Do the benefits of robotics outweigh the heavy demands on infrastructure?

Ben Rossi for Information Age:  Robotics has already been deployed in manufacturing to great effect for over a decade, performing delicate and precise tasks with greater accuracy than humans.

But now cutting-edge robots and other smart machines are set to join forces with the rapidly expanding Internet of Things, which Gartner estimates will total 25 billion devices by 2020.

In healthcare, robotic services are already operating pharmacy dispensers and robotic trolleys are now deployed in a growing number of hospitals. In hospitality, robots deliver services such as drinks dispensing and automated trolley deliveries.

Robots have even made their way into education, where they are being deployed successfully as a tutor, tool or peer in learning activities.

But what impact will this large-scale adoption of robotics have on existing networks as they encounter inevitable further strain?  Cont'd...

NEXCOM EtherCAT-Enabled Panel PC Raises Production Speed by 40% with Simplified System Architecture

NEXCOM APPC 1530T enables a manufacturer and its clients to produce more corrugated metal sheets, serve more customers, and generate more revenue.

Neocortex Goods to Robot Cell Fuses Best of Collaborative and Industrial Robots for Order Fulfillment and Material Handling Applications

Universal Robotics introduces pre-engineered robotic cell embedded with artificial intelligence that fuses the best of collaborative and industrial robots; adds Mathew Hein, a Silicon Valley high technology investment veteran, to its Board of Directors to accelerate expansion.

IMTS - Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Unveils New Data-Driven Automation Solution at IMTS

Press Conference Scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 1pm in Booth E-5202

Industrial Machinery Market size anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 6% from 2016 to 2023

"Industrial Machinery Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Development, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 - 2023"

R&D Spending Expected to Spike in Robotics Industry Until 2020

Kagan Pittman for Engineering.com:  As Chinese companies move to expand their market share in industrial robotics, so too are companies in the West, with some of the biggest power-plays coming from R&D departments.

A recent report by Technavio predicts that global R&D spending in the robotics industry will grow at a CAGR of more than 17 percent between 2016-2020.

Technavio analysts cite the following factors as key drivers in the growth of R&D spending:

  • A race for robotics patents
  • Demand for lower system engineering and installation costs
  • Growing demand for industrial robots from non-automotive industries

The report’s analysis considers market trends across user segments including: defense, healthcare, automotive, domestic, food and beverage, electricals, electronics, oil and gas, textiles and packaging.  Cont'd...

New 3-Channel Servo Controller for Miniature Piezo Stick-Slip Drives and Linear Ratchet Actuators, by PI

Nanometer precision motion control for piezo inertia drives.

House of Design and KEEN develop innovative robotic cell to automate shoe manufacturing

The UNEEK Robotic Cell, on display at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, weaves the interlocking cords of the shoe's upper portion

Industrial Robot Industry Analysis & Forecast to 2016-2020 with Key Company Profiles (YASKAWA, FANUC, ABB, and KUKA )

The key factors which are anticipated to drive industrial robot market include requirement in future smart manufacturing, improved robots with faster speed and improved production, reduced cost, help for ageing population and rising economic growth.

New Metrolog X4 I-Robot and Silma X4 I-Robot: Robotic Inspection Made Easy

According to Laurent Porte, managing director of Metrologic Group, "Today's manufacturing world is looking for ways to inspect better and faster, driven by the ever increasing costs of defects. CMMs are simply too slow and cannot keep up with the production rates.

What IS an Encoder?

Encoders use different types of technologies to create a signal, including: mechanical, magnetic, resistive and optical - optical being the most common.

QComp Wins ABB 2016 North American Robotics Value Provider Award

"We have been working with ABB products and personnel for over 19 years and value our relationship with this leader in automation technologies immensely," said Greg Whitney. "We are delighted to be recognized for our team's commitment to providing the most advanced robotic solutions using ABB product."

Genesis Systems Group is named 2015 KUKA Robotics US System Partner of the Year

Genesis Systems focuses on the Commercial and Space Industries with expertise in NDI/NDT, material removal using laser ablation, motion systems and dispensing.

Don't Replace - Go With MRO Stock Remanufactured

With an increasing number of obsolete components on major manufacturing lines, MRO Stock has found a way to keep them running smoothly without downtime.

ABB introduces the IRB 1660ID, its latest compact robot for arc welding and machine tending applications

The most versatile robot in the mid-size class will allow end-users to increase productivity and quality, with reduced cycle times

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