Rather than take jobs, robots can address HR concerns about recruitment, morale, and retention through safe collaboration and improved work environments, states a KUKA VP.
Toyota, Samsung, and iRobot were among the investors in Intuition Robotics, which has developed the ElliQ social robot and Q cognitive engine.
In January 2020, robotics investments and mergers and acquisitions showed continued strength across applications, even as economic challenges affected manufacturing and food service robots.
Nomagic, a Polish startup whose Magicloader system uses AI and the cloud to pick and place products, has raised seed funding and added a former Amazon executive as an advisor.
Cruise Origin is an electric, driverless, ride-sharing vehicle that’s ready for production.
The Robot Report, sibling site to Robotics Business Review, tracked $1.9 billion in robotics transactions in December 2019, including funding for aerospace, logistics, and healthcare applications.
The use of drones in construction is expected to rise, particularly as surveyors, builders, realtors, and insurers apply new techniques such as AR and VR for gathering and understanding data.
A wild card entrant in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, Zzapp Malaria is creating a Waze-like app and AI for precise application of anti-malarial measures.
Determining which treatment of many will help someone with depression is a job for AI. Aifred Health is using a rigorous approach to solving the problem as part of IBM’s Watson AI XPRIZE competition.
Intuition Robotics is offering ElliQ, its “sidekick for happy aging,” for presales, and its founder describes how it’s sharing the “Q” AI platform with partners and investors such as Toyota.
Here are some of the most innovative robots, drones, and AI applications seen among the international startups in Eureka Park 2019.
The MiR500 is a heavy-duty autonomous mobile robot that has not only helped users with productivity, but also reflected MiR’s successful approach.
As robots move into food preparation, Creator is focusing on quality rather than mass production, explains Martin Buehler.
While many mobile robot companies are moving into warehouses, Vector is faster and more precise in its navigation, making Waypoint Robotics’ AMRs suitable for factories.
Video annotation tool in Brain Builder can help organizations reduce the time and cost of AI data preparation by at least 50%, says Neurala.
Robotics industry pioneer Mick Mountz joins RightHand’s board of directors.
Despite the hype around the Industrial Internet of Things, analytics at the edge could help manufacturers better manage big data, says Greenwave Systems’ John Crupi.
Chief robotics officers and other warehouse management can learn about tools, best practices, and considerations for adopting robotics from Accenture Labs’ Nicholas Akiona.
Distribution centers shouldn’t just look for point solutions, notes Roger Counihan. The CRO Online Summit speaker gives a preview of how to pick a partner and sell robotics internally.
Unlike other collaborative robots, Productive Robotics’ OB7 has seven degrees of freedom and proprietary protocols for security.
On Dec. 5, Applied Manufacturing Technologies’ Craig Salvalaggio will discuss considerations for businesses planning to adopt or expand automation. Here’s a sneak preview.
3PLs have recognized that robots can improve efficiency and help with scalability, especially with labor shortages regionally and around the holidays. Logistics leader PLG expects to expand its deployment of LocusBots.
Chief robotics officers, the executives charged with evaluating, deploying, and managing robotics and automation, have a lot to do. RBR’s renewed CRO focus is designed to help you.
Intel’s Neural Compute Stick 2, or NCS 2, and related tools improve processing at the edge, speeding the prototyping for healthcare and other AI applications.
Many manufacturers aren’t doing enough to measure human activities alongside automated processes, found a study by A.T. Kearney and Drishti.