Oil and gas companies such as Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Gazprom and ADNOC, as having considerable exposure to the robotics theme and will drive their growth in the industry. Courtesy: GlobalData
Robotics June 18, 2019

Robotics to drive increased production, efficiency for oil & gas market

GlobalData reports that oil and gas companies are turning to robotics to drive productivity and efficiency due to volatile prices.

By GlobalData
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Robotics June 18, 2019

Algorithm developed to predict and inform robots where humans are headed

MIT researchers have developed an algorithm that accurately aligns partial trajectories in real-time, allowing motion predictors to accurately anticipate the timing of a person’s motion to make human-robot interaction safer.

By Jennifer Chu
Image courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Robotics June 17, 2019

Five way service robots can help the agricultural industry

Service robots are becoming common in agriculture to fulfill an ever-expanding number of needs to overcome the labor shortage as well as the rising world population.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
An inverted Universal Robots 10 kg payload robot with a two-camera configuration makes a test sweep over an automobile in progress, using machine vision to improve manufacturing quality. Walter LaPlante, advanced manufacturing systems engineer at Ford Motor Co., Redford, Mich., facility explained some Ford machine vision applications at Automate 2019. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering, CFE Media
Robotics June 14, 2019

Envisioning more at Ford

Plans are underway at Ford to use machine vision with robotics to increase quality and throughput, as explained at Automate 2019. See video.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Robotics June 13, 2019

Robot technology advances are improving automotive manufacturing

Technology developments such as collaborative robots and wearable robots are making automotive manufacturing more efficient and safer for the workforce.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Robotics June 12, 2019

Robot sales decline from record 2018 numbers

Robot sales declined in the first quarter of 2019 from 2018 due to a decrease in orders from automotive component suppliers and several other industries.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
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Robotics June 11, 2019

Researchers develop scanning eye for robots

Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) researchers have been developing and manufacturing micro-scanner mirrors, which provide robots an ability similar to human vision.

By Fraunhofer IPMS
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Robotics June 6, 2019

Four robot gripper technology advances

Robots are working in specialized fields and dangerous applications and many of them are able to work safely and effectively thanks to gripper technology advances.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Omron Foundation, the charitable arm of the U.S.-based operations of industrial automation solutions provider Omron, donated a new laboratory complete with workstations and state-of-the-art equipment to give University of Houston students the opportunity to prepare for real-world engineering challenges. Courtesy: Omron Automation
Robotics May 31, 2019

Automation company donates design and robotics laboratory

Omron donated a design and robotics laboratory to the University of Houston, which consists of workstations and equipment designed to give students the opportunity to prepare for real-world engineering challenges.

By Omron Automation Americas
Heavy-duty robot is ceiling mounted on a 7th axis positioner and equipped with a heat-resistant suit and other specialized equipment to handle the extreme operating conditions of this furnace tapping application. Courtesy: Specialized Analysis Engineering, Inc./Robotic Industries Association
Robotics May 31, 2019

Robots developed and designed for hazardous, extreme conditions

Robots have the ability to go where we can’t and perform jobs we shouldn’t including applications such as chemical refining and hazardous material handling and subzero palletizing.

By Tanya M. Anandan