- SPECIAL REPORTS
DUBLIN—The worldwide market for welding robots is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 5.73 percent through 2016.
TOKYO—EPSON Robots has unveiled a new dual-arm robot at the International Robot Exhibition here last month.
ZURICH—Björn Weichbrodt, who lead the team that developed the first commercially available, all-electric, microprocessor-controlled robot has died at age 76.
Safety standards have changed significantly in response to advances in manufacturing technology.
A wealth of new technologies was on display at The Assembly Show.
A robot equipped with an adaptive gripper can provide an alternative to maintaining multiple jigs for automated welding.
Bradford White Corp. is unique among its competitors in two ways. First and foremost is its business model, which prevents the sale of the company’s water heaters directly to consumers or commercial businesses. Heaters are only sold to licensed plumbers at various supply houses to ensure proper and safe water heater installation, and to prevent code violations.
BERLIN—The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Automation has begun a project aimed at developing a standard software framework for assembly systems that combine people and robots.
BEIJING—Zhejiang province is to invest $82 billion over the next five years to encourage manufacturers to adopt more robots to overcome the short supply and high cost of labor.
NEW YORK—A new exchange-traded fund focusing on robotics and automation companies was launched on the NASDAQ Thursday. The ROBO-STOX Global Robotics and Automation Index ETF (Ticker Symbol: ROBO) closed at $24.94 per share.
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