Robotics and the Future of Automation


We spoke with Keith Kersten from Omron's Automation division, discussing the different robots that Omron has as well as the internship and training programs they have for aspiring roboticists and electrical engineers. There were ridiculously fast and meticulous robots that you wouldn't want to be around and slower, easy-to-program robots that are designed to be in the same area as humans (and other easily damaged things).

Automation in all of its forms, including robots, incorporates a vast array of different talents to bring everything together in a usable package. It was fascinating to see the electronics, the control software, the vision software, and the kinematics of these robots.

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