• Theme: Robotics - Automation - Industrial IT

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    Service robots, AGVs, virtual reality. We’re at Industrie Lyon, the largest French industrial trade show. Every two years, 1000 small and medium-sized companies introduce their latest technologies. One of this year’s leading themes is cybersecurity. We’re talking to Manoel Bizien, a Stormshield engineer. Specializing...

    Mobile robotics is the new mega-trend at Hannover Messe this year. Whether autonomous or on a platform, mobile robots represent the third robotics revolution, one that opens a new era of cyber-physical production systems. In our video report, we talked to Kuka and Stäubli and met with their newcomers.

    Hannover Messe saw SCHUNK win this year’s Hermes Creative Award for its Co-act Gripper JL1. One of a series of grippers designed for human-robot collaboration, the Co-act was conceived for smart production applications in the context of Industry 4.0, with software providing artificial intelligence. Co-act features...

    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,...

    A regular exhibitor at Hannover Messe, the German leader is showcasing spectacular new bionic industrial robotics at this year’s fair. Octopus Gripper is a robotic structure inspired by the octopus. Watch our video interview.

    Robots and cobots dominate this year’s edition of Hannover Messe. And the trend toward low-cost robotics is growing. Last year, we discovered Franka Emika, the first affordable industrial cobot on the market. With an unbeatable price of less than 10,000 €, Franka Emika can compete with the big boys. The German company...

    Isybot is a French start-up created last November with the CEA, France’s nuclear energy commission. The company developed a collaborative robotic arm designed to help human workers do precise, repetitive tasks in the factory of the future. DirectIndustry e-magazine met with Isybot’s CEO at Industrie Lyon. Watch our...

    More than 100 Japanese companies were exhibiting at the Hanover trade fair in late March. Japan established a new economic partnership with Germany and is an official CeBit partner this year, underscoring its leadership in future technologies. Watch our highlights made in Japan.

    The Airbus Pop.Up, a flying concept car, surprised visitors to the Geneva car show last month. The modular electric vehicle consists of a passenger pod riding on a carbon fiber terrestrial chassis or carried aloft by a flight unit equipped with four pairs of counter-rotating rotors. A control system featuring...

    Embedded objects featuring artificial intelligence used to require a cloud connection. But Nvidia’s upgraded Jetson deep learning module featuring the new TX2 chip aims to change this. It provides built-in intelligence for robots, drones, cameras and other devices “at the edge,” or embedded. The chip enables the...

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