Robotics
Nov. 7, 2016 - Hudson’s Bay Company, Canada’s oldest retailer, is turning to robots to boost its e-commerce offering, spending more than $60 million in upgrades to its Scarborough distribution centre. The investments include the addition of a new “state-of-the-art” robotic fulfillment system which will enable the company to deliver orders three times faster than other distribution centres using the next best robotic technology, it said.
Oct. 27, 2016 - Wasion Group says it has seen “significant growth” since deploying Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer robots this June on its assembly line for manufacturing single-phase energy meters.
Oct. 20, 2016 - Integro Technologies, a machine vision integrator in Salisbury, N.C., has been named a Certified System Integrator for Universal Robots.
Oct. 11, 2016 - Today, and more than ever in the future, technology is sitting right at the heart of the manufacturing industry. Through digital advancements, the scope for revolution is enormous, and for those who recognize that digital transformation is the only way to survive and thrive, the time to strike is now.
Sept. 1, 2016 - Robots and drones have already started to quietly transform many aspects of agriculture. Indeed, the IDTechEx Research report on Agricultural Robots and Drones 2016-2026: Technologies, Markets, and Players finds that this is already a $3 billion market in 2016, growing to $10 billion by as early as 2022.
Jul. 6, 2016 - The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) found the worldwide sales of industrial robots reached a record 248,000 units in 2015, a 12-per-cent increase from 2014.
Jul. 4, 2016 - Congratulations to YuMi, ABB Robotics’ collaborative dual-arm robot, for winning the 12th Invention and Entrepreneurship in Robotics Award (IERA) at the International Symposium of Robotics. 
May 25, 2016 - ST Robotics has announced new distribution agreements with RobotShop and SuperDroid Robots to deliver its ST R Series articulated and cylindrical robot arm systems across Canada and the United States.
May 18, 2016 - Chinese appliance maker Midea made a $5.2 billion takeover offer Wednesday for German industrial robot maker Kuka, a move that it says would help it capture a larger share of the “future service robots market.”
Apr. 29, 2016 - WHN Technologies GmbH has won the Robotics Award at Hannover Messe 2016. The award was presented on behalf of Hannover Messe in cooperation with the Robotation Academy and the trade journal Industrieanzeiger in recognition of the applied robotics solutions of international companies.
Apr. 19, 2016 - Rethink Robotics says it is striving to help manufacturers gain flexibility and improve production processes through four new distribution partnerships — Humarobotics in France, Active8 Robots and Cobotix in the U.K., and iCobots in Israel — for its collaborative collaborative Sawyer robot.
Dec. 11, 2015 - Robotic grippers are an integral part of many manufacturing lines today, and for good reason. They provide, among other things, very different gripping strengths and extensive handling dexterity for handling objects of various sizes, weights and fragility levels. They also allow for quick setup and changeover from one complex assembly task to another, saving critical time and money.
Nov. 23, 2015 - Great Rock Development’s wholly owned subsidiary Cyberworks Robotics has announced a return to the robotic industrial cleaning market.   
Oct. 13, 2015 - Robots are being used for so many applications across the country these days — vacuuming floors, decorating cakes, making any number of things in factories. It is all very futuristic, more so by the day, but robots are also playing an important role in connecting Canadians with their past.
Jun. 17, 2015 - A North Island College, B.C., employee’s love for his son has lead to an invention that will soon allow all grade school kids in the Comox Valley access to Lego robotics online all year long. Two years ago, Albert Balbon’s son came home from his Grade 5 class excited about being able to experiment a travelling kit of Lego robots.

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