Industry 4.0 signifies the rise of digital technologies, data, computing power, connectivity, machine-human interactions, and their ability to disrupt and improve the way we do business. SAGE Automation explains. While industry 4.0 trends such as these have been building momentum for some time, McKinsey said that, “many are now at a point where their greater … Continue reading New era of manufacturing: digital technology and its impact on downtime
A Queensland high school is building an automation and robotics centre that will see more students learning about the latest technologies. Alexandra Hills State High School has started constructing the new $4.77 million Centre for Excellence in Automation and Robotics. Member for Capalaba Don Brown said the school’s future-focussed programs were becoming increasingly popular. The … Continue reading Queensland school builds centre for automation and robotics
Researchers have developed technology to detect emotions in human speech, enabling more natural conversations with robots. Current voice-activated technology used in virtual assistants is limited by its inability to decipher human emotions, causing it to provide irrelevant responses or miss the point of some conversations entirely. But a team of researchers from RMIT University’s school … Continue reading New technology helps robots detect emotions in human speech
Researchers from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have offered a glimpse into what the robots of the future could look like. In a paper published in Nature Machine Intelligence, CSIRO’s Active Integrated Matter Future Science Platform (AIM FSP) indicates robots could soon be taking their engineering cues from evolution. This concept, known as Multi-Level Evolution … Continue reading CSIRO researchers offer look at future of robots
The Facility for Intelligent Fabrication (FIF) that provides expertise, technology, equipment and training in automating steel fabrication to help manufacturing businesses adapt and compete was launched at the University of Wollongong (UOW) on 9 March by Gareth Ward MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Education and the Illawarra and South Coast, on behalf of the Hon John … Continue reading UOW, TAFE NSW and WTIA launch Facility for Intelligent Fabrication
A new Flinders University project that will enable autonomous underwater vehicles to launch and recover themselves without the need for human aid has won an award. The winning entry for the inaugural Fincantieri-Flinders-CETENA Maritime Innovation Challenge was announced at an Adelaide ceremony attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Angelino Alfano. The successful project will … Continue reading Flinders underwater robot wins maritime challenge
ABB Group has recorded a 14 per cent increase in robotics orders with third-party base orders increasing by 10 per cent, it has announced in its latest report. However, amid ongoing uncertainty in the global market including the impact of Brexit, 2017 is expected to be a transitional year for the company. According to ABB’s … Continue reading ABB notes robotics growth during ‘transitional year’
Universal Robots has announced the launch of Universal Robots+, a showroom of plug & play applications.
Kuka Robotics Australia has released the KL100 track for its 6 and 10kg payload Agilus robots.
Visitors to the upcoming Hannover Fair in Germany will be able to have a look at the possible factory workers of the future – bionic ants.
Advanced robots are set to revolutionise manufacturing and could boost productivity in some countries by 30 percent, a new study says.
The terminal is designed to provide machine builders new options in the size, functionality and connectivity of their graphic terminals.
Rockwell Automation has announced that Automation University will be touring regional centres around Australia and New Zealand throughout 2015.
Australia’s manufacturing sector of tomorrow will involve creativity, innovation and higher value products.
The following technologies will play a major role in the evolution of automation in the manufacturing sector. Paul Miller explains.
Okuma Australia has secured a distribution agreement for Australia and New Zealand with Belgium robotics company, Robojob.
Google has designed its own self-driving car and it plans to build around 100 prototype vehicles for testing.
What manufacturers are looking to get from their robots on the factory floor.
The industrial automation equipment market is slated to grow to around $170bn in the second half of this year.
The need to work more responsively and flexibly was highlighted as National Manufacturing Week 2013 got underway on Wednesday.