Source: Robotiq Now that we’ve had time to reflect on Automate 2017, here are our 5 most significant takeaways from last week’s event. 1. It’s Cloud Or Bust The vast majority of robot manufacturers are providing cloud-based services these days, from simple data backup to cloud-based data analysis. Probably the most dynamic example of this trend in action is the ‘in.control’ system developed by Tend robotics, which allows you to monitor, control, and …Read More
After the three initial prototypes, the first FourByThree robotic arm that will be used in the development of one of the four industrial cases is ready for deployment. In the coming weeks, the additional three will be available too. The arm has been mounted in ZEMA and it is now at DFKI for final tuning. The robot will then be sent to Eibar where there will be an Integration Camp …Read More
Source: Plastics Today By 2025, the market for collaborative robotics is expected to reach $12 billion The automation sector had another exceptional year; it’s best ever, in fact. In 2016, the North American robotics market broke all time records for orders and shipments, according to statistics from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA; Ann Arbor, MI). A little more than 34,600 robots valued at approximately $1.9 billion were ordered in North …Read More
Source: The Robot Report Whether for research, purchasing, education or in conjuncation with a family vacation, going to and attending robotics-related conferences and trade shows can provide real personal and business benefits, particularly when the venue is in a foreign location. Here are the 35 remaining events for 2017: Hannover Messe Trade Fair, April 24-28, Hannover, Germany Intl Conf on Autonomous Robot Systems (ICARSC), April 26-30, Coimbra, Portugal Intl Trade …Read More
Source: Robotic Industries Association Imagine a world without cars, airplanes, phones, TVs, and computers. Without many of the goods we enjoy every day. Goods we find so readily at our corner store, or at our fingertips. Poof, it’s all gone. That’s a world without Industrial Revolution. An invention is just an idea if nobody buys it. Consumerization fueled the First (steam power), Second (electrification and mass production), and Third (computing) …Read More
Source: Rethink Robotics Rethink Robotics has developed a new software, Intera 5. This video shows a demonstration using a Sawyer collaborative robot.
Source: Universal Robots RG2 Bracket is a new collaborative gripper, develope by ON Robot company for Universal Robots models. It aims to be a truly “plug and play collaborative gripper”.
Service robots are having enormous variability with their tasks. One thing is common with all of them: they are present in the vicinity and interact with humans. This presence and co-operation capability dictates the design of the robot arm, which is very different compared to the industrial robot designs. The robot arm should be very light-weight so that inertia while moving will be minimized and the possible impact in case …Read More
IK4-TEKNIKER hosted a workshop on collaborative robotics for industrial settings on March 9. The workshop received a very positive answer from local companies, and it was fully booked in advance. Apart from FourByThree and some other European projects on collaborative robotics, three companies were present in the workshop: Universal Robots, Sick and Schunk. The companies brought different demonstrators, which attracted much atention. During the workshop, a questionnaire was used to …Read More
Source: Ford Social Our new robots can do amazing things – from “shaking hands”, to making a cup of coffee, to enabling us to trial a new approach to building cars. These special collaborative robots – or co-bots – are helping workers fit shock absorbers to Fiestas, a task that requires pinpoint accuracy, strength, and a high level of dexterity; though for this video we also wanted to show some …Read More