A webcast that explores the world of iron-collar workers (cobots) as they begin their takeover of manufacturing.
Universal Robots, the Danish pioneer of human-robot collaboration, will launch Universal Robots+, a showroom of plug and play application solutions offering a new level of simplicity for companies that want to hit the ground running with UR robot installations.
“While useful, robots also represent a potential hazard. They can move their arms or bodies forcefully and very rapidly, and often manipulate dangerous and sharp tools. This represents a threat to all living agents that are surrounding robots. If humans are present in the robots’ proximity, the situation gets even more dangerous.” Safety Issues in…
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ? Ben Franklin, engineer, inter alia You just know it’s coming, don’t you? You can tell that a technology has arrived when everyone starts to do a lot of thinking about safety and liability, especially when it comes to robots. Collaborative robots have arrived in…
Collaborative robot maker Universal Robots unveiled its Universal Robots+ online showroom and +You developer forum at this year’s Automatica show.
Cobots are moving from major automakers to small and midsize enterprises, said Universal Robots’ Scott Mabie at the International Collaborative Robots Workshop.
Like the fall of the Berlin Wall, collaborative robots are at a crucial moment in their history. Omron looks at how technological developments affect safety.
Jim Lawton, chief marketing officer at Rethink Robotics, describes what the cobot maker is looking for as it seeks international partners.
Esben Ostergaard, CTO of UR, likens the ongoing International Organization for Standardization safety effort as similar to that for cars.
Collaborative robots need metrics and rules to know the balance between sufficient force to injure humans and reasonable speeds.
NSF funds 66 new research proposals to 49 distinct institutions in 27 states.
Japanese and foreign robot makers demonstrated their co-robot wares in Tokyo, addressing a wider range of functions with safer cobots.
Collaborative robots are proving themselves to be tireless, efficient workers in all sorts of manufacturing and logistics environments.
Rethink Robotics has pioneered the category of collaborative robotics with Baxter, the only industrial robot safe and versatile enough to be used in education, yet smart and flexible enough to succeed on the manufacturing floor. Baxter is a revolutionary manufacturing and educational platform, helping raise the standard of student learning.
The demand for co-robots in China and Universal Robots’ lead in market share provide incentives for Teradyne’s expansion.
Eben Ostergaard, co-founder of Universal Robots, describes how his experiences as a researcher in different countries help him lead his company.
It was just a matter of time until the titans of M&A noticed Universal Robots.
Teradyne is acquiring Universal Robots, which makes manufacturing robots that can work alongside humans, to expand in the booming Asian robotics market.
With the exception of 2011, Rethink Robotics has received millions in JV investments every year since its founding in 2008.
ABB Group announced that it has bought Gomtec, and both companies expect to benefit from shared resources for promoting safer industrial automation.
An expansive set of capabilities that could impact a whole range of industries.
Rodney Brooks, founder of Rethink Robotics, shares some of his underlying principles in technology, academia and business.
Universal Robots, which entered the North American market in 2012, is expanding distribution of its UR5 and UR10 robots via Numatic Engineering and Intek Systems.
The market entry of UR?s robots is a page out of Malcolm Gladwell?s Tipping Point and Thomas Kuhn?s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
First collaborative robot in use at Volkswagen worldwide.