Probably more than in other editions, the coexistence of robots and humans characterizes the solutions of the ERF, says Professor Lorenzo Marconi, chair of this unique event. Rocking Robots, official media partner for European Robotics Forum 2024, sat down with him to talk about ERF and trends in robotics
Universal Robots announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2023 and the full year. The company’s Q4 revenue reached USD 103 million, a 21% increase compared to the same period in 2022, marking its highest revenue quarter to date. However, the annual revenue for 2023 was USD 304 million, showing a 7% decline from 2022.
2023 saw an abundance of stunning research results in the field of robotics. Among the many innovations we’ve discussed, the concept of vision learning promises to be a truly revolutionary force. Vision learning refers to a deep learning process where machines are taught to understand the world through visual interpretation rather than traditional coding methods. Tesla, under the leadership of Elon Musk, has been at the forefront of this innovation, demonstrating the principle of vision learning in its robot, Optimus.
This year the dark side of AI and robotics has reached a point of no return. Of course, robots and AI already played an important role on the battlefield. But never has it been used so widespread, in so many theaters worldwide simultaneously. And despite calls for regulation, never before has so much money been spent on research, and on countermeasures.
The year 2023 has been a wild ride in the world of robotics and AI. In this collection of the top 10 video reports made by the Rocking Robots Team, we revisit the trends and events that have defined the year, at the same providing a glimpse into the future of robotics and AI integration thast will continue in 2024.
Universal Robots, the Danish manufacturer of collaborative robots (cobots), has unveiled its latest addition to the product lineup – a new cobot with a 30 kg payload capacity, known as UR30.
The Global Collaborative Robot (Cobot) Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 40% from 2022 to 2030, according to a new report published by Verified Market Research. The report reveals that the market was valued at USD 1.6 Billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 16.8 Billion by the end of the forecast period.
Since 2016 Universal Robots has offered robotics training to customers and others with an interest in collaborative robots. And now, after having grown increasingly popular in the past years and with over 120 onsite training centers across the globe, more than 200,000 robotics enthusiasts have joined the Universal Robots Academy.
The Danish Technological Institute (DTI) is stepping into the future with a groundbreaking new project to develop ‘smart skin’ for robots in space. The project, commissioned by the European Space Agency (ESA), aims to create protective sleeves for robotic arms, making them safer and more practical for astronauts to interact with in the challenging space environment.
Did you know that the average commercial jet airliner is made up of over 350,000 individual parts? To make these parts, whether metal or plastic, one process is essential: machine tending. As anyone in the know can tell you, machine tending is incredibly important to the manufacturing process. A well-functioning manufacturing workflow relies on machinery consistently being loaded and unloaded with parts or materials. When done well, machine tending, increases productivity and yields – driving down the cost of production over time.