Our Take on the Robotics’ Industry’s Future

What comes to mind when you think of robots? Mechanical arms along assembly lines? Voice-activated, internet-capable technologies? Humanoid creations able to interact with those around them? Modern perceptions vary greatly from the technology’s portrayal in 1960s-era sci-fi — and with good reason. As our capabilities continue to advance, robots are increasingly becoming part of people’s …

Houston Mechatronics Celebrates New Office Space with Open House

Houston Mechatronics’ engineers and their creations have more elbow room following a recent office move, and in April they had the chance to show it off. The robotics and mechatronics company recently welcomed friends, colleagues and clients to the new Webster, Texas office space during an open house. The move to 17146 Feathercraft Lane, Suite …

What Could Robots Do for Your Business? Find Out at Our Free Workshops!

The beauty of working in robotics and automation during this time period — and the aspect that makes our work so much fun — is finding new solutions for our customers’ challenges. For individuals who aren’t in our industry, however, connecting the dots between abstract concept and real-life robotic application is often easier said than …

What Does the Future Look Like for Home Robots?

When you think of robotics, what comes to mind? Oversized creations on factory assembly lines? Caged technology in hidden laboratories? What about your living room? Home robots are no longer just fiction featured in Jetsons cartoons. As companies continue embracing and advancing today’s technologies, these captivating innovations are becoming more popular. Kuri, a Mayfield Robotics …

With Robotics, Industries Have the Opportunity to Get Creative.

For decades, companies the world over have depended on advanced automation to produce and assemble the products they put out each day. From organic shampoos to top-of-the-line automobiles, technology plays its role in virtually every business out there. Today, thanks to ongoing improvements in robotics, industries have more options than ever before. Take a look …

How Does Houston Mechatronics Use Rapid Prototyping in Product Development?

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. You’ve heard it a million times, and it’s good life advice. Still, for engineers, it’s more than that. It’s a way of life. At Houston Mechatronics, our jobs are all about taking a problem and tackling it head-on, oftentimes with solutions that haven’t yet been invented. …

Game-changing Pipe Inspection Robot Nears Completion

New Technology Brings Wireless Capability to Pipe Cleaning, Analysis How much thought do you give to the act of turning on a faucet and having water immediately available? What about pressing the handle at the gas pump and instantly fueling your vehicle? Few people consider the complex pipe architecture that makes our world possible — …

Are Robots Taking Over Human Jobs?

It might sound like the stuff of fiction — teams of robots filling places of business, able to work longer, faster and with more precision than their human counterparts. But as automation and innovation continue to advance, is it really so far off? Houston Mechatronics’ Nic Radford says that, to a certain extent, it isn’t. …

What can Robotic Technology Mean for Today’s Work Environment?

There remain many hazardous work environments. Environments where workers must be protected from falls, high or very low temperatures, toxic gases, or fast-moving machinery. There are also places, like deep in the ocean or inside a nuclear reactor, where humans just can’t go but work still needs to be done. By incorporating robotic technology into …

Which Way is the Robotics Industry Headed? Houston Mechatronics Weighs in.

The saying goes that the only thing constant is change, and nowhere is that so true as in the robotics industry. The never-ending need for advancement and innovation is certainly challenging, but it’s also part of what makes mechatronics and automation work so much fun. In late 2015, Houston Mechatronics President and CEO Matt Ondler …