Factory automation > Robotics

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.


Smart manufacturing in action

04 September, 2019

The application of e-F@ctory at Mitsubishi Electric's Kani manufacturing facility in Japan has led to a number of beneficial outcomes.


A miniature stretchable pump for next-gen soft robots

02 September, 2019 by Original article by Laure-Anne Pessina and Nicola Nosengo

Scientists in Switzerland have developed a tiny pump that could play a big role in the development of autonomous soft robots.


Research team builds robots that can learn to swarm on the go

27 August, 2019

A new generation of swarming robots which can independently learn and evolve new behaviours in the wild is one step closer.


Robotic warehouses to increase by over 1000% in six years

19 August, 2019

Over 4 million commercial robots will be installed in over 50,000 warehouses by 2025 — up from just under 4000 robotic warehouses in 2018 — according to ABI Research.


Australian researchers design bespoke surgical snakebots

19 July, 2019

Researchers at the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision are creating bespoke, miniaturised surgical robots uniquely matched to individual patient anatomy.


Robot-ants that communicate and work together

15 July, 2019

A team of researchers in Switzerland has developed tiny robots that are inspired by ants, and can work collaboratively and autonomously.


The spread of robotics: ABB to develop solutions for hospitals

12 July, 2019

New facility at Texas Medical Center's innovation campus to focus on non-surgical medical robotics systems in the 'Hospital of the Future'.


ABB wins award for submersible inspection robot

02 July, 2019

ABB's free-swimming robot for transformer inspection services receives 'Power Product of the Year' award in the UK.


Helping robots spot objects amid clutter

24 June, 2019

Researchers have devised an approach to quickly finding hidden objects in dense point clouds.


SICK partners with MassRobotics to assist robotics start-ups

17 June, 2019

SICK has announced a partnership with non-profit start-up incubator company MassRobotics.


ABB paint solutions for electric vehicle factory in China

06 May, 2019

ABB Robotics is to provide advanced robotics painting solutions to SAIC Volkswagen, including environmentally friendly paint technologies.


Collaborative robots and Industry 5.0 on display at NMW

03 May, 2019

Universal Robots will demonstrate its collaborative man and machine workforce solutions at National Manufacturing Week this year.


NZ company Invert Robotics expands into global market

03 May, 2019

Top tech investors support global expansion of the world's first non-magnetic, climbing inspection robot for hazardous environments.


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