IdeaHub, ABB recruiting innovators for 2nd round robotics accelerator programme

Innovation platform, The IdeaHub, is once again recruiting robotics and software innovators worldwide to take on the challenge of improving the way we work and interact with the next generation of ind...

IoT may be 2016’s hot new trend, but in industrial robotics it’s been around for a decade

As everyone starts to look for "the big technology trends of 2016", it seems that one technology is overshadowing all others - the Internet of Things. We take a look at why robotics is actually ahead ...
06 January 2016, by and

Team RBO from Berlin wins Amazon Picking Challenge convincingly

The Amazon Picking Challenge is over and two things stood out. One: how many different arm gripper solutions were possible; and two: just how difficult the challenge still is. The gap between the top...
29 May 2015, by

Swiss-based ABB to manufacture robots in US

Robot manufacturing started in the US in 1961 when 26 Unimates - the first industrial robots - were made and deployed at a GM factory in Ewing, NJ. But, over the years, manufacturing and manufacturers...
24 May 2015, by

IdeaHub, ABB launch new robotics accelerator programme

The IdeaHub recently announced the launch of a robotics accelerator programme, run on behalf of ABB Robotics, to deliver solutions to some of the biggest issues facing robotics today and in the future...

ABB launches YuMi and acquires gomTec

ABB leapt into the collaborative robotics space at the Hannover Messe trade show by launching their two-armed YuMi robot and simultaneously announcing their acquisition of German startup gomTec, wh...
15 April 2015, by

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ShanghAI Lectures: Alan Spreckley “Robotic Automation in Manufacturing”

Guest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2011-10-13 This talks provides a summary of the current and future market places, key application areas, history of robotics and future trends....
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ABB IRB 120: bringing art to robotic video The IRB 120 is a no-nonsense workhorse of a robotic arm, but, as with other modern robots, it seems to have been designed to minimize jerk (the first derivative of accel...
04 February 2013, by

Old and new at Automate 2013

Industrial Robots; Robot Arms; Cameras, Scanners and Vision Systems; Collaborative Cage-free Robots; Mobile Robots; Robot Operating Systems; Warehousing and Materials Handling; New Technologies, and J...
29 January 2013, by

Filling a need… or feeding a diversion

  Today's robotics industry could use some strategic guidance, particularly in the area of healthcare.   It is clear to me that the next big markets for robotics are: SMEs (robot...
02 January 2013, by

Dancing with robots

Robots parodying the latest video hits are cute but some choreographers, artists and human-robot interaction specialists have pushed the boundary of how humans and robots move in fascinating ways. Tho...
06 December 2012, by

Industrial robots: 10 most popular applications | ABBRobotics

This movie features examples from the top 10 - including Arc Welding, Spot Welding, Materials Handling, Machine Tending, Picking Packing Palletizing, Painting & Assembly, etc.See on
19 October 2012, by

The rise of the robots | chinadaily

Rising labor costs, innovation drive prompt companies to use more machines in manufacturing. As seen from a chinese perspective See on
05 October 2012, by

Robotics is a highly fragmented industry with few common standards or platforms

Imagine being present at the birth of a new industry. It is an industry based on groundbreaking new technologies, wherein a handful of well-established corporations sell highly specialized devices for...
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