electronics today announced a full and exclusive sponsorship deal with the Liga Nacional de Robótica de Competición (LNRC) — the National League of Competition Robotics— a full-year program of events for robot builders across Spain. Offering various divisions of competition for children ages nine and up, students, and pro makers, the LNRC …

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Insight into swimming fish could lead to robotics advances

The constant movement of fish that seems random is actually precisely deployed to provide them at any moment with the best sensory feedback they need to navigate the world, Johns Hopkins University researchers found. The finding, published today in the journal Current Biology, enhances our understanding of active sensing behaviours …

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Shape-shifting robots perceive surroundings, make decisions for first time

General-purpose robots have plenty of limitations. They can be expensive and cumbersome. They often accomplish only a single type of task. But modular robots – composed of several interchangeable parts, or modules – are far more flexible. If one part breaks, it can be removed and replaced. Components can be …

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B-Loony increases productivity and reduces costs with Universal Robots

B-Loony is a UK SME manufacturer of bespoke promotional products such as burger flags, bunting and balloons, predominantly for high-street brands. By deploying five UR3 cobots it has been able to continue manufacturing in the UK and to be highly responsive to customer demands, all while remaining competitive and growing …

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How to mass produce cell-sized robots

Tiny robots no bigger than a cell could be mass-produced using a new method developed by researchers at MIT. The microscopic devices, which the team calls “syncells” (short for synthetic cells), might eventually be used to monitor conditions inside an oil or gas pipeline, or to search out disease while …

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New patrolling robots to eradicate petrol plant explosions

Autonomous robots fitted with tiny chemical sensors that listen to the ‘sounds’ coming off gases will instantly detect gas leaks in petrochemical plants and pipelines to dramatically improve disaster responses. The risk of a petrol plant explosion or a potential disaster on an oil refinery could be dramatically reduced thanks …

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