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The stage is set for a new era of international competition in the Arctic. As the ice melts, drones are becoming the most powerful tool for laying claims and monitoring countries. This an opportunity for drone manufacturers to solve specific challenges relating to extreme-cold environments.
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WiBotic’s PowerPad wirelessly charges everything from large industrial drones to smaller commercial drones. The PowerPad can wirelessly charge a typical commercial drone battery in the same amount of time as plug-in charger
Veo Robotics, which has developed human-aware systems for industrial automation, has raised Series A funding. Its founders include veterans from other robotics companies, including iRobot, Harvest Automation, and Rethink Robotics.
At RoboBusiness 2017, speakers and exhibitors from Advanced Motion Controls explained the importance of servo drives to the entire robotics industry and numerous automation uses.
In January 2018, Jing Xiao will become the new director of the Robotics Engineering Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Currently the UNC Charlotte site director for the Center on Robots and Sensors for the Human Well-being, Xiao has been conducting critical research in haptics and real-time adaptive motion planning.
Robots in retail are expected to grow in number within the next few years, helping with inventory, pricing, and customer service. At RoboBusiness 2017, we talked with the CEO and co-founder of Fellow Robots on his company and the market opportunity.
In this video interview from RoboBusiness 2017, Harmonic Drive CEO Doug Olson discusses the growth of the industry and how precision robot components are enabling a wider range of applications.
The robot experience included in a business strategy is important not only to customer relations but soon also to competitiveness and employee satisfaction.
At RoboBusiness 2017, Disney’s executive R&D imagineer gave a glimpse at his company’s latest humanoid robots. He also provided lessons for companies on how to employees and customers can benefit from the AI and robot experience.
Flirtey and REMSA have partnered to use drones to delivery automated external defibrillators to victims of cardiac arrest in Nevada. Before the partnership can take off, however, the companies need to get regulatory approval.
Watch a Fetch robot with a custom soft robotic gripper use a screwdriver, screw in a lightbulb, remove a bottle cap and more.
Although we rarely notice them, electrical precision drive systems are everywhere around us — at home, on our commute, at work, and even when we grab a kebab for lunch.
NVIDIA introduced its Drive PX Pegasus AI computer that it claims can power Level 5 autonomous vehicles. Will Pegasus help show a path to production for the automakers and tech companies working on fully autonomous vehicles?
Vehicle insurers have joined regulators, consumers, and truck drivers in warily watching the developments around autonomous vehicles.
Sony is launching a refreshed version of its Aibo robot dog in 2018. The new Aibo will feature artificial intelligence (AI), internet connectivity, voice control, and the ability to control connected devices throughout its environment.
MIT CSAIL’s new CornerCameras system uses information about light reflections to detect objects around corners and measure their speed and trajectory in real-time.
The UAS Denmark International Test Center & Cluster is intended to be hub for European drone testing, with friendly government regulation, access to university research, and an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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 has established alliances with a number of industry groups to share expertise and knowledge about…
The automated kitchen might be coming sooner than anyone expects; then again it could be a rotten egg. Oliver Mitchell takes a look at robots breaking into the food industry.
Last week’s Chief Robotics Officer Network Summit prior to RoboBusiness 2017 looked at how businesses should prepare for artificial intelligence. One place to look is in how some countries are developing and applying military AI.
Governments and the automation industry need to consider new policies when it comes to cybersecurity. Here are some recent examples of cybersecurity challenges facing the automation industry.
The cloud platform from C2RO robotics, which was an exhibitor at RoboBusiness 2017, was recently part of a demonstration by the MIT Senseable City Lab. The project showed how thermal sensors can be linked to processing in the cloud for public safety and other functions.
Robotics presentations from RoboBusiness 2017, which was held in late September in Santa Clara, Calif., are now available. They provide insights into the state of autonomous systems, robotics, and AI.