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Robotics

Safety comes first when working with robots (19/08/2014)
Article image Ensuring worker safety should be the prime consideration in all robot applications, especially when humans and robots may need to share the same workspace.
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All-round protection for lines and hoses (25/05/2012)
Article image A closed cable carrier from TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP has been designed to provide protection for cables in enviornments where there is likely to be heavy contamination from chips and dirt.
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New generation of humanoid robots (07/02/2012)
Article image Aldebaran Robotics has released the latest version of its NAO robot — NAO Next Gen – a fully programmable humanoid robot that is said to be opening up new perspectives and fields of application for its users.
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Robot design inspired by shrew’s whiskers 24/01/2012
The Etruscan shrew was the inspiration for an innovative new robot, which uses sophisticated whiskers to ‘feel’ its way around. The Shrewbot is the latest in a series of robots which use ‘active touch’ rather than vision to navigate its environment. Full Story...

Robotic upgrade for automotive fitting line 28/11/2011
As part of a major investment by Norgren at its Lichfield manufacturing site in the UK, Kawasaki Robotics has replaced two aging robots with Kawasaki RS06L robots. The new robots will allow faster cell tool change times and are able to work more comfortably within target cycle times. Full Story...

Robots set to lead UK manufacturing investment 14/10/2011
Barry Weller, from Mitsubishi Electric, comments on The Automating Manufacturing Programme which will be run in the UK by The British Automation and Robot Association. Full Story...

iPhone used to programme and control industrial robot 19/09/2011
A video from the industrial automation department of the Institute for Machine Tools and Manufacturing in Germany shows an iPhone 3G being used to remotely programme and control a Kuka KR6 industrial robot. Full Story...

Futuristic robotics making progress today 26/07/2011
CEE reports on news stories which relate to innovative robotics research and development. Full Story...

SCARA takes on delta-style robots 12/07/2011
TM Robotics has recently launched Toshiba Machine’s THP550 SCARA robot in Europe. It is the first of a new range of machines set to compete with delta-style devices. Full Story...

Exploring robotics for the factory of the future 05/07/2011
Suzanne Gill reports on a European Commission co-funded project that is testing the idea that industrial robot technology could provide a good base for machining, being both flexible and cost-efficient Full Story...

Robot shows real muscle 21/06/2011
An innovative humanoid robot takes its engineering cues from the workings of the human body. Full Story...

Robotic solution for harnessing solar power in the desert 17/05/2011
Robotic researchers from Germany believe they hold the key to future global electricity generation. Full Story...

Robots are a must for manufacturing success in the UK 24/02/2011
Barry Weller of Mitsubishi Electric looks at the role that robots are playing in helping to reduce production costs and enabling UK manufacturers to become more adaptable. Full Story...