ROBO Global and Universal Robots celebrated the ETF’s birthday with panels about the robotics industry and ringing the closing bell at the NYSE.
Boston, Pittsburgh, and Montreal Tout Robot Alliance at HUBweek
In a tale of three cities, a new robot alliance will compare notes to find the best balance of research, startup incentives, and industrial use of robotics and AI.
Robot Startup Lessons From Rethink Robotics’ Fall
Rethink Robotics’ cobots were iconic, but what robot startup lessons can we take from its failure? We spoke with several industry experts to find out.
Cobot Maker Rethink Robotics Shuts Down
The shutdown of Rethink Robotics is a sobering reminder of the challenges facing automation startups, even in the hot collaborative arm space.
Robotics, Workforce Development Go Hand in Hand, Say A3 Leaders at RoboBusiness
Workforce development needs to be a national priority, said A3’s Jeff Burnstein and Bob Doyle. Automation can help multiple industries and workers, they said.
RoboBusiness Day 2 Highlights: Robotics Concerns, Adopting Automation, and the Fog
Robotics concerns about the changing nature of work were just some of the many topics discussed in Day 2 of RoboBusiness 2018. Exhibitors demonstrated the latest in components and solutions, panelists gave advice on how to automate and measure ROI, and attendees networked.
5 Big Data Management Lessons From Pre-RoboBusiness Workshop
The first step to a big data management and analytics strategy is determining what you want to do with it, said speakers at a workshop before RoboBusiness 2018.
Robot Grasping to Benefit From Deep Learning and the Cloud, Says RoboBusiness Keynote Speaker
There’s plenty of room for improvement in robot grasping, notes UC Berkeley Prof. Ken Goldberg. He gives a preview of his session, in which he will describes an approach with wide commercial application.
Persistent Drones From CyPhy Works Provide Awareness for Emergencies, New Markets
Not only can persistent drones such as PARC relay communications during emergencies; they are also serving security and commercial needs now, explains CyPhy Works CEO Lance VandenBrook.
Tend.ai Hones Approach to Predictive Maintenance, Says RoboBusiness Panelist
Tend.ai developed a platform for programming multiple robots, but manufacturers had other ideas and needs, explains RoboBusiness speaker and new President Stephen Sickler.
HighRes Biosolutions Accelerates Pharmaceutical Research With Automation
As an integrator, HighRes Biosolutions intimately knows its customers’ needs, as the biopharmaceuticals industry looks to save money and speed testing with robots.
GreyOrange Expands in U.S. Warehouse Automation Market
The supply chain automation market is about to heat up with GreyOrange’s new U.S. headquarters in Atlanta and R&D center in Boston.
Easing Robotics, AI Development the Focus of NVIDIA Keynote at RoboBusiness
To reap the benefits of robotics, IoT, and AI development, you need the right tools, notes NVIDIA Vice President Deepu Talla. He’ll share case studies and breakthroughs at RoboBusiness 2018.
Robot Investments Weekly: Machine Vision, Drone Startups Garner Funding
Summer may be relatively slow for automation transactions, but don’t tell these machine vision and drone startups, which successfully raised funding.
Top 10 Sessions Robotics Engineers Can’t Miss at RoboBusiness 2018
RoboBusiness is dedicated to helping robotics engineers learn about the latest in ingredient technologies and how they’re tied together. Here are some examples.
Top 10 Reasons for Everyone in the Robotics Ecosystem to Attend RoboBusiness 2018
RoboBusiness 2018 is your best chance to learn about the entire robotics ecosystem, from developing new applications and investing in startups to finding markets and guaranteeing ROI.
Robotic Carts From 6 River Systems Maximize Productivity With the Cloud, Human Pickers
Robotic carts such as Chuck can improve the efficiency of human pickers, combining the order management with the flexibility of human associates, say 6 River Systems executives.
Manufacturing Reshoring From Robotics Hasn’t Happened — Yet, Says Study
One of the promises of automation is that it will lead to manufacturing reshoring, but there has been little evidence of that so far, states a report. However, the reality is more complex than a zero-sum game.
Infrastructure Robots Rise to Meet Urgent Needs
The U.S. needs help with inspecting and repairing its aging pipes, power lines, and other utilities. Providers are turning to infrastructure robots and aerial drones.
AR and VR Will Transform Manufacturing, Says PTC Exec
AR and VR are tools, not just for training, but also for evolving the nature of work in complex environments, observes PTC’s Howard Heppelmann.
Lessons From LiveWorx: Highlights of the Robotics & AI Summit
Artificial intelligence, mobile robots, and workforce concerns dominated discussion at this week’s RBR-sponsored summit. Plus, LiveWorx highlights included acrobats and Ant-Man.
Mobile Robots as a Service Can Augment Human Capabilities, Say Locus Robotics Execs
Locus Robotics demonstrates how providers of mobile robots are building products and scaling up to meet warehouse needs.
Universal Robots’ Østergaard Discusses Engelberger Award for Robotics Excellence
Esben H. Ostergaard, the CTO of Universal Robots and recipient of the 2018 Joseph F. Engelberger Award, talks about the evolution of collaborative robots and how they can help people and companies.
CA Accelerator, Horizon 2020 Projects Build Toward Next-Gen Automation, IoT
The CA Accelerator encourages technical innovation and entrepreneurship in-house, while CA’s Strategic Research team is working on three projects to advance the state of AI and IoT.
Motor Design Drives Robotic Success Across Applications
Robotics manufacturers and hardware engineers want to minimize weight, space, and heat while providing innovative motion and kinematics. Startups can benefit from established component providers such as Kollmorgen, which has a large product library and decades of engineering experience.