collaborative robots

42 companies empowering robots and humans to work side-by-side

There is growing demand for more flexibility in factories and shops. Collaborative robotics, a sub-set of service robotics in labs, manufacturing and material handling, is where the action is today...
31 March 2017, by

Automatica’s exhibitors were trumpeting Industry 4.0. Is this the turning point for robotics?

Industry 4.0 - the fourth industrial revolution - was the main theme at the largest robot and automation fair in the world, Germany's AUTOMATICA, which took place in Munich throughout the last week o...
04 July 2016, by and

Robots can help reduce 35% of work days lost to injury

What's the biggest benefit for using collaborative robots? It's not better efficiency. It's not the extra hours the robot can work in a shift. It's not even having improved consistency across your pr...
27 May 2016, by and

How to benefit from the robotic skill shortage

Robotics is going to be one of the biggest job creators in modern history. But are there enough qualified people to fill those jobs? As various sectors announce skill shortages, we looked at how robot...
22 April 2016, by and

Collaborative robots and breaking down evolving risk assessment

During the last 50 years, industrial robots have been increasingly used in manufacturing industries around the world. The technology has been evolving and adapting to the needs of its users. Over the ...
14 April 2016, by and

Collaborative robots are broadening their marketplaces

Universal Robots, the Danish manufacturer of a line of collaborative robots (also called "co-bots"), recently published financial statements which provide valuable insights into the growth potential ...
08 March 2016, by

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New collaborative robots — and product lines — at iREX 2015

We visited iREX 2015 last week at the Tokyo Big Sight. It was great to be in robotland and to be immersed in Japan's point of view on robotics. Some well-known collaborative robot manufacturers are ...
07 December 2015, by and

#iREX2015 collaborative robots video roundup

Several new collaborative robots were shown at the IREX show in Japan. Check out the video....
04 December 2015, by and

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

Safety concerns for collaborative robots

At a daylong workshop on Collaborative Robots by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), two main themes were expressed: worker safety and almost universal expectation for rapid deployment of colla...
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