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Robotics Industry Insights

April 2012

New Applications for Mobile Robots

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 04/05/2012

While fixed robots will always have a place in manufacturing, augmenting traditional robots with mobile robots promises additional flexibility

March 2012

RIA Launches New Certified Robot Integrator Program

by Armando Barry, Certification Consultant

POSTED: 03/06/2012

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s largest trade group representing over 265 companies, has announced the launch of their Certified

New Trends in Robot and Controller Design

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 03/06/2012

Without a controller, industrial robots would not be able to perform their application tasks. Controllers contain software giving robots the

February 2012

Basic EOAT & Tooling Trends for Consumers Goods and Beyond

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 02/06/2012

Robotics have the speed, strength, and precision to accomplish an ever-widening range of tasks in the manufacturing and packaging of

January 2012

Robotics Industry Poised for Another Banner Year in 2012

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 01/06/2012

In most applications and regions around the globe, the robotics industry can look forward to a prosperous 2012.

Choosing the Right Robotic Gun for GMAW Applications

by Robert Ryan, P.Eng., MBA, Director, Automation and Aluminum Group

POSTED: 01/06/2012

Robotic GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) arc welding has become increasingly popular due to potential weld quality and productivity

December 2011

Robotics in Alternative Energy

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 12/08/2011

Alternative energy systems, solar photovoltaic panels, wind turbines and fuel cells, continue their rapid technological change

November 2011

Robotics in Security and Military Applications

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 11/07/2011

Robotics have been a staple of advanced manufacturing for over half a century. As robots and their peripheral equipment become

September 2011

Updating the R15.06 Robot Safety Standard

by Jeff Fryman, Director, Standards Development

POSTED: 09/07/2011

In my last article, I discussed the publication of the new ISO 10218-1 and 10218-2 standards. These two standards

August 2011

Navigating Robot Safety

by Brette Christe, Technical Writer

POSTED: 08/31/2011

Sharing the occupational highway with robots has inherent risks. Industrial robots are heavy and stiff, and can

New ISO Robot Safety Standards Published!

by Jeff Fryman, Director, Standards Development

POSTED: 08/15/2011

For several years now, I have been informing you of the progress in the revision of the International Standard for

July 2011

Industrial Robotics Market Opportunities in Russia

by Paul Kellett, RIA Director – Market Analysis

POSTED: 07/13/2011

Spanning nine time zones and over 17 million square miles, Russia is not only the largest country in the world,

Robotics in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Industry

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 07/06/2011

Robots in laboratory, life science and pharmaceutical applications perform tasks at rates beyond human capability. These robots function in potentially

June 2011

Economic Conditions and Opportunities Bode Well for Robotics Market

by Brian Huse, Director, Marketing & PR

POSTED: 06/16/2011

What is the outlook for robots and automation now that we are almost half-way through the calendar year?

Robotics in Electronics

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 06/08/2011

The electronics and semiconductor industry has emerged as an important sector for robotics. While automotive applications still constitute the lion’s

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