Whenever you have a good idea, you can be sure someone, somewhere has got the same idea, and has probably already built a prototype or even a business out of it.
In the internet age, you’ve gotta move fast if you’re going to succeed in the making business. Or maybe try and think of an entirely original idea no one can steal.
So it was that we were thinking if we could find a robotic suitcase to take on our travels this year, to industry events and such. And sure enough there’s at least three we found on the market, and probably several others we don’t know about or haven’t got time to list. Continue reading Robotic suitcases: Who needs them?
Chinese company HIT Robot Group says it is in negotiations with 50 companies it came into contact with during this year’s Automatica exhibition.
In exclusive comments to Robotics and Automation News, an insider at HRG says the company is at various stages of negotiations with the potential partners, and hopes to finalise deals soon with at least eight of them.
HRG claims to be China’s leading robot producer, and says it drew “rave reviews” at Automatica 2016, an international exhibition for automation and robotics in Munich, Germany.
Fanuc, the robot manufacturer with the largest number of robots installed around the world, is showcasing is new collaborative robot at the Automatica event.
The Fanuc CR-7iA was announced as a prototype some months ago, and this is one of the few times it has been shown to the public.
Fanuc says mechanics correspond to that of the company’s LR Mate-series (LR Mate 200iD), and it has a payload of 7 kg. Moreover, as in the case of the company’s first collaborative robot model – the CR-35iA, a mass-produced model serves as CR-7iA’s base.
In one of the most dramatic statements of intent, Comau has launched tons of new robots and technologies at Automatica, and provided an insight into its new collaborative robot, under the company’s new motto ‘Think out of the fence’
Comau has introduced two new Racer robots and the SCARA robot family along with a preview of their high payload collaborative robots.
Company says foldable arms enable new 6-axis robot to be more efficient and compact
Epson has developed a new series 6-axis robot for use in compact applications with high demands on the precision of movements.
The company says the “special geometry” with foldable arm allows a range of up to 450 mm and in restricted space. Typical limitations of conventional six-axis as a high space requirement for overhead rides omitted.
Thus, the N-series is considerably more flexible and efficient in industrial applications of automotive, electronic, medical and Labortindustrie. The first variant of the Epson N-robot has a payload of up to 2.5 kg.
Visual Components is apparently going through a period of accelerated growth in which the company is attending numerous conferences and signing up a variety of partners from different parts of the world.
Visual Components is an online 3D simulation platform which enables designers to create virtual factories and robotics and automation systems.
Stäubli is to launch a new range of products at the Automatica event, which takes place in Munich, Germany towards the end of June.
In an exclusive interview with Robotics and Automation News, Paul Deady, Stäubli’s US automotive segment manager, says the new products are the company’s response to the growing interest in collaborative robots.