If robots and AI are our future, we need to embrace the technology and work out how best to collaborate and make it work for everyone.
The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision (ACRV), headquartered at QUT, has grabbed the US$80,000 first prize at the 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge in Japan.
Rollon Italy has developed a standardised seventh-axis system from its linear product range.
Few doubt that in the near future, robotics will fundamentally change production systems and dramatically increase their level of automation. To do so, robots will have to figure out for themselves how to solve problems and adapt to dynamic environments. This can be achieved by exploiting the IoT to facilitate the creation of new technology involving large-scale data propagation, stream analytics and machine learning.
Porsche has used ABB robots to showcase its newest 911 model to fans around the world at an exclusive preview.
Motion plastics company igus has announced new robolink components for individual robotics solutions.
Until now, heavy-duty robots have always been housed in separate work areas to safeguard workers. Researchers at Fraunhofer want to change that with a security concept and intelligent robot control that will enable people and robots to collaborate as a team.
ABB Australia has announced that SafeMove2 is now available for IRB 1200, the smallest ABB robot to feature its safety-certified monitoring and control software.
A high-mix, low-volume electronics manufacturer, through utilising collaborative robots, has optimised production by 20%, taking over monotonous and potentially hazardous tasks from employees now reallocated to more rewarding jobs.
Turnkey system reduces production costs for plastic homeware manufacturer.
ABB has acquired Spanish start-up company NUB3D, a leading innovator of digital, 3D inspection and quality-control solutions.
Steve Mackay of IDC Technologies offers his suggestions on the top technology trends this year that will start to impact on engineering professionals working in the field of industrial automation.
It was a dream come true for the Australian high school students who took control of NASA robots on the International Space Station last week, during the 2016/17 Zero Robotics Championship Final, run by the University of Sydney's Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Global crop protection specialist ADAMA and Australian ag-tech company SwarmFarm Robotics have announced a joint arrangement to establish ADAMA as SwarmFarm's preferred global business partner.
Aurora advanced autonomy system demonstrated on a Diamond DA-42, Cessna Caravan and Bell UH-1 helicopter.