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The manufacturability problems of service robot designs

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

Do robots take sugar? Collaborative robots at Ford

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

FourByThree special session at ETFA 2017 (Cyprus)

For the second consecutive year, FourByThree will host a special session at IEEE’s conference on Emerging Technologies And Factory Automation (ETFA). This year, the conference will take place in Limassol (Cyprus), on September 12-15 2017. FourByThree’s session focuses on safe human-robot collaboration, including currently available technologies, planning and scheduling, verification and dependability, long-term autonomy, as well as the human perspective (trust towards and acceptance of robotics systems). The session aims …Read More

Niryo One collaborative robot presentation

Source: Niryo Robotics Corporate video presentation by the funders of Niryo, a company with the ambition to “democratize robotics technology”. Niryo One is their first product, and it is a collaborative robot: a 6-axis 3D printed robotic arm.

Vision-Guided Collaborative Robots Deliver Fast ROI

Source: Robotic Industries Association Task Force Tips, a manufacturer of firefighting equipment, wanted to promote and maximize their personnel tending machining cells into more complex tasks while keeping spindle time up and product quality consistent. The Indiana-based manufacturer has now installed four collaborative Universal Robots delivering savings resulting in a return on their investment in only 34 days. CEO of Task Force Tips, Stewart McMillan, still remember his father looking …Read More

DHL Robots Sawyer and Baxter

Source: Rethink Robotics DHL employees may be getting an unusual Christmas present, following the European trial of “collaborative” warehouse robots. Supplied by Rethink Robotics, Sawyer and Baxter are warehouse robots being trialled across the continent on tasks including assembly, kitting, packaging and pre-retail services. A spokesperson for DHL told The Loadstar this morning that the robots would work alongside, rather than replace, staff in improving efficiencies across the supply chain. “Looking and …Read More

Optimizing Robots While They Sleep (RobDREAM Project)

Source: KUKA Laboratories At Automatica 2016 KUKA Corporate Research presented the initial results of the RobDREAM project, which is part of the larger SPARC European robotics partnership. The RobDREAM research seeks to optimize robotic operation by analyzing data and improving processes during “inactive” periods (such as during an off-shift in the evening) – much like animals do during sleep. One of the main goals was to speed up the programming …Read More

How Collaborative Robots Are Impacting Education

Source: Amtek Company (Rick Sykes) A few weeks ago I was sitting in the waiting room at the hospital receiving an update from one of the surgeons on staff. My wife’s surgery had gone well. It only lasted 45 minutes (as opposed to two hours) and she only lost a teaspoon of blood. I felt a wave of relief. What had made her surgery so successful was the collaborative robot …Read More

Designing a new generation of modular, flexible and collaborative robots

Through several decades of research new opportunities have emerged in automation engineering. These opportunities have led to new robotic and assistive systems that are used to arrange a clear and concise workflow for employees. These systems are used to provide important information to the operator or to aid them in the tasks of acting, sensing, and deciding. Concomitant with current market conditions, the degree of automation has been increasing. However, …Read More

El mercado de robots colaborativos, cobots, crecerá un 60% anual hasta 2022

Source: Manutención y almacenaje Rápido retorno de la inversión, precios más asequibles y aumento de la inversión en automatización, son los principales impulsores del rápido crecimiento de los robots colaborativos o cobots, para los que MarketsandMarkets pronostica un espectacular crecimiento en los próximos seis años. El mercado mundial de los robots colaborativos puede crecer un 60,04% anual entre 2016 y 2022, partiendo de un volumen de negocio de 110M$ US …Read More