Robotics

ABB ups its cobots portfolio to three families with the launch of Gofa and Swifti

Today, ABB announced two more families in its portolfio of collaborative robots, complementing its 2015-launched Yumi. Now, ABB covers all three types of robot collaboration: Type 1: hand-in-hand, operation in close proximity of human operators with its cobot Gofa; Type 2 - intermittent working…

🕘 3 days ago

No walking on egg-shells thanks to CKF Systems

CKF utilises the latest in robot palletising technology to safely pack fresh eggs … Robot palletiser increases throughput and reduces costs … CKF designed, manufactured and installed a cutting-edge egg packing and palletising systems for one of the country’s largest egg suppliers at two of…

🕘 18/02/2021

New report reveals the UK warehousing industry is ready to adopt robotics

A recent report looking at the state of automation in UK warehousing published by OW Robotics, supplier of flexible automated warehouse solutions, has identified Retail and 3PL as the two sectors that could see strong potential gains from the robot revolution - in both the short and long-term. The…

🕘 08/02/2021

UK badly losing robot race

As the latest statistics from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) revealed, it's clear that the UK is losing the race to automate. The recently published IFR report, Robot Race: The World's Top 10 automated countries, showed that the UK is not only losing the race, but is barely taking…

🕘 01/02/2021

World’s first commercialised hydrogen fuel cell powers drones for humanitarian missions

Doosan Mobility Innovation (DMI) is delivering humanitarian relief to remote locations using drones powered by energy-dense hydrogen fuel cells. With two hours of flight time, the drones have transported masks and emergency supplies between US Virgin Islands and have delivered medical AEDs to the…

🕘 19/01/2021

ESAB and YASKAWA to jointly develop a line of pre-engineered robotic welding systems

The ESAB Group Inc. and leading robot and robot system company YASKAWA have announced the signing of a global cooperation agreement to jointly develop and market a line of pre-engineered robotic welding systems called XCellerator. The XCellerator systems will be engineered and built by Yaskawa and…

🕘 21/12/2020

World’s first robotic kitchen goes on sale

Fancy your meal being prepared by a robot? This futuristic notion is now being made possible by Moley Robotics, the company behind the £248,000 robot-kitted-out Moley Kitchen, which cooks with human-like movements. At the heart of the new technology are two robotic arms featuring…

🕘 14/12/2020

Omron launches Intelligent Cell Production Line with automation training collaboration

OMRON has taken human-machine collaboration to a level previously unseen on the factory floor, with its breakthrough Intelligent Cell Production Line concept. Integrating sensing, vision and robotics, this example of an advanced production line control solution enhances the performance of both…

🕘 10/12/2020

Igus develops new robotic control software

Igus launches new software to improve the control and use of robots. It enables robots to be programmed and controlled with ease and also helps customers choose the robot that best suits the needs of their business. Igus, which has its UK headquarters in Northampton, has three low cost automation…

🕘 16/11/2020

DB Schenker brings its first logistics robot in the Czech Republic into operation

At its Contract Logistics site in Pardubice DB Schenker has implemented a new autonomous mobile robot (AMR). In the warehouse around 120 kilometers east of Prague the robot named MiR Hook 200 helps to detect and transport trolleys to make operations even more efficient. The robot comes from the…

🕘 23/10/2020