Factory automation > Robotics

ABB launches single-arm YuMi cobot

16 July, 2018

Following on from the dual-arm YuMi robot, introduced in 2015, ABB has developed a single-arm YuMi to expand its collaborative robot range.


igus delta robot assembly

13 July, 2018

The igus delta robot assembly is sourced directly from stock as a preassembled construction system or delivered ready to install.


Omron MobilePlanner Tablet Edition mobile robot control

12 July, 2018

Omron has released a tablet edition of its MobilePlanner control centre software for mobile robots.


ABB and Kawasaki create common interface for collaborative robots

22 June, 2018

ABB and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have demonstrated the world's first common collaborative robot operating interface at automatica in Munich, Germany.


Australian Robotics Roadmap launched

19 June, 2018

Roadmap to guide and support the development of critical robotic and vision technologies required to support Australian industry in the future.


Coca-Cola Amatil boosts efficiency with robotic mixed pallet technology

15 June, 2018

Fully automated robotic palletising technology boosts the efficiency of Coca-Cola Amatil's Auckland distribution centre.


How zoomorphism can teach us to make better robots

12 June, 2018 by Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Director, EU Automation

Making more natural robots may be the answer to industrial woes.


Demystifying the fears around collaborative robots

23 May, 2018 by Shermine Gotfredsen*

As cobots modernise the factory floor, there's a misconception that robotic operations will replace people as the world's primary workforce.


Omron partners with Techman to develop cobots

21 May, 2018

Omron and Techman Robot have entered into a strategic alliance to develop collaborative robots (cobots).


Robo-picker recognises random objects

14 May, 2018

Smarter than traditional pick-and-place robots, a newly developed robo-picker prototype can decide how to pick items up, what they are and where to put them.


When I grow up, I want to be a sense maker

14 May, 2018 by Mike Pinkerton, Aurecon

The digital age is accelerating at a magnificent rate and changing business as we know it: but there are some types of jobs that cannot be replaced.


Cobots to be explained at National Manufacturing Week

04 May, 2018

Universal Robots will demonstrate easily integrated and affordable collaborative robots at NMW.


ABB and The Economist launch Automation Readiness Index

27 April, 2018

The report on global readiness for robotics, automation and artificial intelligence ranks Australia in the top 10.


7th axis e-chain cables for Fanuc robots

27 March, 2018

The specially designed cables have been developed and tested for highly dynamic applications in production plants with long travels.


Robots make workers sick: study

27 March, 2018

Researchers in the USA have published findings that robots (and automation in general) could be affecting workers' health through fear for their job security.


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