Recent funding transactions include offerings for unmanned systems and analytics for infrastructure inspection, as well as military applications.
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.
While some nations look to forge bonds with other nations around automation and AI, other foreign adversaries are looking to attack and steal data.
Hoping to develop commercial drone applications, some leading-edge companies plan to provide blueprints for BVLOS operations and new flight software for drone makers.
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.
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.
Surgical funding, software development, and educational robots were some of the highlights of the past week’s automation transactions.
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.
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.
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.
This week’s Robot Investments Weekly looks at companies that successfully raised funds for aerial drones, driverless vehicles, and AI for business use.
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, a leading provider of software for enterprise drone operations, has launched Flight Deck, which adds capabilities to its automated flight system.
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.
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, 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…
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The European and international unmanned systems community gathered at the TUS Nordics 2017 event in Odense, Denmark, this month. One end user discussed how more autonomous drones would be helpful for precision agriculture.
The UAS Denmark International Test Center & Cluster is intended to be hub for European drone testing, with friendly government regulation, access to university research, and an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The cloud platform from C2RO robotics, which was an exhibitor at RoboBusiness 2017, was recently part of a demonstration by the MIT Senseable City Lab. The project showed how thermal sensors can be linked to processing in the cloud for public safety and other functions.
Neither U.S. businesses nor the federal government should take American robotics leadership for granted; RoboBusiness 2017 will be an opportunity to show and see where automation users, markets, and policies are headed.