Carbon3D Gets $100M from Google Ventures
Valued at $1 billion, startup's technology could be fast and strong enough to move 3D printing from prototyping to full industrial production.
(August 25, 2015)
Spanish Researchers Develop Aerial Robots for Manufacturing
Aerial robots could offer advantages over ground robotics in aircraft factories and logistics facilities -- if payload and navigation can be worked out, says a European team.
(August 24, 2015)
Astonishing Mismatch: Fear of Automation…and Reality
Productivity in the U.S. has been plummeting since 2000.
(August 21, 2015)
University of Limerick Pilots Intelligent ROVs
Irish researchers develop semi-autonomous sea drones that can be controlled from around the world.
(August 21, 2015)
Zymergen, Ginkgo Raise Millions for Automated Biotech
In the pursuit of new materials, two rivals have raised nearly $100 million for automated testing and production of custom microbes.
(August 17, 2015)
Rethink Robotics Gets Packaged With Sonoco Alloyd
Baxter and Sawyer become part of integrated offering, as Rethink responds to job fears and opens offices in Asia.
(August 14, 2015)
Warehouse Automator GreyOrange Gets $30M to Expand
Tiger Global and Blume Ventures provide more funding to GreyOrange as e-commerce tries to squeeze more efficiencies and AI research intensifies in India.
(August 13, 2015)
Robots to Rise in India for Different Reasons Than in China
Unlike China and Japan, India doesn't have an aging workforce to worry about, but robots can still help Indian industry stay competitive.
(August 12, 2015)
Mobile Robots Become Essential to Competitive Logistics
The market for mobile robots is expected to double by 2020, as manufacturers and logistics providers race to adopt the latest in automation.
(August 11, 2015)
Industrial Automation Acquisitions Show Bullish Market
Deals between Robotnik and Smokie Robotics, Lincoln Electric and Rimrock, and Hypotherm and Jabez try to take advantage of automation synergies.
(August 06, 2015)
Bubble Wrap Maker Buys Packaging Company
Sealed Air continues acquisitions for logistics automation, as Clearpath Robotics also hires staffers.
(August 05, 2015)
Hypertherm Acquires Jabez Technologies
Simple offline programming meets complex cutting processes.
(July 31, 2015)
Tokyo Olympics, “Abenomics” and Robot Automation
Japan’s industries, especially SMEs, are quietly showing the world how to go about increasing productivity via robot automation.
(July 29, 2015)