January 8, 2019 – The science of robotics and automation has come a long way since Asimov's laws, not least in coming to encompass a far wider range of devices than Asimov ever imagined. Now robots take forms ranging from industrial arms, military drones or Boston Dynamics’ "Big Dog," through to DNA and protein robots designed to aid in surgery and medical applications.
January 4, 2019 – Despite a somewhat rocky year for the robotics industry, Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), developer of autonomous mobile robots, says it nearly tripled its sales in 2018.
January 3, 2019 – Robotiq, the Quebec-based provider of tools and software for collaborative robots, has raised $31 million in funding from global investment firm Battery Ventures. As part of the transaction, Jesse Feldman, a Battery general partner who specializes in industrial technology investments, will join Robotiq’s board.
December 21, 2018 – RightHand Robotics, a Boston-based robotic piece-picking solutions provider, has secured $23 million in a Series B funding round, which the company will use to expand business and technical teams, and to broaden its suite of product applications.
November 28, 2018 – Do the far-reaching benefits of automation in manufacturing outweigh the potential cost of eliminating human jobs?
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.
Motor & Drive Systems 2019
January 23-24, 2019
2019 Automation and Technical Showcase
February 4, 2019
ARC World Industry Forum
February 4-7, 2019
Hannover Messe 2019
April 1-5, 2019
April 8-11, 2019
Advanced Design & Manufacturing (ADM) Canada
June 4-6, 2019