Robotiq, in partnership with Yaskawa Motoman, recently released Kinetiq Teaching, a new technology to quickly and easily task welding robots without requiring in-depth programming knowledge. Kinetiq Teaching enables job shops to easily implement robotic welding with simplified teaching and reduced set-up times by allowing operators to guide the robot by hand to desired weld positions. An icon-based menu is presented on the teach pendant’s colour touchscreen to allow the operator to define the task. Programming time is greatly reduced with the more intuitive manual positioning, the companies say. The graphic user interface allows robot programming to be performed with minimal training.