While not yet a commonplace sight, retail robots are starting to conduct many tasks to help stores manage inventory, address worker shortages, and extend operations.
Tally autonomous robots combine RFID with computer vision to track inventory across multiple product types, including clothing, consumer electronics and sporting goods.
For the past several years, developers and vendors around the world have been working on assistive robots. Their products came closer to market with displays at Automatica.
Robots are coming to retail, as HSBC Bank’s flagship location in Manhattan is the first bank branch in the U.S. to use SoftBank’s humanoid Pepper robot for greeting and informing customers.
A robot named Vincenzo from Zume Pizza takes over the task of removing pizzas from hot ovens to reduce human injuries
New investment also includes Bossa Nova’s partnership with a major contract manufacturer Flex to increase production of mobile inventory robots.
Food robots, from growing and processing to cooking, are expected to be in high demand. CMU and Sony have started a collaboration to develop these robots.
In addition to the latest coffee-serving robot, this week saw AI news editors and a world that might finally see flying cars promised to us in The Jetsons.
Improvements in software and machine vision are helping facial recognition be useful for more than security biometrics. This could help service robots be more responsive and cars be safer.
The service robots category is broad, including just about all automation that isn’t industrial. A closer look reveals how suppliers and users can make the most of new technologies.
The service robots market, which includes household, healthcare, and retail, will grow thanks to technological advances and strong demand, predicts Global Market Insights.
Chatbots are one form of artificial intelligence already seeing wide use in business. See how the technology has developed and how it’s being used.
Walmart is testing robots in U.S. locations, self-driving pact links Waymo and Jaguar, and governments could start mandating limits on automation to protect jobs.
Lyft and Magna’s partnership to create a driverless car brain faces speed bumps in China, and the departure of physicist Stephen Hawking renews attention to his warnings about AI.
Ava telepresence robots can now integrate with Cisco Spark videoconferencing and include auto-mapping features so users won’t have to learn how to drive a robot.
Proof-of-concept attack shows how hackers could control service robots and make their owners pay a ransom.
The host country of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games is one of the most friendly to automation. See how South Korean robot guides, cleaners, and vehicles demonstrate the country’s emerging tech leadership.
As IoT deployments are becoming a new necessity for businesses, analytical tools are improving their effectiveness by offering insights into consumer behaviors and needs.
The SecondHands project is developing a humanoid robot to work alongside people in Ocado’s warehouses. The team discusses its ambitious schedule, desirable tasks to automate, and the path to commercialization.
In this week’s Robotics & Geopolitics roundup, we look at China’s ongoing pursuit of global AI leadership, automation and fast-food workers, and other self-driving car and drone developments.
The Jetsons’ Rosie the Robot may still be far away, but investors are betting on innovations around elder care, hospital automation, and household vacuuming in our latest Robot Investments Weekly.
Ocado Technology has partnered with researchers across Europe for the SecondHands project, which is developing a humanoid collaborative robot to work in the grocer’s warehouses.
BeamPro 2 from Suitable Technologies is intended to be modular, more mobile, and easier to use than other telepresence systems.
In this Robot Investments Weekly, we look at the latest transactions and investments around self-driving cars, industrial automation, and manufacturing of consumer goods.
When people look up at the sky, they see more and more drones. Yet the breakthrough for delivery robots will take place on the ground — if the lawmakers give the green light.