Robotics
Feb. 22, 2017 - Istuary Innovation Group and Bluewrist have entered into an agreement to bring industrial robotics automation solutions to the Chinese market.
Feb. 11, 2017 - Ford Motor is spending $1 billion to take over a budding robotics startup to acquire more expertise needed to reach its ambitious goal of having a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021.
Jan. 23, 2017 - The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, has awarded more than US$65,000 in grants to 13 Ontario robotics teams and programs.
Jan. 13, 2017 - Digimarc Corporation and Bossa Nova Robotics are collaborating on next-generation retail solutions for more efficient inventory management.
Dec. 13, 2016 - A University at Buffalo (UB) research team has published a paper that implies that the rush to ban and demonize autonomous weapons or “killer robots” may be a temporary solution, but the actual problem is that society is entering into a situation where systems like these have and will become possible.
Dec. 8, 2016 - TM Robotics and Toshiba Machine have partnered with A-Tech Instruments Ltd., which supplies measurement and control instrumentation for research and industry, to sell and support Toshiba Machine robots in Canada.
Nov. 28, 2016 - Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in the first nine months of 2016, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), an industry trade group.
Nov. 14, 2016 - Analytics are found in most facets of our society today, and manufacturing is no exception. Analytics — colossal and powerful software programs able to automate or semi-automate tasks and decisions — are becoming more prevalent in plants across Canada and around the world, and for good reason.
Nov. 7, 2016 - Hudson’s Bay Company, Canada’s oldest retailer, is turning to robots to boost its e-commerce offering, spending more than $60 million in upgrades to its Scarborough distribution centre. The investments include the addition of a new “state-of-the-art” robotic fulfillment system which will enable the company to deliver orders three times faster than other distribution centres using the next best robotic technology, it said.
Oct. 27, 2016 - Wasion Group says it has seen “significant growth” since deploying Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer robots this June on its assembly line for manufacturing single-phase energy meters.
Oct. 20, 2016 - Integro Technologies, a machine vision integrator in Salisbury, N.C., has been named a Certified System Integrator for Universal Robots.
Oct. 11, 2016 - Today, and more than ever in the future, technology is sitting right at the heart of the manufacturing industry. Through digital advancements, the scope for revolution is enormous, and for those who recognize that digital transformation is the only way to survive and thrive, the time to strike is now.
Sept. 1, 2016 - Robots and drones have already started to quietly transform many aspects of agriculture. Indeed, the IDTechEx Research report on Agricultural Robots and Drones 2016-2026: Technologies, Markets, and Players finds that this is already a $3 billion market in 2016, growing to $10 billion by as early as 2022.
Jul. 6, 2016 - The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) found the worldwide sales of industrial robots reached a record 248,000 units in 2015, a 12-per-cent increase from 2014.
Jul. 4, 2016 - Congratulations to YuMi, ABB Robotics’ collaborative dual-arm robot, for winning the 12th Invention and Entrepreneurship in Robotics Award (IERA) at the International Symposium of Robotics. 
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