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Supply Chain July 22, 2016

Five developing trends in the robotics industry

The robotics industry is going through major changes as costs are continuing to drop and the industry is going through changes from a business and technological standpoint. Investments include the bid by Midea to buy 49% of Kuka, KraussMaffei by ChemChina; Paslin by Wanfeng and Gimatic by Agic Capital. Five trends that are driving these changes are highlighted below.

By Frank Tobe, The Robot Report
Automation, Controls March 20, 2015

FAA exemption permits drones for oil and gas inspections

Sky-Futures, a UK-based company offering drone inspection services to the global oil and gas industry, was awarded an FAA exemption allowing their drones to fly in U.S. air space.

By Frank Tobe, The Robot Report
Material Handling October 28, 2014

4 reports predict steady growth for robotics

Four recent research reports covering service robots, vision guided robotics, material handling robots, and robot component speed reducers, all predict steady growth, particularly in China.

By Frank Tobe, The Robot Report
Mechanical & Electrical October 14, 2014

Safety concerns for collaborative robots

At a daylong workshop on Collaborative Robots by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), two main themes were expressed: worker safety and almost universal expectation for rapid deployment of collaborative robots.

By Frank Tobe, The Robot Report
Mechanical & Electrical August 4, 2014

The first and second quarter of 2014 robot sales are at their best

The North American Robotics Industries Association has announced that the first and second quarter robot sales have set a new sales record. 

By Frank Tobe, The Robot Report
Material Handling July 8, 2014

Top takeaways from AUTOMATICA 2014

AUTOMATICA reminds you that there's a whole lot of "stuff" going on inside a robot.

By Frank Tobe, The Robot Report
Electrical, Power June 9, 2014

Industrial robot sales hit record in 2013

The International Federation of Robotics reported the highest number of units sold in 2013.

By Frank Tobe, The Robot Report
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance April 16, 2014

Artificial intelligence devices now entering the marketplace

Here are some new consumer artificial intelligence breakthroughs entering the robotics marketplace.

By Frank Tobe, The Robot Report