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.
In just five years, robotic start-ups based in Odense, Denmark – the robot capital of Europe – have attracted more than 976 million USD. This year, the local Danish entrepreneurs will be joined by companies from the RobotUnion Super Stars; finalists from the pan-European robot acceleration program.
UVD Robots has received the prestigious Emerging Technology Award from the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in the field of robotics. While traditionally the award honors ascending technologies that are poised to transform their fields and the innovators behind them, according to ASME, the 2020 awards recognize innovations that are not only changing industries but also supporting society during COVID-19. Winners were celebrated in an ASME video announcement.
OnRobot has opened registration for ‘OnRobot Expo’ –a global, interactive digital robotics event focused on collaborative automation and applications. Running Dec 2 – 3 online, OnRobot Expo will feature keynotes from speakers including Camilo Buscaron, Amazon Web Service’s Head of Cloud Robotics Open Source Technology & Strategy, a panel discussion about collaborative automation with robotics investor and Shark Tank creator, Mark Cuban and a keynote address from Sue Keay, the CEO of Queensland AI Hub.
Danish technology is going to fight bacteria and viruses in municipal buildings in the city of Odense. The Health Committee in the municipality has just decided to sign an agreement with UVD Robots, a subsidiary of Blue Ocean Robotics, regarding testing of autonomous UV disinfection robots at a school and a rehabilitation facility. The pilot project is a part of an effort towards making Odense the world’s best robot city, where close cooperation between the city’s technology and robot companies is an important component.