Spread Co. is building what it claims will be the world’s largest fully automated lettuce factory in Kyoto. Automated agriculture promises to save money, increase yields, and be useful anywhere.
He is pleased with the progress that?s been made and optimistic that a prototype could be commercialized in the near future.
Drones by the hundreds of thousands?millions globally?going airborne offer chip makers a potential bonanza.
ASI, which creates add-ons for vehicle automation, looks to fleet control software for long-term growth.
Strawberries aren’t the easiest fruit to pick — for humans or robots — but the industry sees value in automation.
At RoboBusiness Europe 2015, one panelist explained why industrial automation is needed to feed the world.
At this year’s conference in Milan, your intrepid reporter hopes to learn about current challenges and successes of the European robotics industry.
Clearpath Robotics has raised $11.2 million to hire developers and reach into manufacturing.
The round GuardBot robot has a rugged design and potential military and civilian applications.
The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is working to improve machine vision for tasks such as fruit picking and environmental monitoring.
A robotic hand developed at TU Delft copies biological movement to nimbly handle fruit for the growing international market.
Lure of high-tech agriculture could reverse centuries of urban migration
Poster child for Horizon 2020 Clever Robots for Crops (CROPS), an EU Seventh Framework Program (FP7, #246252) begun in 2010 and concluding during Horizon 2020?s first year (2014), has succeeded grandly in developing a modular agribot platform that can handle multiple agricultural jobs: sensing, manipulation, production and harvesting of high-value crops. If the European Commission…
Robot to remove weeds in commercial fields as carefully as gardeners pull weeds in their own backyard by hand.
Intel is facing plateauing demand for its processors in PCs, laptops, and tablets, so it and other chip makers are looking to drones, sensors, and robotics to stoke technology development and demand.
RTEX 2014 focused on those technologies of nearest and most benefit to the both the near-term and long-term UAE economy.
The behind-the-scenes maestro five years running interviewed by Fox TV’s Gerri Willis.
Eight companies, including giants Amazon and Google, have formed the Small UAV Coalition to help shape the commercial regulatory environment and serve as an information resource to potential drone users.
The UNSW Robotics Autonomous Seeder, a light weight, modular, fully autonomous system, not only offers increased agricultural productivity, it also offers increased cost effectiveness and reduced impact on the environment by avoiding the over use of chemicals. It does so by achieving an unprecedented level of spatial accuracy (2-5 cm) via a suite of 12 high precision sensors.
Harvest robots are helping customers solve the problems associated with the uncertainty of a workforce (availability, cost, overhead, etc.) Robots are deployed so that there is consistent and predictable quality and throughput at the beginning and end of each shift.
Griffiss airport in Rome, New York has become the fifth test site for research on small drones, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Aug. 7, 2014. The FAA will use Canada?s PrecisionHawk Lancaster Platform for its research, a drone that has a four-foot wingspan, weighs three pounds and carries a 2.2-pound payload.
For the Grizzly, the industrial segment is where the future of robotics is brightest.
The merger’s full implementation will take place over the next year, with Sifteo directly providing technical support to its existing customers until the end of July 2015.
We examine the history of the open source robot operating system, how it evolved, and what lies ahead with ROS 2.0.
Case study: From migrant labor to robots