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Robot-needy China Readies to Build its Own?

Robot-needy China Readies to Build its Own?

Robots everywhere are key to industrial success, not just in China, but to all manufacturing from food, to electronics to durable goods to heavy industry. They are not luxury items but must-have critical national assets for any country?s economic survival...

Rio Tinto’s $3.6B Bid to Marry Mining to Robotics

Rio Tinto’s $3.6B Bid to Marry Mining to Robotics

The Pilbara robot trials were a real-world success. The most-watched machine was the autonomous, AT version of the Komatsu 930E, the best-selling off-road dump truck in the world?and now soon-to-be strategic hauling tool of choice for the Pilbara?s millions of...

Ford Autonomous Driving Technology Combats Congestion

Ford Autonomous Driving Technology Combats Congestion

Ford Motor Company continues to expand its involvement in the new wave of driverless vehicle technology with its early prototype of Traffic Jam Assist, which takes over a car?s steering, breaking, and acceleration in congested traffic.

Thinking Twice On Rethink Robotics

Thinking Twice On Rethink Robotics

According to expert analyst Dan Kara, Rethink Robotics is very well positioned, in terms of executive leadership, financing and first-to-market advantage to monopolize the market for its unique class of manufacturing robots for the foreseeable future.

Prioria UAS Platforms Receive $5.5M In Funding

Prioria UAS Platforms Receive $5.5M In Funding

Prioria Robotics, a developer of small unmanned aerial systems, announced today that it has completed the final tranche of a $ 5.5 million Series C Preferred round of funding. Athenian Venture Partners, a venture capital firm specializing in investments in...

Facebook for Robots? Why Not?

Facebook for Robots? Why Not?

Imagine a future with millions of robots worldwide making friends, keeping in contact with each other and sharing information together? Maybe a robot-only petabyte or two of Wall photos, Timeline memories and special robot-to-robot chat.