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Automation and Robotics

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €50-million loan to Prodrive Technologies, a Dutch tech company active in the design and manufacturing of electronics, software and mechanics... Read more

The robotics market is set to transform over the next 10 years, based on the most comprehensive robotics tracker yet released by global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research... Read more

At this year's Automation Fair in Chicago, Industry Europe had the chance to sit down with Rockwell Automation CEO Blake Moret in a discussion which covered a range of topics including collaborations with other companies, changes in manufacturing... Read more

It is arguable that we are currently in the midst of an automation revolution. Most things are becoming digitised and everywhere you turn, it seems that technology is doing a job once reserved for a human... Read more

Changes to the world of modern manufacturing are elevating industry leaders and leaving incumbents behind. Today's "smart factory" is fitted with technologies such as 3D printing and Internet of Things (IoT)-compatible machinery. The systems... Read more

IAG Cargo has announced that it has successfully trialled autonomous drone technology within its warehouse facility in Madrid. Designed around the automation of freight checks, the technology will help improve efficiency and reliability of its... Read more

Continental has a long tradition in automotive, and it supplies a wide range of components for major global brands. Since 2017, their new warehousing hall has let them concentrate all of their logistics processes into one place. Read more

On first sight, Chicago’s Pullman District may not seem like the place you might expect to find one of the United States’ most progressive factories. Passing a giant Walmart and dilapidated buildings on a once prosperous brownfield site in a... Read more

One of the key events in the run up to the Automation Fair hosted by Rockwell Automation was the Perspectives media event where journalists, and Rockwell management heard from top brass about the company's achievements and plans for the future... Read more

Last week, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) proposed that the EU should develop a system of certification for trusted applications and products using artificial intelligence (AI), to be delivered by an independent body... Read more

A new study from the Capgemini Research Institute has found that smart factories could add at least $1.5-trillion (€1.36-trillion) to the global economy through productivity gains, improvements in quality and market share, along with customer... Read more

More than half (60%) of the UK population are concerned that jobs will be replaced by artificial intelligence in the future, according to a new study into consumer attitudes by Kaspersky. Many of the study’s respondents also admit they are worried... Read more

Dutch developer of robotics for hazardous environments, ExRobotics has signed an agreement with Japanese industrial automation company, Yokogawa Electric Corporation for the global sale and deployment of its inspection robot hardware and software... Read more

Nissan Motor Ibérica will soon complete the testing phase of a pioneering exoskeleton project before integration into production lines at Barcelona’s Zona Franca plant. The external exoskeleton devices help reduce the stresses normally placed on... Read more

Austria-based global logistics provider DB Schenker has introduced Gideon Brothers’ autonomous logistics robots into service at its Leipzig facility... Read more

The use of technology to solve environmental issues featured strongly at Microsoft’s Future Decoded conference this year. It’s a highly relevant topic. Multiple sources show that to slow the effect of climate change and continue to support an... Read more

Brillopak’s UniPAKer crate loading robot for fresh produce factories has won the PPMA Innovative Robotics Solution 2019 award, beating nine other processing and packaging OEM finalists... Read more

The social influence of robots on people and the insecurities this can bring should not be underestimated. Research conducted by Kaspersky and Ghent University has found that robots can effectively extract sensitive information from people who... Read more

ABB today opened its first global healthcare research hub on the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus, in Houston, Texas – showcasing a number of concept technologies, including a mobile YuMi robot, which will be designed to assist medical and... Read more

Danish collaborative robot, or cobot, manufacturer Universal Robots has announced that BWIndustrie, a French specialist in machining, assembly and robotics has installed the world’s first UR16e heavy-duty payload cobot... Read more

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