Automating part of the production line is a big step for companies. Instead of going all the way with a traditional programmable robot, a collaborative robot arm can be a valuable in-between solution. Also known as cobots, the technology is more affordable, more space-efficient, and excels at ease of use. Cobots enable rapid replacement of […]
The COVID-19 slowed the cobot industry, but Interact Analysis indicates there will be a V-shaped rebound in 2021.
Rodney Brooks, co-founder of iRobot, Rethink Robotics, and Robust.AI, will discuss mega trends and their affect on robotics development in his RoboBusiness Direct keynote.
As part of the RoboBusiness Direct series, Interact Analysis Managing Director Ash Sharma will analyze the recent growth of autonomous mobile robots and how they provide value to different markets.
The rapid proliferation of cobots have resulted in the emergence of a new class of ‘lean’ integrators adapted to the needs of SMEs who wish to automate.
FedEx’s Aaron Prather will review the opportunities for robotics in the logistics sector, including circumstances that lead to deployment failures.
Robotics Business Review, a sibling publication to Collaborative Robotics Trends, has announced the 2020 RBR50 innovation awards, which recognize excellence and advancement of technology, business, or applications.
Alan Beaulieu of ITR Economics examined what COVID-19 means for the US economy over the next few months and years. Here’s why you should remain positive.
In this month’s issue of The Robot Report, a special print insert in Design World, we get a grip on robotic manipulation and end-of-arm tooling.
A comparison of 100 collaborative robots by maximum payload, maximum horizontal reach, repeatability and degrees of freedom.
Why aren’t robots with high degrees of freedom more popular? Energid CEO Neil Tardella explains that it’s a matter of cost and flexible programming.
In this contributed piece, Kollmorgen engineers describe environmental factors to watch for that could affect the performance of robot motors, gears, and sensors.
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.
Why did Rethink Robotics shut down? It’s a combination of design, target market, and timing, finds our editor.
A GM pioneer in the development of collaborative robots points out some lessons to be learned from Rethink Robotics’ demise.