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Inside the Armoury! Robotiq’s User Conference 2018

Posted by Mark Howe

Oct 19, 2018 4:24:14 PM

Another stamp in our passports as Suzanne Tracey (Business Development), Matt Howe (Robot Specialist), and I headed north to Canada for the Robotiq User Conference. Robotiq gave us a memorable experience, filled with learning, testing, networking, and eating, with a look towards the future while we spent our days in the beautiful 1887 Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury!

We returned home exhausted (we’ll why explain later), but we’ve recovered and can share the following: 

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Topics: Robotiq, conference

What Are Your Cobots Doing While You're Away?

Posted by Mark Howe

Sep 14, 2018 10:12:00 AM

This is the age of nanny cams and front porch video monitoring. While one need not worry that a cobot will let the kids watch too much TV nor could it steal an Amazon package, there is much to be gained by monitoring cobots. And, we have just the tool for you! 

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Topics: Robotiq, collaborative robots, robot, monitoring

Four Tech Trends Accelerating Robot Grippers and Cobots Into the Future

Posted by Kelly Howe

Dec 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Marc Prosser at Robotiq.

The future of collaborative robots is in their ‘hands’. Perhaps a poor play on words, but also an unavoidable fact. Grippers/robotic hands are almost invariably what cobots use to interact with their surroundings and perform tasks.

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Topics: Robotiq, collaborative robots, collaborative robot, cobots, grippers

Robotiq- Imagining a World Without Robotics in Manufacturing

Posted by Kelly Howe

Oct 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Mariane Davids at Robotiq.

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Topics: Robotiq, Robots, manufacturing, robotics, cobots, collaborative robots

Use Four Strategies to Fill the Manufacturing Gap With People

Posted by Kelly Howe

Aug 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Amanda Lee at Robotiq.

Finding people who possess both the skills and the interest needed to work in manufacturing is a major challenge.  The good news is that many people who have either the skills or the interest can move into the sweet spot—they just need a nudge in the right direction. Here's how to achieve this in your manufacturing shop.

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Topics: Robotiq, manufacturing, Robots, collaborative robots, cobots

Eight Research Trends in Collaborative Robotics

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jul 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Alex Owen-Hill at Robotiq.

What's the future for collaborative robotics? We look at eight trends which will shape the next decade of robotics research.

The US Robotics Roadmap — written by universities in the USA — is a report which plots the present and future of robotics. It discusses the breadth of the industry, from health-care to manufacturing. A large part of it looks at future research trends.

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Topics: Robotiq, robotics, Robots, cobots, collaborative robot, collaborative robots

3 Ways to Get Your Team on Board With Collaborative Robotics

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jun 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Mariane Davids at Robotiq.

When you announce that your manufacturing plant will be switching to collaborative robotics, there’s bound to be some discord amongst your team. After all, they’ll be wondering how it affects their jobs, if they’ll be pushed out by robotics, or a myriad of other concerns.

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Topics: Robotiq, collaborative robots, collaborative robot, cobots, grippers

The Knotts Co. Adds Robotiq to their Product Lines

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jun 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Knotts Company is proud to announce our their new partnership with Robotiq, effective June 2017.  Robotiq is a manufacturer of 2-Finger Adaptive Grippers, 3-Finger Grippers, Wrist Camera Vision Systems as well as Force Torque Sensors. We are thrilled to be adding Robotiq to the diverse line of products that we carry. We look forward to working with them as well as showing our customers how their products can help their business thrive. 

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Topics: The Knotts Co, The Knotts Company, Robotiq, Products, cobots, grippers, Robots