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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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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...

Aircraft in Search of Robotic Assembly

Aircraft in Search of Robotic Assembly

Aircraft manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar worldwide industry ?but one that's still in search of a completely automated set of solutions. The first ones to achieve that target will surely steal a segment of the industry --with very profitable results.

Reality Imitating Art…Robot Style!

Reality Imitating Art…Robot Style!

Movies tend to give people wrong ideas about real-world robots. They certainly give people the impression that things are possible that aren't yet possible. Yet, that this isn?t necessarily a bad thing. Movies and literature should show us the way,...

Fast, Brainy Robots and a Fistful of Patents

Fast, Brainy Robots and a Fistful of Patents

The Pleasanton, CA-based Adept, provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile products and services, has a number of strong cards to play for 2012: the fastest robots, for one; then the truly brainy concept of putting the intelligence ?inside? the...