May 7, 2016 @ 19:32 |
ISO/TS 15066:2016 Robots and robotic devices – Collaborative robots
ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) published (2nd Feb 2016) long awaited standard for collaborative industrial robot systems – ISO/TS 15066:2016. ISO/TS 15066:2016 is a Technical Specification (TS), a document that specifies safety requirements for collaborative industrial robot systems and the work environment. ISO/TS 15066:2016 supplements the requirements and guidance on collaborative industrial robot operation given in ISO 10218‑1 and ISO 10218‑2., which were published in 2011.
ISO/TS 15066:2016 applies to industrial robot systems as described in ISO 10218‑1 and ISO 10218‑2. It does not apply to non-industrial robots, although the safety principles presented can be useful to other areas of robotics.
This Technical Specification does not apply to collaborative applications designed prior to its publication.
This 33 page standard is a guideline for Human and robot system interaction in industrial environment that reduces risks to people. It specifies:
- Important characteristics of safety control systems
- Factors to be considered in the design of collaborative robot systems
- Built-in safety-related systems and their effective use
- Guidance on implementing the following collaborative techniques: safety-rated monitored stop; hand guiding; speed and separation monitoring; power and force limiting.
Unmanned Military Robotics Yearbook 2016
UK based company, Visiongain, a business intelligence provider launches (May 2016) Unmanned Military Robotics Yearbook 2016: The Definitive Reference Guide To Leading Companies & Market Forecasts For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) & Unmanned Maritime Vehicles (UMV) & Systems.
This groundbreaking new 1,000 page global Unmanned Military Robotics yearbook consolidates three separate comprehensive reports on military UAVs, UGVs, and UMVs into one definitive overarching document with an exclusive new comparative conclusions chapter.
The Unmanned Military Robotics Yearbook 2016 responds to your need for following market data:
- Where are the Unmanned Military Robotics market opportunities?
- When will the Unmanned Military Robotics market grow?
- Why will the Unmanned Military Robotics market evolve?
- Forecasts from 2016-2026
- Major Unmanned Military Robotics contracts, projects and programmes
- The factors influencing Unmanned Military Robotics market dynamics
Technology at Work v2.0 : The Future Is Not What It Used to Be
Citi GPS (Global Perspectives & Solutions) and the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford published (January 2016) a report “Technology at Work v2.0 : The Future Is Not What It Used to Be“and analyze the jobs affected by robots in future.
In this report, Oxford Martin School academics; Dr. Carl Benedikt Frey, Associate Professor Michael Osborne and Dr. Craig Holmes expand their theories on the changing nature of innovation and work and the associated implications for the future of employment and society more widely. Based on their methodology that predicted 47 percent of US jobs were at risk from automation, the authors now look at the probabilities of jobs at risk across the world as well as the disparities of job risk between cities. The Report highlights a number of sectors already feeling the effects of automation as well as areas where technology is helping to create new jobs.
Global Mobile Robotics Market 2016-2020
ResearchAndMarket, a research market store, published (April 2016) a market research report on mobile robotics market. The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global mobile robotics market for 2016-2020. The analysts forecast the global mobile robotics market to grow at a CAGR of 12.21% during the period 2016-2020
Mobile robots are automated machines designed for independent locomotion in all types of terrains and environments. These robots are mainly used to conduct surveillance, inspection, logistics, and data collection.
These machines have become one of the fastest growing segments within the robotics industry, and are attracting increasing investments. In recent times, the use of mobile robots has increased manifold in commerce and industry. Mobile robots are classified based on the environment in which they operate. Such robots include UGV, UAV, and UMV.
Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue Will Reach $8.7 Billion Annually by 2025
A market intelligence firm Tractica’s report, “Drones for Commercial Applications”, examines the market trends and technology issues surrounding the commercial drone industry and presents a comprehensive analysis of the drivers and inhibitors of market development, the regulatory landscape, business models, and supply chain considerations. The report includes a 10-year forecast for drone hardware unit shipments and revenue, segmented by industry, airframe type, and world region, in addition to drone-enabled services by application area.
According to a recent report from Tractica, by the end of the next decade, annual revenue from drone-enabled services will be more than double the revenue from sales of commercial drone hardware units themselves. The market intelligence firm forecasts that global commercial UAV services revenue will grow from $170 million in 2015 to $8.7 billion by 2025. The largest service applications will be filming and entertainment, mapping, aerial assessment, and prospecting, but smaller opportunities for drone services will also include disaster relief, early warning systems, data collection and analytics, environmental monitoring, and package delivery.