Patents are extremely important for robotics companies in all stages. For early-stage companies, patents are often the only way for investors to place a value on a companys technology during development. In this way, patents can make up a significantly greater portion of enterprise value for early-stage robotics companies.
ElliQ, the active aging companion, is an AI-driven social robot that keeps older adults active, engaged and connected to family and friends, and helps them overcome the complexity of the digital world.
Service Advantage is a substantial addition to Ricohs services suite that offers businesses access to its global network of highly skilled and certified services employees to assist with lifecycle management for electromechanical devices.
Either electric servo actuators or pneumatic cylinders can be used in robotic resistance spot welding; however, there are distinct advantages to going electric.
Acquisition of snake arm robotics manufacturer will expand jet engine repair capabilities.
Stäubli is a mechatronics solutions provider with three dedicated activities: Connectors, Robotics and Textile. With a global workforce of over 4,500, the company generates annual turnover of 1.1 billion Swiss francs. Originally founded in 1892, today Stäubli is an international group headquartered in Pfäffikon, Switzerland.
While most companies are focused on how drones work in the sky, XWorks is setting its sights on how they work on the ground, using a landing pad they call the RDISt (Robotic Docking and Interchange Station).
U.S. labor statistics project we will be short some two million manufacturing workers in the next 10 years.
Mobility is a powerful enabler to intelligent robots as it increases the utilization of the robot in different form factors (land-based, air-based/space/drones, water-based and wearable/exoskeleton) and various applications.
This application produces a medical device with parts that are extremely heat sensitive, so cycle times have to be consistent from part to part.
Automation in the pharmacy for IV drug compounding is still in its infancy.
Companies are reinventing themselves, looking at their business in a new way with regards to how can they be a disrupter, and how they can prevent being disrupted - and this opens up deal flow.
128 companies got funded, some multiple times. $1.95 billion, 50% more than 2015 which was also a phenomenal year with over $1.32 billion funded.
Just like at Automatica last summer, it almost felt as if the robotics event was morphing into an IT event. So much so that Michael Loughlin of nelmia Robotics Insight joked that it looked like manufacturers forgot that their job is actually to build stuff.
Clusters don't just happen by accident. They need knowledge sharing, community spirit and participation by all of the stakeholders.
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In order to interact with their environment and perform the tasks, lightweight robots, like all industrial robots, depend on tools - and in many cases these are vacuum grippers. These form the interface to the workpiece and are therefore a decisive part of the overall system. With their help, the robots can pick up, move, position, process, sort, stack and deposit a wide variety of goods and components. Vacuum gripping systems allow particularly gentle handling of workpieces, a compact and space-saving system design and gripping from above. Precisely because the object does not have to be gripped, the vacuum suction cupenables gapless positioning next to each other.