Deteriorating markets and orders could increase pressure on ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, who is facing criticism from activist investor Cevian Capital, the company’s second-largest shareholder.
Imagine a six-wheeled robot about the size of a suitcase rolling down a bustling city sidewalk and delivering packages to local businesses, elderly, and young professionals short on time...
"The team worked really hard. If it had been entirely up to me I would have shipped it. But it was not," said James Kuffner, chief technology officer at the Toyota Research Institute who previously led Google’s robotics unit.
Japan loves robots, of course, and the latest batch is being served up at CEATEC, where companies are showing how VR, automation and even table tennis have a role to play.
Toyota is billing Kirobo as capable of responding to human emotions while engaging in conversation and moving its head and hands.
Up in Minnesota, Donnelly Custom Manufacturing opened the door for new tasks for its human employees by bringing in collaborative robots.
When companies bring products back from off-shored manufacturing operations, the processes cannot be simply dropped back into place and configured with the same machines and process flows from 20 years back. Robots offer the tremendous competitive...
Have no fear of automation, engineers. Robots in the workforce are ushering in an era of customization, localization, and creativity.
MegaBots, Inc., the renegade roboticists trying to start a UFC for giant piloted robots, are opening up the hood with a series of videos about their advanced engineering practices.
“We want to make vans an intelligent, connected data center on wheels.”