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Commonly recognised for its bulging eyes and triangular head, the praying mantis is often portrayed as a motionless predatory insect. Here, Graham Mackrell, managing director of specialist gear manufacturer Harmonic Drive UK, explains how the... Read more

The latest industrial trends, trade novelties, cost-efficient industrial solutions, the latest "conquests” of Industry 4.0 and more than 130 industrial branches at the same place and the same time... Read more

Figures by the International Federation of Robotics state that robot sales in Poland grew by 26 per cent between 2010-2015. To cater for this market, TM Robotics has established a partnership with native automation distributor, PolRobot... Read more

Following two years of construction, Japanese technology group Yaskawa has now opened its new €25-million robot production facility with European robotics development centre in Kočevje, Slovenia. The plant is intended to supplement the existing... Read more

New Zealand’s Invert Robotics, the developer of the world’s first non-magnetic, climbing inspection robot for hazardous environments, has secured an investment agreement of US$8.8million (€7.7-million) to expand its business in Europe and worldwide.. Read more

The technological and social revolutions of the past few decades have completely reshaped industry. The food packaging and palletizing industry is no exception. In fact, the last ten years alone has seen the adoption of advanced technologies at an... Read more

One of the first biologic drugs, Insulin, was commercialised by Eli Lilly in 1982 to extend the lives of diabetes patients. Now, there are over 2,700 biologic drugs available, which are changing the lives of patients with diseases such as cancer, rhe Read more

Today’s plant automation systems provide transparent monitoring of system status, plus tools such as condition monitoring or predictive maintenance – all help to reduce unscheduled downtime. However, what about brownfield installations with legacy... Read more

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£2.5-million in funding has been awarded by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), an arm of the UK Ministry of Defence, to a consortium headed up by Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd for the development of drone swarm technology. Read more

Fish and bees rarely, if ever, have a chance to interact. However, engineers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne found that, with the use of a robot translator, the two distinctly different species are able to communicate with... Read more

Rovco has expanded its international reach after forming a local partnership with Drexel Marine Petroleum Services in Egypt. The deal will see the Bristol-based firm offer its range of advanced subsea services to companies in Egypt, as... Read more

ILAPAK is experiencing increasing demand for flow wrappers integrated with robotic feeding systems as bakeries push for greater flexibility from their packaging plant. Read more

Shockingly, 79% of automation distributors do not believe their customers understand the safety requirements of installing a collaborative robot. That’s according to the results of the Global Robotics Report... Read more

Gacha is the world’s first self-driving robot bus that works in any weather. What makes Gacha unique is its ability to work reliably even under difficult conditions – in the dark as well as rain, snow, or slush. Read more

To inspire students to consider a career in engineering, global engineering technologies company Renishaw hosted a regional heat of the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge at its Gloucestershire, UK, headquarters. Read more

On the weekend of March 8–10 2019, the fourth annual #AimtecHackathon was held at Pilsen’s Moving Station. It centred on a programming marathon in which participants had fantastic access to technologies, mentors and space for creativity... Read more

In 2017, amid fears that machines would replace human workers in the future, one of the world’s most automated nations, South Korea, introduced the world’s first robot tax. It is a contentious issue — Microsoft founder, Bill Gates has previously... Read more

Autonomous logistics technologies, from warehouse automation to augmented reality and self-driving vehicles, are revolutionising the way manufacturers move goods from place to place, increasing efficiency, improving safety standards and reducing Read more

Amsterdam-based Open Location Platform company, HERE Technologies, specialists in mapping and location platform services, today announced the establishment of the new international Institute for Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence (IARAI). Read more

With industrial robot installations in the UK increasing for the third year in a row to 2,300 units, there has been much talk about how the future workplace will look and the threat posed to jobs by automation. 1,000 UK employees were interviewed by Read more

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