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Technology Innovations

Game On: How Gamification Transforms Mundane Assembly Tasks Into Motivating Challenges

April 12, 2024
Treating work like a game sounds like a win-win for productivity and employee happiness, but researchers at West Virginia University found some surprising results from their experiment...
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Software & Computers

iCAP Air Enhances Air Quality Through AI Decision-Making

May 16, 2024
Innodisk's iCAP Air enhances air quality through monitoring and monthly AI-generated air quality data reports.
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Technology Innovations

Fun Innovations Friday: Disney's VR Treadmill Adds Even More Magic to the World of VR Gaming

May 10, 2024
Holotiles from a Disney Imagineer act as a walking pad that lets you move in any direction while always bringing you back to the center so you don't walk off of it.
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Automation

MI.RA/OnePicker Autonomous Piece Picking Solution Without CAD

May 9, 2024
Comau's MI.RA/OnePicker robot uses vision-based piece picking to grasp randomly placed objects without relying on CAD.
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Automation

S-Family 6-Axis Articulated Robots for Foundry

May 8, 2024
Comau's S-Family of small, 6-axis, articulated robots have payloads of 30 or 40 lb. (13 or 18 kg) for arc welding and handling applications.

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Podcast: Stop Chasing Robots in Your Warehouse: The Rise of Virtual Command Centers

April 23, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Michael Bearman of Vecna Robotics delves into remote troubleshooting for robots—no hands-on needed.
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Podcast: Will Generative AI Help or Harm Manufacturing?

April 19, 2024
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Software & Computers

X7-35X Wi-Fi 7 Access Point Handles Dense IoT Applications

April 17, 2024
The next evolution in Wi-Fi, Cambium Networks' X7-35X is a tri-radio, tri-band wireless access point, with lightning-fast downloads, streaming, and lag-free experiences.