Robotics

Danish robots assisting hard-pressed laboratory technicians with Covid-19 testing work

A Danish pipetting robot is automating Covid testing processes in hospitals around Europe. The robot, called flowbot ONE, significantly reduces the time it takes for laboratories to produce results for patients to tell them whether they are infected with Covid-19. A unique liquid-handling robot…

🕘 17/06/2020

Greater working radius: Schaeffler gives cobots greater range with plug-and-play linear actuators

Industrial robots have long been established as the technology of choice when it comes to efficient automation solutions for a wide range of handling and processing tasks. Now, thanks to a new innovation, owners and users can significantly extend the working range of their robots and cobots…

🕘 10/06/2020

Flexible feet help robots walk faster

Roboticists at the University of California San Diego have developed flexible feet that can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips. The work has applications for search-and-rescue missions as well as space exploration. An off-the-shelf six-legged…

🕘 02/06/2020

Kawasaki Robotics raise the roof in quality homebuilding

Japanese manufacturer Kyushu Sekisui Heim claims to be one of the oldest established manufacturers of new homes using the ‘Unit Construction’ method in Japan, a process by which thousands of housing units of different designs and layouts are made using a modular system. Initially driven…

🕘 29/05/2020

Shandong University lends high-tech support to combat COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the SDU-NTU Joint Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (C-FAIR) has developed two types of robots, which were sent to hospitals in Wuhan and Huanggang in China’s Hubei Province to aid front-line fight against the coronavirus epidemic. One of the robots, the…

🕘 28/05/2020

Hikrobot announces OW Robotics as new UK partner

Hikrobot, one of the world’s leading robotics companies, has announced a new partnership with British firm OW Robotics (OWR) in a potential shake-up for UK warehouse automation. The Chinese manufacturer develops some of the most advanced industrial technology available including robots…

🕘 12/05/2020

Smart patrol robots built with Advantech's UNO-2484G edge gateway deployed to fight coronavirus

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Shenhao Technology Co has deployed smart robots that use Advantech technology to monitor body temperature and conduct identity detection in schools, banks, and other public places. Shenhao, a leading provider of IoT products and solutions aimed at smart city…

🕘 04/05/2020

Automation branches out

In 1969, Victor Scheinman invented the Stanford arm, the first all-electric, six-axis articulated robot — the predecessor of the robot arms that we use today. Here Jonathan Wilkins, director at automation equipment supplier EU Automation , discusses how robots have diversified in weird and…

🕘 01/05/2020

ABB expands RobotStudio with ability to control SCARA robots from PC

ABB has simplified the use of its popular SCARA robots by giving users the ability to commission and control the robots from their PC through RobotStudio, ABB's simulation and offline programming software. Robot Control Mate is an add-on to RobotStudio, enabling users to jog, teach and calibrate…

🕘 29/04/2020

Will International Workers’ Day 2025 be a robot only holiday?

International Workers’ Day goes back to the year 1886. In the USA, a strike that lasted several days began on 1 May with the aim of enforcing the eight-hour day, which is still in force in most companies today. But work is changing. Digitalisation is often equated with robotics and artificial…

🕘 28/04/2020