Swedish Success: ABB announces world’s first art car painted entirely by a robot

Västerås, Sweden – Move over artists, the robots may be coming for your jobs, too. According to ABB Robotics, one of the company’s robots has successfully painted a car with artistic designs in less than 30 minutes. A mechanized arm with an advanced print jet mechanism, ABB’s IRB 5500 industrial robot successfully painted a replica […]

Machines Building Machines: Nissan unveils Intelligent Factory concept

Toronto, Ontario — Not to be outdone by the mad scientists over at Audi, Nissan has unveiled its new Intelligent Factory that the company expects will take high-precision vehicle assembly to new heights, and will be staffed almost entirely with robots. Nissan said, robots will produce cars that have no flaws greater than 0.3mm in […]

Robotic Results: BMW robot-applied paint repairable by humans

Munich, Germany — BMW recently announced that it was testing new robotically-applied paint technology on some M4 Coupes, but wants to reassure all the flesh-based refinishers out there that the work can still be repaired by puny humans. This new technology from BMW allows the application of several colours and designs to its cars’ bodywork […]