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

Humanoid robot market to grow to $4 billion in five years

The market for humanoid robots is forecast to grow to $4 billion in about five years, according to a new report by ReportsnReports.  The researcher values the current market at approximately $320 million in 2017. So that would mean annual growth of more than 50 per cent. Humanoids include such robots as Pepper and Nao, … Continue reading Humanoid robot market to grow to $4 billion in five years

Robots in the cosmetics industry: Complex tasks for sophisticated machines

Like most business sectors, the cosmetics industry is a growing market for industrial robotics and automation suppliers.  At the moment, it’s a relatively small market compared to automotive, electronics, and other sectors, but according to a study by Alltake Market Research, unit shipments in the sector will grow more than 20 per cent by 2022. However, Alltake combines … Continue reading Robots in the cosmetics industry: Complex tasks for sophisticated machines

Japanese companies prepare to bring forward new generation of humanoid collaborative robots capable of a variety of industrial work

  There was a time when Japanese electronics companies were the Apples and Googles of the world, with everyone buying their products and talking about them in the media. Many of those same formerly pre-eminent names today play second fiddle to the Silicon Valley tech giants. But while they may not be discussed as much as … Continue reading Japanese companies prepare to bring forward new generation of humanoid collaborative robots capable of a variety of industrial work

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

Airbus to develop humanoid robots with Japanese and French partners

Airbus Group Innovations (AGI), the global research and technology network of Airbus Group, has agreed a joint robotics research programme with Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). The programme will be dedicated to the research and development of humanoid robotic technology to perform … Continue reading Airbus to develop humanoid robots with Japanese and French partners