Robotics & Automation
Automation is not just about robot welders. Helen Saunders discusses the current and future stages of business automation away from the production line.
Nuclear specialist Wood has secured about £1.5m funding after winning a prestigious competition to find the best new robotics solution ideas.
Louis Feinstein, Dassault Systèmes’ portfolio manager for mechatronics and IoT solutions, presented at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 a solution for SME manufacturers to start automating their shop floors.
At MINI Plant Oxford, where 1,000 built-to-order cars are manufactured each day, a ‘Riveting, Innovation Technology in Assembly’ (RITA) cobot was introduced in April 2017.
How is automation likely to play out over the next 30 years? Professor Duncan McFarlane makes some predictions.
The cobot in operation at Advanced Plastics will run its process for at least the next five years, but payback will only take seven months.
A joint university-food industry project has set out to tackle the costly and labour-intensive area of raw material handling, weighing and preparation through automation and robotics.
Manufacturing operatives need not fear the revolution – the rise of the robots should improve human jobs and will lead to the creation of new types of jobs, not take them.
Hatched in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, robotics start-up, Grabit is harnessing static electricity, machine learning and automation to assemble the uppers of Nike trainers at 20-times the pace of a human worker.
The automation of production is accelerating around the world, according to new figures published by the International Federation of Robotics, which shows global robot density is on the rise.