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 be a problem going forward, especially as Chinese robot manufacturers step up their production, but even including the new companies entering the market, the number of industry-standard robot makers worldwide is relatively small.  Continue reading 30 industrial robot manufacturers to watch in 2018

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 implementation of a collaborative workspace that reduces risks to people.  Continue reading ST Robotics launches ‘Workspace Sentry’ collaborative robot