• Theme: Robotics - Automation - Industrial IT

    Singapore-based Otsaw Digital recently introduced its O-R3 automated ground-aerial surveillance system, a world first. It combines an autonomous robotic security vehicle and a companion drone. Thanks to machine learning, the surface vehicle can avoid obstacles, spot abandoned bags and other suspect objects, and use...

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    Today, industry faces cyber threats that are constantly evolving. The growing use of IT applications in the OT environment is enlarging digital footprints, at the cost of increasing exposure to cyberattack. Effective industrial cybersecurity requires a holistic approach. Andrew Avanessian is a vice president at...

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    Tel Aviv-based industrial cyber security company Indegy was founded to prevent operational disruptions from cyber attacks, malicious insiders and human error. DirectIndustry e-magazine talked to Dana Tamir, VP of Marketing, about providing comprehensive visibility into and management of industrial control networks....

    Arburg’s concrete application of Industry 4.0 is a flexible, automated production line producing customized luggage tags by injection molding and additive manufacturing. This answers the question everyone’s asking: What really is Industry 4.0? At Hannover Messe, we followed Arburg’s production of a smart luggage tag...

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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...

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