Cruise Origin is an electric, driverless, ride-sharing vehicle that’s ready for production.
December 2019 robotics transactions round out the year
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.
At Windover Construction, Drones Go Beyond ‘Eye in the Sky’
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.
Israeli AI Firm Fights Malaria With Machine Learning
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.
Applying AI to Mental Health, Aifred Health Advances in AI XPRIZE Competition
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.
ElliQ Social Companion Robot Aimed at Elders Now Available for Preorder
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.
CES: 10 Robotics Trends Seen in Eureka Park 2019
Here are some of the most innovative robots, drones, and AI applications seen among the international startups in Eureka Park 2019.
MiR500 Carries Heavier Loads, Grows Base for Mobile Industrial Robots
The MiR500 is a heavy-duty autonomous mobile robot that has not only helped users with productivity, but also reflected MiR’s successful approach.
Creator Offers Better Burger Experience With Robot Cooks
As robots move into food preparation, Creator is focusing on quality rather than mass production, explains Martin Buehler.
Vector AMRs From Waypoint Robotics Bring Accuracy, Ease of Use to Factories
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.
Neurala Adds Video Annotation Tool to Brain Builder to Accelerate AI Data Prep
Video annotation tool in Brain Builder can help organizations reduce the time and cost of AI data preparation by at least 50%, says Neurala.
RightHand Robotics Picks a Holiday Gift of Series B Funding
Robotics industry pioneer Mick Mountz joins RightHand’s board of directors.
Analytics at the Edge Could Help Manufacturers With Predictive Maintenance, Says Greenwave VP
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.
Consistency Key to Warehouse Automation, Says Accenture’s Akiona Before CRO Online Summit
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 to Get Guidance on Integration From Fortna VP in CRO Online Summit
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.
OB7 Offers Security, Seven Degrees of Cobot Freedom
Unlike other collaborative robots, Productive Robotics’ OB7 has seven degrees of freedom and proprietary protocols for security.
Applied Manufacturing Technologies Exec to Share Integration Advice in CRO Online Summit
On Dec. 5, Applied Manufacturing Technologies’ Craig Salvalaggio will discuss considerations for businesses planning to adopt or expand automation. Here’s a sneak preview.
Logistics Leader Port Logistics Group to Deploy Locus Warehouse Robots
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.
RBR Tightens CRO Focus With Online Content, Events Nationwide
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 NCS 2 Designed to Accelerate AI Applications at the Edge
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.
Human Activities Analytics Needed for Industry 4.0 Success, Survey Finds
Many manufacturers aren’t doing enough to measure human activities alongside automated processes, found a study by A.T. Kearney and Drishti.
Veo Robotics Brings Collaboration to Industrial Robots
Veo Robotics takes data from multiple sensors to make industrial robots more collaborative, adding value and flexibility to human-machine collaboration in manufacturing.
Robotic Grasping Advances With New NVIDIA Deep Learning
NVIDIA research announced at CoRL this week puts smart picking within robotic grasping range.
Rethink Robotics Cobots Get Continuing Support
Rethink Robotics is gone — or is it? News from Germany and China should provide relief for owners of Baxter and Sawyer cobots worried about continuing support.
AR, VR Are Transforming the Nature of Work, Says PTC on Manufacturing Day
PTC and its partners put out an augmented reality-enhanced comic book for Manufacturing Day. We spoke with PTC about how manufacturers are already using AR or augmented reality.