Robotics

Can robots help us recycle?

According to a World Bank’s 2018 report , global waste is expected to increase by 70 per cent by 2050 unless urgent action is taken. Even when citizens separate their trash correctly, the quantity of recyclables that are actually repurposed is marginal compared to the amount of those that end…

🕘 04/12/2019

Faster analysis thanks to collaborative robot in laboratory

With a collaborative robot Semcon will automate analysis of samples for an international laboratory company. The objective is to create a faster, safer process and free up time for laboratory personnel so that they can focus on more advanced tasks. Laboratory work often involves a number of…

🕘 04/12/2019

Battery requirements for next gen mobile robots

Mobile robots, in the form of AGVs, have been on the market for nearly two decades. But a topical innovation in the sector is creating new power requirements that the battery market must respond to. Michele Windsor, marketing manager of robot battery manufacturer Accutronics, explains. Once, mobile…

🕘 22/11/2019

OnRobot’s one system solution wins gold in LEAP Awards

OnRobot, manufacturer of end-of arm tools (EoAT) for collaborative robots, is pleased to announce its One System Solution has been awarded the gold medal in the Industrial Automation category of the LEAP awards. The software was recognised for making robotic applications faster and easier to…

🕘 12/11/2019

Survey data: Safety fears over use of robots in medical procedures

Only 9% of people would prefer to undergo surgery carried out by a robot surgeon compared to a human, despite recent advances in technology that have led to a rise in the use of robotics in a medical setting. This is according to a new survey, conducted by specialist distributor of industrial…

🕘 06/11/2019

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag CEO sums up K-2019 highlights

With Euro 25 million in sales confirmed over the eight day exhibition Sumitomo (SHI) Demag CEO Mr. Gerd Liebig hailed the show an unprecedented success. At times, the Sumitomo (SHI) Demag stand in Hall 15 appeared to be at full capacity with visitors exploring the company’s market-leading…

🕘 31/10/2019

Latest cobot aims to offer 'next level' in collaborative automation

Mitsubishi Electric has unveiled the first member of its new MELFA Assista series of collaborative robots, or cobots. These next-generation machines are designed to offer maximum safety and durability combined with ease of use and programming, while maintaining very high positional repeatability.

🕘 21/10/2019

BWIndustrie installs world’s first UR16e to optimise throughput

Latest cobot from Universal Robots automates deburring process and helps prevent musculoskeletal disorders among workforce. Universal Robots (UR) , the trusted and widely-deployed collaborative robot (cobot) manufacturer, has announced that BWIndustrie, a French specialist in machining, assembly…

🕘 11/10/2019

ETRI releases AI achievements at IFA 2019

Korea’s Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) presented some of its innovative advancements at the recent Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA), the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show. ETRI researchers presented the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI)…

🕘 11/09/2019

IDC develops web-browsing ‘show’ robot

Last year, product design company, IDC (Industrial Design Consultancy), developed the first robot to type at a computer using fingers like a human, for Internet security experts Garrison. Called RAVI, the robot was used to demonstrate Garrison’s complex cyber security software in a visual and…

🕘 10/09/2019