ST Robotics launches ‘Workspace Sentry’ collaborative robot

ST Robotics has launched its “Workspace Sentry” collaborative robotics safety system. The company says the cobot is specifically designed to meet the International Organization for Standardization Technical Specification 15066 on collaborative operation. ST Robotics describes the new ISO/TS 15066 as a “game changer for the robotics industry”, as it provides guidelines for the design and … Continue reading ST Robotics launches ‘Workspace Sentry’ collaborative robot

Largest robotics and automation investment fund now has $1 billion in assets under management

ROBO, believed to be the first robotics and automation exchange traded fund, has reached a new milestone in terms of its assets under management. Index provider ROBO Global, which has holdings in more than 100 listed companies, says investors have embraced its dedicated focus on robotics, automation and artificial intelligence. The ROBO Global Robotics & … Continue reading Largest robotics and automation investment fund now has $1 billion in assets under management

ST Robotics launches new ‘super-fast’ industrial robot arm for $18,000

ST Robotics has launched what it says is a high speed version of their five-axis vertically articulated R17 robot arm. The company says its new machine compares favourably to the Universal Robots UR5 model. ST claims its new ST R17HS is one of the industry’s fastest robots. Standard tool speed is “over four times as fast … Continue reading ST Robotics launches new ‘super-fast’ industrial robot arm for $18,000

University of Pennsylvania’s Ghost Robotics launches Minitaur four-legged robot platform for autonomous vehicle applications

Ghost Robotics says Minitaur four-legged robot built for highly-precise force feedback applications and movement across unknown, rough and vertical terrains  University of Pennsylvania startup company Ghost Robotics has launched its first patent-pending direct-drive legged robot platform, Ghost Minitaur.  Ghost Robotics specialises in the research and development legged, direct-drive or gearless and proprioceptive robotics technologies. Founded by University of Pennsylvania … Continue reading University of Pennsylvania’s Ghost Robotics launches Minitaur four-legged robot platform for autonomous vehicle applications

ST Robotics partners with RobotShop and SuperDroid

ST Robotics has signed new distribution agreements with RobotShop and SuperDroid Robots to deliver its low-cost, easy-to-use ST R Series articulated and cylindrical robot arm systems across North America. David Sands, president and CEO of ST Robotics, says: “We are excited about our new collaboration with RobotShop and SuperDroid Robots which will allow us to provide … Continue reading ST Robotics partners with RobotShop and SuperDroid

Fast-growing sectors within robotics and automation

If we were to think of robotics and automation as one industry – which we at this website in fact do – we could argue that it’s one of the fastest-growing industries in the world right now. Certainly if we were to include software automation systems – such as robotic process automation – it would … Continue reading Fast-growing sectors within robotics and automation

Business forecasts for robotics and automation industries

Prediction is a tricky business, but with good-quality historical data, one should be able to make reasonably accurate forecasts about what the next few years have in store.  Here are a few of the reports which analyse the robotics and automation market as well as related markets to provide insights which may help you plan … Continue reading Business forecasts for robotics and automation industries

South Korea robotics industry continues steady growth

The South Korean robotics industry is showing signs of steady growth, according to a report on ETNews.com.  The website quotes statistics published by the Korea Association of Robot Industry. The Association says the output of South Korean robots was $4.11 billion in 2016. 

Vecna Robotics wins DHL logistics automation competition

Vecna Robotics, a provider of robotic material handling autonomous ground vehicles, has been awarded first place in the DHL and Dell Robotics Mobile Picking Challenge 2017. The event was held last week at the DHL Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Germany. The challenge required a mobile robot capable of navigating traditional warehouse shelves, and picking boxes … Continue reading Vecna Robotics wins DHL logistics automation competition

ABB opens first-ever robotics training centre in Romania

Industrial robotics giant ABB has opened what is said to be the “first-ever” robotics centre in Romania, according to local media. BusinessReview.eu, an English-language Romanian website, says the new robotics facility is a public-private partnership between ABB and the Polytechnic University in Bucharest. The centre will offer advanced training in robotics and industrial automation to future … Continue reading ABB opens first-ever robotics training centre in Romania

PerceptIn raises $11 million funding and launches robotics vision system

A startup company called PerceptIn has raised a total of $11 million in funding, and has launched a new robotics vision system.  The funding came from Samsung Ventures, among others. The vision system is called Ironsides, and PerceptIn claims it to be “the first full robotics vision system to combine both hardware and software for real-time tracking, mapping, … Continue reading PerceptIn raises $11 million funding and launches robotics vision system

Fetch Robotics raises $25 million in investment round led by Sway Ventures

Fetch Robotics, a provider of a range of warehouse automation and logistics robot solutions, has raised $25 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Sway Ventures with participation from existing investors O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Shasta Ventures and SoftBank Group US. The Series B round brings Fetch Robotics’ total funding to date to $48 … Continue reading Fetch Robotics raises $25 million in investment round led by Sway Ventures

Horizons launches new investment fund for robotics and automation related technologies

A company in Canada has launched a new investment vehicle for people interested in robotics, automation and related sectors.  Horizons ETFs Management, which is a subsidiary of the Mirae Asset Financial Group, is partnering with Robo Global in offering the exchange-traded fund, which will be called Horizons Robo. Horizons Robo says it seeks to replicate the … Continue reading Horizons launches new investment fund for robotics and automation related technologies

Market research reports: A roundup of the latest surveys about the robotics and automation industry

There seems to be an increasing number of reports about the robotics and automation market, each looking at different segments, often in a different way.  It’s difficult to keep track of them all, let alone look too deeply into them and evaluate the data contained within. So, it seems best to list all the reports currently … Continue reading Market research reports: A roundup of the latest surveys about the robotics and automation industry

HRG Robotics shows off its ‘smarter solutions’ at China International Industry Fair

HIT Robot Group, one of China’s leading manufacturers of robots, has been showcasing its four feature products at the recent China International Industry Fair in Shanghai. HRG Robotics has rolled out a wide variety of industrial robotics services and showcased its top products from HRG’s diversified portfolio, including industrial robotic core components, industrial robots, smart … Continue reading HRG Robotics shows off its ‘smarter solutions’ at China International Industry Fair