• Posts Tagged ‘Robots’

    “Just move the robot into the required position, set up a point and that’s it. You’ve taught the robot,” says KUKA engineer Fabian Gerke during EMO Hannover. KUKA has shaken up the German fair again this year with a robot that is taught instead of being programmed. Ready2_pilot is aimed at making industrial robots...

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    A little twist of the wrist and this overhead crane begins to move. The operator is not some sort of Jedi, but simply a factory employee using a new kind of wearable device. Developed by French start-up Siatech, ComHand is a connected radio remote control for materials handling applications. Equipped with motion...

    Roboy is a humanoid robot developed by the Universities of Munich and Zurich and 3D printed by EOS. Equipped with an advanced cable system that mimics muscles, it can exhibit human-like behaviors. DirectIndustry e-magazine shook hands with Roboy at Hannover Messe (watch our video) and met with Rafael Hostettler,...

    Planting seeds, harvesting fruit and organizing greenhouses are all typical farm tasks. But will they remain so? Farm robots have started entering the field and might even determine what will be produced.   Global sales of agricultural robots are increasing and could reach $16.3 billion by 2020, according to a report...

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    Watch our exclusive report. Last year, during our special coverage of Hannover Messe, we titled one of our stories “The Rise of Cobotics.” What’s the situation a year later? Are cobots still invading the factory floor? Are they still a hot topic in the industry? The answer is yes, and the technology keeps improving....

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