Robotics
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.
September 11, 2018 – Matt Rendall, CEO of OTTO Motors, says that the release of OTTO OMEGA, the company’s new self-driving lift truck, at IMTS 2018 has been the realization of a longtime goal.
September 4, 2018 - OnRobot, the Denmark-based cobot technology provider, has acquired Purple Robotics, developer of the world's first gripper specifically for cobots.
August 28, 2018 - Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has unveiled the Collaborative Robotics Laboratory to provide advanced automation technology to the heavy industry and manufacturing sectors.
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.
August 1, 2018 - Ocean Infinity has signed a deal to buy $9 million in deep-sea batteries from Kraken Robotics Inc., a Newfoundland-based producer of software-centric sensors and underwater robotic systems.
Jul. 4, 2018 - Fitzpatrick Manufacturing, a CNC machine shop and custom manufacturer, deployed Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer collaborative robot at its Sterling Heights, Mich., facility to increase operational efficiency.
Jun. 28, 2018 - Festo’s newest bionic innovation – the BionicFinWave underwater robot – borrows nature’s ideal propulsion system for certain types of movement. Festo’s Bionic Learning Network team was inspired by the undulating fin movements executed by marine animals such as the polyclad, cuttlefish or Nile perch.
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May 26, 2018 - The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has announced it will present the 2018 Engelberger Robotics Awards to Gudrun Litzenberger, the General Secretary of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) and Esben Østergaard, CTO and Cofounder of Universal Robots.
May 15, 2018 - Teradyne and the shareholders of Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) have announced the acquisition of privately held MiR of Odense, Denmark, for €121 million (roughly US$148 million) net of cash acquired plus €101 million (US$124 million) if certain performance targets are met extending through 2020.
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