Manufacturing Innovation: Automation

Robotics Segment Hits New Record
Automation

Robotics Segment Hits New Record

According to a recent report from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), there were a record number of robots shipped to North American companies in the first quarter of 2018. New highs were set in both the number of units shipped and shipment revenue recorded. Although new orders decreased over the same period from a year ago, the first quarter of 2018 was still the second best to begin a...

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Automate Your Warehouse in Hours
Automation

Automate Your Warehouse in Hours

Tech Crunch calls it a “warehouse automation army” and, well, the description is not too far off the mark.

Fetch Robotics, a company that describes itself as a pioneer in “on-demand automation,” has announced that it will be adding two new models to its line of autonomous mobile robots – or AMRs – that are said to be deployable within hours, with no need for changes in IT...

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Robot Lures Industrial Hackers to Help ID Them
Automation

Robot Lures Industrial Hackers to Help ID Them

Hey, hackers: The Georgia Institute of Technology wants you to know that your attempts at industrial espionage will not be taken lying down. You just might not realize you’re being attacked back when lulled into a false sense of security by the adorable, shoebox-sized HoneyBot.

Researchers have designed a way for industrial companies to prevent their robots from being overtaken by...

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