Tag Archives: robots

Learn to speak robotics

For all new technologies there is a jargon specific to that context.  This may make it difficult to understand how the technology works, what it does, and whether it is performing as expected.  So this link takes you to a glossary of … Continue reading

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How to ‘grow’ houses rather than build them

Imagine a four ton solar-powered robot that can build houses out of the materials it finds around it… Science fiction? No, it exists – as this article explains.  MIT’s Mediated Matter Group have built a prototype, which they have called … Continue reading

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Robots in the fields

Forgive the rock ‘n roll backing track – this gives a good idea of how robots are going to be used in the agricultural sector in the near future.  There will be more about the impact of robots on operations … Continue reading

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Factory of the Future according to Goldman Sachs

Interesting insight into how manufacturing may change in the next few years.

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Going soft – how robots do not need to be hardwired

I’m not sure of the operations management implications of this (yet), but who cares – the video is great and the ‘octobot’ even more so…

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AI personal robot for the home

Having just blogged about every home having its own 3D printer, the next logical step is for there to be an AI personal robot there too.  If you wonder how this might work and what it might look like, Robotbase … Continue reading

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2020 – new technologies driving change

Deloitte identifies three “exponential technologies” that are currently driving change (here), two of which we have blogged about extensively. Robotics – the robotics industry will create 3 million new jobs between 2014 and 2020.  Robots will increasingly be autonomous, due to … Continue reading

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Zuri – coming to a classroom, office, living room, or bar near you

Zoobotics, a German company making robots and interfaces for medical equipment, has prototyped a programmable, cardboard robot – which they have called Zuri.  Find out more about their “paperbot system” here.  The body design is modular, so twelve different robots … Continue reading

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Inside a modern car assembly plant – high tech calm

This video is a ‘factory tour’, showing the process of assembling BMW Series 3 vehicles.  It illustrates the extent to which robots have been incorporated in the production process, and the speed at which the line moves.   It also illustrates … Continue reading

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“See me, feel me” – not Tommy but YuMi

ABB have just issued a press release unveiling their new robot YuMi.  As its name suggests YuMi is a “collaborative robot”, that it is to say it works along with a worker on the same or similar tasks.  In order … Continue reading

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