The Amazon Picking Challenge, set by global online retailer Amazon, challenged roboticists to create a robot that can pick and stow twelve products from a shelf, into a bag.
The top five markets for the supply of industrial robots have been revealed, accounting for 74% of total supply.
Researchers at the University Paris-Saclay are teaching robots how to show personality and emotion through touch and other senses.
Clive Hickman, chief executive of the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), and Jeremy Hadall, chief technologist of the MTC, outline the business changes they expect to see over the next five years as a result of automation.
Manufacturers are increasingly likely to use or buy collaborative robots in their factories according to the results of a new survey.
Chinese garment manufacturer, Tianyuan Garments Company has announced that it will build a new automated clothing factory in the United States.
Annual sales of robots and automation in China have beaten the highest level ever recorded for a single country – surging by 27% in 2016 to 87,000 units.
A Danish printing company has reduced non-productive wait time while improving the work environment and freeing up two labour hours in capacity per day by investing in a new collaborative robot arm.
Automotive plastics supplier, Nifco, has partnered with German firm toolcraft to develop autonomous robot cells to manufacture innovative car interiors.
SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts UK has developed the first collaborative robotic selective plating station for aviation landing gear manufactured by Safran Landing Systems.