While much of the interest and investment in healthcare robotics focuses on surgical systems, nonsurgical applications are also maturiing.
In the near future, surgeries will include enhanced imaging, greater autonomy, and optimized learning, said experts at the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics.
Ubiquitous sensors and applications are driving rapid growth for smart cities, but machine learning not yet advanced to cope with capacity demands.
A survey recently found that as much as a fifth of British adults believe they are already co-existing in harmony with robotics and autonomous systems.
Following the successful conclusion of two Marine-i high-profile events, there are growing signs that the marine robotics and autonomous systems sector in the U.K. is set for prolonged growth.
Although Amazon Alexa and Google Home have been successful, Jibo’s struggles illustrate the challenges facing social robots. Will smart speakers and appliances lead to other instances of robotics and artificial intelligence in homes?
Since 2011, Dallas-based RoboKind has created a range of novel robots designed to help children with autism spectrum disorders develop essential skills, including STEM.
Three autonomous mobile robots are examples of how automation is helping e-commerce and logistics companies solve business challenges of higher customer demand and labor shortages.
Artificial intelligence and related technologies have made great strides where large data sets can be analyzed quickly. But experts say there’s still a long way to go before AI applications meet the general intelligence expectations of the public.
Not only can robot kits help teach children with autism spectrum disorder about STEM subjects, but they can also enable caregivers to engage with certain children in new ways. Here are some examples.
Despite the ongoing turmoil and uncertainty relating to the ultimate impact of last years’ Brexit vote, there are encouraging signs that investment in the UK robotics remains on an even keel.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based unmanned surface vehicle (USV) manufacturer Liquid Robotics finds U.K. interest in its Wave Glider sensor-hosting autonomous remote craft.
U.K. pledge of £84 million in support for artificial intelligence and robotics research and smart energy innovation underscores expectations for growth.
In autumn of 2017, the U.K. Royal Navy hosted a large-scale demonstration of marine robotic systems. Featured was the Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed system and an unmanned surface vessel from AutoNaut.
Four university projects are leading the way for robot train inspection and maintenance and were recognized by the UK Rail Safety and Standards Board. Automation can help relieve human workers from the burden of tedious and dangerous tasks.
The U.K. manufacturing and logistics sector has joined several events focusing on how British RAS can help improve efficiency and provide competitive advantage. However, can academic-industrial partnerships overcome the U.K.’s lag in industrial automation?
Last year, autonomous vehicle software developer Oxbotica and global insurance company XL Catlin entered into a partnership to support the adoption of mobile robotic solutions — and examine their potential impact on risk management and insurance for autonomous vehicles. A key objective of the collaborative initiative is to nurture a deeper understanding of exactly how…
As the U.K. readies to leave the European Union, the country’s robotics sector is assessing the implications. How has Brexit affected British automation so far, and what are the potential long-term challenges?
Following the recent launch of the UK government’s post-Brexit digital strategy, the country’s robotics sector is busy assessing the implications.
A team of British technology experts completed a second mission aimed at deepening ties between the U.K. and Taiwanese robotics sectors. They hoped to nurture further R&D collaboration, investment, commercialization, and trade in autonomous systems.
Applying U.K. innovation to robotics and AI is the goal of the £5 million award set by the British government, which hopes to encourage local companies to develop commercially viable automation technologies.
British robotics isn’t the global leader it could be, based on the size of the U.K. economy. How can promoting and adopting industrial automation improve the U.K.’s robot density?
A U.K. Robotics Week survey found that much of the British public expects driverless cars in the near future, but will self-driving cars meet security demands?
Like National Robotics Week in the U.S., the U.K. Robotics Week is an opportunity to promote interest in STEM education and careers through challenges and other events. Will it help the U.K. stay competitive and dispel fears of automation?
U.K. robotics investment is supposed to support one of eight key technologies for the nation’s future, but how is that helping current users?