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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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From Robot Design to Robot — in Hours!

From Robot Design to Robot — in Hours!

With $10 million in National Science Foundation (NSF) funding, the researchers are joining forces to make building your own robot almost as easy as printing a grant request.

Corning Teamwork: Robots, Gorilla Glass and the iPhone

Corning Teamwork: Robots, Gorilla Glass and the iPhone

Gorilla Glass, the diamond-tough, micro-thin window into every iPhone and iPad?as well as six hundred other electronic devices for thirty different companies?is made possible by a team of FANUC robots and humans at Corning?s sixty-year-old glassworks in the small town...

When Apple Comes Home, Thank a Robot

When Apple Comes Home, Thank a Robot

Rising wages and automation alone might make Apple move to India or Africa, but not re-shore itself stateside. The robot, however, holds the automation key.

Breakthrough Robotic 3D Metal-cutting Laser

Breakthrough Robotic 3D Metal-cutting Laser

The slim and only five kilograms light laser cutting head also contributes to the accessibility into tight locations, high path accuracies and high speed 3D metal processing.