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FLCC students learn about cobots at New Scale Robotics lab

Students learn to use the Universal Robots cobot and New Scale Robotics’ precision gripper

New Scale Robotics hosts students from the Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) in New Scale’s micro-mechatronics research and development lab near Rochester, NY. Here the group is working with the Universal Robots UR3 cobot and New Scale Robotics’ NSR-PG precision parallel gripper. The class learned about the gripper’s teachable finger positions, and about programming the gripper using the UR teach pendant and a URcaps plug-in.

The Instrumentation and Control Technologies program at FLCC, directed by Dr. Sam Samanta, includes courses in emerging technologies, applied physics digital electronics, automated data acquisition, and automation control. New Scale supports the program and other technical workforce development efforts with facility tours, mentoring and internship opportunities.

About New Scale Robotics

 New Scale Robotics (www.newscalerobotics.com) designs and manufactures precision smart grippers and end-of-arm tooling for the smallest collaborative robots. We have more than 15 years of experience and numerous patents in micro motor and motion control system development. New Scale products feature unmatched miniaturization, micrometer-scale resolution, and fully-integrated microelectronics with intelligent firmware. Our customers benefit from high performance, superior ease of use, and fast system integration. New Scale Robotics is a division of New Scale Technologies, Inc. near Rochester, NY.

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