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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...

Ocado’s New Grocery Robot Can Pick, Pack 50,000 Items

Ocado’s New Grocery Robot Can Pick, Pack 50,000 Items

Ocado Technology, the research division of online grocer Ocado Group Ltd., is no stranger to robotic grippers and grasping techniques. Ocado has been working with European partners to develop soft manipulators, including SoMa, to help fulfill orders in its e-commerce...