Robotics

Foresight Williams doubles up with additional investment of £1.45 million into collaborative robotics developer Inovo

Foresight, an independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, and Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) are adding a further £1.45 million from Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund into Inovo Robotics. This investment will allow the Company to grow sales internationally and…

🕘 28/07/2020

MusashiAI and Musashi Seimitsu announce availability of a host of robotic parts and services

MusashiAI, a joint venture between SixAI Ltd. of Israel and Musashi Seimitsu of Japan (a Honda Motor Corporation affiliate company), is pleased to announce the commercial availability of its autonomous visual quality control inspector, autonomous forklift driver and disruptive mobile robots fleet…

🕘 27/07/2020

Yale innovates forklift design with fully-integrated lithium-ion solutions

The growing demand for alternative power solutions continues to drive evolution. This sparks opportunities to find new solutions and gains in product design. The new Yale ERP25-30VLL Series counterbalance forklift truck is engineered around an integrated lithium-ion battery, enabling space in the…

🕘 23/07/2020

New Food-Grade certified Soft Gripper from OnRobot brings highly flexible handling to challenging Pick & Place applications

Automation just got easier for food and beverage and other “clean” applications such as cosmetics and pharmaceuticals that need to handle items from eggs to fruit, to bottles or irregular-shaped containers. The flexible OnRobot Soft Gripper uses three interchangeable silicon-molded cups…

🕘 16/07/2020

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