Source: Universal Robots Collaborative robots (“cobots”) are being adopted at unprecedented rates, due in large part to their user-friendly design. This positive user experience is no fluke. It comes as a result of in-depth research and design and ongoing testing to explore how the robots are actually being used and how they can be continuously improved. UX designer connects R&D to the real world Maren Nelson Hadar is a user …Read More
Source: Ultimaker By replacing traditional production methods with in-house solutions, 3D printing gives businesses around the world the opportunity to save time and money. ABB Robotics turned to the Ultimaker 2 Extended+ for making prototype fingers for their robot YuMi, bringing new opportunities to the company. ABB Robotics is a global leader in power and automation technologies. The company develops industrial robots for any kind of application in the automotive, …Read More
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
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
Source: Robotic Gizmos In the past few months, we have covered plenty of interesting projects involving the Baxter Robot. This video shows how this robot can cooperate with humans to complete assembly tasks. The robot can pick parts and hold them in place to help the operator screw. A Kinect 2 is used for gesture and speech recognition. The code for Kinect 2 Server is available online.
Source: Supply Chain Insights As we think about digital manufacturing and Supply Chain 2030, we need to rethink the robot’s role in manufacturing based on new capabilities. While traditional robots were used to replace labor, the robots of the future are able to improve the agility of the supply chain through sensing and enabling new capabilities. In this session Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews James Lawton, Chief …Read More
Source: Robohub What’s the biggest benefit for using collaborative robots? It’s not better efficiency. It’s not the extra hours the robot can work in a shift. It’s not even having improved consistency across your product. Whilst these are all great bonuses the biggest benefit of robots is their impact on reducing workplace injury. Workplace injury is an issue that affects millions of workers worldwide, each year. It costs businesses billions in revenue. Although …Read More