Robotics
Apr. 10, 2017 - The concept for collaborative robots — or cobots — was born in 1995 as part of a research project spearheaded by the General Motors Foundation. The idea was to make robots so safe that they could literally work hand in hand with people.
Mar. 31, 2017 - Fanuc America is celebrating the 35th anniversary of manufacturing its line of painting robots at the company’s Rochester Hills, Mich., headquarters.
Mar. 30, 2017 - Should we be preparing for the coming invasion of job-stealing, career-crushing robots? It’s a question that’s moved from science-fiction novels to the tip of policy-makers’ tongues.
Mar. 28, 2017 - When we were building the hardware architecture of the new warehouse in Andover, we realized we had developed a world first in radio design.
Mar. 25, 2017 - A 2015 study by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute estimated that two million out of an estimated 3.5 million manufacturing jobs created over the next decade will go unfilled due to a skills gap.
Mar. 20, 2017 - A Danish manufacturer of grippers for collaborative robots (cobots) plans to enter the North American market at next month’s Automate tradeshow.
Mar. 3, 2017 - The head of decommissioning for the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant said March 2 that more creativity is needed in developing robots to locate and assess the condition of melted fuel rods.
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.
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