ABB Robotics unveils world's first robot-painted art car

ABB's PixelPaint robot recreates child prodigy Advait Kolarkar's abstract art creation and digital design company Illusorr's geometric concept.

Intelligent Robotics for Laundries Closes Automation Gap

With a system that uses both 2D and 3D cameras from IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH, the young entrepreneurs are automating one of the last remaining manual steps in large-scale industrial laundries, the unfolding process.

The Importance of Investment in Robotic Automation

Most factories in the world are labor driven. With labor shortage crisis accelerated by Covid, which led to millions of unfilled jobs, manufacturers are in extreme pain and are unable to address customer demand.

Automation for All

Automation - including the use of autonomous mobile robots (AMR) - can play an important role in businesses of any size and it doesn't have to come with a ridiculous price tag or disruption.

Why Are You Still Manually Programming Your Robot?

Robots were first introduced to manufacturing assembly lines in 1978. Since then, the hardware (mechanics and control systems) has improved significantly. Yet the way these robots are programmed has not changed very much.

Working With Robots With Different Levels of Collaboration

By working with robots, employees can gain valuable technical skills and perform their jobs more efficiently. There are varying levels of collaboration that businesses can implement and strategies they can use to make sure collaborative robots are safe.

Robotic Disruption in US Workforce Leads to New Opportunities and Challenges

The workforce is becoming increasingly robotic, and that shift is happening faster than many anticipated. Here's a look at the opportunities and challenges that creates.

Engineers Meet Industry Demand By Growing Their Robotics & IAS Expertise

For engineers with a traditional background in mechanical, electrical or computer engineering, specializing in IAS can accelerate their career progression and potentially make them more money.

ABB Robotics showcases future of retail using recovered marine plastic at London's Selfridges

Iconic London department store to showcase future role of robotics at point of consumption. ABB robot 3D additive printing will allow personalized items be ordered on site by customers and produced in-situ, ready for purchase.

Using an LVDT as a Robotic Micrometer or Automated Height Gauge

Collaborative robots can be used to automate measurements currently made with manual micrometers, height gauges, and calipers. In this article, we'll look at how to automate each of these manual gauging tools.

Making Robotic Programming Easier for the Fabrication Industry

OLRP provides a virtual environment to complete robot programming without taking the robot offline, thereby simplifying complex and time-consuming programming.

ATX West and IME West 2022 Product Preview

ATX West and IME West 2022 takes place April 12th - 14th in Anaheim, California. The Exhibit hall floor will be loaded with new products and services. Here is a preview of some things to look forward to at this years event.

Three Reasons to Robotize Soldering Operations

As electronics get smaller and manufacturers come under greater pressure to improve efficiency and throughput, the traditional hand soldering method is no longer up to scratch.

Learn How To Protect Your Business with AI for Visual Inspection - Pleora Webinar Live April 6, 2022

This webinar will discuss how two manufacturers - a distillery and an electronics assembly operation - are using camera-based visual inspection to protect their brand and make manual processes repeatable, consistent, and traceable.

5 Robotics Trends in 2022

2021 was a transformative year in development, adoption, funding, and M&A activity in the robotics industry. 2022 is off to a robust start and all signs point to rapid robotics growth over the next decade. Below are five key robotics trends to watch in 2022.

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