In our latest roundup of global developments in robotics, AI, and unmanned systems, we look at promising drone-delivery tests and intelligent systems that don’t require Internet connectivity. However, the threat of unemployment and war posed by automation could lead to more regulation.
Leaders who employ robotics and artificial intelligence “workers” will face important questions about capabilities, competencies, and ethics.
At RoboBusiness 2017 and other recent conferences, conversations commonly turned to where can executives get started with AI applications? Our columnist shares a few ideas.
The robot experience included in a business strategy is important not only to customer relations but soon also to competitiveness and employee satisfaction.
At RoboBusiness 2017, Disney’s executive R&D imagineer gave a glimpse at his company’s latest humanoid robots. He also provided lessons for companies on how to employees and customers can benefit from the AI and robot experience.
CRO Network Summit and RoboBusiness speaker Aseem Prakash notes that the first part of AI readiness is thinking about the business needs first, not the varied types of artificial intelligence.
The chief robotics officer or CRO must be able to manage business transformation through the creation and implementation of a robotics and AI roadmap. Every industry is affected by automation, so ever business needs a leader with understanding of both technology and human questions.
What are the business and ethical implications of healthcare AI? From diagnosis to patient interaction, artificial intelligence could soon change how healthcare is delivered and monitored.
Mechanization is a longtime trend in farming, but the latest developments in agriculture robots and drones are happening quickly. Are you ready to examine your farm processes for greater productivity?
India has banned self-driving cars from its roads, but that doesn’t mean the country will lag in autonomous systems. A closer look at government policy and multinational partnerships reveals a lot of potential.
IKEA is looking into virtual assistants, and South Korea allows Samsung and Hyundai to test self-driving cars. How do these and other recent AI developments reflect global robotics priorities?
International robotics doesn’t really have an equivalent to Silicon Valley in the U.S., but RoboValley is looking to bring together a wide range of tech talent and business savvy for global leadership.
Service robotics depends on understanding and even anticipating user needs. Sure, it sounds obvious, but inspiration comes from an unlikely source — a Carnival Cruise Lines wearable at CES 2017.
Just because deep-pocketed companies are testing robots in retail doesn’t mean that smaller stores shouldn’t. In fact, AI and robotics could help retain customer loyalty.
Robotics as a service, or RaaS, is an opportunity for businesses of all sizes to lower the risks of adoption and to diversify into new markets. Is your business model ready for automation?
Indian industry is looking to robotics for increasing productivity, but can the benefits be spread among economic sectors and throughout the whole population?
The latest RoboBusiness robotics conference offers lessons for about e-commerce, cloud robotics, AI, and more that executives should heed now.
A Dutch robotics team won this year’s Amazon Picking Challenge. What does that mean for the Netherlands and nurturing innovation worldwide?
A robot-ready business adopts artificial intelligence, robotics, and related technologies to keep pace with rapidly changing markets. The chief robotics officer role can help provide the leadership necessary to succeed.
What is the best way for a nation or region to develop its robotics industry? India’s approach is different to those of Japan, China, or South Korea, but will it be effective?
India plans to invest in military robotics, joining a select club of a few countries relying on defense automation. Questions remain about how India will develop or obtain robot soldiers, providing opportunities for partners and rivals alike.
India’s dense traffic and varied road conditions seem forbidding to self-driving vehicles, but they haven’t stopped innovation there.
‘Clean India’ initiative follows growing demand from modernization and rising wages, with a large market expected for robot vacuums.
India is the world’s largest drone importer and is expected to follow the U.S. regulatory model, but can or should it enforce existing bans?
Startups, local makers and foreign robotic companies are creating momentum in India.