The Essential Interview: Rodney Brooks, Founder of Rethink Robotics
Rodney Brooks, founder of Rethink Robotics, shares some of his underlying principles in technology, academia and business.
(February 12, 2015)
2014 Robot Orders Up 28% in Units, 19% in Dollars over 2013
Robot orders: 25,425 robots valued at $1.6 billion for North American customers in 2014 set new record.
(February 10, 2015)
Samsung Electronics Launches New $100M Robotics Lab
The lab follows the mission set out by CEO BK Yoon to ramp up the Internet of Things (IoT) to the max.
(February 10, 2015)
China’s Industrial Robot Boom Amazes Experts
By 2017, there will be more industrial robots in China than in either the EU or North America.
(February 07, 2015)
Accidents with Robots: Bruises, Broken Bones or Worse
What’s it take for a robot to hurt a human? Apparently, not much.
(January 15, 2015)
Webcast: Investing in Robotics for 2015
Please join us for a fascinating look at investing in the here-and-now of robotics as well as its immediate future.
(January 14, 2015)
Great Disappearing Act: French Industrial Robots
What's behind France's poor performance in terms of the number of robots installed in domestic factories?
(December 18, 2014)
Apple Rejects Foxbots as Too Clumsy…by a Hair
Terry Gou’s robot army of Smartphone assemblers just got orders to retreat back to the R&D lab for refinements.
(December 13, 2014)
Why Jobs Are Lost to Robots: IT in a New Form Factor
The inescapable fact that humans have been grappling with for decades: feeling marginalized by the very machines that we create.
(December 07, 2014)
EU Robotics Update: Horizon 2020 Confirms $102M New Funding
EU goal is to create 240,000 jobs through robotics by 2020.
(December 05, 2014)
Can China’s Homegrown Robots Supplant Foreign Brands?
The robot gold rush for foreign robot brands may well be coming to an end.
(November 13, 2014)
RMT Robotics Joins Muratec Group as Part of Cimcorp Acquisition
RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy company, joined the Muratec Group as part of the acquisition of Cimcorp Oy and its subsidiaries by Kyoto, Japan-based Murata Machinery, Ltd. Together, the companies will provide material handling solutions to a global client base. Both Muratec and Cimcorp will continue business operations going forward with no change to their current strategies.
(November 10, 2014)
Baxter Collaborative Robot More Flexible with Robot Positioning System
Rethink Robotics has introduced version 3.1 of its Intera software that allows the Baxter collaborative robot "to manage and adapt to ever-changing, real-world environments." The key feature in the software upgrade is Rethink's Robot Positioning System (RPS) that more quickly and easily re-deploys Baxter after common plant-floor variations occur, such as tables being bumped and fixtures being moved.
(November 03, 2014)