Machine Vision Developments Drive Automation Upward

Machine Vision Developments Drive Automation Upward

All Images Source: A3 With the ability to automate processes and improve productivity across disparate industries, machine vision has never been more important. Both in and beyond the factory floor, customer needs continue to expand and evolve, but suppliers have risen to the challenge by expanding the capabilities of machine vision technology in lockstep.

The following provides a look into some of the latest trends in machine vision, in terms of both technologies and applications. This includes the growing importance of deep learning, increased automation in logistics and warehousing, and advances in robotic pick-and-place technologies. Transformative Technologies

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ABB unit unveils ‘new era of automation’

ABB unit unveils 'new era of automation'

Engineers work at a laboratory of ABB’s new mega robotics factory in Shanghai on Friday. [Provided to China Daily] ABB Group opened its mega robotics factory in Shanghai on Friday, which is expected to further enhance the Swiss tech major’s market presence in both China and the Asia-Pacific region, its senior executives said.

The $150 million, 67,000-square-meter factory complex includes production and research facilities, and will use ABB’s digital and automation technologies to manufacture next-generation robots.

"The opening of our mega factory is another milestone in helping our customers grow sustainably, address labor shortages and create high-value jobs in a new […]

DENSO deploys MiR250 autonomous mobile robots in Athens

DENSO deploys MiR250 autonomous mobile robots in Athens

DENSO, a leading mobility supplier, has increased efficiencies, improved employee morale and ergonomics, and managed a tight labor market by deploying six MiR250 autonomous mobile robots to transport materials in its 800,000 square foot powertrain component production facility in Athens, Tennessee.

According to a new case study from Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), DENSO has successfully executed more than 500,000 missions since deploying its first MiR robot in 2020, recognizing a return on investment (ROI) in less than a year along with an ongoing need for more AMRs for additional logistics applications.

One of MiR’s largest global customers, DENSO has AMRs from […]

Fixing the rep of blue-collar jobs

Fixing the rep of blue-collar jobs

There’s nothing like classic wisdom to shed some light on things.

In the 1963 Looney Toons gem “The Million Hare,” Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny race to a TV studio to claim the $1 million grand prize in a show’s competition. After putting himself and Bugs in the hospital with yet another idiotic scheme, Daffy hobbles to the finish line ahead of Bugs and wins … the Million Box, complete with one million little boxes inside it.

Thinking he was duped, Daffy impetuously donates his prize to Bugs—just in time to learn that inside each little box is a crisp $1 […]

The Economy That Just Won’t Quit: Why Jobs Keep Getting Created

The Economy That Just Won’t Quit: Why Jobs Keep Getting Created

Economist seem baffled about job creation, even in the economic slowdown. This month the US unemployment rate dropped to 3.5% , the lowest level in more than 50 years . The Fed, which keeps raising rates and trying to reduce asset prices, simply cannot stop the growth.

While some of this is due to the economic cycle (and the money pumped into the economy during the pandemic), I believe something bigger is going on. The labor market has fundamentally changed, and we’re probably never going back to the old market again.

There are three big things going on, so let me […]

Global Smart Factory Market Report 2022: Market to Reach $214.2 Billion by 2026 – Intelligent, Digitized & Automated Smart Factories to Transform the Manufacturing Industry

Dublin, Oct. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The "Smart Factory – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Global Smart Factory Market to Reach $214.2 Billion by 2026

The global market for Smart Factory estimated at US$152.2 Billion in the year 2022, is projected to reach a revised size of US$214.2 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 7.4% over the analysis period.`Smart Factory` or `Smart Manufacturing` or the `Factory of the Future` is a concept that envisages creation of intelligent factories, where the traditional disparate manufacturing processes are linked to generate intelligent […]

IronOx Shows Us the Farm of the Near Future, Staffed by Robots

IronOx Shows Us the Farm of the Near Future, Staffed by Robots

Agriculture hasn’t fundamentally changed since World War II, when the era of huge scale and vast plenty began. But today’s awareness of greenhouse gases, water conservation and food safety and stability call for a rethink. Silicon Valley startup IronOx suggests moving crops indoors, tending them with robots and doing so under the watchful eyes of smart cameras to grow more and better with less worry that the food sustaining us is also slowly killing us. A team of robots

A robot named Grover moves thousand-pound trays of plants to a photo bay for inspection, a robot called Ada can […]

Global Industrial Robot Market Report 2022-2026: Growing Electronics Industry and Growing Role of Artificial Intelligence in Robotics Driving Sector

Global Industrial Robot Market Report 2022-2026: Growing Electronics Industry and Growing Role of Artificial Intelligence in Robotics Driving Sector

Company Logo Global Industrial Robot Market Global Industrial Robot Market Dublin, June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The "Global Industrial Robot Market: Analysis By Industry, By Type, By Region Size and Trends with Impact of COVID-19 and Forecast up to 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global industrial robot market in 2021 was valued at US$33.90 billion and is likely to reach US$61.09 billion by 2026. In recent years, manufacturing has been one of the first industries to deploy robots on a large scale, since industrial robotics serve to increase productivity and efficiency by lowering manufacturing costs, […]

Amazon unveils its first fully autonomous robot named Proteus

Amazon unveils its first fully autonomous robot named Proteus

Amazon said its Proteus robot uses advanced safety, perception and navigation technology to work independently. Image: Amazon Amazon said its Proteus robot can safely work in facilities and move around staff, while the company has revealed other robotic models to improve warehouse safety.

Amazon has released details of its first fully autonomous robot, which will work in the same warehouse space as the company’s human staff.

The robot is called Proteus and is currently designed to lift and move wheeled transport units called GoCarts around warehouses. Amazon said the robot will work automatically through its facilities using “advanced safety, perception and […]

Automation could leave many Arizonans out of work, study warns

Automation could leave many Arizonans out of work, study warns

It also recommends the state invest more in job training to hedge job losses. Autonomous truck technology road-tested in Tucson Arizona is a hotspot for new technology in self-driving vehicles. A new study from the Grand Canyon Institute said that could put over half of transportation sector jobs in the state at risk.

It also said the state can soften that blow by providing more training for workers in that sector.

Max Goshert co-authored the study, and he said that in the short-term, more automation could help companies that have struggled to hire get more done. But it’ll eventually put people […]