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The completed AGV follows a track made of adhesive magnetic tape which is stuck to the floor.
Editorial
07/05/14 - ROBOTEQ has a new application note and a demonstration video which shows how to build an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) using just two components.
Jake’s Swirlesque glove in action. (Image: Jake Coppinger)
Editorial
30/01/14 - From a glove which controls computers to bikes made from bamboo, the finalists in this year's Awards cover a diverse range of engineering innovations.
A revolution revolt? The next stage of mining automation
Editorial
30/01/14 - Automation is an inescapable part of mining's future, but what role will it really play?
The item (split into its component sections and pictured above) would cost about US$26 to make with the MarkOne 3D printer.
Editorial
29/01/14 - The printer will help bring carbon fibre to more engineers and others curious about the ultra-strong, lightweight composite.
Bike helmet 3D printed on the Objet500 Connex3 Colour Multi-material 3D Printer in one print job using VeroCyan, VeroMagenta, and VeroYellow (Photo: Stratasys Ltd.)
Editorial
28/01/14 - The Objet500 Connex3 combines droplets of three base materials to produce parts with virtually unlimited combinations of materials.
How to become a mining supplier
Editorial
11/12/13 - Tightening market conditions means Australia’s burgeoning equipment, services and supplier sector is having to up the ante to secure mining contracts.
Self-driving cars and autonomous robots: where to now?
Editorial
22/11/13 - Michael Brünig examines the future of automation.
Advanced manufacturing may benefit from mind controlled robots.
Editorial
15/11/13 - Robots that are controlled by the human mind may be able to help workers in the field of advanced manufacturing, according to a US research team.
An example of a precision motion system is this decoupled planar positioning system.
Editorial
11/11/13 - Confronted with a range of challenges and sluggish productivity growth Australian manufacturers must seek alternatives to conventional production methods.
Beyond Terminator: robots deserve ethical treatment too
Editorial
24/10/13 - Dear robots: you have an image problem. Typically cast as either as vicious killing machines, cutesy pets or house slaves, robots are usually depicted in Western media as either something to be feared or something to be used
Siemens and KUKA enter into partnership
Supplier news
01/10/13 - The companies will focus on integrating KUKA robots and Siemens CNC solutions for loading machine tools.
Robots set to take nearly 50 per cent of jobs: report
Editorial
30/09/13 - A new study has found that 47 per cent of jobs in the United States may be lost to automation within the next 20 years.

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