Robots and robotic technologies have a long history of success in healthcare. But recent advancements in the field of collaborative robots have made for additional possibilities to support the healthcare sector across a variety of applications. Corey Ryan, Manager of Medical Robotics at KUKA Robotics, is one of the keynote speakers at the Healthcare Robotics […]
A comparison of 100 collaborative robots by maximum payload, maximum horizontal reach, repeatability and degrees of freedom.
Doosan Robotics, the South Korean-based cobot manufacturer founded in 2015, will open its first headquarters in the United States by the end of 2019. Located in Buford, Georgia, the US headquarters will lead sales, marketing, training, and service for customers in the Americas. Doosan launched its first-generation M Series cobots in 2018. Doosan’s M Series […]
Founded in 1983 and based in the town of Åseda in Southern Sweden, FT Produktion is a machine shop that supplies metal parts measuring up to 7.5 meters in size to a variety of industries. The company has 25 employees that hail from Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Syria, and Thailand who work in tandem with neighboring company Profilgruppen. […]
ABB opened its first global healthcare research hub on the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus, in Houston, Texas. ABB showcased a number of concept technologies, including a mobile YuMi robot that assists with laboratory and logistics tasks in hospitals. The dual-arm, mobile YuMi will be able to sense and navigate its way around its human […]
piCOBOT, a vacuum-based end-of-arm tool from Piab, is now compatible more collaborative robots and even smaller industrial robots. This is possible thanks to a new generic electrical interface and new mechanical mounting plate options that are in accordance with the ISO 9409-1 standard. piCOBOT was originally certified to work with cobots only from Universal Robots […]
Fitzpatrick Manufacturing, a Sterling Heights, Michigan-based CNC machine shop and custom manufacturer founded in 1952, supplies parts to more than a dozen sectors, including aerospace, automotive, medical equipment and oil and gas. To increase operational efficiency and counterbalance a tight labor market, Fitzpatrick Manufacturing made its initial foray into advanced automation by adopting a Sawyer […]
Doosan Robotics’ M Series Cobots are now available to customers in China. The M Series Cobots offer reaches between 900-1,700 millimeters and payload capacities of 6-15 kg.
Learn about the current state of collaborative robotics, including emerging capabilities, new applications and powerful enabling technologies, and what to expect in the future.
Universal Robots added the UR16e collaborative robot to its e-Series line-up that was first introduced in June 2018. The UR16e features a 16 kg (35 lbs) payload, which is the company’s strongest cobot ever. The UR16e also has a 900 mm reach and ± 0.05 mm repeatability. The UR3e, UR5e and UR10e, the other cobots in UR’s e-Series, […]
Hirebotics offers BotX Welder for hire to help metal fabricators address skilled worker shortages and the need for quality.
Thanks to new technology that enables them to create simple tools, robots may be on the verge of their own version of the Stone Age. Using a novel capability to reason about shape, function, and attachment of unrelated parts, researchers have for the first time successfully trained an intelligent agent to create basic tools by […]
The Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum, which is produced by WTWH Media and The Robot Report, is looking for speakers to share their expertise on the design, development, and manufacture of commercial healthcare robotics systems.
In this case study, Toolcraft had to take on a third shift and precisely move medical parts in its CNC machine. With an integrator’s help, the machine shop used a UR5e cobot to increase production.
You’ve probably already seen, or even participated in, the Bottle Cap Challenge. It’s the viral challenge of the week where people try to unscrew a bottle cap with a 360-degree kick. MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) didn’t want to be left out. So it got in on the fun using its RoboRaise […]
ABB announced today that it will introduce collaborative robots to medical laboratories as it opens a new healthcare hub at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) innovation campus in Houston, Texas. The facility will be ABB’s first dedicated healthcare research center when it opens in October 2019. ABB’s research team will work on the TMC campus with […]
Former integrators for Rethink Robotics explain what went wrong with the company’s cobots and comment on HAHN Group’s plan to revive the Sawyer product.
We hope you enjoy the latest edition of The Robot Report, a special print section dedicated to collaborative robotics that was featured in the February 2019 issue of Design World, our sister publication and flagship publication at WTWH Media. Here is a breakdown of the collaborative robotics topics covered inside: Inside NVIDIA’s Collaborative Robotics Lab […]
As a sign of the strength of the Boston and international robotics community, Universal Robots has hired more than 20 former employees of closed competitor Rethink Robotics.
Why did Rethink Robotics shut down? It’s a combination of design, target market, and timing, finds our editor.