Factory automation > Robotics

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.

Robotic oil drilling system improves efficiency and safety for offshore drilling

15 March, 2018

A drill floor solution comprising robotic technology has been developed for fully unmanned oil and gas operations.

From mass production to mass customisation

06 March, 2018

The Factory of the Future is not just better than the factory of the past — it's different. Using digitalisation and connectivity, the new factory will mass-produce individualised products.

Digital technology, robots, to expand specialty gas production

22 February, 2018

A Western Sydney specialist gas production facility is set to increase competitiveness, exports and safety with the latest technology.

igus robolink compact robot arm

31 January, 2018

The updated robolink solution is a complete 4- or 5-axis robot in which a control unit from Commonplace Robotics GmbH (CPR) is integrated at the base of the robot arm.

igus drylin E linear robot

18 December, 2017

The lubrication-free and maintenance-free drylin E linear robot is suitable for a wide range of applications with payloads up to 2.5 kg.

ABB unveils single-arm YuMi cobot

01 December, 2017

ABB has unveiled a single-arm, smaller-footprint version of its YuMi collaborative robot.

ABB and Kawasaki announce cobot cooperation

28 November, 2017

ABB and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have announced that the companies will join forces to share knowledge and promote the benefits of collaborative robots, in particular those with dual-arm designs.

Plastic part inspection with a 5 s cycle time

09 November, 2017 by Kalle Serdar, Omron

Identifying process defects within plastic parts can be very challenging, and can only be achieved through deploying high-speed, precise machine vision systems.

Guangzhou automation fair sell-out reflects China's automation growth

20 October, 2017

The Industrial Robotics and Machine Vision zone at the Guangzhou Automation Fair in March 2018 has already been sold out, reflecting the growing demand for robotics and automation technology in China.

The less-is-more approach to robotic cable management

10 October, 2017

Cable issues have been cited as the number one reason for downtime in robotics cells, so the way in which robot cables are attached and guided is important for robot reliability.

Growth rate for new industrial robots predicted to hit 14% pa

03 October, 2017

IFR has predicted that 1.7 million new industrial robots will be installed in factories worldwide by 2020, with China leading the charge.

Research: Mobile robots that can merge and morph

13 September, 2017

Designed by a team of European researchers based in Belgium, mergeable nervous system robots retain full motion control regardless of how they are grouped, so the larger bodies function with a single controller, and once split use independent controllers.

ABB's YuMi robot conducts opera

12 September, 2017

ABB's collaborative robot YuMi will be conducting the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra in Pisa tonight, performing along with soloists Andrea Bocelli and Luigia Borsi.

World's top AI and robotics companies urge UN to ban lethal autonomous weapons

21 August, 2017

Open letter by leaders of leading robotics and AI companies is launched at the world's biggest artificial intelligence conference as UN delays meeting till later this year to discuss the robot arms race.

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