Automating Automotive Manufacturing

The use of robotics in the automotive factory is not recent. In fiction, it traces back to 1921, in the play Rossum’s Universal Robots and in reality, to 1961 when the first application of robots was seen in the automotive industry. For decades now, robots have been helping factories streamline processes, enhance productivity, and eliminateContinue reading “Automating Automotive Manufacturing”

Warehouses in Asia: The Changing Paradigm

The first-ever ‘warehouse’ was a structure built a little above ground to store grains, safely and away from predators. These were called granaries and looked like your typical huts in the fields till they were moved to bigger facilities.  The need was simple: storage. It was not focused on consumer trends and technological advancements untilContinue reading “Warehouses in Asia: The Changing Paradigm”

Making Automation Accessible

A black box. Arcane, too complex for a layperson. These are all terms that have been used to describe robotics automation since the beginning of the field, and all terms that – as far as we’re concerned – only hinder the true scalability and potential of robotics automation because operators are not comfortable with it.Continue reading “Making Automation Accessible”

Local Challenges, Local Solutions

When we started building robotics solutions for businesses few years ago, we quickly noticed that existing solutions tended to neglect the unique requirements of local businesses in Southeast Asia and India. Namely, that many of these sites – warehouses, factories, etc – are often older and more densely-packed compared to eg. warehouses in the USAContinue reading “Local Challenges, Local Solutions”

Benefits of Automation

Automation is all about simplifying the day-to-day operations of your facility and achieving goals with minimum human input. When implemented the right way, automation can simplify a variety of tasks in a process and effectively streamline your entire workflow to save both time and money. In this blog, we will be sharing some compelling benefits that we have observedContinue reading “Benefits of Automation”

Skilling up the Next Generation

In our previous blog post, we shared how various industries embraced automation as a solution to some of the major challenges today and will continue to impact more industries moving forward. As the world gradually shifts towards Industry4.0, laborious manual jobs are being eliminated and people are getting re-trained and educated to adjust to theseContinue reading “Skilling up the Next Generation”

In transition to Automation

We believe that 2021 will be the year when the world transits to a new normal. The pandemic in 2019 was a wakeup call for many enterprises as it exposes the vulnerabilities of labor-intensive operations- a lack of flexibility and scalability. The struggle to cope with the lack of labor and surge in consumer demandsContinue reading “In transition to Automation”

Testing, No Resting

Robotics is often seen as an exciting field, with cool devices and mechanisms doing an infinite number of exciting and bizarre applications, from drones moving large payloads to animal-based robots automating surveillance work. The limitations of what a robotics engineer can do truly lies within the extent of his or her imagination. Nonetheless, robotics isContinue reading “Testing, No Resting”

Up-and-Coming

A few months have passed since the launch of Volta and we are very grateful for the attention that it has received from the academic community. During this period, we managed to touch base with groups of educators to share about how Volta is designed to have core features in line with industrial AMRs, allowingContinue reading “Up-and-Coming”

An Open World

When it comes to designing Copernicus and Volta, we chose to build it on the Robot Operating System (ROS).  As a widely used open-source system, ROS provides plenty of software libraries and tools which will help users of our platforms build robot applications in a shorter time frame and allow for integration with other technologies. The other reasonContinue reading “An Open World”