Netherlands-based Accerion has successfully completed trials for its Triton localization sensor, which scans the floor surface to sub-millimeter accuracy for mobile robot navigation in warehouses.
Mobile robots benefit from pandemic demand, but no universal solution, says study
Although the global market for autonomous mobile robots is likely to continue growing through the pandemic, developers should be aware of the larger economic factors.
Dynamic Assembly Pack sensors enable ABB robots to automate final trim assembly
New force-control sensors in ABB’s Dynamic Assembly Pack could enable robots to accurately perform assembly tasks during final trim assembly, improving productivity, ergonomics, and quality.
SK Automation has $105M IPO, as automotive production adds more robots
Shangha-based SK Automation, which received funding in 2019 and serves major automakers, announced an oversubscribed initial public offering.
FCC grants WiBotic 300 watt authorization for wireless charging of robots, drones
WiBotic said it has received the first FCC authorization for up to 300 watts of wireless power transmission for robots, drones, underwater vehicles, and industrial automation.
Kivnon offers to swap any makers’ mobile robots for its newer models
For a limited time, Spanish mobile robot maker Kivnon is offering warehouse operators a discount for trade-ins of AGVs or AMRs of any brand for its own.
AGVs vs AMRs: differences between mobile robots
Although both AGVs and AMRs allow materials to be moved from point A to point B, the comparison ends there. Here is a breakdown of AGVs vs AMRs.
PTC’s Vuforia Spatial Toolbox intended to accelerate robotics interface development
PTC says its Vuforia Spatial Toolbox platform can help hardware designers use IIoT and augmented reality for easier development of robot controls and human-machine interfaces.
HAHN Group acquires integrator DAHL Automation
HAHN Group, the German automation firm that acquired the assets of Rethink Robotics in 2018, has acquired DAHL Automation, a German robotics integrator. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. HAHN said the acquisition, which is effective March 27, will expand its presence in intralogistics and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). HAHN Robotics, a division of HAHN…
Geek+ expands mobile robot presence in North America
China-based logistics mobile robot maker Geek+ announced its expansion in the Americas.
Kiva Systems creators inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame
Kiva Systems is largely responsible for creating today’s logistics robotics market. It would be a fun exercise to compile the robotics companies, logistics and non-logistics, that can be traced back to the Massachusetts-based company that was founded in 2003. Kiva Systems’ creators Raffaello D’Andrea, Mick Mountz and Peter Wurman are again being recognized for their…
Keenon Robotics rolls out Peanut service robots worldwide
Keenon Robotics, which has sold 10,000 service robots worldwide in just a few years, plans to expand its presence in North America and Europe.
China robotics outlook: A state of the industry 2019
In this first part of a two-part look at the China robotics scene, the managing director for Asia at STM Stieler updates his observations by looking at causes for the manufacturing slowdown and discussing robot leaders.
Cohesio Group brings mobile robots to Körber integration portfolio
Körber has acquired a majority share in Cohesio Group, which developed mobile robots for warehouses with Geek+.
5 materials to evaluate for designing, building robust robots
From soft polymers to the hardest steel, robotics designers should know their materials options that best suit the intended uses of their machines.
Velodyne Puck 32MR Lidar designed for drones & mobile robots
The Velodyne Lidar Puck 32MR is designed for low-speed autonomy, including mobile robots and drones. | Credit: Velodyne Lidar Velodyne Lidar has introduced the Puck 32MR sensor to offer a perception solution for low-speed autonomous markets, including robotics, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Velodyne said the solution is “cost effective,” but interested parties will have…
6 common mistakes when setting up safety laser scanners
Having worked in industrial automation for most of my career, I’d like to think that I’ve built up a wealth of experience in the field of industrial safety sensors. Familiar with safety laser scanners for over a decade, I have been involved many designs and installations. I currently work for SICK (UK) Ltd., which invented…
5G is coming, so robotics innovators should get ready, say Verizon, Qualcomm at Robotics Summit
At the 2019 Robotics Summit & Expo, executives from Verizon, Qualcomm, and other companies emphasized the importance of readiness for the variety of robotics applications that 5G will enable.
The Robot Report May 2019 issue on mobile robotics
We hope you enjoy the latest edition of The Robot Report, a special print section dedicated to mobile robotics. This appeared in the May 2019 issue of Design World, our sister publication and flagship publication at WTWH Media. Here is a breakdown of the mobile robotics topics covered inside: Robotics Summit 2019 to take a…
Don’t miss these sessions at the Robotics Summit & Expo 2019
Here is just a sampling of keynotes, sessions, and panels at next month’s Robotics Summit & Expo in Boston that robotics developers and innovators won’t want to miss.
SICK launches outdoorScan3 laser scanner for AGVs
SICK is launching a new safety laser scanner called outdoorScan3. SICK claims the outdoorScan3 is the first safety laser scanner certified to IEC 62998 for use in outdoor applications. The outdoorScan3 allows automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to navigate safely through outdoor industrial environments. SICK says the outdoorScan3 works safely and reliably in all weather conditions.…
Mobile robot developers get a look under the hood at Robotics Summit & Expo 2019
Engineers can learn about recent developments in mobile robot technology from speakers, exhibitors, and peers at this conference in Boston in June.