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New Robot Applications Get Spotlight at iRex 2017

New Robot Applications Get Spotlight at iRex 2017

Our columnist brings his international perspective to the latest robot applications shown at iRex 2017 in Tokyo. Machine learning, service robots, and Society 5.0 all have implications for automation beyond Japan.

Japan Hopes to Spark Robot Revolution at iREX 2017

Japan Hopes to Spark Robot Revolution at iREX 2017

Humanoids mixed with industrial robots as Japan kicked off its biennial International Robot Exhibition (iREX) 2017 in Tokyo on Wednesday, featuring cutting-edge smart machines for the workplace and beyond amid Japan’s aging population and shrinking labor pool. Like many trade...

ABB Teams With Kawasaki on Cobot Standards, Releases New Robot

ABB Teams With Kawasaki on Cobot Standards, Releases New Robot

ABB and Kawasaki are collaborating internationally to help educate potential users and the general public on the benefits of cobots such as theirs. Their push for cobot standards, or at least "common industry approaches," won't affect their existing YuMi and...

3 Ways to Get Kids into Engineering

3 Ways to Get Kids into Engineering

The challenges our world faces are growing by the day. We can't afford to have a lack of engineers working to solve these problems. Here are a few fun ways to kids interested in engineering.

What’s Cooking in Robotics?

What’s Cooking in Robotics?

The automated kitchen might be coming sooner than anyone expects; then again it could be a rotten egg. Oliver Mitchell takes a look at robots breaking into the food industry.