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%…
From heavy lifting arms to collaborative robots, manufacturing and other industries now have a variety of options, depending on their needs.
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 was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but exhibitors and attendees expressed optimism about the supply chain robotics market.
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 has opened an office in Frankfurt, Germany, and named Jon Schechter as head of Europe.
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.
Modular system eliminates dependence on tethered pressurized air lines.
New collaborative robot can now handle payloads up to 35 pounds (16 kg).
Swiss firm Demareux SA to integrate LiveDrive motors from Canada’s Genesis Robotics into next generation of Delta Robot systems.
Recent robotics awards have been given out for innovation in piece picking, UV disinfection of hospital spaces, and agricultural product packing.
Second patent for next-generation autonomous mobile robotics maker; aiming to meet needs for warehouse, manufacturing configurations.
Upgraded system to be deployed to help pick more than 20,000 SKUs in new warehouse.
New system lets robots place things like hang small coffee mug on a tiny hook.
Robotics industry pioneer Mick Mountz joins RightHand’s board of directors.
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.
Leading autonomous warehouse robotics company breaks holiday peak season records with unprecedented productivity and scale.
The impact of artificial intelligence within warehouses will act as a crystal ball for AI, robotics in other industries.
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 promise to combine the safety and flexibility of collaborative robots with mobile platforms. A recent event in Tokyo provided an advance glimpse.
Second investment spurs growth for agricultural automation and robotics operation; Robotics Plus eyes U.S. subsidiary.
Data science is behind improvements in machine vision, gripping, and integration, which in turn allow robots to be smarter helpers in distribution centers.
OMRON’s new TM series collaborative robots are intended to be easier to use and are compatible with its LD series autonomous mobile 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.
Intuitive, high-precision Robot Force Guide takes automation to next level, while T6 delivers the ultimate slide alternative at an ultra-low cost.