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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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The Top 10 Articles of 2017 on Robotics Business Review

The Top 10 Articles of 2017 on Robotics Business Review

What were the top 10 articles of 2017 on Robotics Business Review? We look back at our most popular stories, which drew reader attention for their coverage of developments in industrial automation, international policy, and emerging applications for robotics and...

Japan Hopes to Spark Robot Revolution at iREX 2017

Japan Hopes to Spark Robot Revolution at iREX 2017

Humanoids mixed with industrial robots as Japan kicked off its biennial International Robot Exhibition (iREX) 2017 in Tokyo on Wednesday, featuring cutting-edge smart machines for the workplace and beyond amid Japan’s aging population and shrinking labor pool. Like many trade...

ABB Teams With Kawasaki on Cobot Standards, Releases New Robot

ABB Teams With Kawasaki on Cobot Standards, Releases New Robot

ABB and Kawasaki are collaborating internationally to help educate potential users and the general public on the benefits of cobots such as theirs. Their push for cobot standards, or at least "common industry approaches," won't affect their existing YuMi and...