October 31, 2019

San Francisco based AI company OpenAI which counts Elon Musk among its backers has unveiled a robot which can solve a Rubik’s Cube which just one mechanical hand. The concept of a robot that can solve a Rubik’s Cube is not new, a team from MIT showed a dedicated Rubik’...

September 30, 2019

The International Federation of Robotics released their annual update on market trends. Their new World Robotics Report on industrial robotics shows that the number of units sold increased by 6% YoY in 2018, down from 31% YoY in 2017. The IFR also expects shipments to...

July 1, 2019

McKinsey & Company has issued its research piece on the outlook for growth for industrial robotics. With a global installed base of 2.1 million units, McKinsey believes that this will grow at a rate of +13% per annum from 2018 to 2021. The key drivers for this demand w...

January 17, 2018

Canvas Technology has launched what it claims is the world’s first​ self-driving​ ​industrial​ ​cart. The company says the logistics robot brings driverless​ vehicles​ ​to​ workplaces​ “long​ before​ self-driving​ vehicles​ hit​ street”. Canvas says its carts are also...

December 20, 2017

Chinese robot makers manufactured more than 100,000 industrial robots in the first 10 months of this year, according Chinese state news agency Xinhua. The growth indicates a massive increase in output of 70% compared with the previous year according to the agency. Annu...

November 17, 2017

Adidas’s new highly automated and very flexible manufacturing plant called the SpeedFactory has begun to produce trainers. The machines carrying out this work are highly automated and use processes such as computerised knitting, robotic cutting and additive manufacturi...

September 15, 2017

Alibaba is reportedly planning to invest $15 billion over the next five years to “build up its global-logistics infrastructure and development of robots sorting and fulfilling merchandise”, according to the Wall Street Journal. Alibaba says the money will be used to in...

August 17, 2017

Ulrich Spiesshofer, who took over as CEO of ABB in 2013, said in an interview with Reuters that the company is planning to expand its industrial robot manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan, which delivered its first robot in March 2017. ABB is counting on fu...

August 2, 2017

Foxconn the world’s largest electronics manufacturer and perhaps Apple’s most well-known supplier has announced a plan to build a factory in Wisconsin (U.S.) which has the potential to create up to 13,000 jobs. The total investment in the plant which would be the first...

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