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Collaborative Robots: An Introduction

Collaborative Robots: An Introduction

Collaborative robots promise to be safer, as recognized in a new ISO standard. In this first of a series of downloads, Omron defines relevant terms related to this growing category within industrial automation. Familiarize yourself with ISO definitions and terms...

5 Steps for Getting Started with Collaborative Robots

5 Steps for Getting Started with Collaborative Robots

Manufacturing companies out there are dealing with the same issues: Hiring and retaining a qualified workforce, increasing their production rate, increasing their quality, and reducing their production costs. All these factors can be improved dramatically with automation and robots. We...

Top 16 Personal Robots in 2016

Top 16 Personal Robots in 2016

Throughout 2016 personal robots—some call them family, social or home robots —will be appearing on store shelves with price tags ranging from $179 to $4,500, with each exhibiting capabilities ranging from moderate interaction with people to full companion status. Some...

Intellectual Property Considerations for the Robotics Industry

Intellectual Property Considerations for the Robotics Industry

To be a successful business, you need a comprehensive and strategic plan for intellectual property protection of technical developments and enhancements, including design elements. A strong intellectual property portfolio provides several competitive advantages for robotics companies of all sizes—whether positioning...

Choosing the Right 3D Printing Technology for your Application

Choosing the Right 3D Printing Technology for your Application

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) and PolyJet are two of the most advanced and effective additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing technologies available. They span the range from budget-friendly, desktop modeling devices to large-format, factory-floor equipment that draw from the capital...

Trends in Consumer Robot Purchasing

Trends in Consumer Robot Purchasing

The 2015 Consumer Robotics Survey reveals what the buying public believes about robotics, is interested in buying and why. By the year 2020, some prognosticators are claiming at least one robot will be in every home in America and Europe...

Research Report: Investing in Robotics

Research Report: Investing in Robotics

It pays to know where to invest and which robotics markets are taking off. Robotics is now the world’s fastest growing industry, with global spending on robotics and related services to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of...

Research Report: Industrial Automation and the New Productivity

Research Report: Industrial Automation and the New Productivity

Three grand movements are simultaneously sweeping through robotics: Robotics is becoming the next General Purpose Technology Robot-driven automation is forging a recovery in global productivity Robot automation is forming the backbone of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) This research report,...

Transactions Report: 4Q 2015

Transactions Report: 4Q 2015

More so than ever, robotics technology was increasingly broad based, reaching from the welding bays of giant auto makers to co-robots pick ‘n packing at SMEs to record numbers of procedures in surgical suites to cleaning carpets and floors in...