Rapid Robotics Partners with Yaskawa Motoman to Expand Solutions for Industrial Robotic Arms
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Rapid Robotics Partners with Yaskawa Motoman to Expand Solutions for Industrial Robotic Arms

Rapid Robotics announced a partnership with Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics division, to bring industrial capabilities to Rapid Robotics’ Rapid Machine Operator (RMO). The company is now integrated with the entire Yaskawa robotics portfolio, and can deliver more speed, higher payload and increased performance to a greater number of North American manufacturers. “A trusted name…

Flexiv Launches Moonlight, a Force-Controlled Parallel Robot
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Flexiv Launches Moonlight, a Force-Controlled Parallel Robot

Flexiv, which develops general-purpose robotic solutions, has announced the release of its latest robot to its portfolio, the Moonlight adaptive parallel robot. Moonlight is a force-controlled parallel robot aimed at applications that require precise motion and force control, such as screw fastening, ultra-accurate loading, and polishing. With Flexiv’s force control technology, Moonlight can measure force…

Rapid Robotics, Universal Robots Partner for Faster Cobot Deployments
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Rapid Robotics, Universal Robots Partner for Faster Cobot Deployments

Rapid Robotics has announced a new partnership with cobot maker Universal Robots in which UR will supply collaborative robot arms for Rapid’s deployment of cobot work cells across North America. Universal said the partnership will enable Rapid Robotics to serve a greater number of customers and maintain the rapid deployment times as Rapid continues to…

Oqton, Valk Welding Partner to Automate Robotic Welding
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Oqton, Valk Welding Partner to Automate Robotic Welding

Belgium’s Oqton, a software provider developing intelligent automation, and Valk Welding, which develops flexible arc welding robots, have announced a partnership designed to help automate the welding industry. Oqton said its software will become part of Valk Welding’s Automatic Robotic Programming (ARP) solution for high-mix, low-volume (HMLV)_ production. The Valk Welding ARP powered by Oqton…

Universal Robots Reports Record Revenue Despite Global Uncertainty
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Universal Robots Reports Record Revenue Despite Global Uncertainty

In 2022, Universal Robots launched the UR20 collaborative robot; a groundbreaking new cobot with 20kg payload, boasting an all-new joint design that increases all joint torques approximately 25% and joint speeds by as much as 65%. Despite its heavier payload and greater 1750mm reach, it’s the lightest robot on the market in its payload and…

Photoneo Brightpick Raises Extra $19M to Complete $40M Fund Round
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Photoneo Brightpick Raises Extra $19M to Complete $40M Fund Round

Kentucky-based Photoneo Brightpick Group has announced it raised an additional $19 million to complete a $40 million Series B funding round. The group is the parent company of Photoneo, which develops robotic vision sensors and intelligence software, and Brightpick, which develops warehouse automation solutions for e-commerce and grocery order fulfillment operations. The new funding raises…

SICK Introduces 3D ToF Camera With Level c Safety Sensor
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SICK Introduces 3D ToF Camera With Level c Safety Sensor

SICK has announced the first 3D time-of-flight (ToF) camera that includes Performance Level c (PL c) functionality – the safeVisionary2. The system aims to support customers to become fully autonomous in addition to providing 3D localization and object recognition. The company said the system is also effective for autonomous mobile robots, as it provides precise 3D…

Universal Robots Predicts 2023 Automation Trends Helping Manufacturers Meet New-Year Goals
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Universal Robots Predicts 2023 Automation Trends Helping Manufacturers Meet New-Year Goals

Sales of UR cobots for integration in OEM solutions grew about 50% in 2022. UR enters the 2023 with more than 80 OEM partners integrating UR cobots in turnkey systems, and over 300 UR+ partners launching application kits and components certified to work seamlessly with the UR cobots. UR has announced January as “National Cobot…

OnRobot Aims to Automate Robotic Deployment With D:PLOY
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OnRobot Aims to Automate Robotic Deployment With D:PLOY

Denmark-based OnRobot has announced the launch of D:PLOY, designed to break down automation barriers to bring the benefit of collaborative automation to businesses of all sizes. Now available worldwide, D:PLOY is an automated platform for building, running, monitoring and re-deploying collaborative applications. OnRobot said that by automating the process of getting a robotic application up…

ABB Launches New Industrial-Grade Cobot
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ABB Launches New Industrial-Grade Cobot

ABB has announced the SWIFTI CRB 1300, an industrial collaborative robot that aims to bridge the gap between traditional industrial robots and more collaborative “cobot”-style robots. The CRB 1300 combines speed, accuracy and the ability to handle loads up to 11 kg, and can perform tasks such as product handling, machine tending, palletizing and screwdriving….

Micropsi: MIRAI Software Now Compatible with FANUC Robots
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Micropsi: MIRAI Software Now Compatible with FANUC Robots

Micropsi Industries announced that its artificial intelligence-based software MIRAI is now compatible with numerous robots produced by FANUC and its U.S. subsidiary, FANUC America. With MIRAI, FANUC customers can now add hand-eye coordination features to several FANUC industrial and collaborative robots (cobots) to handle difficult-to-automate functions, such as cable plugging and assembly.

 

Dobot Launches Collaborative Retail Automation Robots
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Dobot Launches Collaborative Retail Automation Robots

To address labor shortages and rising costs in the retail and service sectors, China-based Dobot has announced a new Nova Series of collaborative robots designed specifically for retail customers. The new robots can handle tasks such as making coffee, cocktails, ice cream, noodles, fried chicken, and even perform physical therapy.

 

Techman Robot Launches New AI-based Cobot Series
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Techman Robot Launches New AI-based Cobot Series

Taiwan-based Techman Robot has announced its TM AI Cobot series, a collaborative robot that combines a robot arm with native artificial intelligence inference engine and smart vision system. The all-in-one system is aimed to be deployed in factories looking to accelerate the transition to Industry 4.0.