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The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE has named has named the top 10 and top two teams so far in its four-year competition, which is intended to encourage R&D to apply artificial intelligence to social problems.
Omron will be making its first appearance at CES 2018 and will be bringing its FORPHEUS table-tennis training robot. In addition, check out the AI conference within the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Fetch Robotics, which provides mobile and pick-and-place robots for supply chain operations, has raised funds for expansion. The company has also developed its FetchCore fleet management platform.
Factory robots are about to get even smarter. Japanese robot makers, which account for 52% of global supply, are pushing further into artificial intelligence and deep learning so that smart machines can work faster and with greater flexibility amid a shrinking workforce. Deep learning systems can recognize objects in messy, real-world situations and they’re expected […]
Surgical automation is a growing and profitable area of robotics, but it has limits based on anatomy and space. Innovations such as surgical depth imaging and machine vision improvements could allow for more complex operations.
Humanoids mixed with industrial robots as Japan kicked off its biennial International Robot Exhibition (iREX) 2017 in Tokyo on Wednesday, featuring cutting-edge smart machines for the workplace and beyond amid Japan’s aging population and shrinking labor pool. Like many trade shows, iREX can be seen as a barometer of economic health. The 2017 edition is […]
The first RBR Top 10 breakout of 2017 looks at the growing robot-assisted surgery market. As global demand grows and the technology widens applications, surgical robotics providers must overcome cost concerns to enable adoption.
In this report, we look at how the fragmented robotics market could benefit from the actuator versatility of Genesis Robotics' new LiveDrive.
The 2017 RBR50 list names robotics industry leaders, including creators of innovative applications, commercially successful giants, and well-known -- and not so well-known -- influencers. What does it take to be such a leader? Hard work, good timing, a...
ABB and Kawasaki are collaborating internationally to help educate potential users and the general public on the benefits of cobots such as theirs. Their push for cobot standards, or at least “common industry approaches,” won’t affect their existing YuMi and duAro lines.
Ocado Technology, the research division of online grocer Ocado Group Ltd., is no stranger to robotic grippers and grasping techniques. Ocado has been working with European partners to develop soft manipulators, including SoMa, to help fulfill orders in its e-commerce fulfillment centers. One of Ocado’s main goals is to develop a robot that can reliably […]
Forget about self-driving cars; how about flying taxis? Plus, the U.S. weighs restrictions on tech trade with China, even as China continues its pursuit of AI. See all this and more in our latest roundup of global robotics developments.
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