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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

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

Swedish home appliance manufacturer Electrolux is to invest €100-million in it's Hungarian plant in Nyíregyháza, in the country's east as a means of increasing its products' competitiveness. At the same time, the company will be outsourcing its... 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

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

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

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

Cobots—robots that physically interact with humans in a shared workspace—first appeared on factory floors two years ago, accounting for approximately 5% of global industrial robot sales in 2016. These robotic partners were hailed as ‘the future of... Read more

The Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has deployed 16 robots in its facility which successfully imitate the actions of real workers. By the end of 2019, the Company plans to automate a total of 32 manufacturing processes... Read more

Stemmer Imaging AG has signed an agreement with 3D machine vision camera company Zivid for the distribution of its market-leading Zivid One+ cameras and software throughout Europe. Providing human-like vision capabilities, the cameras meet the... Read more

Croatian AI and robotics startup Gideon Brothers has announced a partnership with Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company Atlantic Grupa. The project sees Gideon Brothers' logistics robots, which are fully autonomous due to advanced visual-... Read more

Until recently, the Industrial Revolution was largely associated with drastic engineering efforts that transformed Britain’s industry. Two centuries later, we are experiencing another shift in global manufacturing, the Fourth Industrial Revolution... Read more

The Volvo Group has signed an agreement with NVIDIA to jointly develop the decision making system of autonomous commercial vehicles and machines. Utilising NVIDIA’s end-to-end artificial intelligence platform for training, simulation and... Read more

France's rich culinary history is about to be taken to another level. Pazzi, formerly known as EKIM, is the world's first fully automated restaurant and it's opening soon having raised over €10-million Series A round of funding... Read more

  • Universal Robots Launches UR16e Cobot

  • ABB breaks ground on new robotics facility in Shanghai

  • ESMERA open call

  • EU Automation - Making robots the easy option

  • The effect of the robot boom - subsea

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