Autonomous Solutions is working on bringing autonomy to farm tractors and service robots, but autonmous systems like self-driving cars must account for dumb humans, says its CEO.
New Zealand farming and elder care are among the beneficiaries of robotics research and commercialization, as well as international partnerships.
Unlike countries where heavy industry is driving automation, Israel is selling its robotics expertise to global partners. What can other countries learn from Israeli robotics?
In the Netherlands, agriculture is the focus of industrial automation. Can the country expand its influence worldwide?
SRI International spins out newbie Abundant Robotics, an agriculture technology company with vacuum-based robot harvester.
Famous for its pioneering Space Shuttle arm, Canadian robotics is still reaching out in new directions. Ontario firms help lead the way.
Forecasts for the worldwide agribotics market predict a whopping increase from $3 billion in 2015 to $16.3 billion by 2020. Reverse migration: back to the farm…with a smile Farms could be one of the first places on earth where robots and humans could learn to live together in harmony. Harmony that is so transformative…
What does European robotics need to do to compete with the U.S. and China? It’s already doing it, as we found at RoboBusiness Europe 2016.
To be the “food bowl” for Asia, Australian agriculture will have to improve its efficiency. Fortunately, several agricultural robot projects are working to apply technology to challenges on the ground and in the air.
Vineyard monitoring business SkySquirrel, drone software firm Airware, and offshore monitoring provider Cyberhawk are among the latest companies in the competitive drone space to get investment funding.
Robotics startups easily attract investment, especially in construction, but layoffs at Harvest Automation and 3D Robotics show that innovation isn’t everything.
Denmark is working to be a center for robotics research and development, as the Nordic UAS Event focuses on aerial drones alongside RoboBusiness Europe 2016.
Between the sound bites, the presidential candidates have said little so far about their stances on robotics and automation.
The Netherlands is emerging as a leader in autonomous farming, but precision and commercialization are still hurdles.
Robots are rapidly moving into fields to help with lettuce cultivation and weeding, but full autonomy and fruit picking pose challenges.
Although the FAA has yet to revise its regulations for commercial drone use, both UAV providers and farmers anticipate growing adoption of robotic crop management.
Three grants are part of the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), a federal research partnership in agriculture.
Eliminating weeds via chemical-free, mechanical weeding (hoeing) with the Oz robot.
Robots are everywhere, but which developments were of the most relevance to our business audience?
Soft Robotics Inc. spun out of Harvard University surgical research and provides end effectors for handling varied, fragile items.
Do you know a leading robotics company? RBR is accepting submissions for its fifth annual RBR50 list of the top robotics companies in the world.
India is the world’s largest drone importer and is expected to follow the U.S. regulatory model, but can or should it enforce existing bans?
The growing sophistication of gripping technology has led to heightened competition for the potentially lucrative markets for agricultural and warehouse automation.
CyPhy Works has received investor support to commercialize its tethered PARC drones, but untethered UAV deliveries could also be in the works.
Disaster relief, agriculture, industrial automation, and traffic reduction are just some of the areas where robotics applications can help the Golden State thrive.