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10 November 2022

FOR THE first time, robots have been used to assess mental wellbeing in children. A team of roboticists, computer scientists and psychiatrists from the University of Cambridge carried out a study with 28 children between the ages of eight and 13, and had a child-sized humanoid robot administer a series of standard psychological questionnaires to assess the mental wellbeing of each participant.

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10 November 2022

FANUC UK is inspiring the next generation of innovators and programmers by showing them what a career in robotics engineering actually involves.

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26 October 2022

ABB HAS launched its smallest ever industrial robot, offering new possibilities for faster, more flexible and high-quality production of wearable smart devices.

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17 October 2022

ABB WELCOMES Expert Technologies Group (ETG) as the latest member of its UK network of Value Providers. Working closely with ABB in the UK, ETG will combine its technologies and experience with ABB’s extensive portfolio of robotic solutions to help manufacturers across industries including automotive, powertrain, aerospace, medical, energy, FMCG and modular building to find new ways to boost their productivity.

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28 September 2022

OFFERING A low carbon footprint and short lead times, Yaskawa has unveiled its Signature Edition 2022 a series of robots which can be tailored to individual needs.

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31 August 2022

MUNICH-BASED high-tech startup Toposens has announced the market launch of its first commercial Toposens 3D collision avoidance system for mobile robots based on the proprietary Toposens 3D ultrasonic echolocation technology.

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30 August 2022

DEMONSTRATING THE importance of precise working and optimised productivity in the aerospace engineering sector, automation specialist FANUC has used the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA2022) to unveil the latest version of its ROBODRILL machining technology – the a-DiB Plus series – for the first time in the UK.

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13 July 2022

NEW FROM Delta Line is the GPW56 Wheel Hub Gearbox, a planetary gearbox designed specifically for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs).

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05 July 2022

MOTION PLASTICS specialist, igus, is expanding its low-cost automation range with a new drylin XXL room gantry robot. The robot has a working envelope of 2000 x 2000 x 1500mm and is particularly suitable for palletising applications up to 10kg. The robot is available from £8000 including the control system and can be easily set up and programmed yourself without the help of a system integrator.

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23 June 2022

AI-DA ROBOT, the world’s first ultra-realistic humanoid robot artist, has revealed four new paintings of Billie Eilish, Diana Ross, Kendrick Lamar and Paul McCartney ahead of its appearance at Glastonbury as an artist in the festival’s Shangri-La field.

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26 October 2022

EDF HAS deployed a customised remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to carry out what is believed to be the first autonomous wind farm foundation inspection at its Blyth Offshore Wind Farm.

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17 May 2022

SETTING NEW standards for technology and operability, Festo has developed what is reported to be the world's first pneumatic robot.

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10 May 2022

WITH FEATURES that simplify the design of collaborative, surgical, aerospace and defense and other robots while delivering optimal performance in a lighter, more compact package, Kollmorgen has announced the new TBM2G series of frameless servo motors. These new motors complement Kollmorgen’s existing TBM and KBM series of frameless motors.

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07 April 2022

THE FUTURE of retail is being highlighted by an exciting 3D printing demonstration featuring an ABB robot in the Oxfrod Street branch of high-end department store, Selfridges.

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12 April 2022

AT THIS year's Hannover Messe, Schaeffler will focus on sustainable solutions for the food and packaging and robotics sectors.

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23 March 2022

PICK AND place and simple assembly operations can now be engineered at low cost with the latest robot from igus, the drylin SCARA.

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08 March 2022

ABB will showcase its latest advanced automated handling and robotics solutions at MACH 2022 including a high payload collaborative robot, machine tending systems to suit every production need and a magnetic levitation-based conveyance system.

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14 March 2022

OMRON HAS announced the launch of Fleet Operations Workspace (FLOW) Core 2.1 software that enables short-term introduction of mobile robots. This is achieved through running data analysis, simulation functions and integrated control of multiple robot types.

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17 January 2022

ROBOTICS AND automated machinery applications require highly versatile bearings; not only must bearings carry diverse loads with high precision, robotic motion is also becoming more complex. Machine designers must also fit bearings into shrinking mechanisms such as articulating arms that position and rotate objects.

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19 January 2022

FUTURE CUBE, a brand new innovation centre designed to support and cultivate London's innovative manufacturing, logistics and construction businesses, has opened in the heart of the Thames Gateway.

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FEATURES

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21 November 2022

THE MANUFACTURERS that make smart capital investments in times of crisis are those that come out on top. Søren Peters presents five proven strategies to make automation feasible despite recession fears

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08 November 2022

Charlotte Stonestreet speaks to Kary Zate senior director marketing communications at Locus Robotics about the company's meteoric rise and how users can gain in terms of efficiency, agility and operational resilience

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11 August 2022

Perhaps more than any other sector, the food and beverage industry is experiencing skills shortage. Garry Lewis looks at today’s workplace dynamics and shows how a blended working approach, using a combination of automation and zero touch solutions, together with a human workforce can benefit the industry and its end users

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24 August 2022

AUDI IS setting up fully networked, highly efficient, and sustainable production. The goal is to design a resilient, agile, and flexible value chain to meet future challenges successfully. These include a growing diversity of variants, the transition to electromobility, the increasingly volatile supply situation, and political uncertainties.

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28 July 2022

In addition to bringing benefits in terms of increased productivity and more efficient use of space, deploying automation in the warehouse can even help alleviate issues caused by staff shortages. Charlotte Stonestreet highlights some of the latest technologies on hand to help

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29 July 2022

Looking to reap the benefits of automating manual processes in terms of cost reduction, quality improvement and increased safety? Neil Ballinger identifies tasks that, once automated, offer a particularly fast return on investment

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11 July 2022

Bosch Rexroth continues to drive the digital transformation of linear motion technology and is further developing its Smart MechatroniX platform

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22 June 2022

If you’re planning a strategy for developing a smart factory, how do you decide upon the best robotics solutions to adopt? An industrial robot or a collaborative robot (cobot)? Stuart Coulton provides some answers

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27 April 2022

THANKS TO collaborative robot solutions, leading manufacturer of outdoor power products, Husqvarna has increased flexibility and become more cost-effective across its manufacturing line

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27 April 2022

LAUNCHING A new range of innovative robotic flexible manufacturing cells at Mills CNC would not have been possible without safety integration from SICK that helps to maximise productivity, while enabling operator collaboration. Neil Sandhu reports

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17 February 2022

THE OPERATIONAL stock of industrial robots has hit a new record of about 3 million units worldwide – increasing by 13% on average each year (2015-2020). Here, the International Federation of Robotics analyses the top five trends shaping robotics and automation around the globe.

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17 February 2022

THE UK has had its fair share of supply chain issues over the past 18 months, from toilet paper panic buying to the dreaded pingdemic. Right now, a shortage of workers seems to be the crux of the issue, to which robotics could provide a solution. Stewart Goulding, managing director at precision drive system supplier EMS, explores how robots could enable an entirely automated supply chain.

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27 January 2022

SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, universities, independent training centres and OEM training facilities can all benefit from a new FANUC educational package that combines the company’s machine tool and collaborative robot technologies.

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13 January 2022

The next stage in the evolution of robotics, that of mobility and autonomous operation, is set to revolutionise not only manufacturing operations but also those associated with intralogistics

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06 September 2021

UVC light offers a way to rapidly disinfect surfaces and deactivate up to 99.99% of viruses, including coronaviruses. Adding UVC capability to an automated mobile robot or vehicle can create a continuous cleaning cycle without the need for additional human resource

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18 May 2021

CDA’s editor, Charlotte Stonestreet, recently hosted a British Automation & Robotics Association roundtable discussion on the safety benefits that robots bring to dangerous tasks and environments. Here is taster of what the panel of experts covered

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10 June 2021

SHEFFIELD-BASED Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT) has teamed up with Mitsubishi Electric to further advance its innovative chemical vapour smoothing machine, PostPro 3D, by developing an integrated automation solution. This is based on Mitsubishi Electric’s MELSEC iQ-F Series compact PLC, HMIs, SCADA and MELFA articulated arm robots offered as a system option. The PostPro vapour smoothing machine fully automates surface finishing of 3D printed parts, skyrocketing productivity from a few parts finished every hour up to hundreds of parts per hour.

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15 March 2021

The launch of ABB’s new GoFa and SWIFTI cobots marks the continuation of a journey started in 2015 with the launch of its dual-arm YuMi robot. In this Q&A, Nigel Platt, explains how cobots can help manufacturers to take their first steps on the road to robotic automation.

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22 February 2021

ROBOTS DEPEND on miniature motors for their motion, so evolution within robotics relies on technological advances in motor design. Dave Beckstoffer highlights the key trends in miniature motor development for robots.

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22 February 2021

ACCORDING TO a 2020 survey by Mckinsey Global, COVID-19 has caused companies to accelerate the digitalisation of their internal operations by three to four years. The surge in digital uptake will propel the robotics industry forwards, shaping its contribution to businesses in 2021. Stewart Goulding explores the robotics trends to look out for in the sector this year.

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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18 April 2017

The all-round CNC milling machine The new generation ROBODRILL vertical machining centre promises unrivalled quality and precision at great hourly rates.

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18 April 2017

All your parts online That part you need is just a few clicks away. Register now for full 24/7 access to a huge selection of original equipment parts straight from the manufacturer.

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15 February 2013

It doesn't get any easier than this: Define the number of axes for the Mother-board, click, and done.

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18 April 2017

Helping you meet your production needs Unlike conventional service and support offerings, FANUC works on the premise that because every customer’s needs are different

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18 April 2017

Every part. When you need it. Where you need it. Outstanding quality and constant availability during the complete lifetime of your FANUC product make us a very reliable partner.

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18 April 2017

From the smallest to the strongest industrial robot in the world With more than 100 models, FANUC offers the widest range of industrial robots in the world.

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18 April 2017

Flexible CNC systems and solutions Boasting the widest range of CNC systems in the industry, FANUC provides everything you will ever need for your CNC.

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15 February 2013

More than 50 brushless dc motors, gearheads and controllers from maxon motor are responsible for the humanoid's precision movements.

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18 April 2017

Short cycle times, consistent parts quality FANUC ROBOSHOT takes state-of-the-art CNC precision technology from turning and milling and applies it to electric injection moulding.

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18 April 2017

Upskill with FANUC and improve your productivity At the FANUC Academy we’re passionate about automation – and love nothing more than conveying that passion.

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18 April 2017

Fast, accurate electrical discharge machining Where wire EDM is concerned, accuracy has traditionally come at the cost of speed.

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18 April 2017

Boost productivity with your own personal maintenance strategy Regardless of what you manufacture, ensuring your machines exhibit maximum reliability is essential to your bottom line.

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