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Although the automotive industry has been using robots for decades, the rise of collaborative robots or cobots has made automation more flexible and useful to small and midsize enterprises. Multiple industries can benefit from adoption or expansion of automation, but only if they understand their own processes and needs and can work well with partners.

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Robotics & Geopolitics: AI Rivalry Encompasses U.S., China, and Canada; UN Proposes Global Drone Registry

The intensifying global robotics and AI rivalry includes Alphabet's warning that the U.S. should pay more attention to China, as well as Canada's first AI-driven ETF.

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Realtime Robotics Raises $2M in Seed Funding

Realtime Robotics Raises $2M in Seed Funding

Realtime Robotics, a Boston, Mass.-based startup focusing on speeding up the time a robot takes to make decisions, has secured $2 million in seed funding. Key investors in the seed round include SPARX Group Ltd., Scrum Ventures, and Toyota AI...

Robotics Division Contributes to Q3 2017 Growth, Says ABB

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.

RIA, OSHA, NIOSH Partner on Robot Safety Best Practices

RIA, OSHA, NIOSH Partner on Robot Safety Best Practices

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), North America’s leading robotics trade group, signed an alliance partnership today with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to focus on robot safety. OSHA...

Tend in.view Software Remotely Monitors Cobots

Tend in.view Software Remotely Monitors Cobots

If you’re looking for more insight about how your industrial or collaborative robots are performing, a new cloud-based monitoring and analysis application launching at RoboBusiness 2017 can help you do just that. Tend’s new in.view (“intelligent view”) software allows users...