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Event Manufacturing General Technology
January 16, 2020  

International Conference on Robotics and Smart Manufacturing (Cancelled)

The International Conference on Robotics and Smart Manufacturing (ICROSMA

Tech Centre Manufacturing General Technology
June 24, 2019  

Quick change tools for robots

Perform operations previously not suitable for automation.

News Electronics Manufacturing General
March 26, 2019  

In ‘Killer Robots’ debate, Japan shuns fully automated arms

Opponents of fully automated systems fear that machines could one day conduct wars without human control.

News Electronics Government General
September 4, 2018  

Make robots pay taxes? Documents detail ideas to adapt to changing labour force

Feds faced with big labour challenges, dealing with increasing automation and gig economy.

News Construction Manufacturing General
April 23, 2018  

Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage

If they work successfully, the robot will help reduce safety risks and long hours for construction workers.

News Manufacturing Minerals General Sustainability
January 31, 2018  

US officials consider robots to combat mine spills

Wastewater containing toxic heavy metals has been spewing from hundreds of inactive mines nationwide for decades.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Technology
April 22, 2017  

Is technology killing jobs? Relax, no doomsday scenario here

A C.D. Howe Institute report finds some industries’ occupations will be disrupted more than others.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production Technology
March 31, 2017  

Feds warned not to forget ‘killer robots’ amid AI push

Budget 2017 has committed $125-million to a pan-Canadian AI strategy.

News Government Manufacturing General Technology
March 30, 2017  

Canadian, US policy makers view robot invasion differently

US feds shrug it off, Canada feds fret… so who’s right?

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations Production
March 20, 2017  

Federal budget will examine how machines are replacing workers

Finance Minister Bill Morneau has tasked an advisory council to study issues related to workers being replaced by technology.

News Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
November 7, 2016  

Hudson’s Bay turns to robots to amp up e-commerce offering

Products that may have taken 2-1/2 hours to locate and ship should now be out of the warehouse within 15 minutes.

News Manufacturing General Technology
November 2, 2016  

Mexico taking US factory jobs? Blame robots and automation

Automation of US factories is a much bigger factor than foreign trade.

News Manufacturing General Technology
October 24, 2016  

Robots at centre of China’s strategy to leapfrog rivals

Has set national goals of producing 100,000 industrial robots a year.

News Manufacturing General Technology
July 6, 2016  

Anti-robot project explores human relationship with technology in AI future

Wearable machine is the antithesis of the kind of robots that leading scientists have warned against.

News Manufacturing General Technology
June 15, 2016  

A robot may be doing your job in 10 to 20 years!

Report looks at the future of automation and what it means for Canadian jobs.

News Manufacturing General Operations Production
May 18, 2016  

China’s Midea offers $5.2B to acquire robot maker Kuka

Chinese company acquired a 10.2% in the industrial robot manufacturer in February.

News Manufacturing Transportation General Sustainability Technology
March 29, 2016  

Dominos unveils pizza delivery robot [VIDEO]

Autonomous robots can deliver pies within a 20 km radius without recharging.

News Electronics Manufacturing General Operations Production Sustainability Technology
March 24, 2016  

Meet Apple’s 29-armed, iPhone recycling robot [VIDEO]

Yields a 97% successful component removal rate.

Tech Centre Manufacturing General Technology
February 24, 2016  

Robot is fast, cuts cycle times

A reliable counterweight and mechanical springs counter balance the robot to shorten cycle times and improve accuracy.

News Manufacturing Transportation General Operations Production
September 24, 2015  

Kitchener’s Clearpath Robotics unveils its newest robot, OTTO [VIDEO]

Canadian robotics manufacturer releases new warehouse robot with GE Ventures as strategic investor and GE as first customer.

News Manufacturing General Operations Production
September 23, 2015  

Robot revolution transforms China’s factories

Part of a broader overhaul of the economy as China seeks to vault into the ranks of wealthy nations.

News Manufacturing General Technology
September 8, 2015  

Star Wars BB-8 spherical droid comes to life [VIDEO]

The rolling robot is creating a frenzy among franchise fanatics.

News Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Operations Production Technology
August 10, 2015  

BC company’s agile robots crawling where humans can’t

ROVs have combed through a tsunami-hit nuclear plant and performed search and rescue after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

News Manufacturing General Operations Production
July 15, 2015  

Japan’s “Weird Hotel” employs robots instead of humans to save labour costs

The check-in staff includes a vicious-looking dinosaur and a female humanoid with light-up eyelashes.

Tech Centre Manufacturing General Technology
June 27, 2015  

MH24 robot is floor- or wall-mountable

24-kg payload.

Tech Centre Manufacturing General Technology
February 19, 2015  

Delta robot simplifies design

Robot is IP67-rated.

Tech Centre Manufacturing Technology
January 20, 2015  

PalletSolver keeps robots online

Sets up pallet patterns.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations Production
September 16, 2014  

Technology, customization shift global manufacturing: study

Manufacturers consider proximity to their customers vital as technology drives an industry shift.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Technology
July 30, 2013  

North American robotics companies experiencing record sales

Robotics sales have reached $679.3 million so far in 2013, a 1.9% increase over the same period in 2012.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Technology
May 14, 2012  

Canon moving to robots-only digital camera production

Canon is moving toward fully automating digital camera production in an effort to cut costs – a key change being played out across Japan, a world leader in robotics.

News General
March 22, 2012  

Kuka robots team up at FABTECH Canada [VIDEO]

It was all about fabricating at the first FABTECH Canada show held at the Toronto Congress Centre March 20-22 and the KUKA Robotics Canada booth showed attendees what robotic teamwork looks like.

News Automotive Business Operations Operations Production
May 4, 2011  

Q1 robot orders surge 31%

North American robotics companies report first quarter sales were the best since 2007, according to the Robotic Industries Association.