All of these technologies are driving Industry 4.0. The Awareness Applications for high-resolution, low-cost servo motors and the systems to operate and control them are 3D printing and drones. The Awareness Application for high torque density motors is electric vehicles. Combine these, and you have Autonomous Guided Vehicles and Articulated Cooperative Robots.
WHITEPAPER | Today’s robots are slow, and their workspaces are limited. This statement may seem somewhat shocking. But while there have been tremendous advances lately in fields such as machine learning and vision systems, most articulated robots cannot move much faster than the earliest robots introduced in the 1950s. Why is this?
We wanted to share an article, recently posted from RIA, Robotics Industries Association. It provides an excellent overview of 2021 and beyond for robotics and automation in various industry sectors, and how the pandemic helped to put robotics and automation in the forefront.
It’s a fact; we can’t expect prospective customers to Google, ‘New robotic gear drive technology’ – when the same drive technology has been around for many decades.