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Choice of a Cobot or an Industrial Robot Depends on the Application
The Southwest Research Institute breaks down tasks into those best for industrial robots in comparison with those where collaborative robots would make more sense.

What Is a Cobot, and Does My Company Need One?
Depending on the application, power- and force-limited collaborative robot arms can help businesses with tasks involving automation alongside humans, says the SwRI.

ABB Launches SCARA Robot for Precise, High-Speed Assembly
ABB said its expanded SCARA robot line will shorten cycle times and maintain high-quality production to help its electronics customers launch new products faster.

What to Look for When Performing Industrial Robot Maintenance
The art of robot maintenance requires knowledge of the different types of industrial automation, as well as the functions, components, and best practices of each.

Carnegie Mellon Works With Apple on Robotic Recycling of Devices
Apple, which already uses robots to disassemble electronics to recover hazardous or valuable materials, is funding research at CMU to better recognize different devices.

Sandvik Agrees to Acquire Metrology Company DWFritz Automation
Sandvik says that DWFritz Automation's metrology products will help the Stockholm-based manufacturing and machining company become a leader in the inspection space.

Mech-Mind Robotics Introduces Mech-Eye Nano Industrial 3D Camera for Robotic Applications
Mech-Mind Robotics said its new Mech-Eye Nano camera has a small size and the precision needed for on-arm robotic applications such as pick-and-place operations in manufacturing.

Construction Robotics Startup Toggle Raises $8M in Series A Funding
Toggle, which has developed software and hardware to automate the fabrication and assembly of rebar in reinforced concrete, plans to open a new 50,000-sq.-ft. production facility.

Micropsi Industries Updates MIRAI Robot Control System for Faster Implementation
Micropsi said its latest version of MIRAI enables fast, easy, in-house training of robot for applications handling multiple variations without requiring additional hardware.

FARO Acquires HoloBuilder and Expands Digital Twin Product Suite
FARO Technologies, which provides data collection for industrial customers, has acquired construction progress management firm HoloBuilder for "end-to-end" digital twin offerings.

FANUC America Adds to SCARA Robot Line for Manufacturers
FANUC America has added SCARA robots to its product line, including models with compact profiles, environmental resistance, high payload capacity, and other features.


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