Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Industrial Robots market slows in 2019 but long-term forecast is positive - Interact Analysis

New market research from Interact Analysis reveals that the growth of industrial robot revenues slowed in 2019, but is forecast to pick up again towards late 2020 and accelerate in 2021. -Automotive and smartphone production declines played a significant part in 2019 slowdo

Machine Automation Taken to the Next Level

Around 20 million cutter blades for hair clippers and beard trimmers leave the Philips plant at Klagenfurt every year. In order to make the complex grinding process as efficient as possible, the company has opted for a pioneering automation concept, where the loading of the

Packaging the Future

Automating packaging processes can improve productivity, quality and safety on site. Unsurprisingly then, it has become a crucial investment for packaging facilities.

Wireless Charging to Bring ‘True Autonomy’ to Mobility Era in Robotics

Imagine a factory floor with fast wireless charging pads or stations that doesn’t require a human operator to make a physical connection and placed strategically around a facility to enable maximum uptime.

3 HR Headaches Robotics Can Solve

Not only can robots easily assist with large payloads and separate people from traditionally dirty tasks, but they also take mundane duties off of workers’ plates, such as fastening.

Maintenance Free UR Cobots Operate Continuously in Harsh Environment

Aircraft Tooling, a Texas-based repair center for the aviation industry, was surprised to find that Universal Robots could withstand the high temperatures and harsh environment while performing metal powder and plasma spray processes. The UR “cobots” have now been in ope

FT-Produktion Boosts Output Capacity Without Adding Personnel by Employing Combination of Collaborative Robots and Robot Grippers

“We chose a combination of solutions from OnRobot, Universal Robots, and EasyRobotics because they are easy to program, and the investment will pay for itself in just nine months. It’s one of the best business decisions we’ve ever made.”

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AI PERFECTING THE ART OF PERFUME MAKING

In a move to accelerate their perfume development, 124-year-old Swiss flavor and fragrance giant Givaudan launched an AI program, Carto, which optimizes their production by making perfume recommendations based on a chart that details the individual properties of different fr

How Are Robots Tested for Harsh Conditions?

Advanced robots can spare human workers from dangerous or life-threatening conditions and environments — like the intricate underwater terrain of a search-and-rescue mission or extreme pressures faced by oil and gas workers. Robots aren't invincible, however, and they nee

Robotics Industry Set for Seismic Change as Growth Shifts from Fixed Automation to Mobile Systems in Enterprise

By 2022, the burgeoning mobile robotics space will start to overtake the traditional industrial robotics market. Currently, mobile autonomy is concentrated in material handling within the supply chain, but mobile robots are set to touch every sector of the global economy for

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

Soft Robotics Announces Transformational Partnership with FANUC to Accelerate Adoption of Critical Automation Needs Across Industries

Soft Robotics, an innovative robotics pioneer dedicated to solving the hardest workforce challenges, today announced a strategic partnership with FANUC, the world's largest maker of industrial robots, that will accelerate the adoption of integrated soft robotic solutions into high-growth automation markets worldwide.

MagikEye to Demonstrate Invertible Light™ Image Sensor Technology at CES

"We are pleased to demonstrate our new 3D sensing solutions that will enable exciting use cases for applications in robotics and smart phones," said Takeo Miyazawa, Founder & CEO of MagikEye.

OMRON and Square Enix Launch Joint Research on "AI That Helps Motivate Humans"

- Table Tennis Robot "Forpheus" Equipped with Joint Research Technology to Be Exhibited at "CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2020" -

Locus Robotics Picks Record-Breaking 13 Million Units for Retail and Logistics Partners During November 2019 Holiday Period

LEADING WAREHOUSE ROBOTICS COMPANY ACHIEVES DAILY PEAK OF 1 MILLION UNITS DURING CYBER WEEK

Wind River to Showcase Intelligence at the Edge and Autonomous Solutions for the 5G Era at CES 2020

-The Wind River exhibit highlights edge compute use cases across multiple mission-critical industries, with a special focus on automotive technologies. -Demonstrations will showcase work with innovators such as Honda, Hyundai Autron, Intel, Intron, NXP, Renesas, Xilinx, Airbiquity, and Baidu. -Wind River will be exhibiting at booth #9029 in North Hall.

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For 30 years, Infranor a motion control technology leader has been providing high-performance standard and custom motion control products and integration services. Feature Motor products include the FP series of Slotless Brushless Motors (high efficiency, best in class torque and power density, high speeds up to 30,000 RPM, smooth ZERO cogging motion, and 8 frame sizes). Pancake-style, explosion-proof, radiation-hardened, and kit motors are also available. Feature motor drives include the PAC/EASY series of compact servo drives (Sensorless, EtherCAT, CANopen, and Indexing).