India has banned self-driving cars from its roads, but that doesn’t mean the country will lag in autonomous systems. A closer look at government policy and multinational partnerships reveals a lot of potential.
Last year, autonomous vehicle software developer Oxbotica and global insurance company XL Catlin entered into a partnership to support the adoption of mobile robotic solutions — and examine their potential impact on risk management and insurance for autonomous vehicles. A key objective of the collaborative initiative is to nurture a deeper understanding of exactly how…
While robotic advancements have led to machines that can land an airplane or design and construct a building, there are some areas that still require human judgment, including labor and immigration policies.
The Chinese robot market, particularly for industrial automation, collaborative robots, and autonomous guided vehicles, should keep growing at a healthy pace, predicts an STM report. See how China expects to build its industry through strategic partnerships, acquisitions, and the use of integrators.
Recent advances in AI and algorithms will be bringing more of the technologies to the investment and marketing worlds, while industrial robot maker Kuka is seeking to move into the home robotics market. Meanwhile new European drone policy continues their global leadership in the field. Robotics Business Review has partnered with me to bring you…
Government and business policies have helped German robotics be a global leader, with self-driving car laws, ethics rules, and independence from European bodies.
Robot soldiers are only part of the challenges facing companies serving the race to adopt military automation. They must also protect intellectual property, comply with international regulations, and understand who may have access to their systems.
Following the recent launch of the UK government’s post-Brexit digital strategy, the country’s robotics sector is busy assessing the implications.
The global AI and robotics race continues to heat up, as Chinese children grow up alongside robots, North America invests in industrial automation, and Las Vegas doubles down on cybersecurity.
Unmanned and autonomous systems have played a key role in monitoring recent migration into Europe. Thanks to emerging regulations, European drones could soon perform a wider range of functions than ensuring security.
Unmanned aerial systems are growing in popularity among emergency responders and law enforcement authorities. Will privacy concerns and rules about police drones be enough to slow adoption?
Montreal-based AI startup Lyrebird has created voice imitation technology that can “copy the voice of anyone” after listening to just 60 seconds of audio. Lyrebird wants to use the technology for good reasons, but it’s easy to imagine the technology being used to create false recordings of people.
This week, we look at artificial intelligence designing drugs, the factory of the future, and border control with facial-recognition technology. Are you ready for the latest in smart machines?
Universal basic income schemes are attracting interest worldwide, but how would they affect productivity, competitiveness, and commercial success of robotics companies?
AI rules will be needed to standardize safeguards and liability, just as global regulations have developed for drones and self-driving cars. Even if sentient robots won’t be around anytime soon, policy makers need to consider human-robot interactions.
The EU legal affairs committee has proposed new robot rules around the legal status and safe operation of autonomous machines. Why Europe, and why now?
The International Federation of Robotics has responded to Bill Gates recent policy recommendations, saying that robot taxes would be bad, just as industrial automation is spreading.
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.
British online retailer Ocado is part of the SoMa consortium, which is researching soft manipulation and robotic end effectors. The Horizon 2020 project involves organizations across Europe.
Our correspondent found a panel on drone policies at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show to be a disappointment. The panelists only touched on the local challenges facing those who would devise regulations around drone use and data collection.
The future of automation in the U.S. depends on entrepreneurship, government leadership from the new administration, and attention to skills shortages, writes A3 President Jeff Burnstein.
As industrial automation increases worldwide, so too do safety and economic concerns. A country’s approach to robot law depends on its priorities.
The Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute has transformed Pittsburgh into a hub for robotics research.
Robot interfaces, particularly for machines in customer-service roles, will increasingly be identified with certain brands. Robotics makers and end user organizations should keep intellectual property protection in mind.
The U.S. Robotics Roadmap has been revised, and it makes recommendations for investments in basic research and certain applications for automation. Does it ask for enough of the new administration?