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Robotiq's mission is to free human hands from tedious tasks so companies and workers can focus where they truly create value. Our grippers and sensors enhance robot application flexibility and integration simplicity. Our products are sold and supported in more than 30 countries through a network of highly capable channel partners.



Robot butchers, cake decorator and pizza-baking manipulators. Here are our six favorite robot applications which are changing the food industry.

by   -   January 23, 2017

Karine Simard, from Robotiq, writes about a few insights from the A3 Business Forum 2016.

Credit: "Brewing Beer with Robots" Brew Age/YouTube
Credit: “Brewing Beer with Robots” Brew Age/YouTube

What tasks in a craft brewery can you do with a collaborative robot? Here are five options to improve the efficiency, consistency and safety of manufacturing in the beverage industry.

Credit: "Brewing Beer with Robots" Brew Age/YouTube
Credit: “Brewing Beer with Robots” Brew Age/YouTube

Craft brewing could be the perfect industry for collaborative robots. But, does automation mean losing your artisan status? We find how craft breweries can use robotics to scale-up their business without compromising on quality.

by   -   November 18, 2016
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Image: Flora Robotica Concept Sketch, 2015

Unrequited bot love; new drones rules; Jibo raises $13m; artificial skin for robots; cobots lend a helping arm; Japan’s 1st robot bus trial; plant-bot hybrids and much more. Find out what’s happening in our robotics universe this week. We hope that the news we have selected will interest and amuse you. Enjoy!

Julius robot. (Source: Mining-ROX)
Julius robot. (Source: Mining-ROX)

Robots, like Julius from the Mining-ROX project, are a promising option to keep mining economical and safe. In our interview, we spoke with Prof. Bernhard Jung from TU Freiberg about why robots are important for the future of mining.

by and   -   October 20, 2016

Samuel Bouchard, President of Robotiq, shares his thoughts from the 2016 RoboBusiness event in Silicon Valley.

by and   -   September 23, 2016
Source: The Guardian
Source: The Guardian

Ethics guidelines for robots; $1m grant for cobot research; Lyft fleet to be autonomous in 5 years; self-driving car policy; Russian bot arrested, and more. Find out what’s happening in our robotics universe this week.

by   -   September 12, 2016

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Robotiq has just launched a new community called DoF. This is an open community where industrial automation professionals share their know-how and get answers to accelerate their robotics projects.

by and   -   July 22, 2016

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Softbank spending $32 billion on ARM; tactile intelligence is the future of robotic grasping; a ‘cyborg’ robot is built out of sea slug muscles and 3D printing; a German robot grills up sausages and more. Find out what’s happening in our robotics universe this week.

Pokeball and Robotiq. Source: Robotiq
Pokeball and Robotiq. Source: Robotiq

You may be reloading this page trying to figure out if the title of this blog post got mixed up with something else. No, you read it correctly, I am going to outline similarities between Industry 4.0 and Pokémon Go.

First off, if you aren’t familiar with the term Industry 4.0, or if you weren’t born after 1990 and you don’t know what a Pokémon is, fear not: a crash course in both subjects is coming up.

by and   -   July 8, 2016
Amazon Picking Challenge 2016 Pick Task Finals - Team Delft. Source: RoboValley/YouTube
Amazon Picking Challenge 2016 Pick Task Finals – Team Delft. Source: RoboValley/YouTube

Amazon’s robot champion; Bipedal robot’s testing terrain; Robots thinking like predators; Major flaw in Turing Test; Google car is cyclist-aware and more. Find out what’s happening in our robotics universe this week.

Bot & Dolly. Source: Box/YouTube
Bot & Dolly. Source: Box/YouTube

Do you ever wonder what happens to those faithful working industrial robots when they retire? Whether they are stored in a closet, used for new manufacturing cells or turned into art, every robot has a life after the assembly line. Bot & Dolly made an interesting, and now famous use of repurposed robotic arms that will leave you in awe of both the creative faculties of the mind and the incredible undiscovered power behind industrial robots. Reaching new parameters with recycled parts repurposed and remade, the now filmmaking robots, Iris and Scout, are the technology that made Bot & Dolly desirable in the eyes of Google’s robotics project. Acquired in 2013 by Google X, the story of two men and a creative vision for robotics will leave you in awe.

by and   -   June 30, 2016

What does a robot vision system see when it detects an object on the production line? Computer vision systems have become both advanced and intuitive in recent years. It can be easy to forget that they are still very rudimentary compared to human vision. In this article, we look at one common approach to robot vision and how it affects the computer vision used by your robot.

by and   -   June 24, 2016
Credit: Lijin Aryananda
Credit: Lijin Aryananda

Automatica coverage; new sUAS rules; limiting cuteness in robot design; bots to become electronic persons?; European Robotics League launches, and more. Find out what’s happening in our robotics universe this week.