Day: March 11, 2019

  • Delivery robots market projected to grow at 20 percent a year

    Delivery robots market projected to grow at 20 percent a year

    The delivery robots market is expected to grow from $11.9 billion in 2018 to $34 billion by 2024, at an annual growth rate of 19.15 percent, according to ReportLinker. Much of the demand will come from the e-commerce sector, according to the researcher. There are numerous giant online retailers in the global market, along with…

  • Maps show charging points for electric cars on journeys across the US

    Maps show charging points for electric cars on journeys across the US

    One of the main reasons for the slow growth of the electric car market in the past few decades was the lack of availability of charging points. Now, in the past year or two, not only have more automotive giants developed electric car models as serious market propositions rather than novelties, many companies have also…

  • Agriculture: Cambridge Consultants launch autonomous robot to monitor farm crops

    Agriculture: Cambridge Consultants launch autonomous robot to monitor farm crops

    Technology research company Cambridge Consultants has launched a robot to monitor and manage farm crops. Cambridge Consultants says the mechatronic farming machine, called “Mamut”, is an autonomous robot that explores crop fields, capturing data on health and yield at the level of individual plants and on a massive scale. By automating data capture, Mamut “gives…

  • Hannover Messe: Digitization and AI ‘driving growth in virtually every sector’

    Hannover Messe: Digitization and AI ‘driving growth in virtually every sector’

    Digitization, integration and artificial Intelligence are now driving growth in virtually every sector, with more and more companies leveraging the benefits of state-of-the art applications to optimize their processes and stay competitive. But the transformative power of multidisciplinary technologies like AI also poses major questions for society generally. The real challenge, therefore, is for industry…

  • Volkswagen opens electric platform to third parties

    Volkswagen opens electric platform to third parties

    The Volkswagen Group is opening its Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB) to other manufacturers. It says the purpose is to achieve a significant reduction in the cost of e-mobility through the widest possible deployment of the MEB and the associated economies of scale, thus enabling broad access to individual mobility to continue in future. The Volkswagen…

  • AutoStore System announces its newest distribution partner

    AutoStore System announces its newest distribution partner

    Robot technology company AutoStore System has announced a partnership with Pulse Integration, a Wepco company. Headquartered in Pittston, PA, USA, Pulse Integration offers design expertise to provide clients with scalable engineered solutions. It was launched to specifically help companies leverage the right mix of technology (digital and physical) in their facilities.

  • Record number of robots shipped in North America in 2018

    Record number of robots shipped in North America in 2018

    Robots shipped to North American companies in record numbers last year, with more non-automotive companies installing robots than ever before, according to statistics from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA). 35,880 units were shipped in 2018, a 7 percent increase over 2017, with 16,702 shipments to non-automotive companies, up 41 percent. Notable growth came in areas…