In 2019, overall robot market revenues experienced negative growth for the first time in many years affected by the global manufacturing downturn and reduced demand in major end industries such as automotive and electronics. However, the collaborative robot market still maintains a high growth rate of more than 30% (32.1% in revenue term and 31.3%…
8 noteworthy lifting and mast robots and applications
From heavy lifting arms to collaborative robots, manufacturing and other industries now have a variety of options, depending on their needs.
6 tips for improving automated order picking
To optimize order picking, robot designers, integrators, and users should consider the pieces, processes, and training required for industrial automation, cobots, or AMRs.
MODEX 2020: 5 supply chain robot takeaways
MODEX 2020 was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but exhibitors and attendees expressed optimism about the supply chain robotics market.
SuperPick Polybag Picking System, designed to handle product returns, to debut at MODEX
Soft Robotics, whose vision systems and soft grippers can handle a wide variety of items, said it can now address costly e-commerce returns of polybagged items.
RightHand Robotics expands European operations
RightHand Robotics has opened an office in Frankfurt, Germany, and named Jon Schechter as head of Europe.
Nomagic packs seed round for warehouse fulfillment robots
Nomagic, a Polish startup whose Magicloader system uses AI and the cloud to pick and place products, has raised seed funding and added a former Amazon executive as an advisor.
Soft Robotics Goes Untethered with coDrive System
Modular system eliminates dependence on tethered pressurized air lines.
Universal Robots Launches UR16e Cobot for Heavier Payloads
New collaborative robot can now handle payloads up to 35 pounds (16 kg).
Demaurex, Genesis Robotics to Develop New Pick-and-Place Robots
Swiss firm Demareux SA to integrate LiveDrive motors from Canada’s Genesis Robotics into next generation of Delta Robot systems.
It’s Robotics Awards Season: Firms Grab Honors for Advances
Recent robotics awards have been given out for innovation in piece picking, UV disinfection of hospital spaces, and agricultural product packing.
NextShift Robotics Receives Patent for Vertical Lift Capability as Part of Robotic Picking Process
Second patent for next-generation autonomous mobile robotics maker; aiming to meet needs for warehouse, manufacturing configurations.
RightHand Robotics Teams With Japanese Wholesaler for Piece-Picking Offering
Upgraded system to be deployed to help pick more than 20,000 SKUs in new warehouse.
MIT CSAIL Robot Can Precisely Move Objects it’s Never Seen Before
New system lets robots place things like hang small coffee mug on a tiny hook.
RightHand Robotics Picks a Holiday Gift of Series B Funding
Robotics industry pioneer Mick Mountz joins RightHand’s board of directors.
OMRON Returns to CES With Next-Generation FORPHEUS and Near-Future Factory Exhibit
At CES, the global technology leader will showcase advanced AI, robotics, and automation that it says will create new ways for humans and machines to work together.
Locus Robotics Picks Over 3M Units for Logistics, Retail Customers in November
Leading autonomous warehouse robotics company breaks holiday peak season records with unprecedented productivity and scale.
Why Is Warehouse Automation So Important for AI Watchers?
The impact of artificial intelligence within warehouses will act as a crystal ball for AI, robotics in other industries.
Distribution Centers to Get Guidance on Integration From Fortna VP in CRO Online Summit
Distribution centers shouldn’t just look for point solutions, notes Roger Counihan. The CRO Online Summit speaker gives a preview of how to pick a partner and sell robotics internally.
Mobile Cobots Reach for the Stars in Japan
Mobile cobots promise to combine the safety and flexibility of collaborative robots with mobile platforms. A recent event in Tokyo provided an advance glimpse.
Yamaha Motor Invests Additional $8M into New Zealand’s Robotics Plus
Second investment spurs growth for agricultural automation and robotics operation; Robotics Plus eyes U.S. subsidiary.
Robotics Evolves Into the Distribution Center
Data science is behind improvements in machine vision, gripping, and integration, which in turn allow robots to be smarter helpers in distribution centers.
OMRON Launches TM Series Collaborative Robot, Accelerating Harmonization of Humans and Machines
OMRON’s new TM series collaborative robots are intended to be easier to use and are compatible with its LD series autonomous mobile robots.
Consumer Packaged Goods Firms Increasingly Rely on Robots
Among the innovations displayed at last week’s Pack Expo were cobots for the consumer packaged goods industry from Universal Robots and its partners.
Epson Robots Launches Force Guide, Synthis Robot at Pack Expo
Intuitive, high-precision Robot Force Guide takes automation to next level, while T6 delivers the ultimate slide alternative at an ultra-low cost.