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Podcast for the Automation, Robotics and Manufacturing Industries by host, Jim Beretta. The podcast is partnered with A3 | RIA Robotics Industry Association and PaintedRobot.com. We discuss trends, innovation, and important tech for advanced manufacturing.

The Robot Industry Podcast Jim Beretta in partnership with A3 Association for Advancing Automation and Painted Robot.

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Podcast for the Automation, Robotics and Manufacturing Industries by host, Jim Beretta. The podcast is partnered with A3 | RIA Robotics Industry Association and PaintedRobot.com. We discuss trends, innovation, and important tech for advanced manufacturing.

    On demand manufacturing with Xometry's Greg Paulsen

    On demand manufacturing with Xometry's Greg Paulsen

    Good day everyone and welcome to this edition of A3 #therobotindustrypodcast. Welcome as well, to the future of manufacturing: it's on-demand. My guest for edition #60 of the pod is Greg Paulsen. Greg leads the Application Engineering team at Xometry, a global on-demand manufacturing marketplace. With 14 years of experience in advanced manufacturing, Greg's expertise includes additive manufacturing, machining, sheet metal, injection molding, casting, and quality assurance.



    Here are some of the questions that I posed to Greg in the pod:



    Greg, Tell me a bit about the company, you are a public company, number of employees?



    How does Xometry work?



    Idle machines are a manufacturers worst feat, you help fix this?



    How many customers and how many manufacturers?



    You are suggesting or setting a price?



    How does the AI engine work?



    How do you qualify the manufacturers on the network?



    How do you guarantee the quality?



    What happens when the price for a component is too low? How does your AI handle this?



    What about materials/availability, a big challenge is supply chain?



    Next big issue and expense for many companies is shipping, do you help here?



    What are your financial instruments?



    Your support line, what are some of the FAQs



    Greg, thanks for coming onto the podcast. How can people get in touch with you?



    Enjoy the podcast and check out Xometry's 3D printing service and CNC machining service today.



    Regards,



    Jim



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    Thanks to Greg and our partners, A3 The Association for Advancing Automation and PaintedRobot.



    If you would like to find out more about Xometry check them out on their website, on LinkedIn and to get a hold of Greg, here is his LinkedIn profile.



    If you would like to get involved with The Robot Industry Podcast, would like to become a guest or nominate someone, you can find me, Jim Beretta on LinkedIn or send me an email to therobotindustry at gmail dot com, no spaces.



    Our sponsor for this episode is Ehrhardt Automation Systems. Ehrhardt Automation builds and commissions turnkey automated solutions for their worldwide clients. With over 80 years of precision manufacturing they understand the complex world of automated manufacturing, project management, supply chain and delivering world-class custom automation on-time and on-budget. Contact one of their sales engineers to see what Ehrhardt can build for you at info@ehrhardtautomation.com



    Keywords and terms for this podcast: on demand manufacturing, Xometry, Greg Paulsen, and #therobotindustrypodcast.

    • 33 min
    Robots Changing Tires with Victor Darolfi's Robotire

    Robots Changing Tires with Victor Darolfi's Robotire

    Welcome to The Robot Industry Podcast for episode #59. For this edition, I welcome Victor Darolfi from Robotire. Victor and his team are attempting to change the retail automotive service department by adding, you guessed it: robots and automation.



    The first area and low hanging fruit of the retail car store service department is changing automotive car tires. It is a perfect example of dull, dirty and monotonous work - a great target for robots and automation.



    Here are some of my questions:



    How did you get started?How important was Y combinator?Value propositionHow does the system work?What is the vision and what is the ROI for a system?Who are Robotire's Bulls Eye Customers?What are your big challengesWhat is next for Robotire?How can people get a hold of you?



    Enjoy the podcast!



    Regards,



    Jim



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    Thanks to our Victor and our partners, A3 The Association for Advancing Automation and PaintedRobot.



    If you would like to find out more about Robotire, here is the link to their LinkedIn profile you can find Victor on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/victor-darolfi-92b17311/



    If you would like to get involved with The Robot Industry Podcast, would like to become a guest or nominate someone, you can find me, Jim Beretta on LinkedIn or send me an email to therobotindustry at gmail dot com, no spaces.



    Our sponsor for this episode is Ehrhardt Automation Systems. Ehrhardt Automation builds and commissions turnkey automated solutions for their worldwide clients. With over 80 years of precision manufacturing they understand the complex world of automated manufacturing, project management, supply chain and delivering world-class custom automation on-time and on-budget. Contact one of their sales engineers to see what Ehrhardt can build for you at info@ehrhardtautomation.com



    Keywords and terms for this podcast: Robotire, Victor Darolfi, automotive service, robots, robotics, car tires, car tyres, Y Combinator #therobotindustrypodcast.

    • 16 min
    Gripping, Clamping and End of Arm Tools with Schunk's Milton Guerry

    Gripping, Clamping and End of Arm Tools with Schunk's Milton Guerry

    I welcome Milton Guerry from Schunk USA for this episode of The Robot Industry Podcast. Milton is a busy man. He is involved on committee work with the Robot Industry Association, the umbrella organization of A3 Association for Advancing Automation as well as IFR, International Federation of Robotics, and leading Schunk in the USA.



    Automation has stepped up is the theme of the podcast today.



    We talk about the technology of gripping and clamping



    The new robots: Collaborative technologies and the evolution revolution



    The new technologies: Van der Waall principle of adhesion gripper: ADHESO



    Reaching new industries: food, electrical vehicles, packaging, and others



    Keeping automation simple



    Bundling smarter software tools by packaging tooling for automation integrators and end users



    Apprenticeship, next generation workforce development, talent development, and working with colleges and competitors



    Enjoy the podcast!



    Jim Customer Attraction | The Robot Industry Podcast



    Thanks to our Milton and our partners, A3 The Association for Advancing Automation and PaintedRobot



    If you would like to find out more about Schunk, here is the link to their LinkedIn profile you can find Milton on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/milton-guerry-0036615/



    If you would like to get involved with The Robot Industry Podcast, would like to become a guest or nominate someone, you can find me, Jim Beretta on LinkedIn or send me an email to therobotindustry at gmail dot com, no spaces.



    Our sponsor for this episode is Ehrhardt Automation Systems. Ehrhardt Automation builds and commissions turnkey automated solutions for their worldwide clients. With over 80 years of precision manufacturing they understand the complex world of automated manufacturing, project management, supply chain management and delivering world-class custom automation on-time and on-budget. Contact one of their sales engineers to see what Ehrhardt can build for you at info@ehrhardtautomation.com



    Keywords and terms for this podcast: Schunk, innovation, Milton Guerry, end of arm tools, EOAT, clamping, gripping, robotics, robots, workforce development, skills gap, apprenticeships, Morrisville, #therobotindustrypodcast.

    • 21 min
    The Science of 3D Machine Vision with Svorad Stolc's Photoneo

    The Science of 3D Machine Vision with Svorad Stolc's Photoneo

    Do you know what machines dream of? To finally see the world in motion!



    Svorad Štolc is the sensor division CTO at Photoneo. He is an expert in 3D Machine imaging, machine vision, artificial intelligence and parallel computing. In 2001 he gained a masters degree at Comenius University in Bratislava - Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics and he earned PhD. degree in 2009 jointly at Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava and Technical University of Košice. For several years, he worked at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna, where he led a research group focused on computational photography and 3D sensing. During this time he published a number of internationally awarded scientific articles. At Photoneo, Svorad is responsible for research and development of the company's 3D sensing technology.



    In the podcast we talk about innovation in 3d machine vision as well as:



    Standard Structured Light - Spatial Multiplexing of Light



    Parallel Structured Light - Temporal Multiplexing of Shutter



    Photoneo has picked up some impressive hardware for their innovations including the VISION Award 2018, Vision Innovators Award Bronze 2018 and Platinum 2019, inVISION Top Innovation 2019 and 2021, as well as IEEE, IERA Award 2020.



    Thanks to Michal and to Zuzana at Photoneo for putting this interview together.



    If you are building a system and would like to get in touch with Photoneo you can find them at https://www.photoneo.com/



    Enjoy the podcast!



    Jim B



    Customer Attraction & The Robot Industry Podcast



    If you would like to get involved with The Robot Industry Podcast, would like to become a guest or nominate someone, you can find me, Jim Beretta on LinkedIn or send me an email to therobotindustry at gmail dot com, no spaces.



    Our sponsor for this episode is Ehrhardt Automation Systems. Ehrhardt Automation builds and commissions turnkey automated solutions for their worldwide clients. With over 80 years of precision manufacturing they understand the complex world of automated manufacturing, project management, supply chain management and delivering world-class custom automation on-time and on-budget. Contact one of their sales engineers to see what Ehrhardt can build for you at info@ehrhardtautomation.com



    Key words and terms for this podcast: Photoneo, Machine Vision, 3D, A3 Association for Advancing Automation, Ehrhardt Automation Systems #therobotindustrypodcast.

    • 24 min
    Modern Machine Vision with David Dechow

    Modern Machine Vision with David Dechow

    I am thrilled to welcome David Dechow to The Robot Industry Podcast.



    David L. Dechow is a globally recognized expert in the integration of machine vision, robotics, and industrial automation technologies.  He is the Principal Vision Systems Architect for Integro Technologies Corp., where he performs application evaluation and design of complex automated imaging solutions for inspection, metrology, and robotic guidance.  Prior to his position at Integro, he was Staff Engineer for Intelligent Robotics/Machine Vision at FANUC, and earlier was the founder, owner, and principal engineer for two successful systems integration firms.  His career in machine vision and industrial automation spans more than thirty-five years. 



    Mr. Dechow is a recipient of the AIA’s Automated Imaging Achievement Award honoring industry leaders for outstanding career contributions in industrial and/or scientific imaging.  He is a member of the Association for Advancing Automation Imaging Technology Strategy Board, and is contributing editor for Vision Systems Design magazine, and technical advisory board member with Saccade Vision Ltd.



    As a key educator within the industry, David has participated in the training of hundreds of engineers as an instructor with the A3 Certified Vision Professional program.  He also is well known for his frequent informative technical articles, papers, webinars, and conference sessions and classes covering a wide range of technical topics involving machine vision and enabling technologies in industrial automation.



    Thanks to our Jeff and our partners, A3 The Association for Advancing Automation, PaintedRobot and our sponsor, Ehrhardt Automation Systems. If you would like to find out more about Integro-Technologies, here is the link to their site https://www.integro-tech.com/ you can find David on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/daviddechow/



    In the podcast, we start off by talking about Integro Technologies, where David hangs his hat. My questions include:



    Diversity of machine vision



    Getting the challenging and difficult automation jobs



    What is happening in machine vision currently



    Enabling technology of computer vision: feeding the data and AI



    Chasing new technologies



    When vision systems fail



    What is happening in camera and hardware advancement



    Inspecting French Fries (again)



    Hyperspectral, infrared and near infrared technology



    Reducing the risk with machine vision applications



    AI and Deep Learning explained



    Enjoy the podcast!



    Jim Customer Attraction | The Robot Industry Podcast



    Thanks to our David and our partners, A3 The Association for Advancing Automation and PaintedRobot



    If you would like to find out more about Integro, here is the link to their LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/company/integro-technologies-corporation/ you can find David on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/daviddechow/



    If you would like to get involved with The Robot Industry Podcast, would li

    • 38 min
    Picking Placing using AI Powered Robots with Ambi Robotics' Jeff Mahler

    Picking Placing using AI Powered Robots with Ambi Robotics' Jeff Mahler

    Welcome to episode #55 of The Robot Industry Podcast. My guest for this episode is Jeff Mahler, from Ambi Robotics. Dr. Mahler is the CTO and co-founder of Ambi Robotics. He received his PhD in AI and robotics from the University of California, Berkeley for his work with Prof. Ken Goldberg on the Dexterity Network (Dex-Net), a state-of-the-art method for rapidly teaching robots to pick up items they've never been trained on before. His robot vision research has appeared in The New York Times, MIT Tech Review, and Forbes, and has been nominated for numerous awards at international research conferences including Best Manipulation Paper and Best Human-Robot Interaction Paper. Jeff also holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. While there, he was the co-founder and lead computer vision engineer at Lynx Labs, a 3D scanning startup that was acquired by Occipital in 2015.



    Here are some of the questions that we talk about in this edition of The Robot Industry Podcast:



    What do you do at Ambi robotics?



    How did you get started?



    Who is your ideal customer?



    What is their big problem?



    Are you robot agnostic?



    What is adaptable AI?



    How do you use simulation software? Which one?



    How important is data for your customers?



    What other problems do you solve than just picking and placing?



    Robots as a service, data, kitting, packing and pick and place.



    Partners and contract manufacturing with DWFRITZ company



    Thanks to our Jeff and our partners, A3 The Association for Advancing Automation, PaintedRobot and our sponsor, Ehrhardt Automation Systems. If you would like to find out more about Ambi Robotics, here is the link to their site https://www.ambirobotics.com/ and you can find Jeff on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-mahler-64b56138/ and you can email him at jeff@ambirobotics.com







    Enjoy the podcast!



    Jim Customer Attraction | The Robot Industry Podcast



    If you would like to get involved with The Robot Industry Podcast, would like to become a guest or nominate someone, you can find me, Jim Beretta on LinkedIn or send me an email to therobotindustry at gmail dot com, no spaces.



    Our sponsor for this episode is Ehrhardt Automation Systems. Ehrhardt Automation builds and commissions turnkey automated solutions for their worldwide clients. With over 80 years of precision manufacturing they understand the complex world of automated manufacturing, project management, supply chain management and delivering world-class custom automation on-time and on-budget. Contact one of their sales engineers to see what Ehrhardt can build for you at info@ehrhardtautomation.com



    Keywords and terms for this podcast: Ambi Robotics, Ambidexterous Robotics, Warehouse automation, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Adaptable AI, AmbiOS, Ehrhardt Automation Systems, Jim Beretta, parcel sorting robots, Pitney Bowes, A3, DWFRITZ, Dexterity Network, #therobotindustrypodcast.

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The Robot Industry Podcast is informative and timely - presenting information on the many new applications of automation that are evolving so rapidly. From Work Instruction Automation to Medical Device Automation, and more, Jim Beretta interviews industry experts, leading a frank and insightful discussion. He asks great questions to uncover important details and features relevant to todays advanced manufacturing. Well recommended.

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