Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Non-automotive robotic orders surpass automotive orders in 2020
Robotic orders for 2020 were 3.5% higher than 2019 with non-automotive robotic orders surpassing automotive orders for the first time ever, according to the Robotic Industries Association.
Mobile safety standard for robots published
The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) published a national safety standard that provides technical requirements for the design of industrial mobile robots to support worker safety.
COVID-19 survey results show impact on automation industry
How the global coronavirus pandemic has effected manufacturing, onshoring, new developments, and more
The role of collaborative robots in Industry 5.0
Industry 5.0 will emphasize collaborative robotics as well as human input while encouraging many of the positive aspects that Industry 4.0 brought to the plant floor.
Improvements in robot-assisted surgery driven by haptic feedback systems
Robot-assisted surgery has various benefits such as less pain and a faster recovery time for the patient, higher degree of precision for the surgeon, and more. However, one challenge the industry is facing is lack of quality haptic feedback.
The rise of robots-as-a-service in manufacturing operations
Robots-as-a-Service uses a cloud-based system which allows for easier requirement changes.
How robots are helping medical professionals combat COVID-19
Robots can help medical professionals dealing with COVID-19 and potentially reduce their exposure to the pandemic.
University details process for using robotics, AI to produce polymers for advanced materials
Engineers have developed an automated process for creating polymers that make it easier to produce advanced materials used to treat humans thanks to robotics and AI.
Looking closer at the impact of robots on labor and employment
Robots are creating jobs outside of the ones replaced by automation, but the picture remains murky on the overall impact robots have had.
Collaborative robots create jobs for manufacturers
Collaborative robots won't necessarily take away humans jobs; they will assist in worker productivity, company growth and much more.