30 industrial robot manufacturers to watch in 2018

2018 looks all set to be a bumper year for sales of industrial robot arms across all categories – from the large, heavyweight class right down to the small desktop variety.  With established robot makers expanding their range, and with new startups launching innovative new models, the market is more dynamic than ever. Oversupply may … Continue reading 30 industrial robot manufacturers to watch in 2018

Commercial and industrial robotics market to see ‘rapid growth’ over the next eight years, says report

The commercial and industrial robotics market is expected to see rapid growth over the next eight years, according to the latest forecasts from ABI Research. Different research companies segment the robotics and automation industry in different ways, so it’s up to readers to decide how to piece together the various reports to build up a complete … Continue reading Commercial and industrial robotics market to see ‘rapid growth’ over the next eight years, says report

Manufacturer adoption of collaborative robots is strong and growing, says report

New distribution channels and market entrants are expanding availability  A recent technology survey by ABI Research of management level decision makers at manufacturing companies revealed that the adoption of collaborative robots among manufacturers is strong and ongoing. A full 13 per cent of the companies surveyed have collaborative systems currently in operation, a significant percentage … Continue reading Manufacturer adoption of collaborative robots is strong and growing, says report

New $10,000 collaborative robot can build copies of itself

The makers of a new, collaborative robot called Franka Emika say the machine could build copies of itself.  In an article published in the IEEE magazine, the robot’s creator, Sami Haddadin, is quoted as saying “there will be Frankas building Frankas”. The article also suggests that Franka’s price is around $10,000 – and reveals the prices of other collaborative … Continue reading New $10,000 collaborative robot can build copies of itself