Recent advances in machine and deep learning have improved SLAM techniques, leading to an increased richness in maps, with semantic scene understanding improving localization, mapping quality and robustness.
For robotics systems, “supervised autonomy”, readily available for implementation today, can be used as a bridging solution between teleoperation and full autonomy.
Qualcomm Robotics’ RB5 platform offers high end compute, edge AI, 5G and more for robotics developers.
Labor shortages and high levels of workplace injury and illness have always challenged the food manufacturing sector, especially meat producers. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the situation. Robotics automation provides a solution.
Designers and engineers require prototypes to verify product design and manufacturability and engineering, before moving on to full production. But how can start-ups and smaller companies, who lack the high level of resources and expertise of larger firms, rapidly develop their prototypes? Outsourcing provides one solution.
Robotics solutions can be used automate difficult and dangerous tasks in the utilities sector.
Contract manufacturer GMI Solutions evaluated mobile robotics implementation solutions using a formal 8-step process only to determine that their best option was to develop their own affordable, practical system, and launch a new company to commercialize it.
While mobile robots for use in ecommerce and fulfillment centers have received most of the attention in recent times due to their sudden uptake, robotic fork trucks (forklifts) have been quietly and steadily growing in numbers, and represent one of the largest opportunities for suppliers of Automated Guide Vehicles (AGVs) and Autonomous Mobile Robots…
Market momentum stalled for the retail sector’s “Next Big Thing”, but ongoing investment and innovation, along with critical business drivers, ensures incremental progress continues.
The US Department of Transportation and State of California provide Nuro AI with exemptions to operate self-driving cars on US roads without a human drivers present.
Universal Robots takes a page from traditional industrial robotics suppliers, providing an opportunities roadmap for others in the expanding UR+ ecosystem.
How teleoperation is taking tasks based on distance, danger, and scale.
One of the pioneers in socially assistive robots discusses how all parts of a robot are important for human interaction.
Working at the intersection of art, robotics, and social media, Dr. Ken Goldberg shares his thoughts on making robots less clumsy when grabbing objects.
A proven entrepreneur and innovative robot designer, Aaron Edsinger shares the journey of working in the human-collaborative robots field.
Rescue robots can help save lives in the aftermath of disaster, but agencies should know more about their costs and capabilities, says Robin Murphy, founder of Roboticists Without Borders.
Robotics startups can become successful without losing sight of social value, says Vecna Robotics’ Daniel Theobald. He describes his experiences and outlook.
European robotics research institutions are world leaders, and Martin Haegele has spent his career helping industrial and service robot innovations reach commercialization.
Exoskeleton entrepreneur Amit Goffer is well-known for his work on the ReWalk system. UPnRIDE, his latest project, is intended to provide full mobility in a standing position.
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.
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.
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.
Cory Kidd, the CEO of Catalia Health, recently spoke with Industrial Robot’s Joanne Pransky about his interest in healthcare, how he founded two robotics companies, and potential market for Mabu.
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.
Robotics Ph.D. students should try to start their own businesses, says Rob Buckingham, director of the Remote Applications in Challenging Environments Centre at the UK Atomic Energy Authority.