Labor shortages and high levels of workplace injury and illness have always challenged the food manufacturing sector, especially meat producers. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the situation. Robotics automation provides a solution.
A new study co-authored by an MIT economist Daron Acemoglu shows firms that move quickly to use robots tend to add workers to their payroll, while industry job losses are more concentrated in firms that make this change more slowly.
Despite strong economic headwinds from global shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some funding and merger activity continued in April 2020, particularly in healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing.
LogisticsIQ expects the overall revenues from the Warehouse Automation Market to increase from US $13 billion in 2018 to reach US $27 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 11.7% (2019 to 2025).
Contract manufacturer GMI Solutions evaluated mobile robotics implementation solutions using a formal 8-step process only to determine that their best option was to develop their own affordable, practical system, and launch a new company to commercialize it.
In 2019, overall robot market revenues experienced negative growth for the first time in many years affected by the global manufacturing downturn and reduced demand in major end industries such as automotive and electronics. However, the collaborative robot market still maintains a high growth rate of more than 30% (32.1% in revenue term and 31.3%…
Universal Robots takes a page from traditional industrial robotics suppliers, providing an opportunities roadmap for others in the expanding UR+ ecosystem.
As the COVID-19 pandemic slowed global manufacturing and trade, investments in robots, drones, and self-driving cars continued in March 2020, with both more shutdowns and an eventual recovery to come.
From heavy lifting arms to collaborative robots, manufacturing and other industries now have a variety of options, depending on their needs.
Modular robotics are currently a niche market, but the need for flexibility could propel demand, predicts one global market analyst.
The partnership between Air Automation Engineering and Epson Robots is intended to lead to better support for Epson’s automation products throughout the Upper Midwest.
Field robots, industrial automation, self-driving vehicles, and healthcare systems received funding in February 2020.
Visual inspection in manufacturing, mobile robots in warehouses, and drone infrastructure inspections are just some of the IoT applications for the new Brain Builder SDK.
While global manufacturing faces significant economic, policy, and competitive challenges, industrial automation is still a high priority, found one CFO survey.
Engineering firm breaks up large paint process into smaller steps to reduce rigidity.
‘Top trends of 2020’ includes predictions for 2 million new industrial robots by 2022.
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Rather than take jobs, robots can address HR concerns about recruitment, morale, and retention through safe collaboration and improved work environments, states a KUKA VP.
Automotive OEM sector, and plastics & rubber industry the biggest driver of robot unit orders for the year, RIA says.
In January 2020, robotics investments and mergers and acquisitions showed continued strength across applications, even as economic challenges affected manufacturing and food service robots.
Challenges in automotive and machine builder sectors resulted in declines, Swiss company said.
New 50,000-square-meter facility will become joint headquarters for Denmark-based cobot companies.
Harmonic Drive, which has been a leader in making precision drives and motion control technologies for robotics and other applications, has expanded its U.S. headquarters.
Flexible manufacturing can improve a company’s return on investment, and here are several examples of how automation and new processes benefit ROI.
Precise Automation CEO discusses innovations in small parts assembly, challenges for roboticists.