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Staples to Deploy Second Kiva Mobile Fulfillment System at Denver Greenfield Site
02/21/08 — Kiva Systems, a developer of breakthrough mobile solutions for the dynamic storage, movement and sortation of inventory, today announced that Staples, Inc. will be extending its use of the Kiva Mobile Fulfillment System (MFS) to its new Denver facility. Staples, which installed a Kiva MFS to expand the capacity of…

Integrated Robotics and Custom End-of-Arm-Tooling Provide Solutions for Automated Machine Loading
02/18/08 — ESS Technologies, Inc. has integrated a FANUC LR Mate mini robot with ESS custom-designed end-of-arm-tooling to create the TaskMateTM Robotic Loading System. The TaskMate is ideal for automating machine loading at the infeed. The custom end-of-arm-tooling allows the system to robotically load machine infeeds on thermoform blister packagers, cartoners, wrappers,…

Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. Introduces the Unique 7-Axis MR Robot
02/18/08 — Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. has introduced the new Presto MR20 robot. The robot arm features a unique 7-axis design supporting up to a 30kg payload capacity. The unique 7th axis design allows the robot to closely emulate the motions of a human arm enabling it to perform more complicated work…

ABB Robotics Selected as Pre-Qualified Integrator for the United States Postal Service
01/18/08 — ABB Robotics has been selected by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a pre-qualified integrator for general material handling systems, expanding the company’s scope of supply beyond robotic containerization systems (RCS), which ABB has been providing to the USPS since 1999. ABB has provided 167 robotic containerization systems to…

Agilent Technologies Completes Acquisition of Velocity11, a Leader in Life Science Lab Automation
01/14/08 — Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A: 36.64, +0.64, +1.77%) announced it has completed the acquisition of Velocity11, a leader in automated liquid handling and laboratory robotics for the life science market. Financial details were not disclosed. The acquisition of privately held Velocity11 enables Agilent to offer a more comprehensive suite of…

Adept Technology, Inc. Acquires Cerebellum Automation SAS
01/14/08 — Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced that it has acquired Cerebellum Automation SAS, a leader in specialized OEM robotics and motion control solutions for the medical and packaging industries. Privately-held Cerebellum Automation is located in Chavanod, France, near Geneva…

Industrial Robotics Leader Diversifying into Service Robotics:  A Conversation with Kevin Kozuscek
12/14/07 — KUKA Robotics is the North American subsidiary of KUKA Roboter GmbH, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial robots and other robotic technology. KUKA built its first industrial robot in 1977 and now has 80,000 robots installed in the field using its PC-based controller. The company offers a range…

New Uses for Industrial Robots
12/04/07 — Companies in the business of building robots for industry are exploiting advances in technology that make it possible for their products to work in smaller spaces, have greater tactile dexterity, be more modular on shop floors, and easier to program. The result… new opportunities for industrial robotics products.  Here is…

Adept Technology Extends Robotics Distribution Into Brazil
11/21/07 — Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, announced today that it has signed an exclusive agreement with MAR Industries to distribute the company’s full product line in Brazil. The relationship between the companies accelerates Adept’s distribution strategy and provides customers in the…

Adept Technology Receives $5.0M Quattro Robot Order
11/21/07 — Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, announced that it has received a $5.0M order for Adept Quattro(TM) robots from a major European machine builder. Under the terms of the order, over 100 Adept Quattro s650 robots will be deployed globally over…

Transbotics Secures AGV System Order in the Aerospace Industry
11/01/07 — Transbotics Corporation, (OTCBB: TNSB) (http://www.transbotics.com), announced it received an order for an Automatic Guided Vehicle System (AGVS) from a new customer in the aerospace industry. The order, totaling approximately $1,470,000, is to be installed over approximately eight months and will include multiple wire-guided vehicles, controls, hardware, and other related equipment,…

KUKA Robotics Introduces New Robotic Palletizing Solution
11/01/07 — KUKA Robotics Corporation has announced a new robotic packing solution for pallets designed to virtually eliminate package damage caused by conventional palletizers without impacting on speed. The layer forming palletizing solution utilizes a KUKA KR 40 PA robot to orient and position each case or package to form the layer.…

ImSAR and Insitu Introduce the One-pound NanoSAR(TM), Micro Miniature Synthetic Aperture Radar
09/05/06 — ImSAR (Salem, UT), the world leader in miniature Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), in partnership with Insitu (Bingen, WA), a pioneer developer of long-range, unmanned, autonomous aircraft, today announced that the two companies have completed prototype development of the world’s smallest SAR: the one-pound NanoSAR. “This is a revolutionary technological accomplishment…

Innova Holdings Sponsors RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition
02/12/06 — NORTHBORO, MA AND FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 31, 2006 – Robotics Trends, and IDG World Expo today announced that that Innova Holdings has secured Premier sponsorship of the 3rd annual RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the international business development event for mobile robotics and intelligent systems. The conference and exposition will…

iRobot Sponsors RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition
01/30/06 — Robotics Trends, and IDG World Expo today announced that iRobot has secured Founding sponsorship of the 3rd annual RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the international business development event for mobile robotics and intelligent systems. The conference and exposition will be held at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA on June…

Carnegie Mellon’s Robot Hall of Fame Joins RoboBusiness 2006 Conference and Exposition
01/29/06 — NORTHBORO, MA AND FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 23, 2006 – Robotics Trends and IDG World Expo today announced that Carnegie Mellon University’s Robot Hall of Fame will hold its 2006 induction ceremony at the 3rd annual RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the international business development event for mobile robotics and intelligent…




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