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Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Japan

TYO: 6503

As one of many Mitsubishi Electric automation affiliates around the world, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., is part of a $40 billion global company serving a wide variety of industrial markets with a family of automation products including programmable logic controllers, variable frequency drives, operator interfaces, motion control systems, computer numerical controls, industrial robots, servo amplifiers and motors, and industrial sewing machines. The corporate philosophy of the company includes a commitment not only to providing superior solutions and service to Mitsubishi Electric customers, but also to contributing to the local community and creating a rewarding work environment for its employees.

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Mitsubishi Electric Announces Strategic Investment in OTTO Motors to Accelerate Industrial Automation

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๐Ÿ”– Topics: Funding Event

๐Ÿข Organizations: OTTO Motors, Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO 6503), a global leader in factory automation solutions, today announced a strategic investment in Clearpath Robotics, the parent company of autonomous mobile robot leader, OTTO Motors.

Read more at OTTO Motors Newsroom

How Delta Robotics Optimize and Streamline Electronics Manufacturing Processes

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โœ๏ธ Author: Jody Muelaner

๐Ÿ”– Topics: Industrial Robot, Robot Picking

๐Ÿข Organizations: Codian Robotics, Mitsubishi Electric, Omron, ABB, Fanuc

Delta robots are relatively small robots employed in handling food items for packaging, pharmaceuticals for casing, and electronics for assembly. The robotsโ€™ precision and high speed make them ideally suited to these applications. Their parallel kinematics enables this fast and accurate motion while giving them a spiderlike appearance thatโ€™s quite different from that of articulated-arm robots. Delta robots are usually (though not always) ceiling mounted to tend moving assembly and packaging lines from above. They have a much smaller working volume than an articulated arm, and very limited ability to access confined spaces. That said, their stiffness and repeatability are assets in high-precision processing of delicate workpieces โ€” including semiconductors being assembled.

Delta robots provide affordable and flexible automation for electronics manufacturing. They often provide higher speed and more flexibility than other robotics and automated pick-and-place machines.

Read more at Control Automation

Astroscale Raises $76 Million, Including Manufacturing Deal with Mitsubishi Electric

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๐Ÿ”– Topics: Funding Event

๐Ÿข Organizations: Astroscale, Mitsubishi Electric

Astroscale raised $76 million in its Series G round, with funding from new investors Mitsubishi Electric, Yusaku Maezawa, Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, Mitsubishi Corporation, Development Bank of Japan, and FEL Corporation. Alongside the investment from Mitsubishi Electric, Astroscale and the company agreed to jointly develop and manufacture satellite buses for Japanese national security constellations.

Read more at Satellite Today

Mitsubishi Electric and Realtime Robotics | Collision Avoidance Robotics

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Teaching-less Robot System Technology

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๐Ÿ”– Topics: Natural Language Processing, Industrial Robot

๐Ÿข Organizations: Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced it has developed a teaching-less robot system technology to enable robots to perform tasks, such as sorting and arrangement as fast as humans without having to be taught by specialists. The system incorporates Mitsubishi Electricโ€™s Maisart AI technologies including high-precision speech recognition, which allows operators to issue voice instructions to initiate work tasks and then fine-tune robot movements as required. The technology is expected to be applied in facilities such as food-processing factories where items change frequently, which has made it difficult until now to introduce robots. Mitsubishi Electric aims to commercialize the technology in or after 2023 following further performance enhancements and extensive verifications.

Read more at Mitsubishi Electric News

Using tactile-based reinforcement learning for insertion tasks

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โœ๏ธ Authors: Alan Sullivan, Diego Romeres, Radu Corcodel

๐Ÿ”– Topics: AI, cobot, reinforcement learning, robotics

๐Ÿข Organizations: MIT, Mitsubishi Electric

A paper entitled โ€œTactile-RL for Insertion: Generalization to Objects of Unknown Geometryโ€ was submitted by MERL and MIT researchers to the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in which reinforcement learning was used to enable a robot arm equipped with a parallel jaw gripper having tactile sensing arrays on both fingers to insert differently shaped novel objects into a corresponding hole with an overall average success rate of 85% with 3-4 tries.

Read more at The Robot Report

The Electrical Heart of Manufacturing

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โœ๏ธ Author: Bruce Morey

๐Ÿ”– Topics: robotics

๐Ÿญ Vertical: Machinery

๐Ÿข Organizations: Bosch Rexroth, Mitsubishi Electric, Promess

Once, servo amplifiers were tuned with screwdrivers to adjust the motion of the motors, with say three potentiometers, one for each of the elements of a PID controller. โ€œToday, most servo drives have algorithms that autotune adjustments,โ€ said Nausley. Promess can now position its presses within a few microns. โ€œA few years ago, thereโ€™s no way we could have done that.โ€

Read more at SME