Exclusive interviews: Genesis Robotics bosses claim their LiveDrive could ‘change everything’

A company called Genesis Robotics is claiming that its new innovation could change the world of robotics, as well as the whole area of motion control in general. 

The company’s LiveDrive is a component which could replace traditional gears in everything from industrial robots to cars and even bicycles.

In an interview with RoboticsAndAutomationNews.com, Genesis Robotics’ president, Michael Gibney, and James Klassen, CTO, both of whom we met at Hannover Messe, provide some background about how the company was formed as well as some insight into the new technology.  Continue reading Exclusive interviews: Genesis Robotics bosses claim their LiveDrive could ‘change everything’

Video: Hannover Messe 2017 review

This is a collection of excerpts from interviews conducted with exhibitors at the recent Hannover Messe industrial trades show, in Germany.

For extended versions of the interviews, please visit our website over the next few weeks and check to see if they are published. Or contact us to find out.

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Robotics and Automation News was represented by our editor, Abdul Montaqim, at the event, and was there for the whole week-long engineering extravaganza.

Read our overview article of the event:
Hannover Messe: Global software update

Learning through play: Omron shows off table tennis-playing robot

For some time, practitioners of mind sports have been grappling with artificial intelligence (AI). Computer brains have already beaten the best human players in chess and Go.

The picture is quite different for sports that require both mental and physical skills. Physical interaction with a human is an enormous challenge for developers of intelligent robots.

Omron, one of the world’s leading companies in industrial automation, has successfully taken on this challenge.

The company is currently in Hannover to show how the third generation of Forpheus, a table tennis robot, adds artificial intelligence to its core skills of sensor and control technology.  Continue reading Learning through play: Omron shows off table tennis-playing robot

Win a full-event ticket to Hannover Messe – 10 available

Planning to go to Hannover Messe

Maybe we can help. Here’s a chance for you to win a ticket to Hannover Messe, courtesy of the good people organising the world’s leading industrial trade show.

This is a full-event ticket, which will give you access for the whole week.

The event is held is in Hannover, Germany from April 24th to 28th, 2017.

We are giving away 10 tickets in this competition, and the first 10 people to answer the question, below, will be sent an email with instructions on how to claim their winning ticket.

Here’s that question:

  • In which German city is the Messe being held? 

First 10 people to email the correct answer win one ticket each. Competition ends midnight London time, February 15th, 2017. Winners will be notified as soon as possible.

Good luck.

Email address to send it to: sales@roboticsandautomationnews.com

Product lifecycle management software ‘integral’ to industrial internet

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Product lifecycle management software is integral to the industrial internet but not all companies use them. 

According to industry experts at Hannover Messe, PLM applications are as essential as computer-aided design software.

In the age of Industrie 4.0 and the Internet of Things, some people might wonder if we still need PLM systems in the digital future.  Continue reading Product lifecycle management software ‘integral’ to industrial internet

Hannover Messe: Smart materials paving the way to 3D printing and to the ‘microfactory’

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There may or may not be slight differences between what’s called “3D printing” and “additive manufacturing”, but essentially both are advanced techniques that could spell the end of assembly lines as we know them. 

It’s a widely known historic fact that giant car companies pioneered what we now known as the assembly line, where a product – such as a car or any other complex item – would move along production line, where different workers and teams of workers would do their jobs and eventually a finished product would be the result.

This process, however, is now being reconsidered in an age where customers are asking for increaing amounts of customisation and new technologies such as 3D printing and additive manufacturing are making this customisation possible.  Continue reading Hannover Messe: Smart materials paving the way to 3D printing and to the ‘microfactory’

Hannover Messe: Strengthening integrated industry

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CeMat 2018 has been integrated with Hannover Messe in what the organisers describe as a “strong partnership” 

CeMat is the world’s largest trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management, and next year’s event will benefit from the partnership with the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology, Hannover Messe. 

CeMat 2018 will  will take place at the Hannover Exhibition Center, in conjunction with Hannover Messe, which is the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology.

Dr Jochen Köckler, managing board member at Deutsche Messe, parent company of Hannover Messe, says: “Teaming CeMat up with Hannover Messe forms a strong partnership which will benefit CeMat by allowing them to reach even greater numbers of top industry decision-makers from around the world.  Continue reading Hannover Messe: Strengthening integrated industry

Hannover Messe: And Polska has won it!

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lockPoland is this year’s partner country for Hannover Messe, the world’s most influential industrial trade show. 

Last year’s partner country was USA, and President Barack Obama was the guest of honour. The year before that, it was India, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, welcomed as usual by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

So, following on from the one of the world’s most populous nations, and then the world’s most powerful, Poland and its leaders have a lot to live up to. Continue reading Hannover Messe: And Polska has won it!

Integrating industry with the universe

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A scene from last year’s Hannover Messe, which attracted more than 200,000 visitors

lockHannover Messe is widely regarded as the world’s leading trade fair for industrial companies – particularly those in engineering, robotics, and automation.

Held in Germany every year in April, the event attracts more than 200,000 visitors and over 5,000 exhibitors.

Considered to be the most important exhibition of its type, last year the special guests were German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and US President Barack Obama.  Continue reading Integrating industry with the universe

Robotics and Automation News chosen as Hannover Messe media partner

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the opening ceremony of Hannover Messe
US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Hannover Messe

After the tremendous success of Hannover Messe 2016, for which the United States was the official partner country, the profile of German and European industry has reached new heights.

Both the leaders of the US – President Barack Obama – and Germany – Chancellor Angela Merkel – were special guests at last year’s event, which was the most well-attended ever.

This year, Hannover Messe will be even bigger. As well as growing in popularity, the event will now combine CeMAT, the trade show for the logistics industry.  Continue reading Robotics and Automation News chosen as Hannover Messe media partner

Industrial internet: Hannover Messe increases activity in industrial automation markets around the world

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Whether it is referred to as the Industrial Internet or Industrie 4.0, digitalization is currently on the agenda in every major economy.

The approaches taken and the expectations raised are very different, as two new studies demonstrate.

“Around the world, digitalization of the economy is being approached from different angles,” explains Acatech president Henning Kagermann in the preface to the new Huawei survey, An International Comparison of Industrie 4.0Continue reading Industrial internet: Hannover Messe increases activity in industrial automation markets around the world

Hannover Messe chooses Robotics and Automation News as media partner

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Hannover Messe, the world’s largest trade show for the industrial sector, has chosen Robotics and Automation News as a media partner. 

The decision follows on from last year’s collaboration between RoboticsAndAutomationNews.com and CeMAT, the logistics industry exhibition organised by the same events company.

This year, both CeMAT and Hannover Messe will be combined into one gigantic event, and Robotics and Automation News will be there to cover all the major developments.  Continue reading Hannover Messe chooses Robotics and Automation News as media partner

CeMAT to be co-staged with Hannover Messe

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Another fine Messe: (from left to right) Dr Andreas Gruchow, Dr Christoph Beumer, and Sascha Schmel

CeMAT Update: In a further sign of the accelerating convergence of manufacturing and logistics sectors, the world’s two leading industry events are to be merged  

CeMAT, the world-leading trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management, is to be co-located with Hannover Messe every two years, starting in 2018.

Featuring about 1,000 exhibitors from around the world, CeMAT is the international market flagship of a fast-growing industry which in 2015 produced €20 billion worth of equipment in Germany alone.

The main drivers of this growth are eCommerce and integrated production – two trends that are placing enormous pressure on intralogistics systems, forcing them to become more intelligent, networked, flexible, transparent, fast and efficient.  Continue reading CeMAT to be co-staged with Hannover Messe

Mainiway showcases IoT platform for highly customizable manufacturing

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Mainiway has demonstrated an industrial internet of things platform aimed at the manufacturing sector which will enable consumers to customise what is manufactured.

The company showcased its service at Hannover Messe 2016. The consumer to manfacturing (C2M) platform was taken through the process of customizing a gift.

The audience booked a gift on a tablet and logged in a customized E-commerce interface. After the order was complete, the audience was able to trace the whole process under backend big data center precisely – accepting direction, analyzing optimal manufacturing route, estimating timeline, choosing materials and arranging intelligent scheduling.  Continue reading Mainiway showcases IoT platform for highly customizable manufacturing