Companies in this market must expect that new local competitors will emerge — partly supported by the Chinese government.
With 5.1 percent of stock, Red Mountain is pushing iRobot to focus on home robotics rather than defense and telepresence.
Robotics is expanding deeper into welding applications
The robotics, automation and CNC supplier has created a new company, FANUC America Corp.
FANUC Debuts High Efficiency Palletizing Robot
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Gorilla Glass, the diamond-tough, micro-thin window into every iPhone and iPad?as well as six hundred other electronic devices for thirty different companies?is made possible by a team of FANUC robots and humans at Corning?s sixty-year-old glassworks in the small town of Harrodsburg. KY.
Robots everywhere are key to industrial success, not just in China, but to all manufacturing from food, to electronics to durable goods to heavy industry. They are not luxury items but must-have critical national assets for any country?s economic survival and hoped-for prosperity. The opportunity for China to manufacture its own, indigenous robots?and even export them to places like India?has never been better.
According to expert analyst Dan Kara, Rethink Robotics is very well positioned, in terms of executive leadership, financing and first-to-market advantage to monopolize the market for its unique class of manufacturing robots for the foreseeable future.
Apple is about to single-handedly make robots a fixture in consumer electronics while potentially delaying deliveries for its competitors.
AUTOMATICA is the very first international event that brings together all branches of the robotics and automation industry under the same roof to exhibit innovations in their fields. The theme of AUTOMATICA 2012 is “Automation Solutions and Innovations” in all application areas.
Tables and chairs for casual dining represent an $8 billion slice of the more than $96 billion annually in retail sales of furniture and home furnishings. A Dutch inventor named Dirk Vander Kooij believes that his 3D printing robot that prints out tables and chairs ?from recycled materials, no less? has a more than passing chance to impact that industry in a very big way.
Dual-arm robots, in particular, are seeing wider acceptance among end-use industries.
The Asian robotics market to reach $11 billion by 2016, while the U.S. market will expand to $6 billion.
With robotics industry sales up more than 50 percent last year, attendees at the Automate 2011 show in Chicago earlier this week had good reason to be upbeat. Despite the tragic events in Japan, unrest in the Middle East, and climbing energy prices, markets around the world continued to forecast an economic recovery—one in which…
Today’s high-throughput distribution centers have a fast-growing logistics challenge- preparing a huge variety of packages to ship on schedule with low tolerance for errors, within an environment of rising labor costs and strict safety regulations. Large distribution centers must be capable of handling tens of thousands of different stock-keeping units (SKUs) in an assortment of…
Summary: The automotive industry accounts for 95 percent of the robots in industrial applications, but only because other industries have not figured out how to apply robotics to their more idiosyncratic processes. Innovations from Kuka and Fanuc show that major players believe it is time to move robots into the messy, difficult and physically demanding…
FANUC has become the first manufacturer of industrial robotic solutions to receive equipment acceptance from the United States Department of Agriculture for meat and poultry processing. The use of robotics systems in industrial manufacturing environments, particularly the automotive industry, is commonplace, almost to the point to where the market is saturated. In an effort to…