Factory automation

A robot that finds hidden items

18 October, 2021

MIT researchers have made a robotic arm that fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items, even if they are buried under a pile.


WA to build automation and robotics test facility near Perth

15 October, 2021

The Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct in Neerabup, Western Australia is planned to be one of the biggest test facilities of its kind in the world.


Protecting sensors increases weld cell productivity

08 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

Improving sensor survivability in weld cells is one of the easiest and fastest ways to reduce unplanned downtime and lower cost.


Combating unplanned downtime

08 October, 2021 by John Young, APAC Sales Director, EU Automation | Supplied by: EU Automation

For most of us, the word downtime conjures images of relaxation, but for plant managers downtime is a word that triggers concerns about lost production and revenue.


The differences between AGVs and AMRs

07 October, 2021

Robotic vehicles in the form of AGVs and AMRs are rapidly becoming a new normal in day-to-day operational activities in warehouses, factories and other facilities.


Pepperl+Fuchs inductive proximity sensors

05 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

Pepperl+Fuchs inductive cylindrical proximity sensors are said to be characterised by a range of features to make installation and operation easy, safe and convenient.


Acuity AS2100 Laser Distance Sensor

01 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Slentech Pty Ltd

The Acuity AS2100 laser distance sensor is designed to work well outdoors, in bright light and on difficult targets such as dark, hot and textured surfaces.


Australia claims historic top two spot in the 'Robot Olympics'

27 September, 2021 | Supplied by: CSIRO Head Office

A team led by CSIRO has beaten teams from NASA, California Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University to claim second place in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge.


Advantech partners with ANSCENTER on AI visual inspection solutions

24 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

Advantech and Australian software company ANS Direct Pty Ltd (ANSCENTER) have announced a partnership in AI video intelligence solutions.


GlobalData predicts future robotics unicorns

24 September, 2021

Data and analytics company GlobalData has released a list of 50 robotics start-ups that have the potential to reach a valuation greater than US$1 billion.


ABB launches robotic work cell for e-commerce operations

23 September, 2021 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Designed for e-commerce supply chain operations, FlexBuffer is said to offer additional functionality to the traditional automated storage and retrieval systems.


Balluff BLA series laser light bands

14 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

The BLA series laser light bands are designed for when different objects have to be identified in various production, packaging or quality control situations.


CSIRO team representing Australia in 'robot olympics'

10 September, 2021 | Supplied by: CSIRO Head Office

A Brisbane-based team of robotics experts will represent Australia in the world's leading robotics competition held in the United States this month.


MiR250 mobile industrial robot

03 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Konica Minolta Australia has announced the availability of the compact MiR250 mobile industrial robot.


Made4CNC launches automatic CNC door opening system for robots

26 August, 2021

A Danish company says it has solved a well-known and previously “unsolvable challenge” in the metal industry.


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