Tag Archives: robotics

Agriculture 4.0: reaping the benefits of technology

Food production must increase to feed an extra two billion people by 2050 ― but how can this be done with limited land and workforce? Here Stewart Goulding, managing director of precision drive system supplier, Electro Mechanical Systems (EMS), explores how technology can boost the productivity of agriculture. Industry 4.0 …

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Baumer wins inspect award 2021: Making robots “see”

The automated coordinate alignment of the robot-compatible VeriSens XF/XC900 vision sensors from Baumer convinced the expert jury of the inspect award 2021. Out of nine finalist products in the online voting, the sensors were awarded first place in the category Vision. The award granted by the publisher Wiley-VCH every year …

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“Go anywhere” computerised canine arrives at MTC Liverpool

The Manufacturing Technology Centre has taken delivery of two agile robotic dogs as part of MTC Liverpool’s Digital Manufacturing Accelerator programme. Named Spot, the robotic dogs can climb stairs and cross rough terrain which would defeat most robots. Spot – developed by Boston Dynamics, a global leader in mobile robotics …

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Who will you be recruiting for?

Despite the financial instability that characterised the first half of 2020, the demand for professionals in the field of data management and artificial intelligence (AI) is steadily on the rise. This is what emerges from LinkedIn’s 2020 UK Emerging Jobs Report, which revealed that companies are on the lookout for …

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RS Components reveals winners of VEX Robotics STEM coding challenge

RS Components (RS) has announced the winners of its online STEM coding challenge run in collaboration with educational robotics systems provider VEX Robotics. The challenge was split into three age categories: primary school students, lower secondary school students, and upper secondary school students. The challenge involved two coding tasks to …

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Robot investments will be essential for electronics manufacturing recovery

Electronics manufacturing has experienced extraordinary change. Responding to the shifting needs of the sector, TM Robotics has launched a new robotics consultation service to advise manufacturers on how automation can aid recovery and growth. Held with a TM Robotics automation specialist, the free consultations can be managed remotely or by …

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The role of workers in the robotics revolution

According to research by the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, almost a third of food processing operations already use robotics in their facilities. What’s more, half of those surveyed said they will increase their level of automation in the next three to five years. However, not every food manufacturer …

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COVID-19 pandemic accelerates international business interest in services provided by Musashi AI’s robotics

Musashi AI, a robotics employment agency offering the services of customisable AI-robots for production floors, has reported a significant spike in enquiries from businesses around the world following the Coronavirus crisis. With an estimated 80 per cent of the global workforce potentially facing self-isolation in the coming weeks, an increasing …

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Calculating robot ROI

Google Trends data demonstrates that web searches for the phrase, “how much does a robot cost?” have doubled since 2009. Determining the total cost and return on investment (ROI) of a robot isn’t straightforward, as Nigel Smith, managing director of industrial robot supplier TM Robotics, explains. When you factor in the robot’s …

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Apprenticeships play key role in business success

The head of a leading Midlands firm of robotics engineers says the company’s success can be attributed to its commitment to apprenticeships. Fraser Reid, managing director of Warwickshire-based Cyber-Weld, says apprentices are making a significant contribution to the business. More than half of the Cyber-Weld workforce are either apprentices in …

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