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Latest Industrial Automation News
When Warehouse Vehicles Know Where They’re Going
"...AGVs are faster than existing robots, fewer are needed to do the same job.” (August 01, 2015)

Delta Tau Data Systems Acquired by OMRON Group
This acquisition will allow OMRON to combine DT's PMAC motion controller with its wide range of products and offer new solutions to its customers globally. (July 31, 2015)

Hypertherm Acquires Jabez Technologies
Simple offline programming meets complex cutting processes. (July 31, 2015)

Analyst Outlook
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)

A “Smart” Robot, a Warehouse, Big Data…and You!
Why are we limiting warehouse robots to just pick, pack and ship orders when they are capable of doing so much more? (July 23, 2015)

Vecna Acquires VGo: Logistics Marries Telepresence
With the acquisition, VGo staff will relocate to Vecna’s Cambridge headquarters. (July 16, 2015)

Mobile Robots Podcast: Capabilities, Industrial Impact and ROI
In this RoboBriefing, Adept Technology's Terry Hannon explains how autonomous indoor vehicles are evolving along with the supply chain, manufacturing, and service needs. The supply chain is becoming more efficient through lean manufacturing and similar practices. In response, robots are getting smarter and smaller, making them safer to work alongside humans, explains Hannon. Get the breakdown on the best applications and value proposition for this frontier of robotics. (July 15, 2015)

Productivity Chasing Humans Out of Warehouses
A human worker is a distinct liability when it comes to many aspects of manual labor in a warehouse. (July 15, 2015)

Investing in Robotics: Landscape for Industrial Robotics in 2015 and Beyond
Join Steve Crowe and Jeremie Capron, the director of equity research at New York-based CLSA America, for a deep-dive into investment opportunities in industrial robotics. According to a 2014 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey, robotics showed the biggest year-over-year jumps in global investor confidence with a 4 percent increase over 2013. (July 09, 2015)

ABB Robots To Help Changan Ford Be Responsive
Changan Ford has bought $52 million worth of ABB robots for its new factory, which will be able to manufacture multiple vehicle models. (July 08, 2015)

Equity Markets Approach Robotics With Caution
Investors are wary of the high expectations for robots and tend to value software over hardware, but the industry is growing and changing. (June 29, 2015)

High-flying India: 7.4% GDP Growth, and Very Robot Ready
Have these five Indian robot companies a chance to hit a home run? (June 26, 2015)

Does ‘Make in India’ Auger the Rise of a New Asian Giant?
"How does a country go from a laggard to leader in such a short period? What’s behind the Indian magic?" (June 26, 2015)

Teradyne CEO on Universal Robots Acquisition, Strategic Vision
The demand for co-robots in China and Universal Robots' lead in market share provide incentives for Teradyne's expansion. (June 25, 2015)

GE, Boeing Use 3-D Printing for Durable Aircraft Parts
Falling prices, more materials, and greater understanding of the technology's potential value are helping 3-D printing move into manufacturing. (June 23, 2015)



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