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Low Cost Automation

Low Cost Automation

Low Cost Automation in Manufacturing Automation has never been low cost due to a number of factors, namely the cost of the automation solution, the ...

Baxter's Going to Ireland!

Baxter's Going to Ireland!

This week Baxter's heading across the Irish Sea for a little vacation and whilst there we'll be visiting University College Cork and Maynooth Universi...

What are collaborative robots - and why are they so different?

What are collaborative robots - and why are they so different?

What makes a robot smart?  Traditionally robots have only been able to operate based on set parameters and have been very inflexible to alterations ...

SDK 1.1 Software Release for the Baxter Robot from Rethink Robotics

SDK 1.1 Software Release for the Baxter Robot from Rethink Robotics

Rethink Robotics release SDK 1.1 for the Baxter Robot The Baxter Robot SDK has seen a recent update to the new SDK 1.1 to make Baxter compatible with...

Problem Solving with Collaborative Robots

Problem Solving with Collaborative Robots

Robotic Solutions from Active8 Robots What are smart, collaborative robots? Smart, collaborative robots are autonomous robots which can work safely ...

Why 2015 is the Year of the Robot

Why 2015 is the Year of the Robot

Over the last decade we have seen numerous robots being released and paraded as the 'next revolution in robotics' none more famous than Honda's Asimo ...

Why collaborative robots are bringing work back home

Why collaborative robots are bringing work back home

Offshoring has long been an issue for both businesses and employees but for completely different reasons. However, with the development of low-cost ro...

Introducing Intera 3.1 for the Baxter Manufacturing Robot

Introducing Intera 3.1 for the Baxter Manufacturing Robot

On November 3rd Rethink Robotics announced the release of Intera 3.1, building on the already successful Intera 3 software by implementing the new Ro...