November 13, 2018 – Universal Robots (UR) has hired more than 20 staff members from its former competitor, the recently shuttered Rethink Robotics, merging UR’s Boston office with Rethink’s former headquarters in the Seaport area in Boston.
November 6, 2018 – Robots are well on the way to becoming ubiquitous in manufacturing, where they are having an impact on the work environment and on jobs themselves. But what does this new world of work look like? How does it divide work up between humans and machines? And how might robots help create attractive jobs for people with disabilities so they can be participate in the workforce?
October 31, 2018 – Universal Robots has had a big year. After creating the world’s first commercially viable collaborative robot (cobot) arm a decade ago, the Denmark-based manufacturer, owned by Boston automation supplier Teradyne, remains the biggest player in the industry with 60 per cent of the market share.
October 23, 2018 – The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has released the 2018 edition of the World Robotics Report, which shows that a new record high of 381,000 units were shipped globally in 2017 – an increase of 30 per cent compared to the previous year.
October 18, 2018 – Honeywell is partnering with Fetch Robotics to provide distribution centres with autonomous mobile robots to help them more effectively fulfill growing volumes of e-commerce orders.
September 11, 2018 - Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), a global supplier of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has announced several new distributors in the U.S., Mexico and Argentina.
August 15, 2018 - RightHand Robotics, which creates order-picking machines, has partnered with Capacity, a company that specializes in order fulfillment, e-commerce and electronic data interchange (EDI). The collaboration will deliver RightHand's RightPick automation system into Capacity's fulfillment solution offering.
August 7, 2018 - According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the global IT robotic automation market is expected to reach a value of USD 1.1 billion by 2026.
August 2, 2018 - Lateetud Inc., a company in the robotic process automation sector, is opening an office in Fredericton and creating up to 30 jobs over the next four years.