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ADAM Mobile Robot is Proven Tire Handling Solution
07/25/12 — Grimsby, Ontario, Canada – RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy company and the manufacturer and integrator of the ADAM autonomous mobile robot (AMR), is pleased to celebrate seven years of ADAM’s proven industry success as a tire handling solution. Since July of 2005, ADAM has maximized the efficiency of green tire transport…

Seegrid Appoints Michael M. Hasco as Chief Growth Officer
07/25/12 — Pittsburgh, PA—Seegrid Corporation announced the appointment of Michael M. Hasco, as Chief Growth Officer. According to Seegrid CEO Anthony Horbal, “Appointing Hasco as chief growth officer was a strategic move by Seegrid. His proven success as a global sales executive will strengthen the Seegrid management team for our global presence…

KUKA Robotics and Optima Automation Team Up at Paper Mill
07/19/12 — Optima Control Solutions Ltd, an independent automation company, was approached by KUKA Robots and charged with the task of installing and programming a robot solution to integrate with the paper mill’s existing machine control system. The mill’s automation engineer reported: “We had complete confidence in the company’s expertise when KUKA…

Apple May Venture into Home Robotics
07/12/12 — For a company that has managed to make its presence felt in almost every major tech arena there is,be it smartphones, tablets, music, et al, it might get a little tricky to figure what can come next. Steven Milunovich, a UBS analyst, now suggests that "Apple could eventually move into…

China’s Rising Wages Feed Robotics Boom
06/28/12 — (CNN) -- Rising wages in China may be squeezing the profits of many manufacturers -- but they are also feeding a boom in the robotics industry. Wages in China's cities rose 12.4% last year, while in rural areas they were boosted by 21.9%, accordingto figures from China's National Bureau of…

Rosie the Riveting Robot?
06/27/12 — Forget Rosie the Riveter, OC Robotics has been working with Airbus UK and KUKA developing aerospace robots to deliver end effector packages capable of inspection, drilling, sealing and swaging during the low-access assembly process. The developer is bringing its snake-like robotic arms to the Farnborough International Airshow, from July 9-13 where…

Kraft Foods Teams with CKF Systems for Robot Efficiencies
06/22/12 — Gloucester-based CKF Systems has designed, installed and commissioned a new automated re-circulating system for Kraft Foods at its Bournville production facility. Kraft recognized that a significant increase in efficiencies could be achieved through the introduction of an automated robot distribution system for its popular Roses and Heroes products. It was…

Report: Machine Vision Sales Drop 2% in Q1
06/18/12 — Machine vision sales in North America fell two percent compared to the first quarter of 2011, according to new statistics from AIA, the industry’s trade group. The decline resulted primarily from sales of complete vision systems, which account for the largest sales volumes in the North American market.  However, sales…

Russian Internet CEO Begins $25M Robotics Fund
06/15/12 — Daily Herald—Dmitry Grishin, founder of Russia's mail.ru, believes that the time is right to invest in robotics technology, and help bring robots to the mass market. He believes in it so much that he recently announced the launch of a $25 million venture fund geared toward bringing robots to daily…

The Vision Show Debuts Products & Programs in Boston
06/13/12 — The Vision Show, which was held in Boston, Massachusetts May 8-10, attracted some 2,100 people from 20 countries. Overall attendance was up 9 percent from the last show, which was held in 2010. Reflecting a growing demand for machine vision and imaging components and systems to help companies improve their…

Robotic Assistants May Adapt to Humans in the Factory
06/13/12 — CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- In today’s manufacturing plants, the division of labor between humans and robots is quite clear: Large, automated robots are typically cordoned off in metal cages, manipulating heavy machinery and performing repetitive tasks, while humans work in less hazardous areas on jobs requiring finer detail. But according to Julie…

Gumstix, Inc. Simplifies Mobile Robotic Development
06/06/12 — SAN JOSE, CA—Gumstix, Inc., the premier provider of tiny computers-on-module (COM) and expansion boards for professional design engineers and hobbyists, today introduced the TurtleCore, a new, low-cost expansion board that will enable robotics enthusiasts to build robots easily and cost-effectively using the iRobot Create Platform. The TurtleCore expansion board, in…

RMT Robotics Appoints Torrens Director of ADAM Systems Group
06/05/12 — RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy company and the manufacturer and integrator of ADAM autonomous mobile robot (AMR) recently announced the appointment of Bill Torrens as director of the ADAM Systems Group. In this new capacity, Torrens will lead the ADAM Systems Group in the continued accelerated global growth of ADAM…

ReconRobotics Establishes International Headquarters in Switzerland
05/30/12 — ReconRobotics, Inc. announced today that it has established its international headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland, signaling a significant advancement in the company’s three-year global expansion. Known as RRI Global SAGL, the new wholly owned subsidiary will oversee all sales, marketing and customer service operations outside of North America. Barry E.T. Harris…

Inventor Snags $10k for Robo Invention
05/29/12 — Chris Burns for SlashGear—Inventor / developer Arthur Wait of Silicon Valley took home $10,000 this week for winning Microsoft’s most recent Robotics @Home Competition with his fabulous new Smart Tripod. This device takes several components such as the Eddie Robot Platform, a Kinect, and a Microsoft RDS 4, and creates…

American Packaging Corporation Puts Seegrid Robots To Work
05/29/12 — American Packaging Corporation (APC), a packaging supplier for major brands such as Pringles, Betty Crocker, and Planters, has invested $150 Million in the last 13 years on new equipment and facility upgrades. Following a $17.5 Million expansion of their Columbus, Wisconsin facility, APC needed to move its packaging materials across…

FireTag Improves Branding Technology, PTI Compliance
05/23/12 — FireTag, a palletized laser marking system, announced improvements to its machine enabling greater marking efficiency of variable data on corrugated cases. FireTag is an integrated solution, across all industries, where case-level traceability is needed. It was originally designed as an alternative to peel and apply labels for produce growers and shippers becoming compliant with…

ADAM Robots Introduced into Japanese Market
05/23/12 — RMT Robotics entered into a sales representative agreement with eepos Japan for the promotion and sale of its ADAM mobile robots in Japan. Eepos Japan will work with RMT to promote and sell the AMR fleets to end users throughout Japan with a strategic focus on the automotive manufacturing and…




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