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Robotics News Insights from Yaskawa Motoman

Keith Vozel

Keith Vozel
Keith Vozel is Product Manager, Software at Yaskawa America, Inc. - Motoman Robotics Division.

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The Evolution of Vision and Robotics

Posted by Keith Vozel on Jun 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM

With almost all technology, time is your friend, and time has a habit of improving the state of technology through any number of advances and improvements. These advances affect all aspects of any given device, including the size, price, usability and flexibility for the application of that technology. Innovative improvements in vision are no exception, and vision technology as it relates to robots is even more prominent, renewing interest for the use of Vision Guided Robotics (VGR) in the manufacturing of parts and packaging of goods.

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Topics: Machine Vision, Bin Picking, software


New Paths for Mobile Robotics

Posted by Keith Vozel on Jun 16, 2017 10:02:47 AM

Every day, businesses look for ways to improve efficiency and productivity. Frequently, this has meant automating functions with robots. Robots can ensure consistent quality and perform dangerous or repetitive tasks, reducing employee health issues. This frees up valuable human resources to contribute to other production areas.

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Topics: New Technologies, Mobile Robotics


Overcoming Obstacles with 3D Vision Technologies

Posted by Keith Vozel on Feb 16, 2017 8:40:10 AM

Quickly grabbing and orienting a random part from a bin has never been an easy task for a robot. So it often falls to humans to find and process parts. Whether the piece is a plastic handle for a tote or a part for a car or computer, the process is similar. While machine designers have tried to automate a lot of this work, fickle lighting conditions in factories and parts of varying shapes can pose a problem just thorny enough to stump most robots.

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Topics: Handling, Pick and Place, Machine Vision, Bin Picking


Collaborative Robot Risks & Rewards

Posted by Keith Vozel on Dec 14, 2016 10:01:01 AM

When you’re staring down a dirty, tedious (or even dangerous) job, you know how good it feels to get it completed. The first time you do it – even the first few times – there’s a sense of accomplishment. Over time, these jobs can not only wear down workers but also keep them from higher value tasks in a plant.

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Topics: New Technologies, Collaborative Robots, Manufacturing, ROI


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