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So far Chris Ziomek has created 26 blog entries.

Build With Robots at One Million Cups

Come see Chris Ziomek present the history and status of Build With Robots at One Million Cups Albuquerque. We will provide insight into the benefits and challenges of bringing Collaborative Robots (CoBots) to the New Mexico region. You will be able to ask questions and offer advice as part of this interactive discussion. Location: FatPipe ABQ, [...]

2018-08-11T21:46:36-06:00August 11th, 2018|Economic Development, New Mexico|

FUSE Makerspace is hosting AIA ABQ Summer 5×5

The FUSE Makerspace is hosting the AIA ABQ Summer 5X5 event put on by the American Institute of Architects in Albuquerque. This event involves five 5-minute presentations on innovation and trends in architecture. Come see Chris Ziomek from Build With Robots present the latest technologies and applications of robots in architecture. Register here for the [...]

2018-07-27T08:26:46-06:00July 27th, 2018|New Mexico, Partners|

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 [...]

2018-07-16T10:19:54-06:00July 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 [...]

2018-07-12T08:42:04-06:00July 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 [...]

2018-07-10T10:10:02-06:00July 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 [...]

2018-12-08T08:32:06-06:00June 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 [...]

2018-05-14T13:59:13-06:00May 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 [...]

2018-05-11T08:56:40-06:00May 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 [...]

2018-05-11T08:38:46-06:00May 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 [...]

2018-04-29T19:25:20-06:00April 29th, 2018|Economic Development, New Mexico, Partners, Training|