Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Robots are taking human roles - and SMEs need to be ready

A mantra often heard within the manufacturing and logistics industries is that robots are not taking the jobs of humans. And, in many ways, this is true. Today, automation is even a necessary solution to plug a shortage of human labour.

3D Image Processing Solution With 2D Cameras, AI and Robotics Optimizes the Manufacturing Landscape

The easy-to-integrate system consists of a module for robot arms, a computing unit with pre-installed intelligent software and a camera module, each equipped in series with two uEye+ XCP cameras from IDS.

AGV and AMR Are Becoming More Complex

To enable the industry to keep pace with trends through quick and cost-efficient development, Markus Fenn and Prof. Dr. Stefan May developed Eduard, a teaching and prototyping platform that can be used to map current trends.

What Are The Differences Between Safe LiDAR and LiDAR?

One of the key elements to consider when selecting LiDAR technology is whether you need safe LiDAR or LiDAR. But what makes LiDAR safe? And when do you need a safety-rated device? Well, look no further, we’ve got the answers for you right here!

Why Industrial Robotics is Experiencing Steady Growth

The World Robotics 2021 Industrial Robots report shows a record of 3 million industrial robots operating worldwide – an impressive 10% increase from the previous year.

Synchronized Mobile Robot Fleets Bring New Versatility and Investment Protection to Assembly Operations

A trend toward replacing those fixed, conveyor-based assembly lines with fleets of mobile robots holds the promise of another step change in manufacturing efficiency and new adaptability to market volatility.

What’s Holding Back Robot Adoption? - With the UK Lagging Behind Its Competitors, What Needs to Change?

While it’s hoped that figures will have changed since the IFR’s previous report, the gap between the UK and other countries shows there’s still a clear need to drive up robotic adoption.

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Robotics and Automation - Featured Stories

Terabase Energy Completes First Commercial Deployment of Terafab™ Solar Construction Automation System

The benefits demonstrated by this project underscore the transformative potential of automation in advancing solar construction practices, enabling us to accelerate and de-risk our project pipeline

Toyota Research Institute Showcases Latest AI-Assisted Driving Technology

The international media event at Thunderhill Raceway, Willows, CA, marked a first for TRI, offering journalists from the US and Europe an opportunity to ride inside its research vehicles and simulators and experience firsthand how TRI is approaching autonomy.

Aigen's $12M Series A Unleashes True-Solar Agriculture Robots

Funding from ReGen Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Cleveland Ave, Incite, and Susquehanna Private Equity Investments will scale Aigen's robotic fleet, launching on farms in Spring 2024.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

New FAULHABER IEP3 incremental encoder

Impressive accuracy through the latest chip technology.

Robots Help to Solve "Japan's 2024 Problem" - IFR Reports

Japan faces a labor shortage impact in 2024 as new overtime regulations for truck drivers come into force. This is being called the '2024 problem'

ABB extends no-code Wizard Easy Programming to industrial robots

• ABB first manufacturer to offer intuitive, block-based no-code programming for cobots and full range of six-axis industrial robots. • First-time users can program their collaborative and industrial robots within minutes for free. • System integrators and other expert users can develop, share, and customize advanced programs for application-specific functionality.

Introducing TwinBox: RoboDK's Compact Solution for Production Robot Integration

TwinBox can be easily controlled through a web browser, allowing you to trigger actions remotely and have a 3D view of your cell.

ProMach Acquires Sentry Equipment & Erectors Inc., a Leading Supplier of Conveyor Solutions and Container Handling Equipment

The addition of Sentry further expands ProMach's extensive product portfolio and strengthens its position as one of North America's largest providers of systems integration solutions.

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Zimmer Group - THE PREMIUM GRIPPER NOW WITH IO-LINK

Zimmer Group - THE PREMIUM GRIPPER NOW WITH IO-LINK

IO-Link is the first standardized IO technology worldwide for communication from the control system to the lowest level of automation.

Robotics and Automation - Featured Company

Schmalz

Schmalz

Schmalz is the global market leader in vacuum automation and ergonomic handling solutions. Schmalz products are used all over the world in applications in the logistics, glass, metal, automotive, packaging, and wood industry sects. The wide range of products in the Vacuum Automation unit includes individual components such as suction cups and vacuum generators, as well as complete gripping systems and clamping solutions for holding workpieces.