Factory automation > Robotics

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.


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.


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.


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.


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