International Space Station: 1998-2011, Owners’ Workshop Manual
The International Space Station - or ISS - is a permanently manned 400-ton orbiting complex for six astronauts. It comprises modules built in the US, Russia, Europe and Japan with external robotic equipment built by Canada, all these having been launched by their host countries. via spaceexp

International Space Station: 1998-2011, Owners’ Workshop Manual

The International Space Station - or ISS - is a permanently manned 400-ton orbiting complex for six astronauts. It comprises modules built in the US, Russia, Europe and Japan with external robotic equipment built by Canada, all these having been launched by their host countries. via spaceexp

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ABB Robotics - Introducing a new era of robotics

FANUC Spider Robot Series

The Fanuc Robotics Spider Series created a new way of picking-and-placing.  A spider robot has lightweight parallel robot arms that Fanuc created to increase speed and accuracy in picking applications.  Spider Fanuc robots come in numerous variations to meet specifications required.

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I, robot, am your collaborator
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The bodyshop and paintshop in BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, US, have long been dominated by cage-bound industrial robots that take on monotonous, dangerous or high-precision tasks such as welding and heavy lifting.
But robots were more scarce on the final assembly line, as workers need to perform intricate tasks in the vehicle interior without the risk of being clobbered by a heavy robot arm.
High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b6284c28-e6fe-11e3-aa93-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz33oRlz76LNow BMW is bringing robots out from behind their cages to work side-by-side with workers on the assembly line. Lightweight “collaborative” robots manufactured by Denmark’s Universal Robots help to fit doors with sound and moisture insulation, a task that previously required workers to use a manual roller that risked straining older workers’ wrists.
Full Story: FT via emergentfutures

I, robot, am your collaborator

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The bodyshop and paintshop in BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, US, have long been dominated by cage-bound industrial robots that take on monotonous, dangerous or high-precision tasks such as welding and heavy lifting.

But robots were more scarce on the final assembly line, as workers need to perform intricate tasks in the vehicle interior without the risk of being clobbered by a heavy robot arm.

High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b6284c28-e6fe-11e3-aa93-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz33oRlz76L

Now BMW is bringing robots out from behind their cages to work side-by-side with workers on the assembly line. Lightweight “collaborative” robots manufactured by Denmark’s Universal Robots help to fit doors with sound and moisture insulation, a task that previously required workers to use a manual roller that risked straining older workers’ wrists.

Full Story: FT via emergentfutures

Pinnacle of manned spaceflight technology 3 hours ago and now.
via spaceexp

Pinnacle of manned spaceflight technology 3 hours ago and now.

via spaceexp

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