When inflexible automation collides with manufacturing trends requiring more flexibility, productivity suffers. Why? Manufacturing as currently practiced — with poor human-machine collaboration — is not sufficiently responsive to the long-term trends of shorter product life cycles and increasing product diversity.
Monash University’s Dr. Nicole Robinson explains how social robots can play a role in diet and weight reduction without the need for human intervention.
Even before the advent of the Covid-19, autonomous mobile robot companies, notably those producing robots for use in e-commerce fulfillment centers, factories and warehousing, were experiencing a boom in investment. The pandemic is only accelerating investments in the AMR market.
Cloud computing represents the most important horizontal innovation for the robotics industry to date, with the market for robot-related services powered by cloud computing reaching US$157.8 billion in annual revenue by 2030.
A new study co-authored by an MIT economist Daron Acemoglu shows firms that move quickly to use robots tend to add workers to their payroll, while industry job losses are more concentrated in firms that make this change more slowly.
LogisticsIQ expects the overall revenues from the Warehouse Automation Market to increase from US $13 billion in 2018 to reach US $27 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 11.7% (2019 to 2025).
MIT economist Daron Acemoglu’s new research puts a number on the job costs of automation.
In 2019, overall robot market revenues experienced negative growth for the first time in many years affected by the global manufacturing downturn and reduced demand in major end industries such as automotive and electronics. However, the collaborative robot market still maintains a high growth rate of more than 30% (32.1% in revenue term and 31.3%…
Modular robotics are currently a niche market, but the need for flexibility could propel demand, predicts one global market analyst.
Nominations are now open for companies and groups to apply for the RBR50 2020 Innovation Awards.
Incident management, rural communications among most cited use cases.
‘Top trends of 2020’ includes predictions for 2 million new industrial robots by 2022.
Robotics, automation, AI and drones are enabling digitization efforts for the future supply chain.
Actionable insights around the world of robotics at the click of a download button.
New survey shows high interest in automation and robotics to address accuracy and efficiency.
Hardware purchases to dominate both sectors, with manufacturing remaining top buyer.
Impact of automation yet to be felt, and workers remain optimistic that it will help their future work.
Merging the world of creativity and imagination with robotics and AI.
Application of waste-sorting robots shows success of machine learning techniques.
ElectroSkin can be a building block to the next generation of soft robots.
Non-automotive companies ordering robots are near record numbers for 2019, RIA says.
Carnegie Mellon researchers explore non-cooperative human-robot interaction.
Robotics and materials handling applications are driving demand for motion control products, says Interact Analysis.
MIT CSAIL researchers explore whether self-driving cars can predict other drivers’ personalities.
The ways that humans interact with robots has evolved over the years.