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Omron’s ping-pong bot wants to soften the robot-human interaction

Japanese robotics company Omron has developed a robotic ping-pong system that looks to approach the human-robot interaction on a gentler level, according to a report from The Verge. The Forpheus robot, in its 4th generation, was recently shown at the CEATAC trade show with updates that include a companion arm to serve balls in the…

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EM switches

Miniature electromechanical switches excel at handling dc loads

The SS-3FP/SS-5F Subminiature Basic Switch from Omron features a 1-mm contact gap. The switches comply with the IEC standard for insulation distance required in secondary circuits of interlocks. This switch can be used in a variety of applications such as door interlocks and secondary interlock systems for office equipment and security devices, among many others. [Read More]


The Internet of Things… in motion

As the Internet of Things becomes reality, manufacturers are responding with products to aide designers of next-generation motion systems. The Internet of Things. A lot has been written about its promise, its potential to revolutionize just about everything we do, from giving us talkative toasters and smart refrigerators to uber-connected factories. There’s even a counterpart […]

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