Universal Robots' New UR20 Collaborative Robot Makes U.S. Debut at IMTS 2022, Expanding Cobot Automation in Machining Industry

Attendees at North America's leading machine tool show will experience how the all-new collaborative, industrial cobot delivers the longest reach and payload in its class, offering the ability to automate even more hard-to-staff tasks in a market struggling to hire.

Smart Robotics announces the launch of their latest design in Warehouse Automation - the Smart Fashion Picker

This pick & place cobot is designed to pick fashion items of various sizes, materials and shapes - making item picking in warehouses more efficient for the fashion industry.

Automating Labor Dependent Tasks in High Mix/Low Volume Production

Action plastics maximizes OB7's flexibility to automate several different tasks within their high mix/low to mid volume production, freeing up operators and enabling a more flexible work environment.

Cobots - electric or pneumatic?

The simple design of pneumatic systems mean that the cobots are expected to be more durable and require less maintenance than their electric counterparts.

Industrial Robots Vs (or With?) Cobots

Apart from being unsafe for workers, and thus requiring specific safety measures within their working area, industrial robots are also exceedingly expensive and difficult to set up and redeploy.

57% of Manufacturers Say Robots Aren't Taking Human Jobs

Veo Robotics' 2022 Manufacturing Automation Outlook finds that human-robot collaboration has risen for 6 out of 10 manufacturers in the last year, as facilities turn to automation to supplement workers

Industrial Robots Push Into New Applications and Industries

The industrial robot market is embarking on a new phase of development. Robot vendors are widening the scope of their offer, targeting new application scenarios by offering machines of increased versatility.

Robots Work Smarter When They Work Together

As a growing number of D & F operations embrace smart robotics, some powerful new synergies are starting to emerge. Each robotic system has strengths to offer, but when combined in an integrated workflow, the whole can be much greater than "the sum of its 'bots".

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.

How Are Cobots Disrupting Automotive Manufacturing?

Cobots are creating a disruption in automotive manufacturing, offering a number of benefits to businesses. How and why are these cobots being used, and what will their long-term impact be?

2021 Top Article - Collaborative Robotic Sanding with Kane Robotics and ATI's AOV-10

Using ATI's AOV-10 Compliant Orbital Sander and Universal Robots UR10e, Kane Robotics integrated an aluminum polishing application that multiplies productivity.

Could Cobots Be the Answer to the Welder Shortage?

The American Welding Society has predicted a deficit of 400,000 welders by 2024. According to specialist welding technologists K-TIG, a US welder's skills are in such high demand they can demand a salary of $100,000.

The sense of touch - Tactile technologies for cobots

Currently, there are several tactile sensors used in cobots, including piezoelectric, piezoresistive, capacitive and elastoresistivity types. Piezoelectric technologies are used for gathering data from the cobot's joints and transmitting it to the controller

Tips for choosing a 3D vision system - The future of vision systems in manufacturing

Manufacturers have long relied on human vision for complex picking and assembly processes, but 3D vision systems are beginning to replicate the capability of human vision in robotics.

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