5 reasons why you should get into cobotics
There are plenty of scenarios where robotics can be deployed to increase productivity and precision while removing people from the drudgery of repetitive tasks. Cobots take this a step further by being able to work alongside human operators in a truly collaborative way.
COVID-19 has shifted attitudes towards robots in the UK
UK manufacturers express growing interest in the potential of robotic automation to help address impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and protect against future workforce shortages.
The world’s first direct-drive sidebot
Wyzo, the world’s first direct-drive pick-and-place sidebot, will be showcased to the US market for the first time at PACK EXPO Las Vegas on 27th-29th September. From artisan companies taking their first steps into automation to established large-scale manufacturers, visitors to booth 6027 can experience first-hand how Wyzo can work safely side-by-side with humans with zero protective barriers or performance compromises.
Nespresso trials drone delivery in pilot
A significant step towards the commercialisation of drone delivery has been taken today as the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality opens a route along its shores for a pilot scheme made possible by Airwayz, SkylinX and FlytechIL. As part of the pilot programme, Nespresso will deliver coffee capsules to a targeted group of customers along the route, paving the way for the future of efficient and sustainable last mile subscription delivery.
UK machinery manufacturers are missing out on robot deals
Eighty percent of UK machinery manufacturers are missing out on getting the best deal from robot and automation suppliers because they don’t check global market prices when buying, servicing or upgrading industrial robots. This is the claim of new research from global robot hub HowToRobot.com.
US robot sensor market poised for maximum revenues
According to a recent study from market research firm Graphical Research, the North America robot sensor market size is poised to expand at substantial CAGR during the forecast period. Rising trend for the autonomous robotic technology will fuel North America robot sensor market share. Lack of staff, for instance - surgeons - may further propel the demand for robots. Specifically, the Association of American Medical College has forecast that the ...
New sensor technology for consumer and enterprise robots
Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF), the Boston-based robotics company and a leader in smart following technology, has developed new sensor technology for implementation not only in consumer and business robots but also in scooters and motorcycles.
FET to deliver next-generation ROVs to DOF Subsea
Forum Energy Technologies has announced that it has secured an order from DOF Subsea to supply two of its improved 200HP Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The advanced ROVs will add fresh capability to the DOF Subsea fleet and can pave the way for aged asset renewals with a new and improved class of ROV.
Tackling the challenges of greenhouse robotics
For millennia, humans have endeavoured to artificially control growing environments to boost crop and plant growth. Today, the most common form of controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is the greenhouse. However, efficiency and waste remain two of the largest challenges for greenhouses, leading to the development of robots to improve operations. However, this is not without its own challenges — challenges that require the latest computin...
Weather forecasting helps the drone industry take flight
Drones by their nature are very weather vulnerable. What may be benign weather to larger aircraft can significantly impact the operation of drones. Current aviation weather analysis and forecasting systems were designed for regions where large, manned aircraft fly, in closely observed parts of the airspace around airports. Author: Peter Childs, Chief NWP Scientist, Climavision