Tag Archives: robotics

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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University of Birmingham roboticist chairs global nuclear expert group

University of Birmingham Professor of Robotics, Rustam Stolkin, has been elected as Chair of a new international Expert Group on Robotic and Remote Systems (EGRSS) – part of the OECD’s global Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), which brings together the governments of 33 member nations. Professor Stolkin was unanimously elected to …

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Mouser Electronics and TE Connectivity examine newest trends in robotics in new eBook

Mouser Electronics has announced a new eBook in collaboration with TE Connectivity, highlighting new functions and applications in industrial robotics. In Solutions for Robots and Robot Control, engineers and subject matter experts from Mouser and TE offer in-depth articles on the latest robotics technologies in the manufacturing space. The eBook places a …

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ABB and B&R launch first fully integrated Machine-Centric Robotics solution

B&R, a unit of ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business, announced the integration of ABB robots into its automation portfolio. With the ability to offer unprecedented levels of machine flexibility and precision, merging robotics with machine control into one unified architecture will enable manufacturers to embrace the trend of mass …

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New Robotics Challenge to focus on the environment

Over 550 schools are set to take part in this year’s Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge and have the chance to be crowned UK winners at the competition finals taking place at The Big Bang Fair in March 2020. The students will build, program and control LEGO robots for a …

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ExRobotics and Yokogawa collaborate to accelerate adoption of robotics for inspection of facilities in hazardous environments

ExRobotics and Yokogawa have signed a licensing agreement that will enable Yokogawa to sell and deploy ExRobotics’ inspection robot hardware and software platforms worldwide. ExRobotics was established in 2017 to commercialise robotics technology for use in the potentially explosive atmospheres found at oil and gas production and processing facilities, which …

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MTC offers guidance on robotics and automation decisions

Robotics and automation experts at the Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre are to hold a free event aimed at helping business leaders make the right decisions when it comes to automating their factories. The Open Lab robotics and automation networking forum at the MTC on Wednesday, September 18 is aimed at …

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MTC appointed lead auditor for UK robotics

The Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre has been appointed a lead auditor by the British Automation and Robot Association – the trade body which aims to promote the use of robotics in British Industry. The MTC will have lead responsibility for auditing UK robot integrators seeking certification from BARA, and engineers …

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