According to BusinessEurope, escalating global trade tensions are a big risk for the EU’s economic growth, which could potentially shrink global GDP by almost 1% in 2020. Read more

According to recent figures by the International Federation of Robotics, Slovakia and Slovenia are leading the way in robotics innovation in Central and Eastern Europe. Read more

ABB has announced a major US$150 million investment in Shanghai, China to build the world’s most advanced, automated and flexible robotics factory - a cutting-edge centre where robots make robots. Read more

‘Smart factories are revolutionising manufacturing.’ That’s the claim of many tech and industry experts who believe that optimising the manufacturing process to create an integrated and collaborative process will bring about the world’s next industri Read more

According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), investment in robotics equipment has slowed as the trade war between the US and China escalates. Read more

To teach an autonomous (self-driving) vehicle to navigate its way around obstacles and moving cars, and avoid pedestrians in the road - even if one runs out in front of it - we need to teach it to see and identify the world. Read more

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) Group has developed its first programme-controlled robot capable of executing the functions of an employee working on a computer. Read more

With the introduction of a new low-cost robotic concept from igus, simple tasks can now be automated easily with a relatively quick ROI. Read more

Goudsmit Magnetics Group of Waalre (NL) has developed a magnetic gripper for the purpose of picking up or holding items such as punched steel parts, blanks and perforated steel sheet in robotic applications in the automotive industry. Read more

Japanese Nidec Corporation is set to invest around 50 billion yen ($450 million) in the acquisition of give German robotics companies, in line with the continued global shift towards automated manufacturing. Read more

GreyOrange, the global leader in AI-powered robotics systems for flexible automation in distribution and fulfillment centres, is establishing its US Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more

The EU funded project ESMERA (European SMEs Robotics Applications) is to give a presentation on the EXPO Stage at robot fair R-18 in Odense, Denmark. Read more

The EU-funded robotics project ESMERA (European SMEs Robotics Applications) has opened its first competitive call for experiment proposals. Within the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, ESMERA aims to boost robotics Read more

The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) forecasts that sales of service robots will grow between 20 and 25 per cent by 2020. Read more

The Small Robot Company, a UK-based agritech start-up has raised £50,000 through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. Read more

The 14th International IERA Award for Robotics and Automation has announced its three big winners for this year. Read more

The Polish start-up Photon has won the 2018 CEE-Released Programme – the first cross-border programme in central and eastern Europe designed to launch companies in the international marketplace and attract investment. Read more

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is advancing and the media is flooded with stories of AI exceeding human capabilities. Read more

Daiwa House Industry Co. Ltd is using a Butler robotics system from GreyOrange and GROUND at its Ichikawa logistics centre. Read more

As employers struggle to find workers with the right skillset, says the latest research from Epicor Software Corporation, industrial workers are beginning to see the benefits of working with robots rather than other humans to boost productivity. Read more


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