April 14, 2015      

ABB today said that it has bought Gomtec GmbH to expand its collaborative robot offerings. Both companies are on Robotics Business Reviews' RBR50 list of noteworthy companies worldwide.

Hannover, Germany-based ABB said its purchase will allow it to expand its development of "safe-by-design" co-robots that can operate without requiring safety cages.

"We are seeing an increasing trend of automation innovation where humans and robots work side by side in ways that weren't possible before," said P...

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