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Plant Floor Control Network Considerations, Advantages and Innovations

Nearly every item you own has been through the manufacturing cycle at one point or another. Automation and Process Control have only been growing in the recent decades. With the introduction of technologies, commonly umbrellaed by buzzwords such as IoT, big data, connectivity and others, we see the rise and constant need to expand [...]

By | 2017-09-22T16:50:13+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Manufacturing|Comments Off on Plant Floor Control Network Considerations, Advantages and Innovations

The sensitivity of a human touch in a collaborative robot (Cobot) world

How to make collaborative robots more agile? Robot manufacturers such as ABB, Fanuc and Keyence expect a slow but steady expansion into the food industry as well as new types of manufacturing and adjacent niches of distribution and agriculture. FOOD? Japanese company Yaskawa Electric are currently experimenting with rice and tofu. Yes, you [...]

By | 2017-08-16T20:07:35+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Cobots|Comments Off on The sensitivity of a human touch in a collaborative robot (Cobot) world

YuMI, Sawyer, Baxter, UR and KUKA Cobot Stories

How Robots Can Work Alongside with Humans  ABB YuMi DJ YuMi - Europe (UK) YuMi and Panda Sweets! - Europe YuMi goes to School - Europe Rethink Robotics Sawyer and  Big Brother Baxter Sawyer the Artist - ACORN, North America [...]

By | 2017-07-26T03:51:07+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Cobots|Comments Off on YuMI, Sawyer, Baxter, UR and KUKA Cobot Stories

General Motors Ready To Manufacture Chevrolet Bolt Self-Driving Vehicles for the Public

The CEO and Chairman of General Motors, Mary Barra, released a statement last Tuesday. This statement covered the readiness at which General Motors is currently standing when it comes to autonomous cars. The corporation has finished manufacturing 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt test vehicles. This achievement gives the automaker full confidence that it is capable [...]

By | 2017-07-12T15:20:45+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Autonomous Vehicles|Comments Off on General Motors Ready To Manufacture Chevrolet Bolt Self-Driving Vehicles for the Public

Should you do a cobot risk assessment?

Safety + Collaboration = Success! Collaborative robots are developed to free human hands from tedious and potentially dangerous jobs. With the removal of safety fencing and other safety monitoring devices, collaborative robots (cobots) are revolutionizing and re-shaping the manufacturing world. Cobots are undoubtedly gaining popularity and it is therefore important [...]

By | 2017-07-09T18:24:23+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Cobots|Comments Off on Should you do a cobot risk assessment?

ISO/TS 15066

Humans + Robots = Real Value With the introduction of cobots (collaborative robots) humans and robots are sharing and sometimes overlapping the manufacturing workspace. The ISO/TS 15066 standard provides design and implementation guidelines that limits and controls risks associated with cobot setups. ISO/TS 15066 builds on ISO 10218-1 and -2 published in 2011. [...]

By | 2017-07-08T09:25:27+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Cobots|1 Comment

IoT Advancements Impact on Autonomous Vehicles – Smarter Driverless Cars Through Cellular IoT Vehicle Telematics

Over the next few decades, autonomous vehicles will continue evolving. The progress we’re making in this market will have a deep impact on our existing infrastructure, vehicle ownership and the whole automotive industry.   Autonomous Vehicles and IoT Technologies Although we can’t purchase a fully autonomous vehicle at the dealership as [...]

By | 2017-06-24T22:37:15+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Autonomous Vehicles|Comments Off on IoT Advancements Impact on Autonomous Vehicles – Smarter Driverless Cars Through Cellular IoT Vehicle Telematics

Self-Driving Autonomous Car Tests, Legislations & U.S. Laws

More and more automakers are seeking permission to commision autonomous vehicles on the road. Their goal is to increase their testing capacity in order to drive development & deliver the first self-driving vehicle to the market. As we speak, companies are submitting proposals to the Trump administration which request additional autonomous vehicles to be put [...]

By | 2017-06-15T23:41:06+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Autonomous Vehicles|Comments Off on Self-Driving Autonomous Car Tests, Legislations & U.S. Laws

Cobots are here to stay!

Collaborative Automation: Cobots vs. Industrial Robots You can see that a technology is an important one when people begin to address its benefits throughout the industrial spectrum and assess their risks. Today we are living fast paced technology driven era. Humans and machines are working together closer than ever before. Therefore [...]

By | 2017-07-01T11:27:33+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Cobots|Comments Off on Cobots are here to stay!