October 1, 2018

Toyota and Pizza Hut have revealed a new automated pizza-making robot prototype that cooks pizzas on the way to customers’ homes at the Specialty Equipment Market Association's annual automotive specialty products show in Las Vegas. The concept is called "The Kitchen,"...

August 14, 2018

Artificial intelligence is set to create more than seven million new UK jobs in healthcare, science and education by 2037, more than making up for the jobs lost in manufacturing and other sectors through automation, according to a report by PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)...

July 24, 2018

Driven by demand for automation and IoT, Mitsubishi Electric (6503 JP) announced that it will aim to increase production capacity at its Factory Automation (FA) division to ¥1 trillion by FY2025 – an estimated increase of 35% from current levels, and to generate the bu...

July 24, 2018

New research from the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) suggests that the rapid spread of industrial robots has not made a dent in employment figures, instead, new tasks have been created for the workforce alongside ones performed by machines. At 309 units pe...

July 24, 2018

A prototype construction robot that can spray on coatings at more than twice the speed of humans has been unveiled in Tokyo adding to hopes such robots could help compensate for Japan’s shortage of construction manpower in the future. Osaka-based Daiwa House Industry C...

December 20, 2017

One of the world’s largest retail chains, Wal-Mart, which has more than 4,600 stores in the US, is testing autonomous, robotic floor scrubbers in several of its locations. The original, conventional vehicle usually driven by a human was built by International Cleaning...

November 17, 2017

Lufthansa Technik, an arm of Lufthansa Airlines, has filed patent applications for a new scarf joining robot that it says will significantly improve repair procedures for structures made of fibre-reinforced composites (FRCs). The robot, which was developed through LHT'...

November 17, 2017

Rockwell Automation has been the subject of numerous bids by fellow U.S. industrial powerhouse Emerson Electric, it emerged in late October. The latest and highest bid of $215 per share valued Rockwell at around $27.6 billion and at a Price to Earnings ratio of around...

November 17, 2017

Wal-Mart is rolling out shelf-scanning robots in more than 50 U.S. stores to replenish inventory faster and save employees time when products run out. The 2-foot (60 cm) robots come with a tower that is fitted with cameras that scan aisles to check stock and identify m...

August 18, 2017

In preparation for 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, electronics giant LG is trialling new robots in the country’s largest airport. Seoul’s Incheon International Airport is now home to two of LG’s latest prototype bots, the Airport Guide Robot and the Airport Cleani...

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