Universal Robots launches virtual cobot conference
With Europe’s trade fair scene being turned upside down, Universal Robots (UR) is breaking new grounds with its virtual cobot conference. From 16th-18th June, from 10am to 4pm CET all three days, the Danish cobot pioneer will host 'WeAreCOBOTS - the World's Largest Virtual Collaborative Robot Expo'.
MELFA ASSISTA cobot supports humans in production
Mitsubishi Electric’s new collaborative robot, the MELFA ASSISTA, has been developed to work alongside human operators without the need for guards or safety fences, while meeting new requirements for adequate distancing of workers in manufacturing sites.
DroneGun Tactical selected by EU police
DroneShield has announced that following a competitive tender, its DroneGun Tactical product was selected as the preferred solution by the European Union police forces. The process was run by Belgium Police, with an EU-wide framework. Sales, training and local support will be managed by DroneShield’s Benelux region partner ForcePro BV.
Disinfecting robot to find a safe way back from lockdown
A robot capable of rapidly disinfecting large areas has been demonstrated by Forth Engineering to help the UK navigate a safe route back from lockdown. Now Forth managing director Mark Telford and his team have responded to the fight against COVID-19, and the challenge of society finding a safe way back from lockdown, by developing a remotely-operated disinfecting robot.
Patrol robots fight COVID-19 with Advantech’s UNO-2484G
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Shenhao Technology has deployed smart robots that use Advantech technology to monitor body temperature and conduct identity detection in schools, banks, and other public places. The robots are made with Advantech’s UNO-2484G edge gateway.
Milrem Robotics completes first deployment in Mali
Provider of robotic solutions for challenging environments, Milrem Robotics successfully completed its first deployment period of its unmanned ground vehicle, THeMIS, in operation Barkhane in Mali.
Three ways that robots are diversifying manufacturing
In 1969, Victor Scheinman invented the Stanford arm, the first all-electric, six-axis articulated robot - the predecessor of the robot arms that we use today. Here Jonathan Wilkins, Director at automation equipment supplier EU Automation, has discussed how robots are diversifying manufacturing in weird and wonderful ways, since 1969.
Will International Workers’ Day become a robot holiday?
International Workers’ Day goes back to the year 1886. In the USA, a strike that lasted several days began on 1st May with the aim of enforcing the eight-hour day, which is still in force in most companies today. But work is changing. Digitalisation is often equated with robotics and artificial intelligence, and many employees are increasingly concerned that in the future they will no longer play a role in production processes.
Robot users can benefit from artificial intelligence
From voice control to the implementation of 3D vision, the pace of development in robotics is accelerating rapidly. But perhaps the most significant trend right now is the embedding of artificial intelligence into mainstream robotic systems. This is delivering extended capabilities and enabling the full potential of predictive – even prescriptive – maintenance to be realised.
Government initiative opens the way to drone industry
The UK Government’s new initiative to find a fast way to deliver medicines and supplies via air drones, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, was welcomed today by one of the world’s leading experts on drone technology as good news for the drone industry.