Factory automation > Robotics

igus linear robots

19 November, 2019

Cartesian robots are used for such things as pick-and-place applications, sorting systems and medical technology.


B&R to present first fully robot-integrated solution at SPS

04 November, 2019

ABB robots become an integral feature of the B&R automation portfolio.


Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces

21 October, 2019

MIT has announced research in which systems of tiny robots may someday build high-performance structures, from aircraft to space settlements.


AI-powered robot solves a Rubik's cube one-handed

18 October, 2019

In a development in both robotics and AI, a Rubik's cube has been solved not by a program, but by the robot learning how to do it itself.


Sawyer robot returns, while Rethink Robotics gets a new CEO

18 October, 2019

After announcing its shutdown in October 2018, the assets of Rethink Robotics were acquired by German automation firm HAHN Group.


Robotic welder automates arc welding with no capital investment

11 October, 2019

Robot welder for hire solves skilled welder shortage issues.


Industrial robots finding new roles in hospitals

11 October, 2019

ABB demonstrates the concept of the mobile laboratory robot for hospitals of the future.


Collaborative robots: application benefits for manufacturers

08 October, 2019 by Tina Hull*

Collaborative robot applications, a relatively new innovation, are designed to team up with a human operator to flexibly perform a wide variety of tasks.  


Boston Dynamics announces availability of Spot robot dog

08 October, 2019

Boston Dynamics' dog-like quadruped Spot robot is now shipping to early adopters in industry and construction.


OnRobot Quick Changer EoAT interface

08 October, 2019

All OnRobot products now have a unified mechanical and communications interface based on the OnRobot Quick Changer.


OnRobot increases robot compatibility with standardised EoAT

01 October, 2019

Denmark-based OnRobot has introduced a one-system solution designed to simplify automation.


Universal Robots UR16e heavy-duty payload cobot

30 September, 2019

The UR16e combines a 16 kg payload with a reach of 900 mm and pose repeatability of ±0.05 mm.


Robot investment reached $16.5 billion in 2018: report

23 September, 2019

The latest World Robotics report by the International Federation of Robotics shows an annual global sales value of US$16.5 billion in 2018, setting a new record.


ABB begins construction of new robotics factory in Shanghai

13 September, 2019

Factory to open early 2021, utilising latest automated and digital manufacturing processes.


UR still leading cobot market but will face challenges: research

06 September, 2019

There are well over 50 manufacturers of cobots worldwide, but only a handful of these companies have so far deployed cobots on any meaningful level of scale.


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