Robotics

Dancing robots steal the show at London arts event

One of the most popular events at the Merge Arts, Music and Performance Festival, currently being held on London's Bankside, is being performed by a troupe of 8 perfectly synchronised dancing robots activated by the public via a control panel. This dancing machines installation has been created by…

🕘 07/10/2014

Intelligent Robots, should we be scared?

In 1942 science fiction writer, Isaac Asimov bestowed upon the world The Three Laws of Robotics in his collection of short stories I, Robot. This was the basis for a reasonably successful film by the same name that you might have seen. By Mark Proctor … Without the comforting knowledge of the three…

🕘 30/09/2014

Seminar will explain the benefits of robot automation to SMEs

Seminars and workshops from ABB Robotics provide you with the know-how to assess the potential of robotic automation, and show how a switch to robots can help transform your profitability … ABB Robotics will be presenting a simple approach to introducing robot automation at a combined seminar and…

🕘 27/08/2014

A demonstration of the art of robotics

London-based design consultancy RoboFold is quite literally demonstrating the art of robotic technology. The company is using two ABB IRB6400 industrial robots to help architects and designers to explore new ways of bending and forming metal, opening up new possibilities for architectural and…

🕘 31/07/2014

Robotics and automation companies team up to deliver maximum reliability

Following the waves of industrial innovation over recent years, as part of a fundamental drive to maximise productivity, a paper manufacturer has deployed industrial robots for label application to its finished products, the company’s Flintshire based paper mill faced some serious problems…

🕘 25/07/2014

Nature acts as an inspiration for automation

In a recent video made in partnership with the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), Festo explained how they take inspiration from nature to offer new products in automation. A specific example of a robot dragonfly that soars and hovers just like the real thing has been demonstrated to engineers…

🕘 16/07/2014

Flexible ROBOTRAX cable carrier system for reliable automation

Industrial robots are on the advance worldwide, and for a good reason: They are very versatile and allow short cycle times in production. The precondition for their successful use is the perfect integration into existing production systems – a service which KUK-automation GmbH has been…

🕘 11/07/2014

CE certification service for ‘grey area’ installations

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has launched a new CE certification service for robotic injection moulding machines, relieving its customers of the burden of self-certification – a time-consuming process that requires specific legal and technical knowledge. The new service has been created specifically…

🕘 24/06/2014

Milking the use of robots in the dairy industry

They have been used for some time in automatic milking sheds. Now, thanks to IP69K certifications, pick and place robots are becoming a more common sight in dairy production environments, boosting product yield and improving labour efficiency. Due to the recent rise of smaller dairy snack foods and…

🕘 16/06/2014

The long road to automation – are we nearly there yet?

The automotive sector aside, UK manufacturers have been more cautious, some may say sluggish, about taking the step into automation, especially in comparison to our European counterparts. Take German manufacturers; in 2010 they had 127 installed robots per 10,000 people, compared to 25 per 10,000…

🕘 11/06/2014