Automate 2024: OMRON and NEURA Robotics unveil cognitive robot

New iCR series to feature integrated sensors and AI technology


OMRON, in partnership with NEURA, have launched their AI-driven intelligent Cognitive Robot (iCR) series robot arms that leverage integrated sensors and AI technology.
OMRON and NEURA have partnered to launch their AI-driven intelligent Cognitive Robot series robot arms at Automate 2024.

OMRON, a solution provider in industrial automation, and Neura Robotics GmbH, an innovation developer in cognitive robotics, recently announced their strategic partnership aimed at revolutionizing manufacturing efficiency through advanced AI-driven cognitive automation technologies. 

The companies’ collaboration will be highlighted at Automate 2024 in booth 2267, where the two companies will introduce the new OMRON intelligent Cognitive Robot (iCR) series robot arms. The trade show is being held May 6-9 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. Attendance is free.

A3 said this year’s show is the biggest yet, featuring more than 365,000 square feet of exhibit space, over 800 exhibitors, and an expected 30,000 registrants, with learning and networking opportunities. Attendees will be able to see the latest in robotics, machine vision, AI, and motion control.

Cognitive robot to demonstrate bin picking

The OMRON iCR, derived from NEURA Robotics‘ MAiRA line, leverages integrated sensors and AI technologies to address the needs of industrial customers for flexibility, productivity, and efficiency, said the companies. These robots boast an optional integrated 3D vision sensor, intuitive user-friendly interface, and NEURA’s advanced safety architecture for improved performance and safety.

The potential of the new robot will be showcased at Automate through a 3D bin picking demonstration. The companies said this demo will provide an insight into how AI-enabled cognitive automation can enhance and redefine the efficiency and flexibility of manufacturing processes. It will also showcase the integration of OMRON‘s all-in-one Sysmac control platform, highlighting its ability to streamline complex operations.

“With the intelligent Cognitive Robot iCR we are removing usage barriers and multiplying possible applications for robotics in automation because they can act autonomously, recognize people safely and anticipate their action,” said David Reger, founder and CEO of NEURA Robotics. “Thanks to our technology, these key requirements for the humanoid future of robotics are already a reality in industry today.”

“We are thrilled to announce this next step in our partnership with NEURA,” said Olivier Welker, president and CEO of OMRON Robotics and Safety Technologies Inc. “The OMRON iCR represents our commitment to pushing the boundaries of industrial automation and driving innovation in the manufacturing sector. We are confident in our ability to deliver state-of-the-art solutions that will meet the evolving needs of our customers and further establish OMRON as a leader in automation. “

Omron and NEURA Robotics invite all attendees at Automate to engage with their technologies, share insights, and discuss the future potential of automation in their manufacturing environments.

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OMRON, in partnership with NEURA, have launched their AI-driven intelligent Cognitive Robot (iCR) series robot arms that leverage integrated sensors and AI technology.

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