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HAMR-Jr stands next to its (bigger) predecessor, HAMR-IV. Courtesy: Kaushik Jayaram, University of Colorado Boulder
Robotics July 2, 2020

Cockroach-inspired robot designed to work in applications with limited space

A University of Colorado researchers has created HAMR-Jr, a robot modeled after cockroaches and designed to crawl and easily move into dangerous places such as airplane engines or other spaces where mechanics can’t reach to conduct needed inspections.

By University of Colorado Boulder
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics June 24, 2020

Building resilience with robotics

Will the COVID-19 pandemic accelerate the speed adoption of robotic and automation across the industrial sector? There are many factors at play.

By Suzanne Gill
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Robotics May 13, 2020

Study finds robots help some manufacturers even while workers struggle

A study co-authored by an MIT professor shows firms that move quickly to use robots tend to add workers to their payroll, but overall employment drops.

By Peter Dizikes
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Robotics May 12, 2020

The rise of robots-as-a-service in manufacturing operations

Robots-as-a-Service uses a cloud-based system which allows for easier requirement changes.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Robotics May 6, 2020

Study examines how many jobs robots replace

A study co-authored by an MIT professor finds that in the U.S., the impact of robots varies widely by industry and region, and may play a notable role in exacerbating income inequality.

By Peter Dizikes
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Robotics April 23, 2020

Solving the U.K.’s productivity problems with robotics

It is time for the manufacturing sector in the U.K. to look seriously at the adoption of automation, and robotics in particular, to help improve productivity figures.

By Mike Wilson
Courtesy: Niagara Bottling
Maintenance April 17, 2020

Maintain material traceability in LMS-commissioned plants

Introducing manual processes in line management systems (LMS)-commissioned plants can harm material traceability

By Oladeji Andrew
Courtesy: OTTO Robots/RIA
Robotics April 15, 2020

Robots and automation are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic

Robots and automation are on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle and are helping manufacturers, health care officials and many more.

By Keith Shaw
Robotics March 19, 2020

Robots developed to 3D-print complex shapes

USC researchers have built robots that can 3D print complicated shapes without compromising on quality or accuracy.

By Avni Shah
Courtesy: Control Engineering webcast, Robotic applications: What robots should and shouldn’t be doing
Robotics March 18, 2020

More answers about robotic applications

Success of robotic applications requires putting the right robot with the right application. Learn more from system integrators from the webcast, “Robotic applications: What robots should and shouldn’t be doing,” including collaborative robots, motion, pitfalls, and more.

By Mark T. Hoske