In 2019, overall robot market revenues experienced negative growth for the first time in many years affected by the global manufacturing downturn and reduced demand in major end industries such as automotive and electronics. However, the collaborative robot market still maintains a high growth rate of more than 30% (32.1% in revenue term and 31.3%…
Modular Robotics Market Reaches US $10.7B by 2023 – Future Market Insights
Modular robotics are currently a niche market, but the need for flexibility could propel demand, predicts one global market analyst.
Nominations Open for RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards
Nominations are now open for companies and groups to apply for the RBR50 2020 Innovation Awards.
Survey: Public Safety Sector is Embracing Drones
Incident management, rural communications among most cited use cases.
IFR Says Robots Will Get Smarter, More Collaborative
‘Top trends of 2020’ includes predictions for 2 million new industrial robots by 2022.
The next-generation supply chain market: $75B by 2030
Robotics, automation, AI and drones are enabling digitization efforts for the future supply chain.
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Warehouse Executives Like Their Order-Picking, but Feel Systems Could Improve
New survey shows high interest in automation and robotics to address accuracy and efficiency.
Global Spending on Robots & Drones to Reach $128.7B in 2020, Says IDC
Hardware purchases to dominate both sectors, with manufacturing remaining top buyer.
Survey: 75% of U.S. Workers Think Their Jobs are Safe from Automation
Impact of automation yet to be felt, and workers remain optimistic that it will help their future work.
The Essential Interview: Hod Lipson on Robot Creativity
Merging the world of creativity and imagination with robotics and AI.
The Everyday Robot Project Aims to Expand Usefulness of Robots
Application of waste-sorting robots shows success of machine learning techniques.
Researchers Develop Soft Skin-Like Pocket-Sized Robots
ElectroSkin can be a building block to the next generation of soft robots.
North American Robot Unit Orders Up Slightly in Q3 2019
Non-automotive companies ordering robots are near record numbers for 2019, RIA says.
Trash-talking Robots Can Impair Human Gameplay, Study Finds
Carnegie Mellon researchers explore non-cooperative human-robot interaction.
Report Predicts $15B+ Market for Motion Controls by 2023
Robotics and materials handling applications are driving demand for motion control products, says Interact Analysis.
System Aims to Predict Whether Other Drivers are Jerks
MIT CSAIL researchers explore whether self-driving cars can predict other drivers’ personalities.
How Humans Tell Robots What to Do
The ways that humans interact with robots has evolved over the years.
Researchers Build Flexible Robotic ‘Exosuit’ for Mobility Assistance
Less bulky system able to allow users with limited mobility to expend less energy when walking and running.
Clearpath Robotics Launches Dingo, an Indoor Research Robot
New platform aimed at providing low-cost option for researchers looking to develop autonomous mobile robots, mobile manipulation, mapping, and multi-robot systems.
Infographic: Household Chores Top Home Robot Wish List
We want robots in the home to do our dull tasks, but not make dinner or change a diaper, new survey reveals.
WPI Symposium Challenges Robot Industry, Academics to Come Together
Educators, business leaders, and students gather to discuss new robotics innovations and applications.
MIT Researchers Upgrade Self-Transforming Robot Blocks
The jumping, spinning and flipping M-Blocks achieve better communication and coordination.
Millennial Parents Show Growing Trust in AI, Robotics for Health Care
However, U.S. and U.K. trust in technology is lower than in other parts of the world.
Researchers Develop Artistic Autonomous Aerial Cinematography Drone
System avoids obstacles during filming, makes artistic film decisions without prior maps or GPS tags.