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Tips and Tricks for a Perfect Robotic Experience

Filed in Applications, Industrial Robots, Industrial World by on February 27, 2015 0 Comments

Choosing a robot for your production line, cell, or machine can be difficult. Integrating it, and learning how to use it, certainly doesn’t get any easier. KC Robotics is here to provide some clarity:   Determine your robot’s final performance goals: What type of manufacturing is it? Which applications are required on your production line? […]

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Robots Don’t Hit

Filed in Industrial Robots, Industrial World by on February 18, 2015 0 Comments

Is the future upon us? Has the time finally arrived in which humans and robots can coexist closely in a factory setting?   Usually, industrial robots in factories require a safety cage surrounding them when working. This barrier protects the humans working closely with robots, and sometimes even protects the robots themselves. Robots are incredibly […]

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Here’s to 2015 Being as Robotically Plentiful as Last Year!

Filed in In the News, Industrial Robots, Industrial World by on February 12, 2015 0 Comments

For North America, 2014 was the most successful year in robotics history. The Robotics Industry Association (RIA) says the industry has achieved multiple new records.   Last year in North America, more robots were sold than ever before. Companies ordered $1.6 billion in 2014, which represented a 28% unit increase and a 19% dollar increase. […]

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Name one thing these 3 objects have in common: Robots, Printers, and Spiders.

Filed in In the News, Industrial Robots by on February 6, 2015 0 Comments

      3-Dimensional printing just got taken one step further. With a goal of blurring the line between design and fabrication, a team of designers recently tapped into their “spidey-senses.” Last year, Tongji University’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning held a summer workshop themed “Digital Future.” There, a student design team in Shanghai […]

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Androids & Industrial Robots Alike Are Brushing Up on Hospitality Skills

Filed in Industrial Robots by on January 30, 2015 0 Comments

      We’ve seen it all; from smart cruise ships to smart restaurants… the smart hotel is finally here.         Nagasaki, a city in Southern Japan, is opening a hotel this July with a measly staff of ten; ten humans that is. It’s called Henn-na Hotel, which in English means “Strange […]

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Reshoring May Re-a-shore the U.S. Economy

Filed in Industrial World by on January 26, 2015 0 Comments

      Reshoring is happening in the United States, and is happening increasingly. During 2010 the Reshoring Initiative was founded by Harry Moser in an effort to revitalize the U.S. economy and help American manufacturers profit. Reshoring is the practice of bringing outsourced personnel and services, like manufacturing, back to the location from which […]

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The Evolution of the Occupation

Filed in Industrial World by on January 21, 2015 0 Comments

     Robotiq recently posted an article about modern automation. The article explains that automation and robotics’ reputation for stealing jobs is unwarranted. Evolving technology is simply causing the workplace to evolve. And no matter what, humans should always learn to adapt to their ever-evolving world.      Industrial robot sales increase about 9% in […]

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China Restaurant Opens as Largest Robot-Staffed Eatery

Filed in In the News, Industrial World by on January 16, 2015 0 Comments

     The future just may be upon us, folks…well, at least in China. A restaurant in Hefei recently opened with a staff made of robots. The name of the restaurant is Wall.e. Yes, just like the 2008 Disney Pixar film.      An article from Shanghaiist says Wall.e is the largest robot-themed restaurant in […]

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Robotics Achievements are Getting Hot

Filed in In the News by on January 13, 2015 0 Comments

     The inner workings of volcanoes may soon become a little less mysterious thanks to robotics. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Scientists have developed a VolcanoBot.      VolcanoBot 1, the name of a robot being tested in Hawaii, was sent inside inactive volcanic fissures on Kilauea. Kilauea is a very active volcano whose innards […]

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“Ahoy Matey!” -Robot Bartenders

Filed in In the News, Industrial Robots by on January 12, 2015 0 Comments

     Royal Caribbean’s new ship, Quantum of the Seas, is receiving rave reviews regarding its bartenders; and they aren’t quite who you’d expect. According to NY Daily News, there are two robots named B1-O and N1-C serving as mixologists. Together their names say “Bionic.”      Quantum of the Seas, a 4,180-passenger ship, began […]

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