Recent advances in AI and algorithms will be bringing more of the technologies to the investment and marketing worlds, while industrial robot maker Kuka is seeking to move into the home robotics market. Meanwhile new European drone policy continues their global leadership in the field. Robotics Business Review has partnered with me to bring you…
RBR50 company Boeing says the secretive robotic process it’s developing to change the way it builds the fuselage on 777 planes is in the final phase of testing and production. The Fuselage Automated Upright Build (FAUB), designed by fellow RBR50 company KUKA Robotics, allows fuselage sections to be built using automated, guided robots that will…
We go inside the construction of Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall in Germany to see how a seven-axis system from Kuka Robotics aided the design of the geodesic structure.
Boeing intends to dramatically change the way the plane?s metal hull is built.
German Aerospace Center “Arms” Mini Helicopter
Midwest Engineering Systems partners with Kuka for healthcare innovation.
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ESAB Partners with KUKA Robotics for Robotic Welding Solutions
More and more leaders in industrial robotics are being connected to IROS through the research community. ROS supporters believe that the open source movement is the best path towards accelerating the development of the robotics industry.
The technology will provide an advanced welding solution along with KUKA?s industrial robots acquired by system integrators and end-use customers, with applications including the automotive and computer industries, as well as other sectors.
“The robot is now functioning 100% of the time so we can claim the whole project to be a success. It is critically important for us to maximize our machine uptimes and KUKA?s solution is fully delivering on its promise.
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.
Coventry-based Sarginsons Industries is allocating a portion of its capital to establish robots in its facility.
The 8th annual Invention and Entrepreneurship Award in Robotics and Automation (IERA) was presented to Gino De-Gol, Robocoaster Ltd. and Esben H. Ostergaard, Universal Robots during the IERA Networking Dinner at the AUTOMATICA on Tuesday in Munich.
New advancements in robot development are designed for safe human-robot cooperation. AUTOMATICA 2012 demonstrates a trend that has major implications for the factory/warehouse work environment.
Specialized robotics aren’t common to the furniture industry, he said. Some large manufacturers use robots in production but mainly for simple functions, like picking up and moving furniture pieces or pushing items down conveyor belts. They’re also used minimally in spraying finish applications. Loh said the Arthur system can do a lot. “It’s just a matter of once we install the schematics for a piece, it automatically takes that and begins to manufacture. There’s almost no limit on that end,” he said.
While demand from China so far was driven by automobile production, Kuka now seeks more business with customers in other industries. Manufacturers of semiconductors, electronic devices, food products and beverages are among the largest buyers of industrial robots, according data by the International Federation of Robotics, based in Frankfurt.
More than 115,000 industrial robots shipped during 2010, almost double the number of units sold worldwide in 2009, which was the lowest year since the early ’90s, according to a statement from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). “The prospects for 2011 and beyond are promising,” commented Åke Lindqvist, IFR president. “The robotics industry benefits…
KUKA and the German Aerospace Center co-develop a small, lightweight robot, in use in piolet projects since March 2009, was designed to operate in close association with human co-workers.