Robotics
Robotics
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?
Oct. 16, 2017 - The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has signed an alliance partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in an effort to highlight communication and education on robot safety best practices.
Oct. 14, 2017 - A Spanish manufacturer of electronic products and systems, P4Q Electronics, says it has increased production throughput by 25 per cent since integrating Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer robot on its factory floor.
Oct. 2, 2017 - Kinova, a designer and manufacturer of robotic solutions, has received funds totalling $25 million from four contributors, including Fonds Manufacturier Québécois S.E.C. II, KTB Network, Foxconn and BDC Capital.
Sep. 18, 2017 - Kinova Inc., a designer and manufacturer of lightweight, multi-faceted solutions that foster human-robot interaction, is receiving $500,000 from the Government of Canada to acquire robotic manufacturing equipment.
Sep. 17, 2017 - If anyone is a pioneer in the automation of food processes, it’s Alex Garden. A Canadian ex-pat and now-popular conference panelist, he founded Zume Pizza in Silicon Valley, Calif., with Julia Collins in June 2016.
Sep. 4, 2017 - Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants. As technological innovations increasingly edge into the workplace, many people fear that robots and machines are destined to take jobs that human beings have held for decades.
Aug. 28, 2017 - An international group of researchers say they have developed a technique that combines robotics and water and results in more accurate 3D scanning for reconstructing complex objects than what currently exists.
Aug. 27, 2017 - Since 1967, Denso Robotics has been providing robotics to global industries.
Aug. 26 2017 - Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one.
Aug. 26, 2017 - China is rapidly becoming a global leader in automation.
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