AI funding made up many of the transactions in 2017’s penultimate week. Robotics Business Review’s weekly roundup also looks at deals around sensors, warehouse automation, surgical robots, and more.
In this Essential Interview excerpt, the CEO of Autonomous Solutions discusses his experience working up in robotics, ASI’s unique business model, and challenges facing mobile robots.
ABB and Kawasaki are collaborating internationally to help educate potential users and the general public on the benefits of cobots such as theirs. Their push for cobot standards, or at least “common industry approaches,” won’t affect their existing YuMi and duAro lines.
In this Essential Interview, Dr. Jun Ho Oh, director of the Humanoid Research Center at KAIST and co-founder of Rainbow Robotics Co., talks about the challenges of creating a robust humanoid robot and the nascent market for commercial androids.
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.
UAS research in Denmark has supported deployment of drones to North Greenland for Arctic studies. The collaboration between university, government, and business partners is a model for European and international drone commercialization.
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 stage is set for a new era of international competition in the Arctic. As the ice melts, drones are becoming the most powerful tool for laying claims and monitoring countries. This an opportunity for drone manufacturers to solve specific challenges relating to extreme-cold environments.
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.
In the latest Essential Interview excerpt, CMU Professor Howie Choset talks about his research into snake robots, robotics collaboration with other researchers, and commercializing products with students.
TUS Nordics will convene in Odense, Denmark, from Oct. 10 through 12, 2017. The event will look at applications for unmanned systems across industries and countries, and it will include drone demonstrations.
RoboBusiness 2017 will include presentations in its Expo Theater and Startup U. stages that can help startups, engineers, and end users learn about the automation market, career development, and tools to help their organizations compete.
NASA’s next Mars rover will collect soil samples, seal them, and deposit them on the Martian surface for future collection and transport back to Earth. Maxon Motor supplies several drives specifically developed for mission critical tasks.
Ingenia Motion Control plans to unveil its new Triton Servo Drive at RoboBusiness 2017. The system is the result of collaboration between Ingenia and several robotics companies.
ULC Robotics has announced its new fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle, which has vertical takeoff and landing, or VTOL, capability. The drone can help utility companies with infrastructure inspections and reduce the need for expensive and dangerous helicopter inspections.
This week’s robotics advances include a new record for drone swarms, big companies like GE and Amazon are beefing up automation, and cyber security concerns.
Commercial uses of UAVs and other autonomous systems will generate a lot of data, noted Intel executives at AUVSI Xponential. Intel drones are part of the company’s efforts to provide end-to-end solutions for industrial applications.
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Unmanned systems are all the rage at this week’s AUVSI Xponential in Dallas. From our first impressions, the markets for drones and related technologies are healthy, based on business and technology developments.
Robotics and drone suppliers need to understand their markets and manage expectations as part of selling and supporting their systems, said one speaker at RoboBusiness Europe 2017.
BluHaptics raised $1.5 million in Series A funding for its software to improve controls for undersea robotics. The startup impressed investors with its team and strong end-user interest.
Boston startups focusing on robotics, drones, self-driving cars, and AI can rent part of MassRobotics’ new Shared Robotics Innovation Space, which provides infrastructure and tech and business support.
In this Essential Interview excerpt, Gianmarco Veruggio discusses his innovative work on Italian marine robots, how he got into “roboethics,” and what safeguards are needed for military robots.
Bat Bot is the latest prototype of a biomimetic design from the University of Illinois-Champaign. The winged aerial drone offers safety and energy efficiency for a variety of commercial applications.