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Toyota AI Ventures is Investing in Robot Startups

Toyota AI Ventures, in partnership with the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), is looking for entrepreneurs to solve problems in the areas of artificial intelligence, automated driving, and robotics. This "Call for Innovation" is designed to spur innovation in robotics, specifically mobile manipulation technologies for assistive robots that help people in and around the home. Despite advances [...]

2018-07-16T10:19:54+00:00July 16th, 2018|Economic Development, Uncategorized|

Vision-Based Pick-and-Place

This video demonstrates the advanced automation potential of collaborative robots. We created this vision-based pick-and-place demo in 30 minutes using a CoBot from Universal Robots with end-effector hardware and software from Robotiq. Plug-and-play camera hardware and software allow quick part teaching and design changes for a fast time to production. Robotiq's object identification software uses machine learning to [...]

2018-07-12T08:42:04+00:00July 10th, 2018|Cobot Applications|

Is a Robot going to take my job?

We often get asked this question about robots and jobs. Our simple answer is "no!"... but the detailed answer is much more complex. Yes, labor is shifting to robots for many low-skill jobs, especially ones that fit the "3 Ds" of Dirty, Dangerous or Drudgery. If you live in a high-wage region like the United [...]

2018-07-10T10:10:02+00:00July 9th, 2018|Cobot Market Trends, Economic Development|

Collaborative Robot Welding

Build With Robots now has a Collaborative Robot Welding System on the floor at the FUSE Makerspace.  The Collaborative Robot (CoBot) Welding System can be operated by a welding expert to improve safety, quality and productivity of welding operations. For most any MIG welding project, the CoBot welder can be setup within minutes and makes near-perfect [...]

2018-12-08T08:32:06+00:00June 4th, 2018|Cobot Applications, New Mexico, Partners|

Robotiq Grippers, Force Sensors & Cameras

Build With Robots is partnering with Robotiq to bring more robot accessories to the New Mexico region. Robotiq is a leading manufacturer of end-effectors for robots and especially for CoBots. Their end-effector solutions include grippers, force sensors and camera attachments that come with complete turn-key application software. Robotiq’s tools and application examples greatly simplify CoBot [...]

2018-05-14T13:59:13+00:00May 14th, 2018|Partners|

CoBot Photographer

New Mexico State University (NMSU) is working with Albuquerque dentist & entrepreneur Steve Wagner to automate his dental photography using a UR3 CoBot. As part of a Capstone senior design project, NMSU students have developed: Fully integrated automation for the CoBot and camera CAD-like software for mapping the CoBot and camera path in 3 dimensions around [...]

2018-05-11T08:56:40+00:00May 11th, 2018|Cobot Applications, Partners|

CoBot Bartender wins 3rd Place in UNM Tech Navigator Challenge

The inaugural Tech Navigator Challenge facilitated by UNM's Innovation Academy concluded on April 27 with pitches to panels of judges. The eight-week contest involved 11 teams who presented commercialization plans for existing technologies from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, STC.UNM, and Build With Robots. The Build With Robots team presented a novel application for a [...]

2018-05-11T08:38:46+00:00May 4th, 2018|New Mexico, Partners|

CoBots in Legendary New Mexico

Build With Robots and CoBots make an appearance on Fox/KRQE's Legendary New Mexico series as part of The Next Generation of CNM. Our partnership with CNM Ingenuity to bring CoBots to the FUSE Makerspace is helping to create leading-edge companies and a future-skilled workforce. The FUSE Makerspace is ground zero for prototype manufacturing to small [...]

2018-04-29T19:25:20+00:00April 29th, 2018|Economic Development, New Mexico, Partners, Training|

NMMEP CoBot Seminar at San Juan College on March 20, 2018

Build With Robots partners with New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NMMEP) to introduce collaborative robots to New Mexico’s manufacturers. As part of NMMEP’s mission to strengthen and grow New Mexico’s manufacturing, NMMEP is introducing CoBot technology to give New Mexico manufacturers a competitive advantage through advanced automation. In partnership with NMMEP, Build With Robots offers CoBot [...]

2018-03-12T22:02:33+00:00March 12th, 2018|Cobot Applications, New Mexico, Partners|

PBS NewsHour on Economic Development in New Mexico

Build With Robots makes a brief appearance in this PBS NewsHour segment on economic development initiatives within New Mexico. Our mission to incubate cobot-based business opportunities in New Mexico is part of the solution. While much of the U.S. economy is on the rebound, New Mexico remains in the dumps since the recession hit [...]

2018-05-11T08:40:26+00:00January 27th, 2018|Economic Development, New Mexico|