Extremophile robots: inspection in hazardous areas
Maintenance in industrial settings is essential to maximise efficiency and prevent accidents, but can be a hazardous and difficult job. In these harsh conditions, robots can perform inspection and maintenance tasks to safeguard human workers. Here Stewart Goulding, Managing Director of EMS, looks at some of the industrial environments where robots dare to venture.
Liverpool to become driving force in drone technology
Drone Major Group has announced the launch of the first ever drone technology ‘Test and Development Area’ project, to be created in the Liverpool City Region. The project is to be delivered in partnership with Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) and is expected to put the region on the path to become a global leader in the deployment of cutting-edge drone technology.
AI-based systems support mesh network drone delivery
In a bid to realise the future of autonomous airborne delivery, flight system and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) specialist Airwayz has announced that it is taking part in a two-year pilot program that will see drone delivery with a support mesh network. Drones are operating in mesh networks in Hadera, just north of Tel Aviv, to validate the safe and efficient integration of drone deliveries in urban environments.
Racer-5 cobot delivers high-performance robotics
Comau has introduced its RACER-5-0.80 (Racer-5 COBOT), a new paradigm in collaborative robotics which meets the growing demand for fast, cost-effective cobots that can be used in restricted spaces and in different application areas. Countering the belief that collaborative robots are slow, Racer-5 COBOT is a six-axis articulated robot that can work at industrial speed up to 6m/s.
3D scanner certified for Universal Robots cobots
Evatronix SA has joined Universal Robots’ ecosystem and received UR+ certificate for its Heavy Duty Optima 3D scanner as a device compatible with UR cobots. The result of the cooperation is a solution supporting the quality control process.
Milrem Robotics and Marduk to launch autonomous C-UAS system
Milrem Robotics, the European robotics and autonomous systems developer and Marduk Technologies, the provider of Counter Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) solutions jointly launched a unique mobile autonomous C-UAS platform that offers protection against loitering munition and surveillance drones.
What OEMs look for in the perfect robot supplier
The World Robotics 2020 Industrial Robots report shows a record 2.7 million industrial robots are operating in factories around the world - and many of those are integrated into larger equipment. Here, Nigel Smith, Managing Director of TM Robotics, gives an insight in what Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) look for when choosing a robot for their machines.
VideoRay underwater ROVs protect ports and waterways
Port security and surveillance, mine countermeasures and underwater search and rescue are all dangerous missions that should no longer put lives or vessels at risk. Where sustained, mission critical underwater inspection or exploration is required, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are the safest and most effective way to maintain security, support salvage efforts and uncover secrets of the ocean.
The triumphs and challenges facing Agriculture 4.0
Agriculture 4.0 is the latest revolution in agriculture, something that has been integral to the human way of life since the dawn of time, in one form or another. Agriculture 4.0 is the introduction of AI and smart machines into the agriculture the industry, and has grown to such an extent that is now the world’s third largest robotics market.
3D reality capture solution for Boston dynamics spot
Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, leader in 3D scanning technology today announced a reality capture solution for a variety of industries. By combining Boston Dynamics agile mobile robot Spot with the industry-proven Leica RTC360 3D laser scanner, scanning time spent by human operators is significantly reduced by programming the devices to repeat automated scanning paths through sites.