Day: May 18, 2016

  • Stäubli to showcase new robots at Automatica

    Stäubli to showcase new robots at Automatica

    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. Deady says: “At…

  • Chinese bid to buy Kuka

    Chinese bid to buy Kuka

    Chinese company Midea, which makes consumer appliances, has launched a bid to buy all of Kuka, the industrial robot manufacturer from Germany. It already owns around 14 per cent.  Midea floated the proposal through its affiliate, Mecca International. The deal on the table is for all shares in Kuka at €115 per share. The decision confirms Midea’s previously stated intention to…

  • Humanoid robot sumo wrestlers invited to take part in crazy contest

    Humanoid robot sumo wrestlers invited to take part in crazy contest

    No matter how bizarre we think things are, there’s always something even more bizarre than we imagined.  In the latest challenge to our sanity, The Construct is organising what it says is a “humanoid sumo contest”. Yes, that’s what they said. Sumo, as in Japanese wrestling. With virtual humanoid robots. Within The Construct’s specially-created online environment.…

  • ‘Smart manufacturing is all about an intelligent connected supply chain’

    ‘Smart manufacturing is all about an intelligent connected supply chain’

    Lars Mohr Jensen, product manager at GateHouse Logistics, looks into the challenges of  the next industrial revolution and the implications on the connected enterprise As it stands, factories are dumb – or at least far less intelligent than current technology could actually make them. The current industrial production is inflexible and too expensive and a…

  • CeMAT to be co-staged with Hannover Messe

    CeMAT to be co-staged with Hannover Messe

    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…