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    A new global survey commissioned by ABB Robotics and conducted by Automotive Manufacturing Solutions (AMS) concludes that while automation is considered critical to the future of the automotive industry, many companies in the supply chain have yet to take advantage of the benefits offered by robotics and digitalization. Almost all respondents (97%) believe that automation and robotics will

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    New global research commissioned by ABB Robotics and industry specialists Automotive Manufacturing Solutions (AMS) has revealed that the rising cost of energy in Europe and escalating US labor rates are becoming major challenges for the automotive industry. ABB Robotics’ second annual barometer survey of the automotive industry showed that more than half (53%) of all European respondents cited

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    ABB Robotics announced it is collaborating with UK-based tech start-up AUAR, to advance the use of robotic micro-factories to build affordable, sustainable low energy timber homes. AUAR’s transformative approach to integrating robotic automation into the building process will tackle skills shortages, boost sustainability, and improve health and safety by deploying robots in a global network of

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    ABB Robotics has announced its first Flexley Tug T702 autonomous mobile robot equipped with AI-based Visual SLAM navigation technology and the new AMR Studio software, enabling first-time robot users to easily program and operate entire fleets of mobile robots. The new capabilities simplify configuration and can reduce commissioning time by up to 20 percent, paving the way for a workplace where

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    ABB will showcase its latest generation of AI-powered robotic solutions at LogiMAT 2024 – the international trade show for intralogistics solutions and process management taking place in Stuttgart, Germany March 19-21. ABB’s investment in AI, including the recent acquisition of AI-navigation specialist Sevensense, has seen the technology being applied to developing robotic solutions that open new

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    人工智慧浪潮正以前所未有的速度向縱深演進,深刻改變眾多產業。 ABB 各業務全面加速 AI 創新步伐,升級策略佈局,加強投資力道。日前,在上海舉辦的 ABB 人工智慧策略發布會上,ABB 機器人與離散自動化事業部總裁安世銘博士介紹了 ABB 在人工智慧領域的最新策略與應用成果,並分享了 ABB 針對分析型 AI 與生成式 AI 的實施路徑和應用部署,透過將人工智慧與專業知識結合,幫助客戶解鎖新場景、創造新價值。 身為全球技術領導者,ABB 正大力將人工智慧融入其自動化與電氣化產品組合,幫助電力、工業、交通和基礎設施等領域的客戶提升效率、品質與創新能力。 ABB 主要針對洞見生成、流程優化、技能開發和人機互動等 AI 應用門類,開展了 100 多個人工智慧項目,兼顧分析型 AI 和生成式 AI。 ABB

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    Marc Segura, President ABB Robotics Division, identifies three drivers for robotics-driven AI solutions in 2024, as ABB continues expansion in new segments not previously served by robotic automation. “The coming year will see a growing focus on the critical role of AI,” said Marc Segura, President ABB Robotics Division. “From mobile robots and cobots, to enabling new robotic applications in new

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    ABB Robotics and METTLER TOLEDO, a global supplier of precision instruments and services, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to offer an innovative solution that seamlessly integrates ABB’s robots with LabX™, METTLER TOLEDO’s laboratory instrument management software. The combined solution will enable greater levels of efficient and high-quality automated laboratory workflows across a

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    ABB today announced that it has acquired Swiss start-up Sevensense, a leading provider of AI-enabled 3D vision navigation technology for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). Sevensense was founded in 2018 as a spin-off from Swiss technical University, ETH Zurich. “This marks a significant step towards our vision of a workplace where AI-enabled robots assist people, addressing our customers' needs for

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    ABB Robotics and XtalPi have entered a strategic partnership to produce a range of automated laboratory workstations in China. The new, automated laboratories will boost the productivity of R&D processes in biopharmaceuticals, chemical engineering and chemistry, and new energy materials. XtalPi is dedicated to driving intelligent and digital transformation in the life science and new materials in

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    ABB Robotics is expanding its industrial SCARA robot portfolio with the addition of the IRB 930. The new robot, compromising three variants capable of handling 12 kg and 22 kg payloads, has been designed to meet the demands of new growth opportunities in traditional and new markets. Engineered for fast point-to-point tasks that demand high payloads and large work areas, the IRB 930 has three

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    ABB Robotics has extended the scope of its free Wizard Easy Programming software to include its six-axis industrial robots powered by an OmniCoreTM controller in addition to its collaborative robots. This makes ABB the first robot manufacturer to offer an easy-to-use, no-code programming tool for cobots and six-axis industrial robots, lowering barriers to automation for new users and offering

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    ABB’s YuMi® cobots are enabling the reshoring of production and helping to address challenges presented by workforce shortages for SUS Corporation, a major supplier of aluminum frames and die-cast aluminum components for the automotive and other manufacturing industries. In the wake of significant disruption to global supply chains in recent years, SUS Corporation chose to return to domestic

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    ABB Robotics and Porsche Consulting have announced their collaboration to drive automation in the construction industry with a pilot project to develop innovative new practices in modular housing manufacture.  The collaboration will help to meet the need for more affordable and sustainable buildings and reduce the environmental impact of construction, amidst widespread labor and skills shortages.

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    Today, ABB unveils a full range of innovative robotics automation products, solutions, software and services on its 800m2 booth at the 2023 China International Industry Fair (CIIF), including two new products: OptiFact™, ABB’s first modular software platform and its new IRB 1090 industrial education robot. OptiFact™, ABB’s first modular software platform to extract and build value by collecting,

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    Today, ABB Robotics released its new modular OptiFact™ software platform, which streamlines data collection, visualization, and analysis in automated production facilities. The platform enables users to collect, manage, and analyze data from hundreds of factory devices, including ABB robots, to determine key performance indicators including cycle time and overall equipment efficiency (OEE). By

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    ABB Robotics is expanding its education offering with the launch of the IRB 1090. The 1090 industrial education robot, authenticated by the globally recognized education institute STEM.org, is designed to upskill students and provide them with a competitive advantage in securing employment. The new education robot forms a key part of ABB’s wider education offering, which includes additional

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    ABB today announced an investment of $280 million to expand its manufacturing footprint in Europe and build a new state-of-the-art ABB Robotics European Campus in Västerås, Sweden. The Campus will serve as the hub for ABB Robotics’ offering in Europe, providing customers with AI-enabled collaborative and industrial robots, as well as digital solutions to support flexible automation as part of the

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    ABB Robotics is expanding its large robot range with four new models and 22 variants offering more choice increased coverage and greater performance. The next generation models include the IRB 6710, IRB 6720, IRB 6730 and IRB 6740, suitable for payloads ranging from 150kg to 310kg, with a reach from 2.5m to 3.2m, offering customers greater choice and significant performance and energy efficiency

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    ABB is launching two new variants of its GoFaTM collaborative robot. The GoFa 10 and GoFa 12 offer new possibilities for companies to leverage cobot automation for enhanced efficiency. Handling payloads of up to 10 and 12 kilograms with market-leading repeatability, the cobots can handle an expanded range of tasks in close collaboration with workers, addressing skills and labor shortages while