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 faced by decision makers of the day.
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.
Will the 2020s be the decade of the robot?
The robot is not a new invention. George Devol applied for the first patents in 1954, and they were widely used in manufacturing to carry out repetitive tasks as early as the 1970s. However, although they have clearly been very much a part of our past, as John Johnson, NPI Director, Chemigraphic highlights, they are also key to the future.
Racing drone market size growing to $2,060.7m
The global racing drone market size is expected to reach $2,060.7m by 2026 according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report, ‘Racing Drones Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report By Drone Type (RTF, ARF), By Application (Rotorcross, Drag Racing, Time Trial), By Component Type (Airframe, Motors, Camera/Sensors, Propellers, Others), By Regions, Segments & Forecast, 2019 – 2026’, gives a detailed in...
The biggest cloud breaches of the decade
The last decade accounted for over four billion records tampered and stolen. Ten of the 15 biggest data breaches of all time took place in the 2010s. Here, industry expert Vincentas Grinius, CEO of Heficed, the IP address infrastructure service provider, has introduced the major cloud breaches of the past ten years and discussed how similar crimes could be avoided in the future.
Companies ordered more robots in 2019
The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), part of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), has announced 2019 North American robot unit orders are up 1.6% compared to 2018 results, with 29,988 robotic units ordered. Order revenue for 2019 is down 1.3%, closing the year with $1.681bn.