Agricultural robots and drones readiness map
It is often imagined that agriculture is alien to new technologies. This is far from reality. In fact, agriculture has always been a pioneer in the adoption of new technologies, embracing motor/power, modified seed, and agrochemical technologies over many decades to boost productivity, and today, agricultural robots and drones are no different.
High demand for robotics skills in post-COVID recovery
By 2022, an operational stock of almost four million industrial robots are expected to work in factories worldwide. These robots will play a vital role in automating production to speed up the post-coronavirus economy. At the same time, robots are driving demand for robotics skills. Educational systems must effectively adjust to this demand, according to the International Federation of Robotics.
Using cobots to bring benefits to the electronics industry
From the long-standing global labour shortage to the unexpected challenges COVID-19 has presented, automation has never been more relevant to the electronics industry.
Trends in robotics: Cobots, agribots and medical robots
From recreational robots such as drones, to critical operational robots in the medical field, robotic technology is changing our daily lives. Here Stewart Goulding, Managing Director at precision drive system supplier, Electro Mechanical Systems, explores some current trends in the industry.
The future role of AI and robotics for health and work
automatica and the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are jointly creating a new and globally unique AI platform: munich_i will provide answers to economically and socially pressing questions such as: How can AI make work safer and more productive? How can AI be used today for challenges in health or mobility?
The role of workers in the robotics revolution
According to research by the ‘Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies’, almost a third of food processing operations already use robotics in their facilities. What’s more, half of those surveyed said they will increase their level of automation in the next three to five years as the robotics revolution continues. However, not every food manufacturer is an automation convert. Here, Nigel Smith, Managing Director of...
Cobots maximise return on investment
Cobots hold the promise of increasing the efficiency and quality of human work, bringing greater reliability, consistency and precision to a variety of manufacturing and assembly operations. However, do these potential benefits hold true for all users?
OMRON HD-1500 mobile robot with 1,500kg payload capacity
OMRON has announced the launch of the HD-1500, the strongest and newest addition to the company’s series of mobile robots. The new HD-1500 boasts a heavy payload capacity of up to 1,500kg.
Meeting the demand for smarter and more connected robots
Look inside any factory or production facility today, and you’ll probably find robots hard at work. According to research conducted by the International Federation of Robotics, in the two years from 2020 to 2022, there will be another two million industrial connected robots installed in factories around the world. Florian Schmäh, Product Sales Manager Boards at Rutronik explains more.
Universal Robots launches new expert webinars
Universal Robots is launching a brand-new series of expert webinars running from August to December, providing specialist knowledge on ways automation is meeting production challenges across a diverse range of sectors.