Integrating lidar and AI for automotive and smart city apps

Blaize has announced a strategic cooperation agreement with Lidar solutions provider, LeiShen, for in-depth cooperation on the integration of Lidar and AI functions in intelligence applications for autonomous operation across a range of automotive and smart city markets in China. As part of the…

Reclaiming the robotics revolution

Until recently, the Industrial Revolution was largely associated with drastic engineering efforts that transformed global industry. Two centuries later, we are experiencing another shift in global manufacturing. Nigel Smith, Managing Director of Shibaura Machine, formerly Toshiba Machine, industrial robot supplier,…

How robots can help to keep people safe in the workplace

Over the course of the last year, robots have helped manufacturers protect human operators by achieving social distancing whilst maintaining high throughput in the manufacturing process. However, robots and automated applications can do much more to create a highly efficient…

How robotics and automation are creating jobs in manufacturing

SME manufacturers adopting robotics and automation are creating hundreds of new and upskilled jobs, with the support of Made Smarter. Since 2019 the North West Adoption Programme, a collaboration between UK government and industry designed to support the increased use…

EAM platform chosen as one of the technologies of the future for Digital Manufacturing Accelerator

Ultimo has been chosen to showcase how its Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) technology helps realise the factory of the future at the Digital Manufacturing Accelerator (DMA). The initiative, by the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), lets manufacturers experience the advantages of…

Platform to accelerate autonomous quality assurance for Industry 4.0

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, which supplies smart manufacturing technologies to giants from Volkswagen to Boeing, has unveiled HxGN Robotic Automation, pioneering robotic programming and control software that enables non-specialist quality professionals to program industrial robots to perform fully automated quality inspection.…

Hackathon to kickstart safety innovations for autonomous agricultural vehicles

This September, Agri-EPI Centre, in partnership with Hands Free Farm, are running a virtual Hackathon event to address the safety and security challenges of autonomous vehicles and drones in agriculture. Hands Free Future While the advancement of autonomous farm vehicles…

Smart robot vacuum cleaner features mopping capabilities and laser mapping

Smart home appliance manufacturer, Proscenic, has announced the availability of its new M8 3-in-1 smart robot vacuum cleaner that can both vacuum and mop floors simultaneously. Featuring precision laser mapping technology and large suction power, the M8 provides a cleaning…

Five reasons why you should get into cobotics

There are plenty of scenarios where robotics can be deployed to increase productivity and precision while removing people from the drudgery of repetitive tasks. Cobots take this a step further by being able to work alongside human operators in a…

IoT Week 2022 – Global vision: IoT today and beyond

Although this year we still won’t be able to meet face to face with our industry colleagues at the IoT Week, the show organisers have announced that the next physical edition of IoT Week will take place in Dublin from 20th…