GstarCAD Attracts Much Attention at India-International Build Expo-2012

Recently, GstarCAD makes its public appearance at India-International Build Expo-2012. Visitors were impressed by the capability of GstarCAD for helping them realize their designs in the real world.

2012 Engelberger Robotics Awards to be Presented to Richard Litt and Martin Buehler

At a special ceremony on Thursday, August 30 in Taipei, Taiwan, during the 43rd International Symposium on Robotics (August 29-31, 2012).

North American Robotics Industry Posts Best Quarter Ever

From Robotic Industries Association:

North American robotics companies sold more industrial robots in the second quarter of 2012 than any previous quarter in history, according to new statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group. 


A total of 5,556 robots valued at $403.1 million were sold to North American companies, a jump of 14% in units and 28% in dollars over the same quarter in 2011. Orders in the first half of 2012 totaled 10,652 robots valued at $747 million, increases of 20% in units and 29% in dollars over the same period last year. 

"Obviously, we're thrilled about the great results so far this year," said Jeff Burnstein, President of RIA. The strong sales reflect increased demand for robotics in industries such as automotive, plastics & rubber, and metals. However, as the economy slows, it's not clear that these numbers will remain as strong heading forward." 

Orders for spot welding robots, used primarily in automotive solutions, jumped 68% in the first half of 2012. Other big jumps were seen in coating & dispensing (+42%), arc welding (+20%), and assembly (+19%). Material removal orders, a smaller application area, rose 364 percent. 

Automotive related orders accounted for 65% of units and 64% of dollars in the first half of 2012. This represents sharp gains of 44% in units and 56% in dollars over the opening half of 2011. 

"It's great that the auto related numbers continue to post huge gains, but as we know, automotive industry purchases are cyclical," Burnstein explained. "However, we were disappointed to see non-automotive related orders fall eight percent in units and one percent in dollars in the first half of the year, with even sharper declines in the second quarter alone." 

RIA estimates that some 220,000 robots are now used in the United States, placing the US second only to Japan in robot use. 

Hood Technology to Feature Advanced Stabilized Imaging Systems for Small UAVs at AUVSI 2012

Extremely low size, weight and power (low SWaP) intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance payloads will be demonstrated at AUVSI in HoodTech's booth #4615.

Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market to See Explosive Growth, Increase Over 700% by 2018

As UAS technology trickles down from the military into commercial applications, know which sectors are poised to grow the fastest will help businesses stay ahead of the market and capitalize on the coming expansion.

Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy Conduct First East Coast Flight of X-47B Autonomous Unmanned Aircraft

Flight Adds Momentum to Team's Preparations for Carrier Suitability Testing

Sparton Corporation Launches New Technology in AHRS-8 Navigation Sensor

AHRS-8 will be on display at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America August 6-9, Booth #3436

Tech Source H.264 XMC Card Eases Video Compression Challenges in UAV and Other Surveillance Applications

Unmanned Systems North America 2012 Booth 1949

Wind River to Showcase Secure Android Solution at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America

Unmanned Systems North America 2012

QUAN: Could Robotics be the Next Trend in the $150 Billion Smartphone Market?

In addition to smartphone robotics innovators, Quantum is already pursuing potentially lucrative new robotics targets around the globe.

QUAN: New PIAP Robotics System Could Soon Join the Fight Against Terrorism

From terrorist plots to industrial disasters and violent weather systems, law enforcement and first responders must face a host of potentially dangerous crises.

Health Robotics' i.v.STATION Robot Wins Vodafone Award for Neonatal Care at Mangiagalli's Policlinic, Milan

After extensive due diligence, i.v.STATION will allow us to close the loop in therapeutics, and offer maximum safety to our life-critical newborns.

Permira funds complete acquisition of Intelligrated®

Intelligrated® (www.intelligrated.com), a leading North American-based provider of automated material handling solutions, services and products, announced today that its acquisition by a holding company owned by the Permira funds has been successfully completed, in a transaction at a valuation in e

iRobot Reports Second-Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Strong growth in international and U.S. markets fueled 50% growth in Home Robot revenue

QUAN Sees Huge Market Potential in PIAP's Oil Spill Cleanup Bots

The mosquito-like robots are designed to swarm offshore oil spills, land on a spill, and vacuum up the oil into a floating, detachable tank that can be retrieved by emergency response vessels.

Records 5176 to 5190 of 6239

First | Previous | Next | Last

Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

Festo - Complete Mechatronics Motion Solutions

Festo - Complete Mechatronics Motion Solutions

Mechatronic Motion Solutions from Festo is a unique system of components, modules, and software. It integrates all types of pneumatic, servopneumatic and (electro)mechanical automation motion and combines them according to your task. Irrespective of the control system environment you use, Mechatronic Motion Solutions always provides the appropriate interfaces. The fingers can be actively moved and their strength amplified; the operator's hand movements are registered and transmitted to the robotic hand in real time. The objectives are to enhance the strength and endurance of the human hand, to extend humans' scope of action and to secure them an independent lifestyle even at an advanced age.