Programmable sound system
ADAM RAP (Reactive Audio Playback) programmable sound system.
ADAM RAP (Reactive Audio Playback), a programmable sound system designed exclusively for the ADAM (Autonomous Delivery and Manipulation) mobile robot. ADAM RAP enhances the safety and flexibility of autonomous mobile robots through interactive voice messages and a mobile “vehicle in motion” jukebox. The ADAM RAP application plays various sound bites or text-to-speech audio based on the particular function the robot is undertaking. All AGVs have a standard beeper-based “vehicle in motion” alert system, which is mandated by international safety standards. In many operations however, noise proliferation combined with the monotonous beep of vehicles tends to diminish the alertness of workers with constant exposure. ADAM RAP’s design promotes a safer work environment and enhances the interaction between workers and robots.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey