Inspection robots fulfill ever more complex tasks and protect people from injury during dangerous tasks. The little helpers inspect huge milk tanks and climb around the outer shell of airplanes.
European Drone Applications Grow, Face Regulatory Debate
In this roundup, we look at how European drone regulations are developing, even as the market grows and innovators strive for new applications.
Smart Cities are Getting Smarter, But Challenges Remain
Ubiquitous sensors and applications are driving rapid growth for smart cities, but machine learning not yet advanced to cope with capacity demands.
Infographic: Robot Facts That Everyone Should Know
Busting myths and misconceptions about today’s commercial and industrial robots.
Robot Investments Weekly: Industrial Infrastructure Inspection Inspires Investors
Recent funding transactions include offerings for unmanned systems and analytics for infrastructure inspection, as well as military applications.
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.
Robotics & Geopolitics: Foreign Hackers Target Robotics Firms; Australia Launches Automation Strategy
While some nations look to forge bonds with other nations around automation and AI, other foreign adversaries are looking to attack and steal data.
Drone Flight Testing Soars Beyond the Horizon
Hoping to develop commercial drone applications, some leading-edge companies plan to provide blueprints for BVLOS operations and new flight software for drone makers.
AI, Robots, and Smart Cities to Get Spotlight at NVIDIA’s GTC 2018
In Silicon Valley next week, NVIDIA’s GTC will give developers support and insight into how to use its GPUs for robotics and artificial intelligence.
Moving the Masses: Autonomous Vehicles in Public Transport
European cities are moving forward with the development of autonomous public transport, bringing together real-time traffic and road data with the latest developments in electric and autonomous vehicle technology.
Robot Investments Weekly: Surgical Funding Joins Industrial Automation Acquisitions
Surgical funding, software development, and educational robots were some of the highlights of the past week’s automation transactions.
British Robotics Industry Buoyed by Continuing Investments, Partnerships
Despite the ongoing turmoil and uncertainty relating to the ultimate impact of last years’ Brexit vote, there are encouraging signs that investment in the UK robotics remains on an even keel.
Robot Investments Weekly: Drone and IoT Matches Get Made
Spring is on the way, with drone and IoT matches, a big ETF purchase, and industrial automation the subject of the past week’s robotics transactions.
Robot Investments Weekly: AI, Industrial Automation, Mobility Market Drive Spending
We can see clearly now that automation transactions in early 2018 will build on a familiar pattern of investment in AI, the mobility market, and industrial automation. The question remains as to which companies will lead and which will be absorbed or fall behind.
Robot Investments Weekly: Driverless Vehicles, AI, Cobots Get Funding
This week’s Robot Investments Weekly looks at companies that successfully raised funds for aerial drones, driverless vehicles, and AI for business use.
Robot Investments Weekly: AI and Drone Deals Exceed $700M
This week, we look at multiple drone deals, seed funds in the U.K. and elsewhere, new AI investments, and more transactions in global automation.
Kittyhawk Announces Automated Flight System for Enterprise Drone Operations
Kittyhawk, a leading provider of software for enterprise drone operations, has launched Flight Deck, which adds capabilities to its automated flight system.
AI Conference Brings Current Trends, Apps to CES 2018
Robotics Trends’ AI conference at CES 2018 examines recent developments, current applications, and concerns about AI. Hear leading AI experts discuss the reality behind the hype and how AI will impact our everyday lives.
Robot Train Maintenance Takes to U.K. Railways With Four Winning Projects
Four university projects are leading the way for robot train inspection and maintenance and were recognized by the UK Rail Safety and Standards Board. Automation can help relieve human workers from the burden of tedious and dangerous tasks.
Komatsu Implementing NVIDIA’s AI on Construction Sites
Komatsu, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heavy equipment for construction and mining, has teamed up with RBR50 company NVIDIA to add artificial intelligence (AI) to its construction sites across Japan for increased safety and efficiency. The partnership, announced by NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang at GTC Japan, will use NVIDIA’s GPUs to…
Drones as a Service Are a Natural Extension of RaaS
As end users are more concerned with big data than hardware, drones as a service can help many industries. Governments and businesses of all sizes are likely adopters.
British RAS Community Rallies Around Manufacturing, Logistics
The U.K. manufacturing and logistics sector has joined several events focusing on how British RAS can help improve efficiency and provide competitive advantage. However, can academic-industrial partnerships overcome the U.K.’s lag in industrial automation?
Call for Papers 2018 Issued by RoboBusiness Europe
Submit your paper for our 2018 conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. As part of the second International Robotics Week, the RoboBusiness Europe conference and exhibition has issued a call for papers 2018.
Robotics Division Contributes to Q3 2017 Growth, Says ABB
The robotics division of ABB contributed to the company’s growth in the third quarter, with manufacturing demand still strong worldwide. The industrial automation provider has also growth through recent acquisitions, most notably B&R.
European Drone Legislation, Markets Still Maturing, Say Industry Experts at TUS Nordics 2017
The need for European industry to push for unified drone legislation and specific use cases for unmanned systems were among the topics at TUS Nordics 2017.