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.
New era of AI in the fast food industry
White Castle has announced a planned pilot with Miso Robotics - creators of the autonomous grilling and frying kitchen assistant, Flippy - to accelerate the adoption of Artificial Intelligence and robotics in the fast food industry. As part of the deployment, White Castle will bring the new version of Flippy, Robot-on-a-Rail (ROAR), into kitchens for testing and future integration.
Driving quality inspection automation in a post pandemic world
Quality drives success, and this holds true for PCBA manufacturers - large companies producing for their own products, as well as contract manufacturers working for a variety of customers. While until now high quality assurance has been the province of human skilled supervision, constraints on workforce availability and the need to avoid social proximity on the production line are imposing new challenges in an already very competitive industry. T...