Factory automation > Robotics

Robotics fund aims to commercialise breakthrough technologies

14 June, 2016

Chrysalix Venture Capital and RoboValley have launched a fund to identify, invest in and commercialise breakthrough robotics technologies.

Spider worker robots of the future developed

30 May, 2016

Siemens researchers in Princeton, New Jersey, have developed prototype spider-like robots called 'SiSpis' that can work collaboratively to print structures and surfaces.

ABB acquires SVIA automation solutions

12 May, 2016

Headquartered in Jönköping, SVIA builds automated solutions for machine tending processes, using robots to feed components to lathes and mills, and to secondary processes like assembly, washing and part marking.

The Robolution: are we walking the talk?

10 May, 2016 by Catherine Simon, innorobo

Everyone keeps talking about the Robolution, but where does it really stand right now?

Robot art, architecture and design demonstrated live

06 May, 2016

Robots that mimic human hand gestures, do life drawings and print intricate 2D and 3D clay shapes and structures form a pop-up lab in the new exhibition 'Robots in Architecture 2016 — Developing the Future'.

Toshiba industrial robots to be sold in Australia

03 May, 2016

MAP Services will offer a full line of Cartesian, 6-axis and SCARA robot systems for all types of automation and materials handling industries.

Meeting emerging challenges in manufacturing with lightweight robotics — Part 2

18 April, 2016

The trend toward adaptive, low-volume, high-mix manufacturing presents a challenge to manufacturers, as current technologies in automation — based on the principle of high volume and minimal change — cannot readily adapt to meet the rapidly changing needs of the market. Lightweight robots can help alleviate these challenges.

Automation won't destroy jobs, but it will change them

15 March, 2016 by Stefan Hajkowicz*

Many are predicting that we need to prepare for an uncertain future, with predictions that up to five million jobs are likely to be automated by 2030. But is this completely true?

Robotic advances in architecture and building

07 March, 2016

It may not be a traditional use for industrial robots, but the use of digital fabrication in architecture and design continues to accelerate globally as the innovation and creative potential of robotics is harnessed by the architecture industry.

Meeting emerging challenges in manufacturing with lightweight robotics: Part 1

07 March, 2016

Advances in mechanics and controls are enabling the practical and economical application of lightweight robotics for manufacturing on an increasingly broad scale.

New technical specification on collaborative robot design released

22 February, 2016

The International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) has published the long-awaited ISO/TS 15066 as a supplementary document to support the ISO 10218 'Safety Requirements for Industrial Robots' standard.

The recent rise of robots in manufacturing

10 February, 2016 by Harry Mulder

One of the most significant developments in industrial automation technology has been the proliferation of robots in manufacturing. It has been most exciting to see, as robots will undoubtedly provide substantial productivity increases.

Impact Robotics introduces new-generation robots to Australia

05 February, 2016

The latest generation of collaborative robots ('cobots') is now available in Australia and New Zealand following the release of Rethink Robotics' Sawyer robot by Impact Robotics, the exclusive ANZ distributor of the revolutionary 'Sawyer' and 'Baxter' robots.

SynTouch produces a single phalanx human-like touch sensor

03 November, 2015

SynTouch LLC, developer and manufacturer of the only sensor technology in the world that endows robots with the ability to replicate — and sometimes exceed — the human sense of touch, has introduced the smaller, stronger BioTac SP that integrates with Shadow Robot Company's Dexterous Hand.

ABB YuMi dual-arm collaborative robot

28 October, 2015

YuMi can operate in very close collaboration with humans thanks to its inherently safe design and is also compact — with human dimensions and human movements, which makes human co-workers feel safe and comfortable.

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