Teradyne today announced that Kim Povlsen has been appointed President of Universal Robots. Povlsen, a Danish native, brings global executive leadership from a high-tech and commercial perspective and will lead Universal Robots’ next stage of growth and innovation. His appointment reinforces Teradyne´s commitment to Universal Robots’ Danish origin and its role in further developing the local robotics community. Kim begins his new role at Universal Robots on March 1, 2021.
The two-day Machine Tending Expo, February 23-24, focuses on deploying cobots to tend machines such as CNC, press brakes, injection molding machines or 3D printers. In live demos, keynotes and interactive booth sessions with exhibiting partners, Universal Robots shows its solutions on how to implement cobots, tackling the labor shortage, while improving crucial machine uptime.
Robots from Blue Ocean-daughter UVD Robots have helped disinfect One Buc Place, the facility of the Tampa Bay Bucccaneers, winners of the Super Bowl. The robots were deployed by Tampa-based company ip Program Infection Prevention in cooperation with Tampa General Hospital.
Using patient data, artificial intelligence can make a 90 percent accurate assessment of whether a person will die from COVID-19 or not, according to new research at the University of Copenhagen. Body mass index (BMI), gender and high blood pressure are among the most heavily weighted factors. The research can be used to predict the number of patients in hospitals, who will need a respirator and determine who ought to be first in line for a vaccination.
SME has named Twenty women making their mark in robotics & automation. The international group of remarkable women on the list represent a comprehensive cross section of technologies in robotics and automation. The list was developed by U.S.-based SME in consultation with several leaders across the robotics and automation industries. SME is a nonprofit association of professionals, educators and students committed to promoting and supporting the manufacturing industry.
The pandemic has caused a renewed interest in robotics according to HowToRobot.com. Two suppliers on the platform, Gibotech and OnRobot, have felt the increasing demand from customers.
The average robot density in the manufacturing industry hit a new global record of 113 units per 10,000 employees. By regions, Western Europe (225 units) and the Nordic European countries (204 units) have the most automated production, followed by North America (153 units) and South East Asia (119 units).
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have developed a ground-breaking technique that can help us unravel some of the mysteries of the human intestinal bacteria, with the help of artificial intelligence mapping 500-1000 different species among 100 billion active bacteria.
Mobile Industrial Robots has won the title ‘Robotics Company of the Year 2020’ – an award from Odense Robotics’ CEOs on Funen that pays homage to companies that have made an extraordinary contribution to the cluster within the past year. MiR won the award for its ’significant growth’ over two other strong finalists, Gibotech and UVD Robots.
Collaborative robots – or cobots – remain the fastest growing segment of industrial automation, projected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 30.37% during 2020–2025. Cobot market pioneer Universal Robots (UR) solidified its frontrunner position today by selling the 50,000th UR cobot, which was purchased by a German manufacturer to enable higher productivity and better employee safety.