The Robotics Week series consists of three digital events focused on autonomous mobile robots, cobots, and robotics engineering.
KUKA releases version 4.0 of the KUKA.sim virtual robot simulation software. The release includes advanced programming features along with new safety simulation capabilities.
The market had a global valuation of $475 million in 2020, which will expand to $600 million in 2021 and $8 billion in 2030, with a projected CAGR of 32.5%.
Leading cobot experts will review most critical issues for the safe operation of cobots, including standards efforts, risk assessments, and safety technologies.
Vention announces recent product partnerships with collaborative robot tool maker OnRobot, along with the addition of the FANUC CRX cobot to the Vention product line.
With the ability to now handle 27.55 lb, the UR10e will be opened up to applications such as palletizing, machine tending, and packaging. The price of the UR10e won’t change.
Some new features enabled by ROS 2 include decreased latency, improved security, and more flexibility with middleware configuration.
If the first quarter of 2021 is a sign of things to come, it’s going to be a great year for Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) and Universal Robots (UR). Both companies are owned by Teradyne, which saw its industrial automation group earn $80 million in Q1 revenue. This represents a 33% increase year-over-year and 21%…
ActiNav combines real-time autonomous motion control, UR cobots, vision and sensor systems to automate bin picking tasks or machine tending applications.
Brooks Automation has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Precise Automation, a Fremont, Calif.-based developer of collaborative robots and automation subsytems, for about $70 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of April 2021 upon satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Chelmsford, Mass.-based Brooks Automation said it expects the deal to…
Hirebotics announces the launch of the Hirebotics Cobot Welder. The new solution is a complete, user-friendly collaborative robot (cobot) welding system that enables painless automated welding deployments. If you’re not familiar with Hirebotics, the company is a new breed of robotics solution provider (RSP). RSP’s are the next generation of solution delivery organizations. The key for RSP’s […]
Umbratek launched a kickstarter to (pre)sell a new series of collaborative robots (cobots). This new product line is called the UTRA series, and it is a modular robot built from a set of different links lengths and joint motors. The joints are driven by the patented, Umbratek ADRA series actuators. The kickstarter project has already reached to the […]
The ROS 2 package is compatible with the Doosan Robot Language, so operators who are familiar with Doosan but have basic ROS knowledge can create robotics application.
Over the past few years, you’ve likely heard mobile manipulation is a trend to watch. Perhaps advances being made in a variety of enabling technologies – sensors, controls, power – are finally making mobile manipulation a reality. There have been at least three mobile manipulators introduced within the past month. Boston Dynamics certainly had the…
Rapid Robotics closes a Series A funding round for $12M with lead investor NEA. The latest investment brings Rapid Robotics’ total funding to $17.5M.
The interaction of the eviXscan 3D scanner with UR’s cobots is possible due to a extension (URCap) to the cobot software. It enables the cobot to communicate with the eviXscan 3D Suite scanner software.
With the TIA portal’s integrated design, users can now independently implement the UR cobots within major production lines and teach them functions such as jog mode or path point creation.
Safety system monitors two protective fields simultaneously around a cobot, making it possible to dynamically reduce or stop the robot’s movement only when a person is too close to the working area.
The Racer5 COBOT features a 5 kg payload, and a 809 mm reach with 0.03 mm repeatability. However, the key differentiating feature for the robot is that it can switch between industrial and collaborative robot speeds.
Cartesian control of UR’s cobots is now available via ROS. Beta testing of this new code is just beginning.
The mobile manipulator is available in two configurations: one that has to be manually moved around with a pallet jack and one that can autonomously navigate around a facility.
Nimble Robotics, Inc., a robotics and e-commerce fulfillment technology company, announced a $50 million Series A financing round led by DNS Capital and GSR Ventures with participation from Accel and Reinvent Capital among others. The company plans to accelerate hiring, product and technology development, and continue the scaling of robot deployments for its customer’s fulfillment…