In this video interview from RoboBusiness 2017, Harmonic Drive CEO Doug Olson discusses the growth of the industry and how precision robot components are enabling a wider range of applications.
Voodoo Manufacturing is an example of how collaborative robots can aid in fast integration, lights-out operations, and even reshoring of production to the U.S.
Josh Inman, VP of marketing at Kollmorgen, talks about the Chinese collaborative robotics market and his session at RoboBusiness 2017.
The chief robotics officer or CRO must be able to manage business transformation through the creation and implementation of a robotics and AI roadmap. Every industry is affected by automation, so ever business needs a leader with understanding of both technology and human questions.
Over the last 50 years the cost of labor in manufacturing has risen steadily, and the willingness of many people to perform highly repetitive tasks on assembly lines has decreased. Over the same period the equivalent hourly cost of robot labor has steadily declined. Human labor turnover in U.S. manufacturing averaged 16% in 2016 according…
RoboBusiness 2017 is an ideal event for attendees to learn about the growing and changing global robotics market and to build or update their own automation strategy.
Universal Robots will be showcasing its collaborative robotic arms at RoboBusiness 2017, including a cobot able to avoid collisions with moving objects and a startup demonstrating a UR arm for sewing during the annual Pitchfire competition.
Robotics and AI are growing more essential to solving business problems, particularly when combined with the latest sensors and data analytics, observes OLogic Ted Larson, who’ll be speaking at RoboBusiness 2017 in Santa Clara, Calif. But there are still hurdles to overcome, he notes.
The industrial automation market in North America grew at a strong rate in the first half of 2017, said the Association for Advancing Automation. While much of was in automotive manufacturing, A3 noted that robotics is paralleling employment and help the U.S. economy.
Georg Stieler, RoboBusiness speaker, researcher, and consultant for global robotics companies, shares his thoughts on the industrial use of robotics and AI.
Cobots are now so integrated into business that it’s something of a cliche to compare this new generation of automation to the clumsy, cage-bound robotics common two decades ago. Moving machines from sequestered danger zones to shared workspaces is now nothing new, and the future of cobots will likely depend on integrating humans and cobots…
Not only did maxon precision motors inc. provide the actuators for RB3D’s Cobot 7A-15 robot arm, but it also provided the entire drive system. RB3D offers its cobot for warehouses, rehabilitation, and more applications.
Cloud robotics brings the power of cloud computing to management of industrial automation, particularly machine tending. This technology is evolving along with IoT and AI, and Tend.ai is working with major collaborative robot vendors.
Just as PCs and smartphones have become more powerful at a lower cost, next-generation robots are destined for the same path. Increased processing power will be a main driver in mass adoption of robotics, and chip giant Intel hopes to be at the center of the movement with its Joule development platform.
Although the food industry has unique requirements, such as for food safety and operating in refrigerated or hot environments, robotics adoption will likely increase.
Automate and ProMat 2017 this past month in Chicago provided a great opportunity to see the latest in supply chain automation. We round up many of the noteworthy exhibitors and new mobile robots and cobots from the show.
Why is there so much attention on warehouse automation right now? A combination of e-commerce necessity, machine vision improvements, and data capabilities, explained panelists at Automate 2017.
Blue Workforce A/S has partnered with a Chinese investor to set up a unit in Hong Kong and expand its production and marketing for its Ragnar collaborative robot. The pick-and-place robot is part of a wave of Danish robotics.
Robotics training modules in the Universal Robots Academy can help end users such as Whirlpool implement UR arms and develop their own applications.
Universal Robots has continued its rapid expansion worldwide. The company that pioneered and commercialized collaborative robot technology continues to leverage its first mover advantage and market leadership position.
As industrial automation increases worldwide, so too do safety and economic concerns. A country’s approach to robot law depends on its priorities.
Industrial automation, and collaborative robots in particular, presents a new set of risks and opportunities for different industries and countries. See how some are moving ahead with strategies and specifications.
On Robot and OptoForce have received significant investments for their gripper and sensors, respectively, which serve the growing global cobot market.
The collaborative robot market is growing, but estimates of how much vary widely. Jurgen von Hollen, the new president of Universal Robots, wants to educate end users on where they can gain efficiency.
Collaborative robots have done a lot more than introduce themselves as the leaders of the next wave of manufacturing; they are building a community of shared expertise and developer excellence right before our eyes.