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Although the automotive industry has been using robots for decades, the rise of collaborative robots or cobots has made automation more flexible and useful to small and midsize enterprises. Multiple industries can benefit from adoption or expansion of automation, but only if they understand their own processes and needs and can work well with partners.

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Robotics & Geopolitics: AI Rivalry Encompasses U.S., China, and Canada; UN Proposes Global Drone Registry

The intensifying global robotics and AI rivalry includes Alphabet's warning that the U.S. should pay more attention to China, as well as Canada's first AI-driven ETF.

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Robots To Drive Era Of New Possibilities

Robots To Drive Era Of New Possibilities

New advancements in robot development are designed for safe human-robot cooperation. AUTOMATICA 2012 demonstrates a trend that has major implications for the factory/warehouse work environment.

Canon Cameras Betting On Robot-only Production

Canon Cameras Betting On Robot-only Production

Canon Inc. is moving toward fully automating digital camera production in an effort to cut costs ? a key change being played out across Japan, a world leader in robotics. Canon, the world's leader in digital cameras with a 20%...

Redwood Could Well Be The Apple, Inc. Of Robotics?

Redwood Could Well Be The Apple, Inc. Of Robotics?

Redwood Robotics is questing after one of robotics? most exclusive and elusive killer apps: robotic arms and hands. And by the look of the triumvirate it has assembled to pursue that challenge, it just might pull it off.

Robot System Impacts $87 Billion Furniture Industry

Robot System Impacts $87 Billion Furniture Industry

Specialized robotics aren't common to the furniture industry, he said. Some large manufacturers use robots in production but mainly for simple functions, like picking up and moving furniture pieces or pushing items down conveyor belts. They're also used minimally in...

Kuka Robotics Ramps Up Production in China

Kuka Robotics Ramps Up Production in China

While demand from China so far was driven by automobile production, Kuka now seeks more business with customers in other industries. Manufacturers of semiconductors, electronic devices, food products and beverages are among the largest buyers of industrial robots, according data...

ST Robotics Introduces New Bench-top Robotic Arm

ST Robotics Introduces New Bench-top Robotic Arm

ST Robotics claims that the R12-six is the most cost-effective, 6-axis robot on the market today for professional use. David Sands, President and CEO of ST Robotics, said, ?Based on our successful 5-axis design, the 6-axis option gives users the...