While deep learning methods have proven useful for autonomous navigation, the approach requires vast amounts of data and computing power, and produces solutions that are inefficient, fragile and unaffordable for many classes of applications. Opteran’s “Natural Intelligence” approach, based on the function of insect brains, provides an alternative for generating complex, autonomous behaviors for machines.
In this podcast, Right Hand Robotics’ Yaro Tenzer discusses discuss bin-picking solutions. Plus Waymo expands service into San Francisco and Locus Robotics celebrates their 500Mth pick.
With LiDAR-LOC, navigation paths can be altered as needs dictate without the necessity of installing new fixed, physical localization markers.
Zebra Technologies announced that it would be acquiring autonomous mobile robotics supplier Fetch Robotics. Interact Analysis’ Ash Sharma breaks it all down.
In spite of massive media coverage featuring the Pepper humanoid robot, Softbank struggled to find buyers for the system.
The Parallel Structured Light approach for 3D sensing aims to fill a critical gap among 3D sensing solutions, enabling a whole new range of machine vision applications and tasks in the process.
Qualcomm Robotics’ RB5 Provides High End Compute, Edge AI, 5G and More for Robotics Developers
The healthcare sector is struggling from the combined pressure of skyrocketing costs, as well as the need to continuously improve the quality of services and results. The Covid-19 pandemic only exacerbated the challenge. As a result, new healthcare business models – including Surgery-as-a-Service – are being evaluated and gaining traction.
The combination of clear-eyed focus, deep analysis, and informed, actionable guidance will provide Robotics Week attendees with the critical information they need to develop, program, deploy and manage commercial class robotics systems with a high degree of confidence.
The RBR50 awards honor technology, business, and market innovations, as well as the robotics and automation organizations worldwide that were responsible for them.
The demand drivers for autonomous floor cleaning robots are numerous and clear. In this interview, Avidbots CEO Faizan Sheikh describes how market-driven innovation resulted in Avidbots’s Neo robotics floor cleaning solution and how Neo delivers real value.
In this podcast, Association for Advancing Automation’s president Jeff Burnstein comments on NA robot orders for Q1 2021. Also, NYPD ends trial of Boston Dynamics’ Spot quadruped and WiBotic’s wireless AMR charging.
As the capabilities of robotics systems increase, so too does the opportunity apply automation for new tasks and applications, expanding the automation continuum in the process.
In this RoboBusiness Direct session, attendees will learn about construction robotics solutions available today, what is on the horizon, and the critical need for new construction automation technologies.
Autonomous mobile robots, along with the first commercial autonomous mobile manipulation robots, can be used to automate many DC and warehouse tasks. They also enable whole news ways of executing warehouse operations, which in turn are increasing the resiliency and flexibility of supply chain workflows.
For many companies considering AMRs, questions remain… are they productive as advertised, are they cost effective, can they be integrated with other automation technology, can they be scaled? In this RoboBusiness Direct round-table session, a series of case studies of AMR installations in warehouse environments will provide answers to these questions (and more).
Oculii’s Intelligent software platform dramatically boosts the performance and reliability of commodity radar sensors without the need to increase their size or power requirements.
In this podcast, RE2 Robotics’ Jorgen Pedersen and Travis Schneider review the evolution of RE2 from a pure play defense sector provider, to now where most the company’s business comes from the commercial sector. Also discussed is the launch of the RE2’s Sapien class of intelligent robotic arms.
What’s new for collaborative robotics systems, enabling technologies and applications? What’s next? Attend this online session on April 21st to find out.
The nomination deadline for companies and groups to apply for the 2021 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards ends Friday, April 16, 2021. Categories include 1) Business and Management Innovation, 2) Technology, Services, and Research Innovation, or 3) Application and Market Innovation.
The new ANSI/RIA R15.08-1-2020 (R15.08) standard for mobile robots provides updated, and formalized, definitions for AGVs, AMRs and other mobile robotics types. The revised definitions are critical for the proper application of R15.08, and as such it is critical that both users and developers of industrial mobile robots take note.
Celltrio CEO and robotics industry veteran Charlie Duncheon has advice for young robotics entrepreneurs, and they should take heed. He has decades of robotics start-up experience (and the scars to prove it).
Robotics OEMs, solution providers and others are increasingly utilizing services firms for the development of new technologies and products. In this RoboBusiness Direct session attendees will learn of the wide variety of services offerings that are available, as well as provider selection criteria, business models and more.
When IoT technologies, robots and humans interoperate, advanced robotic capabilities are enabled, along with novel applications, and by extension, new business opportunities. Interoperability challenges remain, but solutions are available to overcome them.
Programming industrial robots can be difficult, time consuming and costly. RoboDK addresses these challenges by providing an affordable, simplified simulation and programming platform that supports more than 500 robot arms, from 50 different robot manufacturers, for a wide range of applications.