Posts Tagged robotics

Don’t Let Your Robot Fall Down the Stairs! Why Negative Obstacle Detection Using Lidar is a Must for Mobile Robots

Don't Let Your Robot Fall Down the Stairs! Why Negative Obstacle Detection Using Lidar is a Must for Mobile Robots

Lidar is often used in robotics to detect objects obstructing the robot’s path and allow the robot to plan an alternative route around the obstacle to avoid collision. In a growing number of indoor robotics applications, it is also necessary for mobile robots to be able to

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3 Advantages of Lidar Technology for Intralogistics and Order Fulfillment Robots

3 Advantages of Lidar Technology for Intralogistics and Order Fulfillment Robots

Small mobile robots are quickly becoming important fixtures in intralogistics, and Lidar technology has helped move these robots forward. Lidar is not new to logistics – it has been used for collision avoidance and navigation in Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for years. However, in some applications, an

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Autonomous Snowplow Competition Helps Students Gain Machine Design and Programming Skills

Autonomous Snowplow Competition Helps Students Gain Machine Design and Programming Skills

If you live in Minnesota, you know that January means sub-zero temperatures, lots of snow, and…outdoor get togethers. Hold on – that doesn’t seem right! Yes, even in the dead of winter, Minnesotans choose to brave the weather and attend the annual Saint Paul Winter Carnival, featuring

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[Infographic] Anatomy of a Collaborative Robot

[Infographic] Anatomy of a Collaborative Robot

The following infographic is the latest installment of our collaborative robot series, which included Collaborative Robots 101, Collaborative Robot Safety, and Making Collaborative Robots Mobile. This infographic post summarizes what makes a cobot a cobot and how the technology is moving forward today! Click the image below

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Collaborative Robots 101

Collaborative Robots 101

This Q&A is part of an ongoing collaborative robots series. Read the rest of the posts in the series. Collaborative robots have quickly become a trending topic in the robotics industry, but how much do you really know about them? This post covers the basics of what

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