Source: Universal Robots Video demonstration of a Universal Robots cobot conducting “pick-and-place” tasks using technology from robot vision company Pickit.
Source: The Machinist Are first being used to help workers fit shock absorbers to Fiesta cars. More than 100 years after the first cars rolled off Henry Ford’s pioneering assembly line, Ford Motor Company is breaking new ground in the way workers and robots are collaborating to manufacture vehicles. New collaborative robots, also known as co-bots, are first being used to help workers fit shock absorbers to Fiesta cars, a …Read More
Source: Robotic Industries Association (RIA) Once again, the robotics industry broke its own record. In 2015, worldwide industrial robot sales rose by 8 percent, surpassing for the first time 240,000 units globally, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). For the third year in a row, robots sales are at an all-time high. By 2018, the IFR estimates that 2.3 million industrial robots will be in operation across the …Read More
Source: Universal Robots Watch video Norwegian meat producer Nortura needed to optimize palletizing, but with limited floor space and a tight budget. A UR10 robot with a ceiling-mounted vision system provided a cost-effective and high-performance palletizing system in one-fifth of the space typically required. If no pallet is present, the floor space is available for other processes. Challenge Typical palletizing robots require a large fixed cell with safety caging that …Read More
Source: PSFK The further experts hypothesize about the future of our workforce, the more we find ourselves talking about robots and automation. Whilst the prospect of technical unemployment remains a very dire reality for some occupations, there is one startup that is looking to give the future of robotics and animation a collaborative boost. Tend.ai is a cloud-based solution aimed to assist with machine tending processes. The idea behind Tend.ai is …Read More