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Agribotics: Altruism, Fresh Air & Money

Agribotics: Altruism, Fresh Air & Money

Forecasts for the worldwide agribotics market predict a whopping increase from $3 billion in 2015 to $16.3 billion by 2020.   Reverse migration: back to the farm…with a smile Farms could be one of the first places on earth where...

Here Come the Robot Shopping Carts

Here Come the Robot Shopping Carts

Walmart and Five Elements Robotics are building the Dash robot shopping cart that can map your route through Walmart, check you out, and carry everything to your car.

Is iRobot’s Robot Lawn Mower Named Terra?

Is iRobot’s Robot Lawn Mower Named Terra?

iRobot has filed a trademark application for "Terra," saying that it will be used for "robotic lawnmowers; structural and replacement parts and fittings for robotic lawnmowers."

Google: ‘Stop Freaking Out’ About AI

Google: ‘Stop Freaking Out’ About AI

Eric Schmidt writes that artificial intelligence "has the potential not only to free us from the negative, but to enhance what's most positive about us as human beings."

Weekend Huddle Seals Deal as China’s Midea Buys KUKA

Weekend Huddle Seals Deal as China’s Midea Buys KUKA

Technology, IP and expertise of KUKA staff will catapult China’s robotics programs ahead by decades. This changes everything China (via Midea) joins the big-four club of robotics manufacturers by buying one of the four: KUKA It’s now just a shareholder...

Anki Rolls Up $52.5M in Funding and Rolls Out Cozmo

Anki Rolls Up $52.5M in Funding and Rolls Out Cozmo

Anki founders L-R: Mark Palatucci, Boris Sofman and Hanns Tappeiner The three amigos score again If it’s got kid appeal, has anything to do with AI, and it can get to market quickly, then there’s investment aplenty knocking at your...

CES Robotics Conference Looking for Speakers

CES Robotics Conference Looking for Speakers

The robotics conference will take place on January 6, 2017 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM with three one-hour sessions on consumer robotics. The deadline to submit a session is August 6, 2016.