One of the best assembly applications for a cobot is adhesive or sealant dispensing. The rate of motion required is slow enough for a cobot to apply optimally. The repeatability of a cobot is sufficient and the ease of teaching the robot for a variety of dispensing tasks is a significant benefit. Futura Automation’s partner Fancort Industries offers […]

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Cobots V Robots Futura Automation
Cobot vs Robot in Assembly Brian McMorris For robotics cognoscenti, the great debate of our time is: “what is better, a cobot or a robot” for robotic assembly, finishing or machine tending? People line up on both sides of this argument, with equal degrees of passion. Online journal "Asian Robotics" is a website that falls [...] Read more
When Robots Assemble: The Important of Sensation - Futura Automation
When Robots Assemble: Are They Feelin' It? Brian McMorris What is required for robots to assemble parts as well as or better than humans? Senses. The key sense for automated assembly is vision. The next most important sense is touch and feel. Sound could be an important feedback for robots, as it already is for [...] Read more

By Brian McMorris  Recently a Futura-Automation customer expressed a problem with Vortex gate valves on an outdoor metal chip collection system getting stuck.  The gate valves are mounted on a vacuum system. The factory operates an “air-lock” that maintains vacuum when the collection system is emptied into a bin. Normally, the plant-side valve is open […]

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ  85255, NOVEMBER 4, 2019 –  Futura Automation LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Adam Hendey to its consulting partner team.  Mr. Hendey is a resident of Marion, Indiana. He has completed MET and EET course work at Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College for Software Development.  Mr Hendey is […]

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For those fascinated with the idea of Autonomous Vehicles, here is a new Public Broadcasting Service #Nova episode updating the state-of-art: Lucid Motors Tesla Nikola Motor Company Faraday Future #AI #AV #autonomousvehicles #robotics #autonomousdriving https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/look-whos-driving/

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Advantech AI Solutions
Advantech Reveals Edge AI Solutions Powered by Intel® Technologies 2/27/2019 IoT Edge Intelligence Software SolutionsEmbedded Modules & Design-in Services Feb. 2018, Taipei – Advantech, a global leading provider of intelligent IoT systems and embedded platforms, today reveals the industry’s first hardware and software integrated edge AI solutions powered by Intel® Vision Accelerator Design with Intel® [...] Read more
The Fourth Age Byron Reese
Disruptive Technology and the future of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Brian McMorris The world is rapidly changing through the broad distribution of advanced technologies such as advanced computing (including quantum computing in the not too distant future), artificial intelligence and robotics. These are disruptive technologies affecting not just businesses, but the entire global economic and political balance [...] Read more