Factory automation > Robotics

IFR names ABB executive as new president

16 January, 2020

Steven Wyatt of ABB has been elected as the new president of the International Federation of Robotics.

Carlsberg reduces risk of accidents with cobots

13 January, 2020

Carlsberg says it has almost eliminated the risk of accidents in its Fredericia plant in Denmark.

Australis Engineering simPAL Mini cobot palletiser

05 December, 2019

simPAL Mini is a cobot palletiser combining software and hardware to create a flexible palletising solution.

Omron LD-250 heavy-duty autonomous mobile robot

03 December, 2019

The LD-250 autonomous mobile robot (AMR) offers a payload capacity of 250 kg and can safely navigate without the use of floor magnets or wall-mounted beacons.

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.

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.

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.

Industrial robots finding new roles in hospitals

11 October, 2019

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

Robotic welder automates arc welding with no capital investment

11 October, 2019

Robot welder for hire solves skilled welder shortage issues.

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.

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.  

OnRobot increases robot compatibility with standardised EoAT

01 October, 2019

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

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