Superflex’s tight-fitting, 7-lb. exosuit is a wearable robot that packs powerful capabilities.
In the meantime, while waiting for the webcast… With sales of industrial robots continuing to spiral upwards, co-robots massing to take on logistics, and robot home companions setting sights on millions of households worldwide, investors are suddenly getting serious and on the prowl to make a killing or two or three or more. But where…
Poised to become a critical partner in the world of precision agriculture, IoT will be a huge driver of increased efficiency and waste reduction.
With fewer people farming (only 2 percent of the U.S. population) on a generally non-expanding chunk of tillable land and with more mouths to feed expanding exponentially, everyone realizes that something must be done well before the global population balloons to 9 billion from its current 7 billion.
FANUC and Cisco have together launched what appears to be a true component of the Factory of the Future. It’s still early yet, but the advance notices are eye-popping. FANUC claims to have saved its customers up to $70 million in “saved” downtime.
Editor’s note: With his Robotics Business Review research report coming to our lists this month, our European editor, Andrew Williams, on station in Cardiff, Wales, offers up a bit of a preview to: The Industrial Internet of Things: Putting It All Together. Andrew’s research report will accompany our webcast of the same title, airing December…
If you are here with us, welcome to two days of intelligent forays into what robotics is all about here in 2016, and where it is headed.
Keep a close eye on the investments, M&As, government funding and orders taking place across the global robotics dealscape with our new, streamlined quarterly reports.
Collaborative robots have done a lot more than introduce themselves as the leaders of the next wave of manufacturing; they are building a community of shared expertise and developer excellence right before our eyes.
This month, ASI took a drive on the security/surveillance robot side of autonomy with an automated unmanned ground vehicle or A-UGV, built in partnership with Sharp Electronics, and Rajant radios for relaying vital communications information from the A-UGV back to its servers.
Salt Lake City-based Sarcos Corp just scored a $10.5 million investment from group that includes Caterpillar, Microsoft, and GE Ventures, but seems the company hardly needed the cash infusion.
A webcast that explores the world of iron-collar workers (cobots) as they begin their takeover of manufacturing.
The name Uber may soon become a verb for getting into trouble…”expensive” trouble. The last year of the company’s existence has been marred by seemingly one brush after another with the law or a government or angry cabbies or angry riders or angry college administrators. Looks like Uber has raised the ire of someone else…
Like the afternoon Soaps, partnerships in driverless technology seem never a sure thing but are always exciting
Google’s Waze, the app that guides drivers turn by turn to their destinations, has just been given a new job: picking up riders and then driving them turn by turn to their destinations.
Continuing to break new ground, RoboBusiness is now accepting registrations from robotics startup companies interested in meeting with representatives from over 28 leading investment companies at its inaugural VC Office Hours event. Scheduled meetings will take place throughout day one of the RoboBusiness Conference and Expo running September 28 – 29 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.
In our haste to worry ourselves senseless at the thought of robots taking jobs from humans, we sometimes overlook the fact that there are some very ugly jobs out there that humans routinely perform that are anything but healthy for carbon life forms.
Every robotics company should have what Seegrid (founded in 2003) has in spades: a co-founder like Hans Moravec who has a patent portfolio as thick as a telephone book; and a loyal and generous patron investor like Giant Eagle that has ponied up, according to CrunchBase, over $29 million to its favorite vision-guided vehicle (VGV)…
So what happens when any government anywhere announces that it’s thinking of taxing anything? Everyone starts hiding stuff from the tax man. Looks like robots could well be next.
Back in May, Mazor Robotics (MZOR), referred to by Seeking Alpha as “thinly” traded pioneer of robot-assisted spinal guidance systems, pulled off a gargantuan deal with Medtronic (MDT), the world’s largest medical technology development company, for an astounding total of $60 million distributed in three tranches of $20 million each. Mazor shares jumped 23 percent…
SRI International spins out newbie Abundant Robotics, an agriculture technology company with vacuum-based robot harvester.
Some mergers and acquisitions are very beneficial to the business and technology of robotics while others are questionable or just plain strange?
Logistics finally capitulates to robots in the West, but biggest gains to be felt in Asia. Look for 2017 to be huge!
RoboBusiness 2016, September 28-29, San Jose, CA Where are you in the mix? Why does every exhibitor at this year’s RoboBusiness conference want to come? After all, it’s a helluva lot of work. Each company purchases exhibit space; schleps in the company’s trade show booth and then quickly sets it up, arranges for personnel to…
Reuters reports that “within five years, one in three U.S. surgeries – more than double current levels – is expected to be performed with robotic systems, with surgeons sitting at computer consoles guiding mechanical arms.