There are various ways to calculate your return on investment. Industrial robots usually concentrate on the improvements in the rate or speed of the enhancement and calculate the quantity of product they can manufacture during a particular time frame. With a collaborative robot, the way of thinking can be quite different.Read More
Researchers Teaching Robots To Disobey Human Instructions; Bug-Zapping Robot Helps 8-year old; New Drone Regulations; Robot Tractors... and much more. Find out what's happening in the robotics universe this week. We select news that will certainly interest or amuse you. Enjoy your reading!Read More
While there are many ways in which production processes can be automated, the best way to introduce automation into your SME is by starting small and simple, and build up your expertise as you go.Read More
When starting out with collaborative robots it can be challenging to decide which tasks to assign them. Many operations have always been carried out by humans, so it might be difficult to imagine how we could do them any other way. In this post, we give some simple, but effective tips on how to get the most out of a cobot by choosing the right task.
Calculating the Forward Kinematics is often a vital first step to using a new robot in research. While there are some good tutorials available online, up until now there hasn't been a simple step-by-step guide for calculating Forward Kinematics. In this post, we provide a simple guide along with some tips on calculating the kinematics of any robotic manipulator.
There are several factors that are limiting companies from getting into automation. However, the primary one is often money. In fact, you need to justify your investment in automation by an increase in production rate or in quality. The best way to calculate this payback is to use Return On Investment (ROI). This metric has been use by several robot manufacturers to prove how fast a robot can be paid back. At some point I wondered: ''Why do collaborative robots have a faster payback or ROI than other robots''? Well let's find out.Read More
The integration of the robotic cell is a critical part of the introduction of a robot in a manufacturing process. If the integration can be made within a couple hours, it can be a game changer compared to an integration that is done over a couple of days. In the first situation your operations are up and running again almost instantly. In the second situation, you need to restructure your workforce around the integration and delay or create a surplus production to carry you through the integration period. So the bottom line is you really want to keep the integration time as low as possible and as easy as possible.Read More
Find out what's happening in the robotics universe this week. We select news that will certainly interest or amuse you. Enjoy your reading!Read More
The bottom line is that with collaborative robots, it is possible to do certain tasks that would have traditionally been done with an industrial robot, but with a smaller, less risky investment and greater flexibility.Read More
Cinemagoers have long been fascinated by fictional robots, but they're not usually realistic… until now. Thanks to technological advancements, some of the classic movie robots are now actually a realistic possibility. If you make some allowances for their limited Artificial Intelligence, we're pretty close to making fiction a reality. We look at some of the iconic movie robots that could now be possible thanks to modern robotic technologies.