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Piab Group Acquires COVAL, IB to Extend Materials Handling Reach
March 30, 2023
Piab, which provides robotic grippers, is adding COVAL's vacuum automation systems and IB Verfahrens- und Anlagentechnik's bulk materials conveyance to its offerings.
Piab Sells Selected Joulin Grippers Under the Kenos Brand
January 31, 2023
Piab has integrated Joulin's MiniGrip, FlexiGrip, and Safe&Light grippers into its Kenos line for industries including automotive, food and beverage, and warehousing.
Soft Robotics Picks Up Series C Funding From Food Producers for Its Grasping Tech
November 17, 2022
Soft Robotics, whose mGripAI picking system combines compliant grippers, machine vision, and AI, has raised funding from major food producers to expand deployments.
MAXXgrip Promises to Advance Material Handling Robotics Performance
September 22, 2022
The Gripper Co. said its new MAXXgrip robotic gripper combines compliance with suction for hybrid grasping with speed and gentleness for e-commerce.
ASTM International Creates Subcommittee on Robotic Grasping and Manipulation
September 20, 2022
ASTM International's new subcommittee intends to help robotics users select end effectors by developing standards for grasping and manipulation.
A Look at 10 End of Arm Tool Providers
July 9, 2022
End of arm tools are helping increase the capability and range of robot arms, helping operators reduce costs and deliver products faster.
RE2 Marks Technical Achievement With STARFISH Gripper for the U.S. Navy
June 28, 2022
RE2 has successfully assembled and lab-tested STARFISH, a gripper with multimodal sensing that is able to grasp a variety of objects underwater. It is designed for explosive ordnance disposal.
Advances in AI, Testing, and Hardware Help Gripper Providers, Users Get a Grasp of What’s Possible
June 21, 2022
Automation companies are increasing their throughput, reducing error rates, and providing integrated systems as more warehouses and facilitates turn to robotics.
Soft Robotics to Market AI-Enabled Gripper to Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, and Logistics Markets
May 20, 2022
While its compliant grippers have typically been used to carry food products, Soft Robotics is expanding its services to cater to warehouses and distribution centers.
FANUC to Introduce New DR-3iB/6 STAINLESS Delta Robot for Primary Food Handling at Automate 2022
May 20, 2022
FANUC will have plenty of demonstrations at Automate 2022 this year, including for its new food handling robots and cobots.
Sarcos Completes Beta Development of Guardian XT Teleoperated Robotic Avatar
January 25, 2022
Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corp., which develops industrial exoskeletons and teleoperation systems, said its dual-armed Guardian XT robot will be tested through midyear.
Soft Robotics to Debut mGripAI for Food Handling at International Processing and Production Expo
January 21, 2022
At IPPE in Atlanta, Soft Robotics and CHL Systems will demonstrate how the mGripAI system can enable industrial robots to conduct complex food-handling tasks previously done manually.
Festo Reports Strong Demand for Magswitch E-Series Magnetic Grippers
January 12, 2022
Festo, which is distributing Magswitch's E-Series magnetic grippers, says their novel design characteristics enable fast and effective gripping of objects without damage.
Symbotic to Take AI Powered Supply Chain Robots Public With SoftBank Partnership
December 13, 2021
Symbotic, which supplies AI-driven warehouse automation to customers such as Walmart, expects SPAC transaction with SoftBank to help it address $5 billion backlog in orders.
MIT CSAIL Designs Dexterous Robot Hands to Easily Manipulate Multiple Objects
November 5, 2021
MIT CSAIL has built a model-free framework that can learn to reorient more than 2,000 geometrically different objects from above or below, with implications for logistics and manufacturing.