Five Ways for Robotics to Save California
Uber Gives CMU $5.5M to Rebuild Self-Driving Research
Disaster relief, agriculture, industrial automation, and traffic reduction are just some of the areas where robotics applications can help the Golden State thrive.
(September 23, 2015)
After hiring away 40 researchers from CMU, Uber is giving the school $5.5 million as it faces increasing competition and questions around self-driving cars.
(September 17, 2015)
Omron to Acquire Adept Technology for $200M
Omron is buying Adept, the largest industrial automation provider in the U.S., for $200 million. Both companies stand to gain distribution, and Adept hopes for financial stability.
(September 16, 2015)
German Robotics Research Targets New Horizons
Germany has long been a strong user of industrial automation, but expanding applications, university research, and savvy PR are helping the country retain its robotics leadership.
(September 15, 2015)
Toyota Spends $50M on AI Cars, Hires DARPA Lead
Unlike Uber or Google, Toyota is cautiously pursuing technology to make driving safer, not fully autonomous.
(September 08, 2015)
Singapore Builds on Robotics Innovation
The city-state is pursuing robotics through university-corporate partnerships and by attracting international talent.
(September 08, 2015)
Vecna Cares About Robotics Standards, Absorbs VGo
Vecna is working with other organizations to develop robotics standards, says CTO Daniel Theobald, who says that automation for its own sake isn't enough.
(September 03, 2015)
Carbon3D Gets $100M from Google Ventures
Valued at $1 billion, startup's technology could be fast and strong enough to move 3D printing from prototyping to full industrial production.
(August 25, 2015)
Spanish Researchers Develop Aerial Robots for Manufacturing
Aerial robots could offer advantages over ground robotics in aircraft factories and logistics facilities -- if payload and navigation can be worked out, says a European team.
(August 24, 2015)
Autonomous Vehicles 2.0: Technology Predictions from Lux Research
In this RoboBriefing, Maryanna Saenko of Lux Research sheds light on the future of autonomous vehicles and what the autonomous systems 2.0 really means. Gain a fresh vision of how autonomous systems will impact real business and real life from robotic picking to freight hauling to car sharing services like Uber.
(August 12, 2015)
Bubble Wrap Maker Buys Packaging Company
Sealed Air continues acquisitions for logistics automation, as Clearpath Robotics also hires staffers.
(August 05, 2015)
Russian Military Unveils T-14 Armata Semi-Autonomous Tank
Unmanned turret could lead to a fully automated tank, but will Russian robotics translate into sales and battlefield effectiveness?
(July 24, 2015)
Where the Robots Meet the Road: ‘Mcity’ to Test Self-Driving Cars
The University of Michigan, working with several major automakers, is prepping Mcity for safe trials of multiple vehicles alongside one another.
(June 22, 2015)
Adept Technology Sells $8M in Shares, Gets Distributors
Adept Technology raised money for working capital and announced distributors for its industrial robots.
(June 16, 2015)