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Automation and Robotics

Universal Robots (UR), a Danish manufacturer of collaborative robots (cobots), has announced the launch of its UR16e cobot which boasts an impressive 16 kg payload capability... Read more

The global population is set to reach nine billion by 2050. Combined with the threat of climate change and the scarcity of natural resources, the food and beverage industry must adapt to fulfil increasing demands for produce. Here, Sean Robinson... Read more

ABB today announced that it has started construction of its new robotics manufacturing and research facility in China, the world’s largest robotics market. The facility is expected to open during 2021 and represents a total investment of $150... Read more

Research company Gartner predicts that half of large industrial companies will be using digital twins to improve productivity by 2021. Here Jonathan Wilkins, director at industrial automation parts supplier EU Automation, explains the important... Read more

Manufacturers that want to stay competitive on the market often find themselves in product pricing wars but the key to profit is often closer to home. For one thing, operating costs are a common major expense with the average organisation spending... Read more

Has the introduction of robotics led to household chores becoming a thing of the past? Sadly, not yet. While robot vacuum cleaners are growing in popularity, we don’t yet have a robotic personal assistant to complete all of our tedious household... Read more

The EU-funded robotics project ESMERA (European SMEs Robotics Applications) has opened its second open call. Under the call, industrial end users have defined specific challenges to be solved by introducing a robotics solution. The challenges are... Read more

Buildings, infrastructure and cities across the globe are straining under the combined pressures of explosive population growth and a warming climate. A new research initiative, Break the Grid, is looking at how 3D printers can be made to move... Read more

Plants have increasingly scrapped keyboards and mice on the shop floor in favour of a more responsive human machine interface (HMI) approach. Against this backdrop, Ian Brett, area sales manager at industrial automation provider Novotek UK and... Read more

Industry is changing a lot these days. New concepts and systems pop-up continuously, and due to companies’ need to implement the best technology, a lot of things will change in a relatively short span of time... Read more

The oceans have been around for roughly 4.5 billion years. They cover 70% of the planet, but we have yet to explore 95% of their depths. In a bid to further investigate the wonders of the deep, scientists have recently researched mining rare... Read more

Novotek UK and Ireland, the industrial automation and digital transformation expert, will again team-up with GE Digital to deliver an industrial digitalisation discovery day in Manchester, UK. It follows successful days in Northampton, UK, and... Read more

A threat to jobs, a health and safety risk and a technological nightmare. Despite these common protests against robotic technology, demand is growing, creating a new challenge for robot component suppliers. Chris Johnson, managing director of... Read more

BASF SE and Technische Universität Berlin have signed an agreement to cooperate closely in the area of machine learning. The aim of the collaboration, Berlin-based Joint Lab for Machine Learning (BASLEARN), is to develop workable new mathematical... Read more

Fortaco Group, a global provider of technology, vehicle cabins, steel fabrications and vehicle assemblies for heavy off-highway equipment and marine industries, has been investing heavily over the past decade in technologically advanced production... Read more

Hotel, motel or Holiday Inn? Guest experience is quickly becoming an increasingly important factor in the hotel world, with decisions being made on where to stay based on service and reliability. To aid with this, service robots are being introduced. Read more

The European Union is to fund a new project through its Horizon 2020 programme that is looking to revolutionise underground mining through development of a “bio-inspired, modular and reconfigurable robot-miner” that can access small and difficult... Read more

The time a person takes to withdraw cash from an ATM is around thirty seconds. These cash dispensing machines have become ubiquitous in cities, towns and even villages across the world and the intuitive nature of the machines have revolutionised... Read more

Robotics and Industry 4.0 are just some of the major technology trends impacting the upstream offshore industry. Here, Stephen Hayes, managing director of Beckhoff Automation UK, explores some of the topics identified in SPE Offshore Europe’s... Read more

A Berlin-based 3D printing software company, 3YOURMIND, has been awarded €1.3-million to develop and integrate machine learning solutions into its additive manufacturing process... Read more

  • Universal Robots Launches UR16e Cobot

  • Feeding the Future

  • ABB breaks ground on new robotics facility in Shanghai

  • Building a digital twin

  • ESMERA open call

  • EU Automation - Making robots the easy option

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