Factory automation > Robotics

Researching robots that can sort recycling

23 April, 2019

MIT researchers have developed a robotic gripper system that can detect if an object is paper, metal or plastic.

MIT teaching machines to reason about what they see

08 April, 2019

A new study by a team of researchers at MIT shows the promise of merging statistical and symbolic AI to make machines better at understanding what they see.

5G to be de facto connectivity choice for outdoor robots: report

08 March, 2019

Low latency and cloud intelligence are the two main features of 5G that will significantly change the deployment of future robots.

Safe robotics — safety in collaborative robot systems

07 March, 2019 by Fanny Platbrood and Otto Görnemann*

Innovations in robotics are facilitating close collaboration between humans and machines, so the safety of these interactions must be effectively planned.

Cobots strong enough to operate in a harsh environment

06 March, 2019

Texas-based Aircraft Tooling has found that UR cobots can withstand the high temperatures and harsh environment of a metal powder and plasma spray process.

Robots connected to the cloud to drive productivity

19 February, 2019

Visitors to the Microsoft Ignite conference in Sydney were given a taste of the future, with technology that is set to change the face of manufacturing.

Hypertherm XPR rotational torch sleeves

18 February, 2019

The XPR rotational torch sleeves are designed for robotic plasma-cutting applications.

igus triflex R cobot energy chain clamps

15 February, 2019

In addition to metal clamps, cobot users can now use clamps from the igus triflex R range specifically designed to attach the energy chain to the cobot arm.

QUT wins grant from Amazon for better robot gripping

15 February, 2019

Amazon has awared a grant of US$70,000 to Australian reseachers working to improve robot gripping by studying human object handover behaviour.

Finland aiming to lead the development of autonomous systems

01 February, 2019

Finland is launching an innovation ecosystem for autonomous systems, aiming for it to grow into one of the world's leading development environments.

Construction and mining to be next frontier for robots: report

29 January, 2019

In the past, for heavy industry-related locations like mines, robots have been mainly controlled by teleoperation.

Making walking robots more affordable

21 January, 2019

Recent advances in the development of bipedal walking robots are making them more viable, but cost and robustness continue to be a constraint.

View the ASSIST PLUS pipetting robot

04 December, 2018

INTEGRA has developed the ASSIST PLUS spanning head pipetting robot to streamline routine pipetting tasks.

Amazon launches cloud robotics platform

30 November, 2018

The cloud robotics race is on, with the three key cloud platforms announcing solutions.

Growing use of mobile robots on factory floors: report

12 November, 2018

Complementary robotics technologies will help to push revenues of commercial robotics to US$22 billion by 2027.

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