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Considerations when purchasing a robot

Considerations when purchasing a robot

Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete industrial equipment supplier EU Automation, discusses his top considerations when purchasing a robot. From robotic conductors to robot vacuum cleaners, there is a vast choice of automated systems available for different purposes. Because there are so many options, it can be difficult for companies to choose which model to […]

By November 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
European Automation considers the evolution of AGVs

European Automation considers the evolution of AGVs

Konrad Lorenz won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1973 for his experiments with animal behaviour. Lorenz discovered the principle of imprinting, where a bond is formed between a new born animal and a caregiver. This is the mechanism where an auditory or visual stimulus is used to induce the young to follow […]

By July 31, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
In the hands of industrial automation

In the hands of industrial automation

Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation discusses the new job roles that automation is bringing to engineering and manufacturing. Before we even knew the extent to which technology could change our lives, Albert Einstein said, “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have […]

By May 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The robots are coming, but they’re here to help

The robots are coming, but they’re here to help

In 1994, American scientist Marvin Lee Minsky, released a whitepaper which famously asked the question, ‘Will robots inherit the earth?’ While it may still be some time before we replace ourselves with androids, automation is having a significant impact on the way we work. Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU […]

By April 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
European Automation looks at soft robotics

European Automation looks at soft robotics

One of the first attempts at humanoid robot design took place in 1495, when Leonardo Da Vinci developed the mechanical knight. The robot was designed to make several human-like motions, but it wasn’t until the 1990s, when the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invented Kismet, the world’s first sociable robot. The manufacturing industry took inspiration […]

By April 1, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Collaborative robots in the automotive industry

Collaborative robots in the automotive industry

Here, Jonathan Wilkins marketing director of industrial automation supplier European Automation discusses the newest and perhaps most exciting realm of industrial robotics: collaborative robots. The world’s first industrial robot was an idea conceived after a conversation about science fiction novels between inventors George Devol and Joseph Eagleburger in 1954. Six years later, Unimate had secured […]

By April 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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