By Conner Forrest for TechRepublic: In Dongguan City, located in the central Guangdong province of China, a technology company has set up a factory run almost exclusively by robots, and the results are fascinating. The Changying Precision Technology Company factory in Dongguan has automated production lines that use robotic arms to produce parts for cell phones. The factory also has automated machining equipment, autonomous transport trucks, and other automated equipment in the warehouse. There are still people working at the factory, though. Three workers check and monitor each production line and there are other employees who monitor a computer control system. Previously, there were 650 employees at the factory. With the new robots, there's now only 60. Luo Weiqiang, general manager of the company, told the People's Daily that the number of employees could drop to 20 in the future. The robots have produced almost three times as many pieces as were produced before. According to the People's Daily, production per person has increased from 8,000 pieces to 21,000 pieces. That's a 162.5% increase. Cont'd...
ABB's Robotics business unit recently sought a more user-friendly tool to develop high-fidelity manipulator models that can be integrated with other software tools for simulation. Using MapleSim, engineers eliminated the need to derive and manipulate equations.
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Hypertherm expands robotic capabilities with purchase of Jabez Technologies, creators of Robotmaster Software
Jabez Technologies, creators of software to simplify complex robotic programming, is joining Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of plasma, waterjet, and laser cutting systems, to make it easier for companies to utilize robots for manufacturing applications.
The Crowning Conclusion: Universal Robots Saves 9 Hours of Production Time at Glidewell Laboratories
Having a UR5 robot tend four CNC machines milling dental crowns optimizes a substantial part of the production cycle at Glidewell Laboratories in Newport Beach, California.
ST Robotics has announced today the release of its new passive tool changer system, the TC12, an innovative changer that requires no compressed air or electrics to operate, for the ST Robotics R12 five and six-axis articulated robot arms.
Name change reflects commitment to proactive approach, value-added service
unicam, one of Germany's leading CAD/CAM solutions providers, has teamed up with In-House Solutions to offer OCTOPUZ offline robot programming software to customers in Europe. The company has been working in the field of CAD/CAM robotics since 2009, and is excited to demonstrate how OCTOPUZ can benefit their clients. To best highlight the benefits of incorporating the innovative software into a manufacturing environment, unicam constructed a robot demonstration cell that provides an up close and personal look at its many attributes.
Actin-controlled Articulated Inspection Arm (AIA) Deployed to Tokamak in Hefei, China for Thermonuclear Fusion Power Studies
Industrial Robotics Company Happy to be Part of Primrose Schools Summer Camp Program
New Robot Arm Funded by NASA and Leveraging Energid's Actin Software will Support Space and Terrestrial Applications
Silicon Valley Explores the Influence of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence on the Future of Technology at Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC)
World-renowned roboticists will convene at GMIC Silicon Valley on September 28-30 to present their most innovative robots and deliver brilliant insights on the ways that artificial intelligence will impact the future.
A global arms race for killer robots? Bad idea. That’s according to more than 1,000 leading artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics researchers, who have together signed an open letter, published Monday, from the nonprofit Future of Life Institute. The letter calls for a ban on autonomous offensive weapons as a means of preventing just such a disaster, and represents the latest word on the global conversation around the risks and benefits of AI weaponry. Cont'd...
Morgan Advanced Materials launches new, lightweight, high-protection Silverback 4020 Elite explosive ordnance disposal suit
Cutting edge explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) suit provides highest level of protection
Tayzu Robotics and Verizon Wireless Partner to make Large Scale Data Collection and Monetization from a UAV a Reality
Aerial drone developer Tayzu Robotics, through their Verizon Partnership Program (VPP), has integrated new technology into their Tayzu crafts. This advanced networking technology will enable Tayzu Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to collect large amounts of data from autonomous UAV flights via the Verizon Cellular Network.
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