Festo is now distributing magnetic switch grippers from Magswitch that it said are suitable for machine tending, welding, and pick-and-place operations.
Pick & Place
Collaborative robot arms and end effectors can be used for a widening variety of applications, thanks to Soft Robotics’ new coDrive technology, which provides a portable pneumatic power supply for its soft grippers.
The global market for collaborative robots (cobots) will grow from $710 million in 2018 to $12.3 billion in 2025. While much of that growth will continue in automotive, electronics, and other manufacturing, the safety and flexibility collaborative robots will bring robotics to an ever-wider range of users. Here are some unconventional examples of how cobots […]
Crops such as potatoes and wheat have been harvested mechanically at scale for decades. But many crops have resisted automation. Iceberg lettuce is one of those crops. But the University of Cambridge is hoping to change that with Vegebot. The lettuce-picking robot has been tested in a variety of field conditions with G’s Growers, a local […]