China leads post-pandemic robot recovery
July 30, 2021Preliminary data from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) shows that sales in China increased 19% in 2020.
ABB to acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group
July 20, 2021ABB will acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group (ASTI), a global autonomous mobile robot (AMR) manufacturer with a portfolio across all major applications enabled by the company’s software suite.
Hyundai completes its acquisition of Boston Dynamics
June 22, 2021Hyundai Motor Group has completed its acquisition of a controlling interest in Boston Dynamics from SoftBank. The deal valued the mobile robot firm at USD 1.1 billion.
A fire-fighting robot developed in Sweden - by Scanfil
June 15, 2021Realisator Robotics has, together with Scanfil and in close cooperation with the larger Swedish Rescue Services and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), developed a fire-fighting robot Fumo.
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Brooks to acquire Precise Automation
April 29, 2021Brooks Automation has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Precise Automation, Inc., a developer of collaborative robots and automation subsytems headquartered in Fremont, California.
Leoni expands robotics business with new Japanese partner
April 29, 2021Leoni has appointed K.K. IRISU, a new exclusive distribution partner in Japan to expand its robotics business with Japanese automotive OEMs, TIERs and robot manufacturers.
The world's top 10 automated countries
January 28, 2021The average robot density in the manufacturing industry hit a new global record of 113 units per 10'000 employees.
Kitron and Appsens' looking to prevent stroke with heart sensor
December 17, 2020Appsens, a Norwegian based startup company developing wireless medical sensors, has teamed up with EMS provider Kitron to produce a product that helps detect heart fibrillation early so that stroke can be avoided.
Hyundai to acquire controlling interest in Boston Dynamics
December 14, 2020Hyundai Motor Group will acquire a controlling interest in Boston Dynamics from SoftBank Group in a deal that values the mobile robot firm at USD 1.1 billion.
A Danish company with a ‘Lego’ approach to robotics
November 06, 2020It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a company with an approach like the one of ROEQ hails from Denmark, and even less that it’s situated right in the middle of the island of Funen, a major European hub for robotics.
New CoolSiC MOSFETs: Maintenance-free servo drives without cooling fans
November 05, 2020Infineon Technologies AG supports the robotics and automation industry in implementing maintenance-free motor drive inverters.
Rethink Robotics opens new production facility and adds Siemens as a shareholder
October 13, 2020In summer 2020, Rethink Robotics, a subsidiary of the HAHN Group, moved into its new company headquarters, where the production of collaborative robot systems takes place as well.
ABB robots accelerate COVID-19 testing in SingaporeLoad more news
October 09, 2020As part of Singapore’s efforts to enhance its nation-wide COVID-19 testing capabilities, ABB’s high-precision robots have been deployed in a new automated laboratory system, known as the Rapid Automated Volume Enhancer (RAVE).