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.
OMRON launches next generation i4L SCARA robot series
OMRON’s new i4L SCARA is a compact robot which offers strong performance at the lowest total cost of ownership. The i4L delivers quality along with scalability, preventative maintenance, and integration flexibility well above its class.
Sensors critical to future drone adoption
Drone sensors are critical to wider drone adoption. IDTechEx has forecast that the market for drone sensors will be greater than $2.9bn by 2031, according to their recent market research report ‘Drone Market and Industries 2021-2041’.
Next-gen cobots to unlock automation for new sectors
ABB is expanding its collaborative robot (cobot) portfolio with the new GoFa and SWIFTI cobot families, offering higher payloads and speeds, to complement YuMi and Single Arm YuMi in ABB’s cobot line-up. These stronger, faster and more capable cobots will accelerate the company’s expansion in high growth segments including electronics, healthcare, consumer goods, logistics and food and beverage, amongst others, meeting the growing dem...
ABB launches The Robot Podcast
ABB is introducing a new series of podcasts that explore the innovative and exciting world of robotics, and their benefit to society in the greatest shift in automation in a generation, brought on by the pandemic.
School robot competition 2020 winners announced
The EPSRC UK-RAS Network and the educational publisher Twinkl, have announced the winners of the School Robot Competition 2020, an annual robot design challenge for groups of school students aged eight to 14 years old.
People trust robots more than themselves with money
2020 has changed our relationship with money, people now trusting robots more than themselves to manage their finances, according to a new study by Oracle and personal finance expert, Farnoosh Torabi.
Innovative cargo drone project for medical care
Würth Elektronik actively promotes sustainable innovations, start-ups and young developers. In addition to providing components free of charge, the assistance includes, in particular, support from experienced electronics and design experts as well as the transfer of technical know-how. A current example is the support of the humanitarian project Yonah by the Würth Elektronik branch in Singapore. The start-up has developed a robust ...
TM Robotics wins contract to supply THE600 SCARA robots
Shibaura Machine partner, TM Robotics has won a large contract to supply a substantial amount of THE600 SCARA robots to a global electronics assembly plant. The contract was given to TM Robotics’ Mexican distributor, Global Manufacturing Incorporated (GMI), which reportedly beat competitors both on price and specification.