Kawasaki’s Robots

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Automotive Evolution: From Sherwood Forest to Modern Software

Learn how technology and robotic automation has affected the automotive industry over the last 30 years – from someone who’s experienced it all firsthand…

Is Your Robot Spec Holding You Back?

Should you spec on a single robot for your facility automation? Do the benefits of a single-source strategy outweigh the risks? While I am all for streamlining and simplifying, in this case I think companies can “standardize” themselves right into obsolescence.

Kawasaki robot spot welding sedan

The Ins & Outs of Industrial Robot Arms

Ever wonder how a robot arm actually works?

When it comes to actually installing robots, even a slight knowledge of the structure and movement of industrial robot arms can go a long way toward a successful implementation. By knowing what’s going on inside the robot, you can better understand what the robot is capable of…

My Top Five Myths of Robotic Automation

The automation industry is filled with myths. In all fairness, this isn’t so different than any other industry…

The Story of the Kawasaki-Unimate: Japan’s First Domestically Manufactured Industrial Robot

When Kawasaki manufactured the first domestic industrial robot in Japan in 1969, the automotive industry was the only field utilizing robotic automation.  Now, you see vastly different types of industrial robotic arms used by companies from all industries, performing both complex and simple tasks. Let’s explore how the adoption of the Kawasaki-Unimate robot paved the way for the robots we see today.