Counterfeit parts: manufacturing’s next threat?
Heard of the hover fly? Adorned with black and yellow stripes, these creatures take advantage of the wasp’s fearsome reputation by using mimicry to repel predators. Deception in nature is fascinating, but in the industrial equipment world, false imitation can be problematic, especially when it comes to counterfeit parts.
Sensors are at the heart of robotic mobility disruption
“Disruption is coming to our streets and cities” said Pierre Cambou, Principal analyst, Imaging, at Yole. “Mobility has defined the way humans have organised their society for ages and our world is currently being reimagined around a new generation of robotic vehicles. They appeared insignificant two years ago when we published our first report on the matter, today they are on the brink of changing the world as we know...
Robots help to fight coronavirus worldwide
Robots play an important role in fighting the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 around the globe. Disinfection robot UVD for example has been in high demand since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Chinese hospitals have ordered more than 2,000 UVD robots by Danish manufacturer Blue Ocean Robotics.
Two UGVs to be delivered to the DTSL UK
Milrem Robotics has announced it is to deliver two unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) of the United Kingdom.
Duo partner to enable a true autonomous mission
The ability to operate in high threat environments, without putting warfighters or service people at risk, is one of the single biggest challenges for an autonomous future today.
Innovations in SCARA robots boost performance and reliability
As Yamaha Motor Europe, Factory Automation Section explain, SCARA robots can automate and accelerate pick-and-place and small assembly processes such as transferring workpieces between processes, screwdriving, and dispensing. They can also perform functional testing such as activating buttons.
Mitigating the business impact of the coronavirus
The coronavirus has exposed the soft underbelly of critical infrastructure and industrial sites worldwide – workforce availability. As more and more companies implement business continuity plans to deal with the outbreak, fewer and fewer employees are able to fully function. By Ariel Avitan, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer at Percepto
How to determine the true cost of robotics
Google Trends data demonstrates that web searches for the phrase, ‘how much does a robot cost?’ have doubled since 2009. Determining the total cost and return on investment (ROI) of a robot isn’t straightforward, as Nigel Smith, managing Director of Industrial robot upplier TM Robotics, explains.
Will robots help the UK after Brexit?
The number of industrial robots installed in the United Kingdom ranks 22nd worldwide with only 91 units per 10,000 employees in the manufacturing Industry – International Federation of Robotics reports. At the same time, post-Brexit immigration plans unveiled by the government wants to move away from relying on ‘cheap labour’ from Europe and invest in training staff and developing automation technology.
Three projects at the forefront of robotics
Antonio Gaudi revolutionised how people understand architecture. The significance of his work is not only in representing nature with entirely original structures and ceramic mosaics, it is also in the example he set for future artists. Similarly, figures in Industry 4.0 are examples of both what is possible today and what will inspire the robotics engineers of tomorrow.