Robotics

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

MTC robots help CPAP production

The Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre has loaned two of its MiR200 mobile robots to support the production of life-saving Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices by Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains. The MTC, along with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in…

🕘 27/04/2020

Robot helps horses sleep soundly

Metsä Wood UK’s head office in Boston, Lincolnshire is just one of many sites across the globe which specialise in providing sustainable, premium-quality wood products for many industries including the construction and industrial sectors. Metsä Wood employs around 1500 people and…

🕘 24/04/2020

Penn Engineering's new scavenger technology allows robots to 'eat' metal for energy

When electronics need their own power sources, there are two basic options: batteries and harvesters. Batteries store energy internally, but are therefore heavy and have a limited supply. Harvesters, such as solar panels, collect energy from their environments. This gets around some of the…

🕘 23/04/2020

Hikrobot launches UK intralogistics robot revolution

Hikrobot has launched its range of flexible mobile robots for intralogistics applications to the UK and Europe through Cranfield–based systems integrator, Invar Systems. The robots can be supplied as part of a complete solution to provide highly productive automated transport and…

🕘 22/04/2020

VEX wins the Red Dot Design Award

Hyundai Motor Group’s latest exoskeleton wearable robot, Vest Exoskeleton (VEX), has won the Product Design category (Innovative Product field) at the Red Dot Design Awards, the prestigious international design competition, now in its 60th year. VEX was developed in line with Hyundai Motor…

🕘 22/04/2020