Robotics
Apr. 13, 2018 - RightHand Robotics, a provider of robotic piece-picking solutions, say its team of automation partners have set a world record at Modex 2018.
Apr. 5, 2018 - Mobile robotics developer Vecna Robotics and robotic picking solutions provider RightHand Robotics say they are working together to improve the performance of e-commerce order fulfillment by simplifying intralogistics and material handling challenges.
Apr. 4, 2018 - Güdel, a global manufacturer of linear motion modules, robot track motion units and gantry robots and components, has announced that Güdel-TSC of Monterrey, Mexico, has become the first member of A3 Mexico.
Mar. 20, 2018 - As a teenager working for his dad’s construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and levelling soil for building projects.
Mar. 9, 2018 - Industrial automation has been on the minds of those in the manufacturing world for not just decades, but centuries. Whether we’re talking about individuals who worked in flour mills or those who dealt with windmills, automated processes have always been on inventors’ minds. While automation would technically result in job losses, the increased prevalence of robots and robotics parts in the manufacturing, packaging, and engineering space would result in interesting implications for consumers, employees, companies and organizations.
Feb. 16, 2018 - The automation of production operations is accelerating around the world. According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), 74 robot units per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in manufacturing industries, up from 66 units in 2015.
Jan. 22, 2018 - Rethink Robotics has signed deals with 11 new distributors throughout North America and Europe, building on its existing global network of channel partners. The new Canadian partners are: Aztec Electrical Supply, Concord, Ont., and Rotalec, St-Laurent, Que.
Dec. 13, 2017 - Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 as a public society manufacturing luxury mirrors and glass under King Louis XIV’s reign. The corporation has maintained its high quality standards through the centuries, expanding its business throughout the whole housing industry. Now a global company, it employs more than 185,000 people worldwide.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Fetch Robotics, a provider of collaborative autonomous mobile robot (AMR) solutions, today announced that it has raised US$25 million in Series B funding.
Nov. 28, 2017 - Fanuc Corp. has produced its 500,000th robot.
Nov. 17, 2017 - Collaborative robots, or cobots, work side by side with human workers to complete a wide range of tasks, including welding, quality inspection, and component insertion/fastening. They were introduced in the mid 1990s, but took until 2008 to make it to the industrial marketplace (Engineering.com).
Nov. 14, 2017 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION recently interviewed Ákos Dömötör, CEO of OptoForce, regarding the state of the industrial robot. In this interview, he talks about how software has played a key role in helping to improve the intelligence of robots, leading to greater performance in manufacturing.
Nov. 13, 2017 - Quebec-based Netpak Packaging has announced a multimillion-dollar investment in its Montreal plant, securing a range of new production line equipment, with the goal to become “one of the most modern packaging converting facilities in North America.”
Nov. 6, 2017 - Next week, Manufacturing AUTOMATION will present content dedicated to the development and application of industrial robotics. Join us as we roll out fresh, engaging content only available on automationmag.com, as well as a few throwback articles from our archives that still provide lots of relevant insight today.
Nov. 4, 2017 - There’s a good reason why solitary confinement is considered the worst of all punishments: Generally speaking, people — and other intelligent organisms — suffer in isolation. So why shouldn’t the same be true of intelligent machinery?
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