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Is Nothing Sacred? Robot Cooks, Bags Burgers

SAN FRANCISCO—Momentum Machines is developing a burger-making robot named Patty that can assemble a cooked burger and bag it in less than 30 seconds.


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Robotic Laser Inspection System Improves Ford MAP Quality

Ford Motor Co. is investing $100 million globally to install robotic laser inspection technology to improve fit and finish quality at its assembly plants. 


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Robots Steal the Show at IMTS

CHICAGO—A video showcases some of the robots that were on display at McCormick Place this week.


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New Lightweight Robot Can Work Alongside People

ODENSE, Denmark—Danish company Universal Robots has introduced a lightweight, flexible robot that can work alongside factory personnel without safety shielding.


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SCHUNK Marks 20 Years in North America

MORRISVILLE, NC—German automation supplier SCHUNK is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its North American headquarters here.


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Robots Increasingly Replacing People on Assembly Lines

DRACHTEN, the Netherlands—A new wave of robots—far more adept than those commonly used by automakers—are increasingly replacing manual labor in assembly operations worldwide.


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New Robot Mills Composites

DUNCAN, SC—Stäubli has developed a new robot that can quickly and accurately mill carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer and other composite materials.


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Two Earn Engelberger Robotics Awards

ANN ARBOR, MI—Richard Litt, the founder and chairman of robotics integrator Genesis Systems Group, and Martin Buehler, Ph.D., the former director of research at iRobot Corp., are the winners of this year’s Engelberger Robotics Awards.


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SCHUNK on Automation: Energy Efficiency Leads to Overall Success in Manufacturing

Changing even a few, small parts of your assembly process can make a big difference in energy efficiency and operating profit.


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Bird Beaks and Gecko Feet Inspire Gripper Designs

ESSLINGEN, Germany—Bird beaks and gecko feet were the inspiration for two new gripper models introduced by Festo.


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People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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