Technology Reviews by Associate Editor, Rob Bogue

Industrial Robot

These articles aim to provide detailed reviews of robotic applications, markets, product developments, technologies and research. Market data and forecasts are frequently included to provide a commercial perspective. The emphasis is on new and emerging or high growth applications and markets and those fuelled by technological innovation. Some recent articles have addressed topical themes such as the role of robots in recycling and disassembly, the green economy, retail, the boom in e-commerce and the fight against Covid. Recent reviews which discuss and assess the impact of research have included developments in tactile and navigation sensors, sensing skins, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and augmented reality.


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"The changing face of the automotive robotics industry", Industrial Robot, Vol. 49 No. 3

"Warehouse robot market boosted by Covid pandemic and technological innovations", Industrial Robot, Vol. 49 No. 2

"The role of robots in the green economy", Industrial Robot, Vol. 49 No. 1



"Advances in robotic prostheses", Industrial Robot, Vol. 48 No. 6

"Robots poised to transform agriculture", Industrial Robot, Vol. 48 No. 5

"New technologies for robotic tactile sensing and navigation", Industrial Robot, Vol. 48 No. 4

"The rise of surgical robots", Industrial Robot, Vol. 48 No. 3

"The role of robots in firefighting", Industrial Robot, Vol. 48 No. 2

"The Chinese robot industry", Industrial Robot, Vol. 48 No. 1



"The role of augmented reality in robotics", Industrial Robot, Vol. 47 No. 6

"Robots in a contagious world", Industrial Robot, Vol. 47 No. 5

"Humanoid robots from the past to the present", Industrial Robot, Vol. 47 No. 4

"Sensing skins for robots: product developments and recent research", Industrial Robot, Vol. 47 No. 3

"Fruit picking robots: has their time come?", Industrial Robot, Vol. 47 No. 2

"Robots in the offshore oil and gas industries: a review of recent developments", Industrial Robot, Vol. 47 No. 1



"Climbing robots: recent research and emerging applications", Industrial Robot, Vol. 46 No. 6

"Bioinspired designs impart robots with unique capabilities", Industrial Robot, Vol. 46 No. 5

"Robots in recycling and disassembly", Industrial Robot, Vol. 46 No. 4

"Strong prospects for robots in retail", Industrial Robot, Vol. 46 No. 3

"Disaster relief, and search and rescue robots: the way forward", Industrial Robot, Vol. 46 No. 2

"Tactile sensing for surgical and collaborative robots and robotic grippers", Industrial Robot, Vol. 46 No. 1



"The growing use of robots by the aerospace industry", Industrial Robot, Vol. 45 No. 6

"Exoskeletons - a review of industrial applications", Industrial Robot, Vol. 45 No. 5

"Vision-assisted robotic welding", Industrial Robot, Vol. 45 No. 4

"Rehabilitation robots", Industrial Robot, Vol. 45 No. 3

"Applications of robotics in test and inspection", Industrial Robot, Vol. 45 No. 2

"What are the prospects for robots in the construction industry?", Industrial Robot, Vol. 45 No. 1



"Detecting humans in the robot workspace", Industrial Robot, Vol. 44 No. 6

"Recent developments in robotic tactile perception", Industrial Robot, Vol. 44 No. 5

"Robots that interact with humans: a review of safety technologies and standards", Industrial Robot, Vol. 44 No. 4

"Europe leads the way in assistive robots for the elderly", Industrial Robot, Vol. 44 No. 3

"Domestic robots: has their time finally come?", Industrial Robot, Vol. 44 No. 2

"Cloud robotics: a review of technologies, developments and applications", Industrial Robot, Vol. 44 No. 1



"Growth in e-commerce boosts innovation in the warehouse robot market", Industrial Robot, Vol. 43 No. 6

"Robots poised to revolutionise agriculture", Industrial Robot, Vol. 43 No. 5

"The role of robots in the battlefields of the future", Industrial Robot, Vol. 43 No. 4

"Flexible and soft robotic grippers: the key to new markets?", Industrial Robot, Vol. 43 No. 3

"Search and rescue and disaster relief robots: has their time finally come?", Industrial Robot, Vol. 43 No. 2

"Europe continues to lead the way in the collaborative robot business", Industrial Robot, Vol. 43 No. 1



"Sensors for robotic perception. Part two: positional and environmental awareness", Industrial Robot, Vol. 42 No. 6

"Sensors for robotic perception. Part one: human interaction and intentions", Industrial Robot, Vol. 42 No. 5

"Shape changing and self-reconfiguring robots", Industrial Robot, Vol. 42 No. 4

"Underwater robots: a review of technologies and applications", Industrial Robot, Vol. 42 No. 3

"Miniature and microrobots: a review of recent developments", Industrial Robot, Vol. 42 No. 2

"Robotic exoskeletons: a review of recent progress", Industrial Robot, Vol. 42 No. 1



"The future of robotics in Europe", Industrial Robot, Vol. 41 No. 6

"Robot ethics and law. Part two: law", Industrial Robot, Vol. 41 No. 5

"Robot ethics and law: Part one: ethics", Industrial Robot, Vol. 41 No. 4

"Snake robots: A review of research, products and applications", Industrial Robot, Vol. 41 No. 3

"The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Robotics", Industrial Robot, Vol. 41 No. 2

"EuRathlon: The Autonomous Robot Challenge", Industrial Robot, Vol. 41 No. 1



"Robots to aid the disabled and the elderly", Industrial Robot, Vol. 40 No. 6

"Robotic vision boosts automotive industry quality and productivity", Industrial Robot, Vol. 40 No. 5

"Advances in robot interfacing technologies", Industrial Robot, Vol. 40 No. 4

"Can robots help to feed the world?", Industrial Robot, Vol. 40 No. 1



"Artificial muscles and soft gripping: a review of technologies and applications", Industrial Robot, Vol. 39 No. 6

"Robots for space exploration", Industrial Robot, Vol. 39 No. 4

"Robots in the laboratory: a review of applications", Industrial Robot, Vol. 39 No. 2



"Robots for monitoring the environment", Industrial Robot, Vol. 38 No. 6

"Detecting mines and IEDs: what are the prospects for robots?", Industrial Robot, Vol. 38 No. 5

"Imaging technology opens up new robotic applications", Industrial Robot, Vol. 38 No. 4

"Robots in healthcare", Industrial Robot, Vol. 38 No. 3

"Robots in the nuclear industry: a review of technologies and applications", Industrial Robot, Vol. 38 No. 2



"The role of robotics in non‐destructive testing", Industrial Robot, Vol. 37 No. 5

"Microrobots and nanorobots: a review of recent developments", Industrial Robot, Vol. 37 No. 4

"Brain‐computer interfaces: control by thought", Industrial Robot, Vol. 37 No. 2

"Recent developments in miniature flying robots", Industrial Robot, Vol. 37 No. 1



"The role of robots in the food industry: a review", Industrial Robot, Vol. 36 No. 6

"Exoskeletons and robotic prosthetics: a review of recent developments", Industrial Robot, Vol. 36 No. 5

"Finishing robots: a review of technologies and applications", Industrial Robot, Vol. 36 No. 1



"Swarm intelligence and robotics", Industrial Robot, Vol. 35 No. 6

"Cutting robots: a review of technologies and applications", Industrial Robot, Vol. 35 No. 5

"The development of medical microrobots: a review of progress", Industrial Robot, Vol. 35 No. 4

"DaimlerChrysler installs new robot-based flexible assembly line", Industrial Robot, Vol. 35 No. 1